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Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission

1. Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission

Visit the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Paphos region. Cool down with this park's giant variety of slides, pools and water attractions. Grab a friend and chute down the "Gravity" tube-slide together. Speed-down the curves of the "Kamikaze" body-slide. Dare to take an adrenaline-pumping ride down the "Free Fall." This towering feet foot slide shoots you down a near vertical incline, ending in a splash that will take your breath away. Jump into the leisure pool and take a scuba diving lesson. Bounce on the giant "Wet Bubble," a huge air-filled bubble, a unique attraction that is a cross between a trampoline and sprinkler. Relax as you slowly drift down a 400m lazy river which stretches around the park. Take a dip and bounce along with the surf in the wave pool. Young children will love the playing in the kids water-play area where they can play on a pirate ship, climb up the mini-volcano, and jump on the mini-bubble. After an afternoon of exploring all the park as to offer, luxuriate with a dip in the jacuzzi. In between slides, enjoy a meal at the food court, featuring Phukhet, a new Chinese restaurant.

From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

2. From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and board your air-conditioned tour bus to explore the most picturesque parts of Cyprus before heading out on a cruise to visit the Blue Lagoon. Drive past banana plantations your tour with a visit to the Botanical Garden and see the Baths of Aphrodite. Next stop, Latchi. Set out to sea from the port of this small fishing village and admire the coastal landscapes as you make your way towards the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy complimentary juice, wine, and fresh seasonal fruit aboard the ship. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean water, do some snorkeling, and enjoy the sunshine before heading back to Latchi. Make the most of some free time here, explore the village, and have a bite to eat at a local tavern before heading back to your hotel.

Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

3. Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

Discover Scuba Diving is a half day program for beginners – a unique opportunity for you to live the scuba experience. Take your very first breath underwater in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea! Dive into fun and learn the basics of diving with our team of PADI Professionals. Join us for our three-part experience- briefing, skills and open water dive! The briefing includes all the information you need to know for a great dive. Including how you will equalize your air spaces, the hand signals we use to communicate and a breakdown of the skills which you will be doing. You will also be shown how the equipment works and what it’s used for. Jump in the pool and take your first breath underwater! Practice using the equipment you’re going to be diving with and conquer the basic skills. Dive down to the deep end of our training pool to practice equalizing your ears and swimming around in full diving gear. Head to our training dive site the Roman Wall and experience the amazing underwater world. Just a short walk from our dive centre this shore dive is the perfect place for beginner divers. Discover ancient Roman Amphorae, lost anchors and possibly green sea turtles (April-October)! Important note: Diving CANNOT be done on the same day as flying or going to altitude. There is a minimum requirement of 12-24hours between finishing the dive and flying. Underwater cameras and Gopros are not allowed for safety reasons.

From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

4. From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

Take an exciting in-depth view of Famagusta and learn about the city's ongoing state of affairs with the Ghost Town and the illegal occupation of the Northern territories. Start your tour with a pickup by your friendly guide at your accommodation. After a short meet and greet you will set off on your journey. Start by seeing Famagusta as it is considered today: an abandoned ghost town. Get some insight into the history of the area by watching a short film showcasing Famagusta before the invasion. Then, continue on your adventure to the border and drive along the fence which surrounds this once glamorous city. You'll arrive on the area's renowned sandy beach and get a closeup view of the deserted hotels that line the coast. Get some time to stroll the streets of the ghost town to see the abandoned hotels, homes, and shops. Next, you'll circle the moat of the old gothic city where the castle walls tower over you. Before the end of the trip, enjoy time to explore the city within the castle walls where 356 churches and cathedrals once stood. Witness centuries of history that have gone by. 

From Limassol: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

5. From Limassol: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Discover Akamas’ most exciting features during this private full-day trip by both land and sea. Start with a view of the Sea Caves, the island's banana plantations, and a shipwreck in the immediate vicinity. Visit a local winery and tour the Botanical Gardens before experiencing a boat ride to the Blue Lagoon. Gaze at the Sea Caves, dark mysterious tunnels set in pale-colored rock, looking out over clear blue-green waters. Observe the island's banana plantations close by, filled with trees with broad, palm-like leaves waving leisurely in the sunshine. Admire fragrant herbs and shrubs while you luxuriate in the cooling touch of the sea breeze in the Botanical Gardens. Stroll along the Baths of Aphrodite Trail and enjoy panoramic views of Paphos' Forest and the town of Polis Chrysochous. Watch fishing boats come and go at Latchi Harbor. Take photos of the Akamas Nature Reserve on your way to the Blue Lagoon by ship. Sip wine and fruit juice, and nibble on fresh fruit while you enjoy the view, and swim in the clear blue water beneath the cloudless sapphire sky. Sail back to the harbor, home to several seafood restaurants and sample the day's catch at a seaside tavern. It's the perfect time to relax and reflect on the magical day spent exploring this magical peninsula filled with natural beauty.

