Paphos Tourist Attractions
Travel Guide to Cyprus.
There are all sorts of activities to amuse children in
and around Paphos. Close to the seafront is the Aphrodite Waterpark
which has plenty of rides and attractions, including the world's largest
family rafting ride. Young animal lovers will enjoy the Bird Park which
has a bus service to and from Paphos seafront.
Whether you are a follower of archaeology, folklore culture, the history
of Cyprus and Greek mythology, you will find something to interest you
in one of Paphos museums. Beyond Paphos harbour and coastline you will
find the Tombs of the Kings, a Unesco World Heritage Site. For sports
enthusiasts, Paphos offers a variety of water sports from its seafront and
castle fortress harbour. Sea fishing trips, snorkelling trips and speed boats
can be booked. Paphos has four golf courses golf clubs and golf courses. There
is the Elea Golf Club designed by Sir Nick Faldo, Minthis Hills, Secret Valley
and Aphrodite Golf Clubs. Paphos
resort and district is the perfect place for your annual summer holidays.
Villages around the Paphos District Region
Paphos district region has many local villages
that are well worth a visit. Some Paphos villages have become modernised. Some
are still the quaint Cypriot old style with daily routine way of life
villages not changed at all
Koloni - Geroskpiou - Emba - Chloraka - Lemba - Kissonerga - Peyia - Timi - Anarita - Mandria - Kouklia - Secret Valley - Aphrodite Hills - Pissouri -
Marathounda - Armou - Episkopi - Mesa Chorio Mesogi - Tremithousa - Tsada - Koili - Polemi - Drousia - Kathikas - Polis - Latchi
we have put together a list of the most popular villages to visit.
Paphos is a very popular holiday rentals resort situated in Southern
Cyprus. Paphos has many historic and ancient sights as well as sporting
activities to visit when on your summer villa holidays. Paphos is a
Region of Cyprus that has something for all the family wishing to take a
vacation at any time of the year.
Spelt also locally as Yeroskipou,is a coastal village in Paphos, Cyprus, just east of Paphos seafront resort.
Its current population is approximately 7,000 and is the second largest municipality in the Paphos District
Region on the island of Cyprus. Yeroskipou - Geroskipou means the "Garden of Aphrodite" and has the remarkable rare five-domed Byzantine
church of Agia Paraskevi, It also has the historic Folk Art Museum, a very popular tourist destination.
Platres and Omodos
Located in the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus, also located in the Limassol
District of Cyprus. The village of Omodos produces a lot of wine and holds a
wine festival every August. Pano Platres with its original name of Platres.
In the past the villagers were mainly shepherds and vine growers. Later most vine fields were converted to orchards, producing
cherries, apples, pears, peaches and more.
Polis and Latchi
Polis Village, literally means city in Greek. It can also mean a body of
citizens. In modern historiography, polis is normally used to indicate the ancient Greek city-states.
Latchi Village in Cyprus, is a picturesque fishing
village which stretches 3km along the North West coast of the Island
and lies on the edge of the beautiful Akamas National Park. The pretty
harbour offers a number of excellent fresh fish tavernas that have
turned out to be famous across the island.
Troodos is the largest mountain range in Cyprus, located in roughly the
center of the island. Its highest peak is Mount Olympus, also known as
Chionistra, at 1,952 metres, which hosts the Sun Valley and North Face
ski areas resort with their five ski lifts.
Not every holiday makers cup of tea as it is very busy and can be very boisterous at night, and although the resort is 25k out of
Paphos and 35k from the airport, holidays in Coral Bay are all about chilling out. This is a friendly resort and is most definitely
tuned into relaxation. What better place to start
than on the man made sandy golden beach, melting into the shallow turquoise
waters, there are plenty of beach bars on hand to keep you refreshed and
a good selection of water sports here too. When you're not soaking up
the sunshine, stroll around the charming shops, pull up a pew at one
of the enticing restaurants or book a round of golf at one of the
beautifully landscaped courses that are further a field.
Further north from Coral Bay is the small sandy beach and harbour haven at Agios Georgios in a beautiful setting below steep cliffs.
The small sandy beach is sheltered from the sea by a large enclosed harbour. It looks good for swimming but beware of any signs to the
contrary. To the south of the harbour is an expanse of flat rock and to the north, for those seeking solitude, there are cliffs and coves
to explore. The rocky islet of Geronisos adds offshore interest and a taverna overlooks the whole lot on the cliffs above next to the
splendid Agios Georgios chapel.
North of Agios Georgios are the road turns onto a dirt track and onward to Lara Bay which signals the entrance to the wild
park region on the Akamas peninsular. The beach of sand and shingle
is long and narrow with wide flatlands behind.
This is a major turtle nesting site and visitors are asked to take extra care when on the beach. There are no tourist facilities here,
no sun beds but there is a large taverna at the southern end of the bay that serves up fantastic bbq lunches and they also put out brollies
in a small cove over the headland. Its ideal for those looking to escape the tourist resorts and crowds.