Steeped in over 10,000 years of history and culture, the exquisite island of Cyprus has many beautiful treasures to uncover, and a glorious climate, perfect for sun seekers and more adventurous visitors. The west coast offers visitors a wealth of history, culture and relaxation. Visit the ancient Roman mosaics; follow the mythical trail of Aphrodite; experience the traditional villages in the Troodos Mountains; explore the wilderness of the Akamas; and relax on one of the many blue flag beaches lining the coast.
The project started with Mr Christos Christoforou’s love of Birds & Wildlife. The Zoo was originally going to be for Mr Christoforou’s private use to house his enormous private collection of Birds, but he decided to open the Zoo to the public, so that they may also enjoy the splendours of his private collection & it also being a unique Zoo in Cyprus. Mr Christoforou’s other aim was to educate the local community about the importance of caring & conserving all wildlife. The Zoo took 3 years to complete & it was finally open to the public in September 2003.
Pafos Zoo was the first established and biggest licensed zoo in Cyprus. It is set in a lush and unspoiled natural environment of more than 100.000 sq.m, and is the island’s leading tourist attraction. Its home to an extensive variety of birds and animals from every corner of the planet. The collection of parrots and venomous snakes is one of the largest in Europe!
Spend a perfect day surrounded by the magical sounds and colours of nature. Enrich your senses in this beautiful environment of lakes, ponds and gardens.
Pafos Zoo is committed to animal care and creates compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.
Not far from Paradise Kings Club is George’s Ranch. Hack through the olive groves and orange trees and by the magnificent beauty of the Peyia Sea Caves, taking your new friend to watch the stunning sunset. Catering to all stages of riders from complete beginners to the highly skilled, you’re sure to love the experience of a horseback ride through the stunning landscapes of Paphos.
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. NON-STOP WATER. NON-STOP FUN.
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark is the BIGGEST WATERPARK in the Paphos region, a one-of-a-kind naturally landscaped aqua adventure centre.
Situated in Kato Paphos on the coastal road easily accessible by car or the local bus which drops off right on our doorstep! This non-stop aquatic thrill features, high-speed water slides, an extensive lazy river, wave surge pool, lots of swimming areas and a spectacular kids water-play area, with food court and beverage areas spread throughout the park connected by a lush, tropical environments that are both immersive and interconnected.
In addition Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark offers secure lockers, free Wi-Fi, music, disabled facilities, lifeguards entertainment, activities and much much more! For visitors young and old; the water park offers an extreme level of excitement and delivers an “aqua” adventure unlike any other!
The Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis lying about 2kms west of Paphos harbour. It is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BC, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the third century AD (the name comes from the magnificence of the tombs; no kings were in fact buried here). Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls. Archaeological excavations are still being carried out at the site. The tombs are cut into the native rock, and at times imitated the houses of the living. Found in Cyprus. Although the tombs have been known and casually explored for centuries, they were first subjected to systematic excavation in the later 1970s and the 1980s under the direction of Dr Sophocles Hadjisavvas, former Director of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus.
Paphos Castle is located on the edge of Paphos harbour.
It was originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour. It was then rebuilt by the Lusignans in the thirteenth century after being destroyed in the earthquake of 1222. In 1570 it was dismantled by the Venetians. After capturing the island, the Ottomans restored and strengthened it. Throughout the ages it has seen many uses. It has served as a fortress, a prison and even a warehouse for salt during the British occupation of the island. It was declared a listed building in 1935 and represents one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city of Paphos.
Paphos Archaeological Park (also Kato Pafos Archaeological Park) is located in Paphos, southwest Cyprus and is situated near Paphos Harbour.The park, still under excavation, is within the Nea Pafos ("New Paphos") section of the coastal city.
Its sites and monuments date from prehistoric times through the Middle Ages. Of the most significant remains are four Roman villas, the House of Dionysos, the House of Orpheus, the House of Aion and the House of Theseus, all with preserved mosaic floors. In addition, excavations by the Cypriot Department of Antiquities and foreign archaeological missions have uncovered an Agora, Asklipieion, "Limeniotissa" Basilica in ruins, the Odeion, "Saranta Kolones" Fortress, the Hellenistic-Roman Theatre, and a necropolis known as the "Tombs of the Kings".
Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek), also known as Aphrodite's Rock, is a sea stack in Pafos, Cyprus. It is located off the shore along the main road from Pafos to Limassol. The combination of the beauty of the area and its status in mythology as the birthplace of Aphrodite makes it a popular tourist location.
The sea in this region is generally rough, persuading tourists not to swim there. It is not permitted to climb the rock. A restaurant, a tourist pavilion and the Aphrodite Hills resort are nearby.