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Historical Sights in Paphos - page 4

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 Departure Transfer: Cyprus Hotels to Paphos Airport

Private Departure Transfer: Cyprus Hotels to Paphos Airport

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Finish your Cyprus vacation in style with this private departure transfer to Paphos International Airport. Be picked up from your hotel by your driver and relax en-route to the airport in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle. Best of all – transfers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and serve locations including Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Protaras and Polis.
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  • 2 hours
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$24.40
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2 Hrs UTV 4x4 & Buggy Safari at Aphrodite's Rock in Paphos

2 Hrs UTV 4x4 & Buggy Safari at Aphrodite's Rock in Paphos

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On the southern Coast of Cyprus, just off the shore, sits Aphrodite's Rock, the alleged birthplace of the goddess of love. With this experience, you'll get to explore the area by a quad or buggy you drive yourself, with plenty of time left over to hang out on the beach or go for a swim.
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  • 2 hours
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Troodos Hidden Charms

Troodos Hidden Charms

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Get away from the tourist masses and head into the inland Troodos Mountain region with this tour. You'll get to visit the city of villages of Anogyra and Kalopanayiotis , spend time in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lampadistis Monastery, learn about carob production on the island, and sit down for a traditional Cypriot lunch all in just one day.
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  • 9 hours
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$174.69
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Akamas 4x4 Adventure
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Akamas 4x4 Adventure

Our journey will begin with a visit to the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite – Petra tou Romiou. We will then continue our way to the Akamas Peninsula, where we will visit the Avakas Gorge – a natural wonder with limestone walls up to 30 meters tall. Here, we will stop for a walk deeper inside, to get breath-taking views of the natural beauty. After, we will drive off-road to the famous Lara Bay, known as the breeding ground of the Green Turtles of the Mediterranean. The Cyprus Government was one of the first in the Mediterranean, to protect the turtle population and beaches where they nest. Arriving at a beautiful botanical garden, we will visit the Baths of Aphrodite - a natural grotto, filled with spring water. There will be time to have lunch at a nearby Cypriot family restaurant with a spectacular sea view.
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  • 9 hours
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Cruise and 4X4 Safari Tour at Akamas Peninsula from Aphrodite Hills and Pissouri

Cruise and 4X4 Safari Tour at Akamas Peninsula from Aphrodite Hills and Pissouri

Venture off-road and explore the wild landscapes of the Akamas Peninsula by both land and sea. On this full-day tour from Pissouri, trek through the Avakas Gorge, visit the Cyprus Turtle Conservation Project at Lara Beach, discover the Baths of Aphrodite, and cruise around the beaches and islands of the Blue Lagoon. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 11 hours
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Tour of CYPRUS IN 1 DAY (Overview of the Island) from Paphos

Tour of CYPRUS IN 1 DAY (Overview of the Island) from Paphos

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The legend says - name “Cyprus” comes from “cuprum” (copper)…Let us show you the real copper Heart of Cyprus - The Mysterious Red Lake! In combination with the topmost fascinating spots, located all around the island - we offer you an exclusive trip, you will never accomplish in one day by your own! In this journey we offer you a visit to a beautiful traditional Kato Lefkara village to explore the authentic lifestyle of the locals. Then we go to a local Winery to discover the old Cypriot art of winemaking and taste some delicious best quality wines. Our next exciting destinations will be: the legendary Salt Lake of Larnaca, beloved by the pink flamingos; the Larnaca city center with lots of interesting sights; the St. Lazaros Church, which houses the sarcophagus with the relics of the Saint; the Saint Panteleimon Monastery, located in one of the most gorgeous surroundings near Troodos mountains; and as our last stop - the mysterious red-colored lake of Mitsero, the “heart” of Cyprus!
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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Halloumi Heaven: Cheese-Making Class & Troodos Mountain Villages 7h

Halloumi Heaven: Cheese-Making Class & Troodos Mountain Villages 7h

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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 food & wine... There's nothing like tasting fresh, warm hallloumi cheese straight out of the pot and on this small group excursion there will be plenty to enjoy throughout the day! During this unique activity you'll have the opportunity to make 2 kinds of Cypriot cheese from start to finish. The workshop ends with a delicious brunch that includes the fresh cheeses made plus lots more. We'll continue our journey into the scenic mountain villages to visit a winery for a tour and tasting session. Next we'll go back in time to explore the islands history of wine-making and visit an old cellar located within a historical monastery. Lastly, a stop in the village of Geroskipou for a tour and tasting of a small local sweets workshop. Unlike other tours... EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED - NO HIDDEN COSTS
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  • 7 hours
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JETSKI 130HP GTI SEADOO (holds 2 people)

JETSKI 130HP GTI SEADOO (holds 2 people)

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We replace our jetskis every 2 years. Our in-house mechanics check them everyday and give them a full service every 1-2 months. Over the years we have tried and tested many different jetski dealers and have found that Seadoo are definitely paramount!
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  • 30 minutes
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Paphos

