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Historical Sights in Paphos - page 2

Historical Sights in Paphos

Home to millennia-old ruins and landmarks—and itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the coastal city of Paphos feels only slightly removed from the ancient world. From temples devoted to Aphrodite and ancient tombs to mosaic-strewn villas, here are some of Paphos’ key historical sights.

 

Paphos Archaeological Park

The crown jewel among Paphos’ historical destinations, the sprawling Paphos Archaeological Park—also known as Nea Paphos—stands on the site of the ancient city of Paphos, founded in the fourth century BC. Be sure to seek out the park’s Roman villas (the House of Dionysos, House of Aion, House of Theseus, and House of Orpheus), which are home to some of the ancient world’s most exceptional mosaics.

 

Tombs of the Kings

Also part of the Paphos Archaeological Park, the Tombs of the Kings are an extensive series of monumental, subterranean burial sites. The excavated landmarks are renowned for their scale, and were designed to imitate the houses of the living. Despite the name, no kings were buried here—instead, the necropolis served as the final resting place for members of the local aristocracy and important officials.

 

Sanctuary of Aphrodite

Paphos was famously home to the cult of Aphrodite, and the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Aphrodite was created as a place of worship in the 12th century BC. The hilltop site offers enviable seaside views. In addition to its ruins, there is also an on-site museum full of ancient artifacts. Round out your trip with a jaunt to Aphrodite Rock, where, according to legend, the goddess of love was born.

 

Agios Neophytos

Roughly a 20-minute drive from Paphos proper, Agios Neophytos traces its origins to the 12th century AD, when a reclusive monk first carved a dwelling space into the mountains. Today, the monastery is particularly renowned for its Byzantine frescoes.

 

Paphos Castle

First built as a Byzantine fort, Paphos Castle was later dismantled and rebuilt by the Venetians and the Ottomans. Poised right on the harbor, the castle’s heavy, block-like architecture hints at its defensive past and lends it an appealing grandiosity.

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Private Walking Tour of Paphos

Private Walking Tour of Paphos

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Paphos is rich in ancient history, and with this small private excursion led by a knowledgeable local guide, you can learn all about what like was life in centuries past. You'll get to visit the Kato Pafos archaeological park, complete with its beautiful old Roman villas and stunning, incredibly well-preserved mosaics.
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  • 4 hours
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Half-Day UTV 4x4 and Buggy Safari at Lara Bay in Akamas

Half-Day UTV 4x4 and Buggy Safari at Lara Bay in Akamas

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Zoom across Akamas National Park in Cyprus atop your own quad bike or UTV Jeep during this half-day tour. Pass by the Paphos Harbor, Tombs of the Kings, and Coral Bay on your way to the park, stopping at the Edros III shipwreck for photos. Once in the park, enjoy free time to explore by vehicle, have a swim in Lara Bay, learn about turtle conservation, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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$142.43
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Round Trip of the Island from Paphos

Round Trip of the Island from Paphos

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Get away from the beach resort scene for a day of exploration with this group tour of the island. You'll visit the village of Omodos in the Troodos Mountains, the 16th-century Galata church, and the divided city of Nicosia, where you'll have some free time for lunch and shopping. You’ll then head down to back to Paphos, with stops at Larnaca and Aphrodite's Rock along the way.
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  • 8 hours
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$41.54
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The Grape Escape: Troodos Mountains thru Wine Small Group Tour 5hrs

The Grape Escape: Troodos Mountains thru Wine Small Group Tour 5hrs

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Experience the great wines of Cyprus on a small-group half-day tour to a historical monastery with wine museum and boutique winery in the Troodos Mountains. Take a scenic drive from Paphos to the villages of Troodos where your guide will introduce you to the history and local grape varieties of this wine-making region. After exploring a picturesque monastery, you'll enjoy a traditional coffee and snack then continue to a family-owned winery for an extensive tasting.
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  • 4 hours
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$89.02
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Discover Scuba Diving in the Akamas Latchi

