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6 Unique Things to Do in Paphos: The Top-Rated and Must-Visit Attractions

6 Unique Things to Do in Paphos: The Top-Rated and Must-Visit Attractions

by Alexandra J. | 2019-07-18 | Cyprus

Cyprus is a country of fantastic beaches, amazing weather, great local hospitality and crystal clear waters. Every year, thousands of tourists choose to visit its wonderful holiday resorts enjoying the beauties it offers.

One of the top visited and most famous places in Cyprus is the city of Paphos. It is easily reachable since there is an airport and also offers lots of attractions.

If you haven’t decided where to go for your next holiday yet, we present 6 unique things to do in Paphos that might convince you into coming to Paphos.

1. Relax on Petra Tou Romiou Beach

Aphrodite's rock

The story about Petra Tou Romiou beach or Aphrodite’s Rock is a mixture between mythology and natural beauty. There is an old legend that says those who will swim around the rock on this beach will stay young forever. The drive to the beach is breathtaking and the beach itself is stony. Many tourists come here only to walk along the shore and take photos.    

2. Visit Acropolis - Odeon

Acropolis - Odeon, Paphos

Acropolis is an old amphitheater that was built in the 2 nd century. There are 12 rows of seats and nowadays many musical performances take place here. You can visit this attraction not only to explore a historical amenity but also to enjoy concerts. The surrounding area of Acropolis is also interesting to explore since there you can find many ruins and an ancient city. If you are interested in history, then visiting this archeological place is one of the best things to do in Paphos.

3. Have Fun at the Aphrodite Waterpark

If you are traveling to Paphos with your family and kids for your next holiday, then you must visit this little paradise that your little ones adore. Aphrodite waterpark is the biggest entertainment center in the area of Paphos and offers many interesting activities including:

  • Climbing on the top of a volcano of water,
  • Rolling down on different slides,
  • Exploring pirate’s ship,
  • Saling on a lazy river

In the waterpark, there are also several bars and cafes where you can have a drink or snack and swimming pools where you can refresh yourself. There is also an area for little children and lifeguards who work full time, so your kids will be safe here.   

4. Take a Walk to Paphos Fort

Paphos fort

Paphos fort or castle dominates on the harbor of the city with its impressive structure. It was built during the Byzantine period and then rebuilt by the Lusignans and Ottomans. There is a huge square tower, surrounded by 12 battlements on the roof and a central hall with several rooms that used to be prison cells in the past. Now, it is a nice background for different festivals and performances, but also an amazing place for tourists to visit and make some nice photos.    

5. Take a Swim in Adonis Baths Waterfalls

Adonis baths waterfalls

Taking a swim in Adonis baths waterfalls is one of the most unique things to do in Paphos. There is a legend related to this attraction  saying that here the God Adonis and the Goddess Aphrodite were madly in love and had many children. The people of Paphos are their descendants. This wonderful place is situated 12 km from Paphos and there you can also see the biggest statue of Aphrodite and can bathe in an exotic environment.

6. Visit Tombs of the Kings

Tombs of the kings in Paphos

The Tombs of the Kings is a great attraction to visit in Paphos which dates back from the 4th century BC. They are made of solid rock and are under the protection of UNESCO. Here you can see tombs with interesting architectural elements. It is believed to be a place where aristocrats and officials were buried.

Spice up Your Holiday with these Things to Do in Paphos

Paphos, Cyprus is a great destination for holidaymakers for its stunning beaches, pleasant weather, great historical attractions and its local hospitality. There is something for everyone in this amazing city; for nature lovers, for those who seek a relaxed holiday and even for the adventurous.

Experience Paphos to the fullest. Check out our villas around the area of Paphos and spice up your holiday with all these things to do in Paphos.