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Paphos

Preserve the memories of your Cyprus trip for a lifetime with a private photography shoot just for you and your party. Your photographer will help you determine the best place for your shoot and keep you at ease throughout the process. After just four working days, you’ll receive digital copies of fully edited images.
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Safari Tour to Akamas Peninsula from Aphrodite Hills Resort and Pissouri

Safari Tour to Akamas Peninsula from Aphrodite Hills Resort and Pissouri

Explore the wilds of the Akamas Peninsula on this full-day tour from Pissouri. With a guide in the lead and all transportation taken care of, you can relax and enjoy the sights. Listen to your guide's in-depth commentary as you visit the the Baths of Aphrodite, Lara Bay, and Avakas Gorge. Riding in a 4x4 vehicle gives you access to parts of the peninsula that traditional tour buses can't reach.
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  • 10 hours
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Flavours of Cyprus

Flavours of Cyprus

Head inland to the center of Cyprus for an immersive culinary tour with a small group of just 15 people or fewer. You'll enjoy an intimate group atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions over a traditional Cypriot lunch with wine and water. Taste local wine and other delicacies such as fresh lemonade, sweets, and rosewater. Along the way, learn about Cyprus' agriculture and farm to table cuisine through guided commentary.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Highlights of Nicosia

Highlights of Nicosia

You’ll visit Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to find out about the turbulent history of one of the world’s last divided cities. You’ll be taken on a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls and cross the UN buffer zone into occupied, northern Cyprus. Embrace the lively modern city life, as well as its history and culture. Rummage through the shops or check out the city views from the observation tower. Your guide will give you its history and low-down as you tick off its best bits, like Laiki Yeitonia, Ledra Street, the Ayia Sofia Church and the Market Square.
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  • 8 hours
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Wave Dancer Deluxe Day Cruise - Adults Only

Wave Dancer Deluxe Day Cruise - Adults Only

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This cruise is dedicated to luxury. Be welcomed on board the spacious and comfortable Wave Dancer for the ultimate VIP experience. Each customer is guaranteed a sun lounger to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and the beautiful Cyprus sun. Throughout the cruise, our barman will be serving only the finest imported drinks and our spectacular cocktails, all included in the price. Your drinks will be served to your sun-lounger Whilst the yacht is anchored, guests will be invited to swim in one of the most beautiful areas of the Paphos coastline. During our swimming stop, a delicious Brunch will be served, designed especially for this cruise experience. Guests can enjoy a glass of Prosecco alongside our chef’s exquisite food. After brunch, be wowed by our captivating acrobatic show! Then time to sit back and relax for your cruise back to Paphos Harbour - this relaxation can be enhanced by our professional foot masseuse at no extra cost!
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  • 5 hours
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Private Airport Transfer from Hotel to Paphos Airport in a 4-seater taxi

Private Airport Transfer from Hotel to Paphos Airport in a 4-seater taxi

Relax and enjoy your journey back to Paphos International Airport in our air-conditioned Private Vehicle.  Your driver will collect you from your hotel or private accommodation ensuring a smooth and stress free transfer.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Treasures of Troodos Mountain from Paphos Town

Treasures of Troodos Mountain from Paphos Town

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Head deep into the beautiful Troodos Mountains of interior Cyprus with this day trip from Paphos. You'll start your day in charming Mongari Village before heading high up into the hills to visit the famous Kykkos Monastery, celebrated for its multitude of beautiful icons. After a lunch in the village of Foini, you'll swing through Omodos for a guided walk of the village and a visit to the Monastery of Holy Cross.
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  • 9 hours
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Shared Departure Transfer: Paphos or Limassol Hotels to Paphos Airport

Shared Departure Transfer: Paphos or Limassol Hotels to Paphos Airport

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Finish your Cyprus vacation worry-free with this pre-paid shared departure transfer to Paphos International Airport. Your driver will pick you up from your Paphos or Limassol hotel, and drive you to the airport in a comfortable, air-conditioned shuttle bus. There’s no need to worry about late-night or early-morning flight departures, either – transfers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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  • 2 hours
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$15.00
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Shared Arrival Transfer: Paphos Airport to Paphos or Limassol Hotels

Shared Arrival Transfer: Paphos Airport to Paphos or Limassol Hotels

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Avoid pricey taxi fares and long wait times with this pre-booked, pre-paid shared arrival transfer from Paphos International Airport. Meet your driver at the airport and relax on-board a comfy, climate-controlled shuttle bus as you head to your central Paphos or Limassol hotel. There’s no need to worry about inconvenient arrival times or flight delays either – transfers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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  • 2 hours
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Discover Famagusta

