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Top 15 things to do in Paphos District

1. Aphrodite's Rock, Kouklia

Legend says that Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves at Aphrodite's Rock on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Other legends state that if you swim three times around the rock, you'll be rewarded with eternal youth, beauty, luck, or fertility for life. Either way, if you go for it, apply plenty of sunblock beforehand. Nestled between Paphos and Limassol, far from the city, this pebble-and-stone beach presents one of the top photography spots on the island. The water is significantly colder than at most tourist spots, providing a refreshing break during the hottest months.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
Tours from $27 › Learn more about Aphrodite's Rock

2. Tombs of the Kings, Paphos

See Tombs of the Kings, an ancient burial site of Hellenistic and Roman administrative officers and distinguished people, and their families. Just steps from the sea, the site has a typical Eastern Mediterranean feel to it, with small sand dunes, low grass and bushes, and palm trees. Take a self-guided tour among the ruins and enter the atriums carved into natural rock to see niches in the walls that were used for burials. Used between the 3rd century BCE and the 4th century CE, the site features Doric pillars and architectural styles from Alexandria, Delos, Pergamon, and Priene.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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4. 100% Cyprus - Tour to Troodos mountains and villages (From Paphos)

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Among the popular tours in Cyprus - it is distinguished by a harmonious combination of national color and mountain nature.This is a tour where the local taste mixes with the centuries-old history of the island.You will visit the oldest and most picturesque villages of the island,where kings and poets loved to relax, taste real local wine and traditional halloumi cheese.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $53 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, Paphos

A World Heritage Site, Kato Paphos Archaeological Park features monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, including some of the finest mosaics in the Eastern Mediterranean. See remnants of Roman villas and fortresses, some of them with floors made of colorful stone, representing scenes from Greek mythology. Take a walk through the arid lands, over dunes, and among ruins, and look for monuments such as Ancient Odeon--a 2nd-century theater built entirely out of limestone blocks--and Saranta Kolones, which features remnants of a Byzantine castle destroyed in a 1222 earthquake. 
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $65 › Learn more about Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

6. Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub, Paphos

Aphrodite’s Rock Brewing Company is a small-batch craft brewery nestled amongst the hills of Tsada on the beautiful west coast of Cyprus. We are primarily a family business employing a small team of well qualified and highly experienced brewing specialists from around the world who work hand-in-hand together with our local staff.

Despite our stunning location, great restaurant and warm hospitable ambience, Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub is still, first-and-foremost, a craft microbrewery. Traditional ‘real ales’, Continental lagers and great fruity ciders are all brewed on site to the highest standards. Many of our Experiences include a highly-informative, educational and entertaining Brewery Tour where you can discover in detail exactly how our beers are brewed. Prepare yourself for a behind-the-scenes look into the incredible world of modern craft brewing where you will discover, up-close-and-personal, the raw materials, machinery and specialised techniques used by today’s brewers and hear the amazing story of how natural biological and chemical processes are harnessed to create the world’s most widely-consumed alcoholic beverage. It’s simply unmissable!

All other usual beverages can be purchased including high-quality bottled wines, spirits, delicious summer cocktails, fresh fruit juices & soft drinks.

Choose your Microbrewery Experience and enjoy either a feast of delicious authentic Mediterranean platters from our well-loved kitchen or the wonderful flavours of our hand-stretched pizzas all freshly baked-to-order in our Italian wood-fired pizza oven with a traditional thin, light and crispy sourdough crust and the perfect amount of ‘char’ for authentic flavours.

This is an outstanding venue for all kinds of get-togethers including wedding parties and other celebrations, group outings, etc with our Microbrewery Experiences packaged for simplicity and with ‘known-in-advance’ costs.

Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub is not just for beer & cider lovers but has something to please everyone...
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, Paphos

Featuring pools, attractions, and rides from light to extreme, Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark suits all ages. Nestled in 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres) of natural landscape, the park includes a 420 m (1,400 ft) long lazy river, kamikaze slides, rafting, a fast river, and artificial waves. You can plunge down several multiple-story slides, shoot through twisting tubes, or hop in a Jacuzzi and spend time overlooking other rides. Children can climb a slippery bubble, explore caves, and look for a shipwreck in their own special zone. You'll find numerous eateries and beach chairs throughout the site.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $36 › Learn more about Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark

8. Discover Scuba Diving

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Welcome to a fascinating world!Scuba diving offers unique sensations that no other sport on the planet can give. Discover Scuba Diving is a half day program for beginners!You will start this program from the moment you decide to book! after booking you will receive a link for the eLearning product. This product contains all the information you need about the program. Your PADI instructors will help you to become familiar with your scuba gear and get ready for your first breath underwater.Before you know it you will be in our pool practicing a few simple skills and into the sea you go to enjoy your first open water dive.Your first dive will be at our training dive site Roman Wall. It is safe and easy, at a maximum depth of 6m with added features for your comfort such as a sloping descent line to the bottom. This is an underwater playground for all divers, find yourself surrounded by Roman Amphorae, old anchors and beautiful marine life such as octopus and green turtles.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
Tours from $86 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Pafos Zoo, Paphos

Starting off as a private collection of birds, Pafos Zoo grew into Cyprus's biggest zoo, housing 1,200 animals that represent 210 species from around the world. Nestled in a lush subtropical forest with lakes and ponds, the zoo features mammals, reptiles, and birds, including one of the largest collections of parrots and venomous snakes in Europe. See large and rare white lions, mandrills (the largest monkeys in the world), and flying foxes, which rank among the largest bats on the globe. Watch macaw and owl performances, and check out the natural history museum at the site, which presents preserved animal fossils and various minerals.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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10. Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

At the edge of Paphos Seafront walkway, the robust, cube-shaped Paphos Harbour Castle served the Byzantine Empire, the Lusignans, the Ottomans, the Greeks, and the English. The medieval castle was rebuilt twice--once after an earthquake in 1222 and again at the end of the 16th century. It also served as a storage area for salt. Enter the castle by crossing an old bridge over a small pond, and then climb the stairs inside to reach the top. From here you'll get some of the best views of the seafront and the Mediterranean Sea.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $65 › Learn more about Paphos Harbour Castle

11. Boat Tours & Water Sports, Paphos

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark Entrance Ticket

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Visit the largest waterpark in the Paphos region and experience a one-of-a-kind naturally landscaped aqua adventure center. Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark has water slides, a lazy river, a wave surge pool, swimming area, and many other fun water activities. The park is welcoming to all ages and includes secure lockers, free Wi-Fi, music, disabled facilities, and lifeguards.
Suggested duration: 6 hours
Tours from $36 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Scuba & Snorkeling, Paphos

Suggested duration: 3h 30 min
Tours from $33 › Learn more about Scuba & Snorkeling

14. Paphos Harbour and Port, Paphos

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $54 › Learn more about Paphos Harbour and Port

15. Blue Lagoon Cruise with sightseeing departing from LATCHI HARBOUR. Postcode 8840

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We are the smaller Cruise boat at Latchi Harbour going to the Blue Lagoon. We pride ourselves on trying more for the customer than for profit. Me and another family member purchased our cruise boat 6 years ago due to my passion for the sea. Our Guides Kypros and FT both grow up and live in the area of the Akamas. They have so much information to give. The Blue Lagoon is an amazing part of the Mediterranean. The water is crystal clear and for us to be with the smaller boat we get the best spot to swimming amount the fish. We make new friends everyday here. We want your time with us to be as relaxed as possible. Exactly what a holiday should be. Our boat is great for children as well. We have a top deck with shade. The main deck with shade and front sun deck. A bar serving a number of different snacks and drinks. We also offer some free wine's, kid's juices and some local seasonal fruits once we've anchor at the Lagoon. .Only boat to offer an on-board guide andwith a lot less people...
Suggested duration: 160 to 180 minutes
Tours from $22 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

Best tours in Paphos District