Discover Scuba Diving in the Akamas Latchi

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Learn the basics of scuba diving followed by the chance to scuba dive in the blue lagoon with this beginner-friendly experience in Latchi. After a classroom presentation, you'll head out to the Blue Lagoon by boat, where you'll learn all you need to know to safely and successfully complete your first dive.
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  • 4 hours
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Shared shuttle transfer from Hotels to Paphos Airport

Shared shuttle transfer from Hotels to Paphos Airport

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Our shared transfers offer you a cost effective journey to Paphos International Airport ready for your departure flight home.  The transfers operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day from the resorts of Paphos Town, Chloraka, Kissonerga, Coral Bay and Limassol.
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  • 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Village Venture: Troodos Mountains Food & Wine Small Group Day Tour

Village Venture: Troodos Mountains Food & Wine Small Group Day Tour

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Hello from Cyprus Taste Tours! We're a friendly team of local guides all with Cypriot heritage. A group of true foodies, our activities focus on discovering Cyprus through the food & culture... You’ll be driven through the Troodos mountains around carefully selected villages to visit 5 traditional product workshops and taste a variety of Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be a wine tasting plus a visit to the scenic Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery. You'll experience foods such as halloumi, village bread, honey and traditional sweets. Along the way we’ll stop at a village tavern to enjoy an authentic meze lunch. • Bespoke experience - small groups of no more than 7 • Meet locals & artisans making traditional products • Stop at small villages and discover the Troodos mountains • Includes door-to-door transport, tastings & traditional lunch
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  • 7 hours
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wine tasting at your villas or hotel room private

wine tasting at your villas or hotel room private

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After our successful 2019 and 2020, we decide to make an extraordinary wine list for our new wine-tasting events through 2021. In the new wine list, we have more indigenous variety, three regions of Cyprus and the best of the best cheese producing from farms in our area. I am Gery Nikolova and I am professional Sommelier passionate to meet wine lovers and friends. I will be happy to meet my last year clients again and to find new friends. What do you receiving after ordering wine tastings in your holiday villas or hotel? We will be very careful with all Coronavirus hygienic norms. We will offer you five boutique wines different from last year menu. The wines will be new bottles unopen and will be for you after the tasting event. We will serve you a platter with fruits and cheese from the area organic and clean. It will be all in separate boxes closed and untouched. We are happy to have our glasses, decanters, ice-boxes and leaflets clean and disinfected. Important-Minimum two people
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  • 2 hours
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Full day Akamas incl. Boat trip Blue Lagoon Quad/buggy/mini jeep approx. 7 hours

Full day Akamas incl. Boat trip Blue Lagoon Quad/buggy/mini jeep approx. 7 hours

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FULL DAY  New Tour 2018 Tour of Akamas, Lara Bay.... Aphrodite's Baths and a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon!! • Start in Coral Bay, Lara Bay (turtle bay) Akamas Forest, Aphrodite's Baths (time permitting) and a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon - the only place in Paphos where the water always stays freezing cold. Be Tarzan and make a jump in the crystal clear waters! Don't forget your swimwear! • Minimum age of driver: 18 years with full driving license, keep in mind that you may get dirty on our tour.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark Admission Ticket

Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark Admission Ticket

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From the kamikaze slide to the wave pool, Aphrodite Waterpark offers a mixture of thrilling rides and kid-friendly amusements in a one-of-kind environment. Explore the largest waterpark in the Paphos region by booking an advance ticket, letting you skip the purchasing line and spend more time enjoying your fun in the sun. You can purchase up to 10 tickets per booking, making this an ideal choice for groups.
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  • 8 hours
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Vino Venture: Explore With A Local - Troodos Mountains thru Wine!

Vino Venture: Explore With A Local - Troodos Mountains thru Wine!