Discover Famagusta

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Avoid puzzling out rules for entry, arranging cross-border car rental, and planning a multi-stop itinerary by visiting Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus as part of a tour. Together with your guide, travel across the border to explore the ancient ruins at Salamis, wander the walled old town of Famagusta, and view the military-guarded abandoned beach resort of Varosha.
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  • 11 hours
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Introduction to Xeros Potamos Valley & Vouni Panagias Walk (private from Paphos)

Introduction to Xeros Potamos Valley & Vouni Panagias Walk (private from Paphos)

Phivos Ioannides, who would be guiding the trip and the walk, is a world traveller with extensive studies, wide business and other experiences. He is involved for many years in the sector of authentic ecotourism in Cyprus and is the author of a relevant guide book (with the title 'Exploring Authentic Cyprus'). He is a Greek Cypriot and specialises on guided walking trips. Our usual transportation (Citroen C8 MPV) can take upto six adult passengers and a driver. We keep groups small, in order to offer a more personalised service. We walk in Xeros Potamos Valley and visit watermill(s), and possibly Panagia tou Sinti monastery. At Vouni Panagias we walk through vineyards (which change tremendously through the seasons) and enjoy excellent vistas towards Ezousa Valley, Paphos Forest, Kannaviou dam, Xeros Potamos Valley and even Akamas and Olympus peak on Troodos.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$173.27
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Paphos Coastal Cruise

Paphos Coastal Cruise

The Paphos coastal cruise is suitable for absolute beginners and intermediate gliders to develop their control of the Segway PT in a number of different environments. It will be funs as we cruise from our office in Kato Paphos along the Paphos promenade and coastal path. Along the way you will take in the sights and sounds of the promenade, leisure boat and fishing harbor. The Paphos fort and the natural coastline up to the site of the Tomb of the Kings are a feast for the eyes. On our return, we stop for a break and complimentary refreshments at the Lighthouse Beach. Afterwards we return to Kato Paphos and our office. Note that this experience avoids the use of public roads so there is little vehicular traffic to contend with. Please allow up to TWO and a Half Hours for the experience. This includes a verbal safety briefing, personal training and practice before we set off.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Tour DONKEYS, VILLAGE, OLIVE & CAROB (Traditions Cyprus) from Paphos

Tour DONKEYS, VILLAGE, OLIVE & CAROB (Traditions Cyprus) from Paphos

Let us introduce to you the least known and unique spots of Cyprus! We will open a whole new world of little joyful discoveries and brighten your day with new experiences, you’ll never forget! In this tour, we will explore hidden Cyprus in a day devoted to the traditional rural lifestyle and exquisite non-traditional wines of the island. Starting in an authentic farm with cute donkeys, you’ll get to meet its inhabitants and even take a ride if you wish! Then you will visit the town of Laneia - a breathtaking authentic artisan village showcasing traditional Cypriot architecture that will captivate you. A private tour is the best solution for your safety!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$289.18
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Airport Transfers Cyprus - Paphos Airport to Paphos Town - Minibus

Airport Transfers Cyprus - Paphos Airport to Paphos Town - Minibus

Airport Transfers Cyprus - Once you have booked your transportation transfer then you need not to remind us about your arrival dates. After the completion of your booking of your private minibus you can just sit back, relax and we are looking forward to enjoy your holidays in Cyprus. We will be looking forward to take the opportunity to serve the best of our services that you deserve for your vacation to become one of the most memorable one. You can be rest assured your booking to move smoothly, while you cherish the luxury, smooth and hassle free transfer experience. Our minibus cars are suitable for nine persons, giving you the best space and comfort that you deserve.
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  • 15 to 25 minutes
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Flavours of Cyprus from Aphrodite Hills Resort and Pissouri Bay

Flavours of Cyprus from Aphrodite Hills Resort and Pissouri Bay

Heading inland to mingle with locals and discover the true meaning of the Cypriot saying ‘kopiaste’ or ‘come join us’.  The first stop is at a fruit plantation in Kolossi area. Take the opportunity to try fruit picking with the help of the fruit plantation owner and taste some fresh lemonade.  Next stop, Agros village where you will learn about rosewater production at the rose and sweet factory. You’ll also get the chance to sample some local smoked meat products.  Lunch is another homemade affair, served in the village of Pelendri.  Final stop a local winery, where you will taste Cypriot wine as you take in the view over the valley Make sure to bring your camera along for the ride through scenic highlights.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$81.44
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Airport Transfers Cyprus - Chloraka/Coral Bay to Paphos airport - Taxi

Airport Transfers Cyprus - Chloraka/Coral Bay to Paphos airport - Taxi

Airport Transfers Cyprus - We are committed to offer to all customers a user friendly experience at any time. Moreover, we can also amend, cancel or reschedule your booking without much hassle. In the end, it is all about the customer service, provided with simplicity and satisfaction to all customers. To accomplish, our motto, we takeover all the transportation transfer burden from our customers, in order to keep them stress free and relaxed.
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  • 25 to 35 minutes
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$46.03
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$46.03
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