From Paphos & Limassol: Discover Famagusta

6. From Paphos & Limassol: Discover Famagusta

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. The next stop is Famagusta City where you will visit the Latin Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and Othello Tower. Enjoy your free time for lunch or for strolling around in the old town. Before heading back, a short stop at Constantia Beach where you will have the opportunity for a panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta. The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

Seaside and off Road Quad/UTV Safari in Paphos

7. Seaside and off Road Quad/UTV Safari in Paphos

Get adventurous and choose to drive a fully automatic quad bike or a buggy through off-road tracks with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. After going through a brief introduction and demonstration of your vehicle the tour starts. Midway into the tour you reach a beautiful section of the coast at the village of Mandria. There you can relax, play on the beach or, if you are visiting during the warmer times of the year, get into the sea for a refreshing swim. The local beach bar is like an oasis in the hot season for getting refreshments like water or a soft drink. After your short break you will get back on your vehicles for the return and finale of a great day out.

Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark: 2-Day Pass

8. Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark: 2-Day Pass

Get a 2-day pass to Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Paphos region. Cool down with this giant park’s variety of slides, pools, and water attractions.   Grab a friend and chute down the “Gravity” tube-slide together. Speed down the curves of the “Kamikaze” bodyslide. Dare to take an adrenaline-pumping ride down the “Free Fall”, a towering slide that shoots you down in a near vertical incline, ending in a splash that will take your breath away.   Or, have a calmer day: jump into a leisure pool and take a scuba diving lesson, or drift through the park on a giant “Wet Bubble”. Take a dip and bounce along with the surf in the wave pool. Young children will love playing in the kids' water-play area where they can play on a pirate ship, climb up the mini-volcano, and jump on the mini-bubble.   After an afternoon of exploring all the park has to offer, luxuriate with a dip in the jacuzzi. In between slides, enjoy a meal at the food court, featuring Phukhet, a new Chinese restaurant.

Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

9. Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Meet your local guide and learn about the local food and wine offerings. Drive to a Troodos mountain village and visit a family-owned boutique winery. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to a quaint village where you’ll have a chance to wander the cobbled streets and take in the picturesque scenery. Visit the local church, monastery, and local craft shops. As you explore the village, stop for a food tasting. After exploring the village, sit down for coffee and a traditional snack. Relax and watch the world go by.

Paphos: Village and Mountain ATV Safari

10. Paphos: Village and Mountain ATV Safari

Travel with excitement, choosing between either a quad bike or a buggy to take on the sights. The course through the mountains are un-mapped and off road so the journey is under your control in timing and route. Starting from the main tourist centre in Paphos, you can then arrange a specific time to meet at your accommodation as the finish point. Before you take off, it will be necessary to sign papers and read the terms and conditions while receiving a briefing.  The driving tracks recommended to you, offer a combination of landscapes that represent a small sample of Cyprus, from a coastal drive to an off-road mountain range route. At Mandria beach you will be able to enjoy a 10 minute break, where you can swim or buy a drink. The next destination is the Episkopi Village, with traditional stoned houses, narrow streets of magnificent and peaceful views. At the village you have the chance to enjoy the views, taste a delicious Cyrpus coffee, soft drink and if arranged, lunch at the local kafenio (coffee house). The way back involves a relax on-road driving to the starting point. The trip ends where you begun, but you can organize a lift to your accommodation. Explore Cyprus at your own pace, seeing the natural beauty and some landmarks along the way.     

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What people are saying about Paphos District

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 525 reviews

Our guide, Myra, gave us a very nice day. She is a very good driver, very friendly and taught us a lot about Cyprus. We visited 3 wineries, a monastery and had a nice lunch with a nice view. The wineries were well chosen. You tasted very different wines, you also got the chance to buy something, but nothing was forced on you. The owners of the first 2 wineries were real connoisseurs and did their job with passion. In the last winery we had some bad luck: the owner was not present and the nephew and niece ran the business that day and did so with little dedication. We had a super fun day! Well worth it for wine tasters! The promise “in a small group” is certainly fulfilled. We were only 3 of us private tour!

Fantastic. Loads of fun and the kids loved it. Take bottled water with you as it was super expensive. Food was pricey but tasty. Queues were fairly short and it didn’t feel too busy. Plenty of sunbeds and shade. We took the 611 bus straight there.

This was a gift for my mum and dad. They had an excellent day. They said the guide and the driver were brilliant. Thank you!

Beautiful monuments, good explanation of the situation. No hassle at the border crossing

Super miejsce. Warto pojechać. Nie wiadomo kiedy minął dzień.