One of the most fascinating cities in Cyprus, Paphos is off the beaten track from most tourists itineraries but is a definite must visit if you are in the country. This magical city is filled with ancient ruins, rich culture and is located a short distance from the Akamas Peninsula, a gorgeous place to enjoy the seaside. Whatever your plans on your trip, you’ll find great food, entertainment and gorgeous sites in Paphos. This gorgeous Mediterranean island is a favorite destination for travelers around the world, so don’t miss out and make sure to book your trip through Thomas Cook today. Then read on to learn about some of the best things to see and do in this amazing city:
Especially if you’re traveling with kids, you can’t miss a visit to this incredible zoo. Just north of the city, the zoo is filled with an impressive amount of wildlife from all over the world. The zoo was actually started by a couple living in Cyprus who began with a smaller collection of birds and animals, and wanted to share it with the public. You’ll love exploring the habitats of giraffes, zebras, monkeys, exotic birds and so many more animals here. There are also some great films to watch and animal shows throughout the day.
Tomb of the Kings
While there are many ruins and archaeological sites to visit while in Paphos, the Tomb of the Kings is the one to hit if you can only make it to one. It’s the most popular as well, so make sure to arrive early in the day if you want to avoid the long lines. And since it is still being excavated, that makes this an exciting place to visit, because you never know what they will find next! This is actually the burial site of the richest residents of Cyprus from 2 millennia ago. Admission is cheap so make sure to get this on your list of things to see in Paphos.
Aphrodite Water Park
This is another great attraction if you have kids, but even if you don’t- why not! It’s fun for all ages. There are thrilling rides to suit all adrenaline levels, relaxing pools to chill out in and a fun, laid-back environment. It’s a great alternative if you’re hot but have had your fill of the nearby beaches and still want to play in the water. There’s lots to do here to satisfy you and your whole family all day long.
Petra Tou Romiou
This natural attraction is one of the most famous sites on the entire island. Cyprus is actually known as the island of Aphrodite, and Petra Tou Romiou is supposed to be the site where Aphrodite rose out of the sea after deciding to make Paphos her home. The beautiful rock is a great place to snap a photo and enjoy the crashing of the waves against the shore. You can walk along the coast here or get up close to the rock by boat as well.