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Paphos District

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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 for swimming or to have a bite to eat at a local tavern before heading back to your hotel.

From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

3. From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

The Blue Lagoon Cruise is an adventure driven by our passion to show you the best of Ayia Napa coastline has to offer above and below the waterline. We go the extra mile to give you an unforgettable day, probably the best day of your holidays !!! We sail along the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, passing by all landmarks We do two one-hour long swimming stops. Masks and Snorkels are provided free of charge, however, you have to put a deposit of 10 Euro for borrowing them and when you return the snorkels it is given back to you. If you prefer to top your tan there are 40 mattresses on the top deck for sunbathing. Once onboard, chill out with soft, relaxing music and the usual gentle breeze as we cruise along with the crystal clear waters of Cape Greco and the Blue Lagoon.

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 Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

5. From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

Your first stop will be the ancient Greek city-kingdom of Kourion which dates to the 10th century BC. You will see the many excavations including the complex of Eustolios and admire the magnificent amphitheater with its spectacular views over Episkopi Bay. Continue with a stop at Kolossi and the medieval castle, a former Crusader stronghold free time and optional visit the Castle ( entrance fees not included in the price). From there, drive to Limassol arriving in the old town, close to the medieval castle, Limassol Marina, and the market area where you will have free time for exploring, shopping and lunch (not included). On the way back stop at the Rock of Aphrodite where, according to legend, the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the waves and there will be time for a swim.

Paphos: Adults-Only Ocean Flyer Cruise

6. Paphos: Adults-Only Ocean Flyer Cruise

After being collected from your accommodation, your 6 hours of cruising along the West Coast of Cyprus will begin. You will enjoy a VIP experience catered to adults (minimum age 18 years) in the form of a relaxing sightseeing cruise. You will cruise around the Mediterranean in style to Coral Bay (weather permitting), to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear-blue waters. Along the way you will be listening to soft music and commentary on different places of interest. You will then cruise further up the coastline, passing Corallia Bay before visiting the sea caves and St. George's Island and doubling back to Corallia for lunch. Throughout your tour you will be free to enjoy an open bar, canapes, a hot and cold buffet lunch, dessert, and seasonal fresh fruit. You will also have plenty of time to make swim stops, in which you will be welcome to enjoy snorkeling and canoeing.

Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

7. Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

Take your underwater in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea on this scuba diving tour. Dive into fun and learn the basics of diving with a team of PADI Professionals on a 3 part experience of briefing, diving skills and an 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 used 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 the training dive site the Roman Wall and experience the amazing underwater world. Just a short walk from the dive center, this shore dive is the perfect place for beginner divers. Discover ancient Roman Amphorae, lost anchors, and possibly green sea turtles during the summer.

From Limassol: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

8. 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: Akamas Peninsula National Park Day Trip

9. From Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park Day Trip

Experience the best of the Akamas Peninsula National Park on this day tour from Paphos. Hike through the Avakas Gorge, visit a turtle conservation project at Lara Bay, and witness the shipwreck of EDRO III. After getting picked up from your hotel in Paphos, head to your first stop, the Avakas Gorge, for a trek through nature. Hike through the gorge and take in its unspoiled flora and fauna. Continue to Lara Bay, a nesting ground for green and loggerhead turtles and home to the turtle conservation project. If you are lucky, you may even see the baby turtles hatching (end of July to October). Enjoy some free time for a swim here before grabbing lunch at a nearby tavern (not included in the price). Finally, drive to St. George Church, located in a small fishing village overlooking the sea to take photographs. On the way back to Paphos stop to witness the shipwreck of the EDRO III against the backdrops of the sea caves and rocky shoreline.

From Polis: Blue Lagoon Boat Trips with Traditional BBQ

10. From Polis: Blue Lagoon Boat Trips with Traditional BBQ

Enjoying the beautiful scenery, the forest of Akamas,enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Akamas blue lagoon. Enjoy traditional bbq on the boat.

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What people are saying about Paphos District

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 643 reviews

It was a great experience from beginning to end. The food was delicious and the staff very helpful. They took our drinks order every few minutes whilst we enjoyed the trip.

I went diving for the first time in my life and it was the best experience. The guys who explained it to us were very pleasant and explained everything clearly.

Really lovely day out with a mixture of activities. Swimming in the blue lagoon was absolutely beautiful.

Stupendous! Fantastic place a must see, great music on the boat, good food, well organized

Beautiful experience. Lovely places and friendly guide.