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Travel into the Troodos Mountains for a wine-tasting experience without worrying about who will be the sober driver. This tour provides round-trip transportation from Limassol & Paphos, as well as in-depth commentary from a guide on the wine terroir as you visit a wine museum and award-winning boutique wineries. Enjoy a stop for a traditional meze lunch at a quaint Troodos village tavern.
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trip: Limassol and Kourion from Paphos

Day Trip: Limassol and Kourion from Paphos

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Get out of Paphos for the day and visit Limassol, the second largest city on the island. After getting picked up at your hotel, stop by the rustic village of Anogyra and then explore Limassol. Stroll around the the old town with your guide learning about the history and culture of the place and then take some free time to see it on your own.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Wine Tasting and Winery Tour in Lemona Village, Paphos

Wine Tasting and Winery Tour in Lemona Village, Paphos

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Tsangarides Winery offers you a warm welcome, authentic surroundings and tasty wines. We are passionate about wine making and enjoy imparting our knowledge and serving our wines. We are passionate about our wines, so we created this 1hour wine tour and wine tasting to showcase our Tsangarides boutique vineyard gems! You will be guided by one of our knowledgeable charming, bilingual, local wine experts. You'll learn about the nuances, history, terroir, & politics of Cyprus wine. The tour will be followed by wine tasting on our vine clad terrace where you can enjoy your wines in a gentle tranquil surroundings. A cheese and bread platter will be paired with 7 of the following wines: White Wines: Xynisteri Dry and Chardonnay(organic) Rose Wines: Shiraz-Maratheftiko (organic) and Shiraz Rose Red Wines: Agios Efren(Cabernet Sauvignon,Mataro,Shiraz,Lefkada and Grenach) and Maratheftiko(organic) Dessert Wine: Muscat Wine, Sun and Beautiful Views..... A magic combination!
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  • 1 hour
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Jeep Safari to Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos

Jeep Safari to Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos

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Head high up into the picturesque Troodos Mountains and visit the Kykkos Monastery while you're there with this Jeep safari from Paphos. You'll also get to get to spend time in a traditional coffee shop, visit a beautiful 20-meter waterfall, and taste locally produced wine, with plenty of time for shopping along the way.
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  • 8 hours
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Troodos Mountains & Kykkos Monastery from Paphos

Troodos Mountains & Kykkos Monastery from Paphos

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Pick up from the hotel or meeting point and drive towards the Troodos mountains, the green hear of Cyprus. Stop at Omodos, one of the most beautiful villages of Cyprus and a main village in the wine growing area. As a highlight visit of the Kykkos monastery, the wealthiest monastery of the Island with its icons. Nearby visit of the tomb of Archbishop Makarios III, the first President of Cyprus. Enjoy free time for lunch. Return journey via the Pafos forest with stop and visit of the Chrysorroylatissa monastery.
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  • 5 hours
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2 Hrs Seaside Quad & Buggy Safari Tour in Paphos

2 Hrs Seaside Quad & Buggy Safari Tour in Paphos

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Looking to add a little adventure to your next Cyprus trip? This two-hour seaside excursion on a quad or buggy may be the answer. After learning how to operate your vehicle, you'll head out to off-road tracks near the seashore, with time left over to stop by a local village for a drink or a quick swim before heading back to Paphos.
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  • 2 hours
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quad safari Akamas incl. Adonis falls and Lunch approx . 5 hours

quad safari Akamas incl. Adonis falls and Lunch approx . 5 hours

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Explore Cyprus by quad with a half-day tour including the Adonis Waterfalls. Get picked up at your hotel in Paphos and learn about how to operate the quad safely. Don a helmet and set out for a sightseeing tour including a stop for a swim at Lara Bay. Visit the Sea Caves shipwreck, St. George, and finally the Adonis Waterfalls.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Tour of Akamas with Quad (Half Day)

Tour of Akamas with Quad (Half Day)

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Skip organizing a rental car and add outdoor adventure to an Akamas Peninsula trip on this small-group, all-terrain vehicle tour from Coral Bay. Self-drive an ATV around hills, meadows, and beaches behind a guide vehicle for safety and navigation; and stop to swim at a waterfall, admire Lara Bay and Turtle Bay; and visit sea caves. The experience includes equipment, tuition, and hotel pickup for ease and convenience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Riding the Akamas Coastline Tour

