Paphos is a truly beautiful destination that’s steeped in history. Whether you want the thrills of a water park, a trip back in time at a heritage site or simply to relax and unwind at one of the many beaches, Paphos in western Cyprus has it all.
When you visit any new place, it’s a great idea to find out some of the things you can see and do when you are there, before you even set off. This will save you time researching while you’re supposed to be enjoying your vacation, and it will also ensure that you don’t miss anything you really would love to see or do. Put together your Paphos bucket list before you travel, to make the most of your break away in the sun.
Here are some suggestions for some fun and interesting things to do in Paphos.
1. Visit the Kato Paphos Archaeology Park
If you have an interest in history and archaeology, then a visit to the Kato Paphos Archaeology Park is a must. From prehistoric structures, to the four Roman villas, it’s a stunning site. There’s even a small arena that is so well preserved it is still used for performances to this date. Add to this the Tomb of the Kings, an ancient underground burial complex and you can easily spend a whole day here.
2. St Paul’s Pillar
This is a site of massive historic and religious significance. This pillar is the actual pillar to which St Paul was tied and lashed for trying to convert the ruler of Paphos to Christianity back in 45AD. There are also some beautiful mosaics at the site.
3. The Paphos Medieval Castle
Step into the cool and calm of the castle at the harbour and escape the midday sun. Learn more about the interesting history of this structure and take in those stunning sea views. Segway tours visit this and many other historical attractions in the area, it’s a great way to see the most of Paphos.
4. Spend time at the beach
It’s important on any vacation, not to overdo it trying to pack in a huge itinerary of attractions and experiences and leave yourself exhausted. Take a day out to relax at one of the beautiful Paphos beaches. There are 27 in total and 12 of them have the Blue Flag for cleanliness and great facilities. If you travel further, you may well be lucky enough to find a secluded spot to truly chill and soak up that sun. A day of rest will put you in fine spirits for more fun and excitement in Paphos the next day.
5.Take a dive
If you like to dive, now spring is here, there is some great diving to be had in the area too. Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve been diving for years, expert instructors are on hand and you’ll always have an enjoyable experience with water temperatures being a very pleasant 16 to 27 degrees.
6. Take a segway tour
With so many great sights to see, it can be hard on your feet, and you can literally spend hours walking. A great alternative, to take the strain off, is to take a segway tour. You’ll be given guidance on how to ride a segway, then you’ll be off exploring Paphos with your tour guide who will tell you about many points of interest on the way. It really is the most fun way to discover Paphos, so do be sure to add a tour to your bucket list!
Have a great trip to Paphos
You really can’t fail to have a wonderful time in Paphos, with glorious weather, great food, fine wines and so much to see and do, you’ll have a brilliant holiday.
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