Things to do in Paphos

Our most recommended things to do in Paphos

Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

1. 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 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.

Seaside and off Road Quad/UTV Safari in Paphos

3. 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: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

4. Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

The first stop will be Choirokoitia for a coffee break ( no visit to the archeological site of Choirokitia) before continuing to Strovilia check point (passports necessary) to cross the United Nations Green Line. We will arrive at the monastery of St Barnabas which has now been converted into a museum housing icons and other religious artefact. We will also see the tomb of St Barnabas. We continue to the ancient Kingdom of Salamis built in the 12th Century BC and visit the amphitheatre and gymnasium. We arrive in the city of Famagusta with its many Gothic churches and surrounded by Venetian walls. There will be time to visit the Cathedral of St Nikolaos built in 1312 and converted in 1570 into a mosque as well as free time for sightseeing, shopping, and lunch (not included). Finally, we will stop to view the “Ghost Town – Varosi” to see the abandoned houses and hotels which have been closed off behind wire since 1974 and admire the best sandy beaches of the island

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

5. Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

A guide will pick you up from a location of your choice and you’ll be driven around carefully selected villages to visit locals making traditional products and taste Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be an award-winning winery where you'll try a selection of wines and discover a variety of indigenous grape varieties. You’ll learn about the ingredients, the making process, and the traditions linked to the products. Part of the touring will be visiting villages where you’ll have time to explore and see the sites. Along the way, the group will stop at a local tavern to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes with a full meze lunch. We keep our tours authentic by visiting true locals and because these local villagers are busy with every day life – we cannot guarantee which stops we’ll be including… However, here’s an example list of products which are likely to be included – Halloumi Cheese, Honey, Olive Oil, Village Breads, Traditional Sweets, Wine etc. We guarantee a great day out and you can be sure that you’ll visit 5 fantastic places within the Troodos mountain villages and experience a foodie day tour like no other!

From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

6. 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.

From Paphos: Authentic Cyprus Guided Tour with Breakfast

7. From Paphos: Authentic Cyprus Guided Tour with Breakfast

We begin our day with a stop at a pottery workshop in Yeroskipou village, where we will see how the potters continue the ancient traditional craft and if you are lucky, you might even try your hand at the wheel. Our next stop is at the village square where we will see the unique 5-domed church of St Paraskevi, built in the 9th century reputedly on the site where the ancient temple of Aphrodite previously stood. We will also have a chance to see how the ‘loukoumia’ (Turkish delights) are made and wander around the square with its local produce shops. From there we will go to a small village, Letymbou, where we will visit Sophia’s traditional house where you can experience rooms with the original furniture and décor as well as traditional costumes. You will learn how to bake village bread in the clay oven and makes other local delicacies such as the traditional halloumi cheese. Afterwards we will have a brunch –a special “Cypriot breakfast”, prepared by Sophia (included in the price). Next, we will visit the Saint Neophytos monastery and the “Enkleistra”, an enclosure which was carved out of the mountain in the 12th century by the hermit Neophytos and contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes. The main church of the monastery was built around 200 years after the death of St Neophytos and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

From Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park Day Trip

8. 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.

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.

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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 641 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!

Very comfortable small coach. Good driver in Iannis and excellent guide in Tatiana. Wonderful scenery (even in the rain!) Good stops at Rose distillery, chocolate factory and winery. Excellent restaurant where we could order lunch. Great 8 hours well worth it.

Excellent tour and Eva was the perfect guide combining easy to understand and insightful knowledge with boundless enthusiasm.

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

A wonderful day out with kids with lots of rides for all ages!