Riding the Akamas Coastline Tour

This route is ideal for beginners with some riding experience and good level of fitness. From starting point of Sea Rays Cafe we head West towards Toxeftra Beach were the Green and Loggerhead Turtles nest along this 2 km stretch of sandy beach during June time....we ride along the coastline for our first stop at Lara Bay for photos.We continue along the sandy trail through the Juniper Forest to our next point of interest, Lara Bay Turtle Sanctuary, which is good opportunity to see the work done by the volunteers to protect the nest sites for the endangered Green and Loggerhead Turtles. We rejoin the main trail to our next stop of The Chapel of Agios Kononas deep in the Akamas forest....from here the trail descents down hill for 4 km back to the rugged coastline....we take photo stop before returning along the 19 km coastal trail back to the start point for a well earned drink.
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  • 1 day
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$83.09
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Full-day Famagusta, Ghost City of Varosi, and Salamis Tour from Paphos

Full-day Famagusta, Ghost City of Varosi, and Salamis Tour from Paphos

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Cross into Northern Cyprus and discover the historic treasures of Famagusta on this full-day tour from Paphos. Explore UNESCO-listed Choirokoitia, the ruins of the ancient kingdom of Salamis and the Monastery of Saint Barnabas, enjoy free time for sightseeing and lunch in Famagusta, and visit the ghost town of Varosha.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.04
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Limassol Experience From Paphos

Limassol Experience From Paphos

Explore Limassol at your own pace on this day trip from Larnaca and Ayia Napa. Sit back and relax on the journey, take in the scenery while someone else takes care of the driving and directions. Once you arrive, your time is yours to use how you see fit. Go shopping for souvenirs in the Old Town, stroll around the marina, or sit down for lunch at a sidewalk restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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$84.27
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Excursion BLUE LAGOON (Akamas) from Limassol

Excursion BLUE LAGOON (Akamas) from Limassol

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The programme combines two fascinating journeys: a bus trip and a sea cruise. We will visit the most picturesque parts of the island and feel its unique atmosphere. Let us feel the uniqueness of the natural landscape which form the Sea Caves. We will see the banana plantations. We will visit a local winery and taste authentic Cyprus wines. Then we will go to the Botanical Garden, wherein a cosy corner lies a grotto with a romantic name – Baths of Aphrodite. Next stop – the fishing village of Latchi, from the port of which we will continue to travel by ship. On the way to the Blue Lagoon, we will have the opportunity to see the coastal Akamas nature reserve area from the sea. The captain will treat you to soft drinks, wine and seasonal fruits, provide you with vests. Swimming in the crystal clear water, the fresh sea breeze, wine and fruit – a true delight! After the boat rides back to Latchi, where you can devote your free time to lunch and some rest.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half day UTV 4x4 Buggy Akamas approx 3 hours

Half day UTV 4x4 Buggy Akamas approx 3 hours

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Cyprus’ Akamas Peninsula offers untouched hills, meadows, and beaches. With this self-drive buggy tour from Coral Bay, skip doing your own navigation and explore this unspoilt region in safety with a guide, and via trails easy to miss if alone. Roar down dusty tracks, rumble through villages, view sea caves, and visit Lara Bay and Turtle Bay. Instructions, hotel pickup, and all required equipment are provided for a hassle-free experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Wave Dancer Sunshine Full Day Cruise - All Inclusive

Wave Dancer Sunshine Full Day Cruise - All Inclusive

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Our unique 400sq m deck permits for so much relaxation space and plenty of room to move and walk around. We offer the largest coastal cruise facilities in Cyprus with 105 sun loungers on the deck and various shaded seating areas you can choose from! We guarantee first-class entertainment to suit all tastes, including live music. There will be two swimming stops where you can swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Soak in the energy of the Akamas Nature Reserve and sit back in comfort with a drink of your choice. Our cruise director will be providing information on areas visited. If you are looking for things to do in Paphos this is not an opportunity to be missed. Other unique features on board include:- 5* washrooms, fresh water shower units, air-conditioned inside play area/lounge/restaurant (& soft play for infants) & In-house kitchen!
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  • 6 hours
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$67.66
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