Paphos District Nature & adventure

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From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

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

Set sail along the southeast coast of Cyprus on a boat cruise from Ayia Napa to the famous Blue Lagoon. Admire the striking coastline as you sail, stopping along the way to swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Board the boat and head out to sea, sailing along the southeastern coast and passing by popular landmarks. Sit back, unwind, and take in the sights as you listen to relaxing music and feel the gentle ocean breeze on your skin. Take advantage of 2 swim stops along the way, one in Konnos Bay and one at the Blue Lagoon. Each swim stop will last for around 1 hour. Go for a dip in the azure waters, or make use of the snorkeling equipment on board, and discover the underwater world off the coast of Cyprus. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can also jump into the water from the boat's upper deck. Or, if you'd prefer to work on your tan, feel free to relax on one of the 40 mattresses provided on the top deck for sunbathing. Your Blue Lagoon boat tour comes to an end back at the marina where you boarded the luxury cruiser. 

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.

Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

3. 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.

Seaside and off Road Quad/UTV Safari in Paphos

4. 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.

From Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park Day Trip

5. 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 Limassol: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

6. 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.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

7. Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

Embark on a full-day food and wine adventure in the scenic Troodos Mountains designed to showcase Cypriot food and wine. With roundtrip transportation included, visit remote villages, taste regional products, and try delicious local wines. Begin with pickup from a location of your choice and head to the Troodos Mountains. Visit villages and carefully selected wineries, stopping for lunch to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes and enjoy a full meze spread. At 3 family-owned wineries, learn all about the wine-making process and Cypriot indigenous grape varieties. There are many different wines for tasting including the world-famous Commanadaria.

From Ayia Napa: Enchanted Lagoon Jeep Safari

8. From Ayia Napa: Enchanted Lagoon Jeep Safari

Experience extreme thrills and expect the unexpected on an amazing off-road adventure from Ayia Napa. Stop for a coffee at a traditional kafenio (local coffee shop) in a tiny village and mix with the locals. Then, head off-road and climb up into the mountains to get breathtaking views and stop at a remote 17th-century chapel. Next, make your way to an enchanted lagoon and enjoy a tranquil swim at a secret location, known only to your guides. Continue to a village, frozen in time, and step back into centuries past. Enjoy an optional lunch in the heart of the village at a typical family-owned tavern.  Then, make your way to the top of the mountain for stunning photo opportunities. End in the charming village of Lefkara and stroll along the pebble-stoned streets. Pause for another coffee before heading back to your hotel or accommodation in Ayia Napa, Protaras or Larnaca.

Paphos: Village and Mountain ATV Safari

9. 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.     

Cyprus: Mountain Towns and Cheesemaking Day Trip with Brunch

10. Cyprus: Mountain Towns and Cheesemaking Day Trip with Brunch

Travel through the Troodos region for a traditional cheese-making workshop in a local village on this full-day trip. Make some additional stops to taste some local products along the way. Choose from pickup in Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, and Larnaca. Be picked up from your accommodation and sit back and relax on the scenic trip into the Troodos villages. Stop at a local village for a hands-on workshop in cheesemaking. Listen as you learn about Cypriot food and history from locals.  Taste fresh cheeses and have a delicious traditional brunch. Continue your journey with a trip into the Troodos countryside. Enjoy the mountain scenery as you explore with 3 bonus stops along the way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

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What people are saying about Paphos District

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4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

It really was excellent! Blue Lagoon is something you should not miss visiting Cyprus! Boat captain and staff were super friendly and did everything possible so we can enjoy our cruise. Food was delicious and most of fruits and vegetables were grown by captain family. We had a wonderful swimming time in Blue Lagoon, delicious dinner, music, bar, and everything you might think of during such an activity. Unforgettable memories, thank you very much!

Fantastic trip even though it rained a bit, 2 fantastic swimming stops, at the second stop in the blue lagoon we swam with 5 sea turtles, lettuce was thrown from the boat and they lay and swam around us for an hour and a quarter during the stop lasted, This trip can be highly recommended Thanks for a good day Christoffer

Nice trip! Recommend! Organisation was great and guide was also very nice and knowledgable! Food atmosphere trip!

Really brilliant day out Get there early to get a spot 2 chances to swim Turtles galore Lunch looked lovely €10

Food was delicious, the lagoon was beautiful and the crew was very nice. Drinks were also very well made .