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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
 
Below we have put together a list of the most popular villages to visit.

Harbour Fort in Paphos  Paphos
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.

Geroskipou square Paphos  Geroskipou
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.

Omodos village square 
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.

Latchi beach
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.

 
Views over Troodos Mountains Cyprus  Troodos Mountains
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.

Coral Bay resort Paphos   Coral Bay
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.

Agious Georgios church Geroskipou 
Agios Georgios
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.

Lara Bay Akams National Park Paphos  Lara Bay
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.

 


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