Paphos, which has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. Aphrodite’s legendary birthplace was on the island of Cyprus, where her temple was erected by the Myceneans in the 12th century BC and continued to be used until the Roman period.
Paphos Bird Park. A large animal park located north of Paphos. Tickets are 15.50 €/adult and 8.50 €/child
The Odeon, a classic Greek amphitheatre within the archaeological park, occasionally holds plays and musical performances.
The Paphos Aphrodite Water Park is a large, impressive, and very nicely themed, water park. Plenty of slides to keep all ages amused, as well as lazy river rides, wave machines, and everything else you’ve come to expect from the best water parks.
Walk the coastal path. There is an excellent, paved, coastal path from the Tombs of the Kings site to Geroskipou Beach. For those willing to walk on some slightly rougher ground it is possible to walk all the way from the Airport almost to Coral Bay, with only a few hundred metres along the road. A beautiful walk to enjoy the sea breezes and, in spring, the flowers growing by the sea.
Tomb of the Kings, (25 min walk from the harbour). A collection of limestone tomb.
Kato Paphos, (Next to the Harbor and main bus stop). The main archaeological site. Well worth a visit to view the mythological mosaics €4.50.