Who wouldn’t want to live in Cyprus? I bet you’re a thousand miles away from this Island paradise with its gloriously sunny weather almost all year round and its long stretch of beautiful beaches that you could just imagine how wonderful it would be to spare a visit or two. There are a lot of things to do and a lot of places to visit. One of the most favorite towns to explore is Paphos.
Paphos is located at the south-western part of Cyprus, and this is where the second largest airport in the country is located. So getting there won’t be a problem no matter what part of the world you’re from. Paphos is also home to luxury hotels, lavish amenities and world-class hospitality.
Just like the rest of the island, there are at least about a hundred things for you to do in Paphos. However, we have just narrowed it down to five.
Visit the Harbour of Kato Paphos
Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is said to have been born in Kato Paphos. But this should not be the only reason why you must visit this historical place. There are plenty of things to do in Paphos. Visit the castle along the harbour that was built many centuries ago. And while you’re at it, you can dine in style at one of its fine restaurants. It doesn’t matter what cuisine you’re craving for because they have it all – Greek, Japanese, Italian, you name it, they got it.
Have The Greatest Time In The Aphrodite Water Park
The Aphrodite Water Park is also a fun tourist attraction but is only open from May to October, the summer months. Spend the day with your loved ones, if you may. Go through each one of the exciting rides and go down in one of their many giant slides straight into the huge pool. It is sure to be one heck of an amazing experience. You may opt for single slides or team rides. If you’re with kids, there are also attractions and activities exclusively for them.
Bask Under The Sun of The Coral Bay Beach
Because it is certified to have complied with all the standards and regulation of the European Union, Coral Bay has one of the biggest number of tourists and locals in Paphos. It has a huge parking space and even if there are a lot of people in the beach there’s always going to be plenty more room for you, for sure. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen!
Slow It Down In Ktima Paphos
Ktima Paphos is the complete opposite of touristy Kato Paphos. It’s more dominated by the locals. But here you can do a bit of shopping or have some coffee while reading a book in one of their cafes. It would also be interesting to know that in Ktima you are going to find more choices of souvenirs that have cheaper prices compared to the ones in Kato Paphos. Visiting the Byzantine Museum is an absolute must as some of the pieces of art there date back as early as the 9th century. There are some other interesting museums in and around Ktima Paphos and you just have to take your time exploring the place.
Travel Back In Time At The Tombs Of The Kings
Quiet. Mysterious. These are just two of the words that will pop in your head once you get to see the tombs of the kings. While there really is no evidence that kings are buried here, it is amazing enough to know that its history began in the 3rd century BC. The reason why it was called as such was because early antiquarians thought it was a place befitting of such a name and so it was carried on until this day. The tombs are impressively carved out of solid rock and one won’t be able to help but wonder how it all came to be.
These are just a few of the things that you can do in and around Paphos. Be prepared to discover for yourself all the fun and excitement that await you in the beautiful islands of Cyprus. Your satisfaction and amazement is guaranteed.