Paphos District
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From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

1. From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

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 as you head to a local winery to sample some authentic Cypriot wines. Then continue 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 soft drinks, 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.

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Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

2. 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.

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Lara Bay and Akamas by Quad Bike or Beach Buggy

3. Lara Bay and Akamas by Quad Bike or Beach Buggy

Depart Paphos after a short safety briefing about how to operate your Quad Bike or Beach Buggy. Then, prepare to get dusty as you head along the dirt trails on a fun half-day self-drive tour! Start with a drive through the Tomb of the Kings area to visit the sea caves of Pegeia village. Take a short break to rest and look at the shipwreck of the Edro III that sank in 2011. Proceed to the semi-desert of Akamas at the northwest tip of the island, and its most popular off-road destination. Drive along the cleanest coastline of Cyprus, and cool down with a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy an optional lunch of local dishes or refreshing drinks at a restaurant in Lara Bay, famous for the loggerhead turtles that come to give birth in the protected area.

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From Paphos: Taste of Cyprus Day Trip

4. From Paphos: Taste of Cyprus Day Trip

Experience the best sights and flavors of Cyprus in a single day on this multi-stop trip starting with pickup in Paphos. Snap photos in the picturesque village of Lania, join a wine tasting, visit the Agros Rose Factory, and experience the greenery at Troodos Mountain. First, go to Lania, the village of artists and one of the main wine-producing villages of the country. Walk through one of the most picturesque villages of Cyprus and leave with quite a few beautiful photos. Next, visit the famous Rose Factory in the village of Agros. Get acquainted with all kinds of products from damask rose petals. Head to the local smokehouse and traditional jam house, where residents make delicious smoked meats as well as unique jams from a variety of vegetables and fruits. At the foot of the Troodos Mountains, surrounded by green forest and streams, stop at the colorful village of Kakopetria. Go on a walk, relax, and have lunch (at your own expense). Visit a local tavern to try trout that’s found in mountain rivers. On the way back, drop into a winery to taste Cyprus wines and other strong drinks. 

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Seaside and off Road Quad/UTV Safari in Paphos

5. 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.

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Omodos Village and Kelephos Medieval Bridge Tour

6. Omodos Village and Kelephos Medieval Bridge Tour

Start your tour by heading to the Krassohoria wine villages. First, you will go to the expansive Paphos Forest and visit Kelephos' medieval Venetian bridge, which according to tradition is built on a camel trail. The trail was apparently used by camel caravans to transport mined material from the mines on the north side of the Troodos mountains to Paphos port. The local stream has water throughout the year. The setting is beautiful, with higher water flow during the rainy season and with more greenery in summer when the alders have their leaves and the bracken are full of life. You'll then move to Omodos village, one of the largest villages of Krasochoria. For years it has been well-known for its vineyards and wine and is still today known for its prime produce. Omodos developed around the ancient monastery of the Holy Cross (connected to St. Helen’s Passage to Cyprus) and is a popular destination for visitors. If you prefer, you can visit a less touristy village, for example Arsos or Vasa.

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From Paphos: Akamas Panoramic Walk

7. From Paphos: Akamas Panoramic Walk

Explore the playground of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. This 10-kilometer walk takes place in Akamas, a pristine, almost untouched area of Cyprus. Usually, you'll first do the east part of the Adonis trail, reaching the ruins of a medieval monastery for a picnic. From there, the route ascends to the peak known as "Moutti tis Sotiras". Enjoy unobstructed views of the north coast from Cape Arnaouti, the tip of Akamas, towards Chrysochou Bay, and the northwest all the way to Pomos in the northeast. After a pause for a picnic and soaking in the majestic views, walk to the Baths of Aphrodite on the Aphrodite trail (the last stretch is on a coastal dirt road, near the cliff). Depending on travelers' preferences and time availability, the tour route can be made shorter (7 km) or longer (13 km). Other activities like swimming and snorkeling can also be included.

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3-Hour Village and Mountain ATV Safari in Paphos

8. 3-Hour Village and Mountain ATV Safari in Paphos

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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From Nicosia: Paphos Full-Day Private Tour with Guide

9. From Nicosia: Paphos Full-Day Private Tour with Guide

Explore the ancient sites of Paphos on this guided tour from Nicosia. Visit the area's most important historical attractions. Explore the villas of 4 Roman noblemen, the House of Dionysos, Theseus, Aion and Orpheus. Stop at the rock where Aphrodite allegedly emerged from the sea. Stop a few kilometers before Paphos to visit Petra tou Romiou or the Aphrodite Rock. Hear the legend of how the goddess of beauty and love emerged from the sea at the site of this rock. Visit the Archaeological Park of Kato Paphos, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1980. Check out the Paphos Mosaics, considered among the finest in the eastern Mediterranean. Learn about Greek mythology from the intricate floor mosaics depicting Greco-Roman daily life. Experience the tranquil atmosphere made of historical ruins, tourist resorts, quiet countryside, and quaint harbor. Continue to other iconic sites and monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages in the Park. See the Asklepieion, the Odeon, the Agora, the Saranta Kolones Castle, and the Limeniotissa ruins of an Early Christian Basilica. Retrace history as you marvel at the ruins in Paphos. Soak in the spectacular views of the mountains and the sea in this coastal town. Get lost in the legends of love, magnificent mosaics, archaeological wonders and captivating coasts.

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What people are saying about Paphos District

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Good price to quality ratio. A whole day trip with pick-up/drop-off and wine tasting + boat trip and guide. Would recommend. Nice views, great wine, good guide, excellent information about the island, stops that are must-visit on the list and finishing with a good boat ride and swim in the blue lagoon. Fun day out and you dont have to drive yourself.

Overall a great tour! Our guide was very nice, there was a lot of information about the area and history of Ayia Napa and everything was very relaxed. It was great fun to drive the jeep over sandy slopes and stony terrain and at the end a great panoramic view just before sunset! The tour is worthwhile to experience the southeast of the island!

The guide was welcoming and gave us lots of information about Cyprus. Can’t believe how much we packed into the day. Really enjoyed the monasteries, the Trodos mountains, wine tasting, lunch, traditional village and finished off with a fabulous beach sunset. A fabulous day and so lovely to see more of Cyprus. Excellent value for money!

The tour was spectacular as we are travelers that wanted rest and relaxation. Most of all we have enjoyed the wine and the beautiful hospitality from the Cypriots as well as our tour guide.

Great fun and a great way to see some of the real Cyprus.