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Out & About

We've included just some of our favourite things to see and do below – there's plenty more! You will need to hire a car to make the most of everything the Island has to offer but driving is super easy as it's the same side of road as UK! (ask us for car hire info).

Corallia Beach

Laourou Beach, also known as Corallia Beach. One of the best beaches in Cyprus near Coral Bay. Sandy and great for kids. Plenty of sunbeds but get there early in the high season as they can get taken quickly. 


Coral Bay beach

 Classic holiday sandy beach, with super safe swimming and Blue Flag status in its crystal clear waters. Whether it’s a parasol and sunbed or diving and parascending, you'll find what you want here!

Tala Square

Lovely little village square, recently modernised with a fountain which kids can play in, art gallery and gift shop. A few bars and restaurants to choose from - try Voukani restaurant for sensibly priced food and great service or Mario's pub for cheap food and drink, big screens to watch sports and a HUGE selection of gin! 15 min walk from the house up a rather steep hill. On the plus side it’s a 10 minute roll home!

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Agios Georgios

Lovely little harbour with pebbly beach and beautiful views. Ideal if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paphos. Good for snorkelling and great rock pools if you walk along the seafront to the left of the harbour. If you're lucky you may see two huge resident turtles by the boats! One cafe on site with portaloo toilets. Climb the cliff for a look in the ancient tombs cut into the cliff.

Paphos Castle & Harbour

Very touristy with loads of restaurants, gift shops and a large free car park. €2.50 will get you inside the small, well preserved castle which has good views from the top ramparts. Purchase tickets here for a wide variety of day trips - from pirate ships, glass bottomed boats, sunset cruises, fishing trips and much more!

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The Shipwreck

EDRO III ran aground off Pegeia on 8 September 2011 in heavy seas and at only a few meters from the shore it's probably the closest you'll ever get to a shipwreck. Very interesting but not much else here apart from one bar and there's no access to a beach. Definitely worth an evening drive though and some great photo opportunities at sunset. The shipwreck is next to another great restaurant 'Oniro by the sea' (oniro means dream) - a chill out restaurant/bar with spectacular sea caves views where you can find delicious food, signature cocktails and refreshing ideas.

Baths of Aphrodite
& Aphrodite's Beach

A wooded trail to a tiny (slightly stagnant!) pool believed in myth to be the bath of the goddess Aphrodite. Very steep long steps out the back of Baths of Aphrodite restaurant lead to a beautiful, secluded pebbly beach. Sun beds to hire and the best place we’ve found so far for snorkelling!

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Blue Lagoon

Set in the beautiful Akamas National Park. There’s a small beach area, which is a bit rocky in some places but also has sandy areas for sunbathing. The water is crystal clear and great for swimming and snorkelling. You will see plenty of fish amongst the bigger rocks. There are only 2 ways to reach the Blue Lagoon - by boat or by buggy!

King Evelthon Waterpark

Located in the King Evelthon Hotel but open to day visitors, this is a great day out especially for young children. At only €15 per adult and €7.50 per child it's cheaper than the Paphos Waterpark and only a 10 minute drive from the house. It is also not usually overly busy and there are plenty of sunbeds. 


Adonis Waterfall

Lovely trip out. Long, slightly hairy drive on unmade roads - not for the faint hearted! A few sunbeds and very cold pool. Great restaurant half way along track on way!

Tala Cat Sanctuary

Worth a visit if you like cats… 900 of them!



About a 40 minute drive through mountains with great views. A lovely little harbour with lots of restaurants. Can also book various boat trips from here. Definitely worth a visit.

Troodos mountains

The Troodos Mountains are the largest mountain range in Cyprus, located roughly in the centre of the island. They’re easy to get to from all four corners of the island, making them a great day trip no matter where you’re staying. Worth the hour's drive for the views or even just to cool down when the heat gets too much.



If you want to cool down a little head to Omodos - a traditional Cypriot village located in the Troodos mountains. A quaint little place with many interesting sights all within close proximity - a cobbled square, old stone-built houses, local wineries, gift shops, restaurants, a Medieval wine press and the monastery of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), with its old icons and impressive woodcarvings.

Paphos Zoo

Paphos Zoo was the first established and biggest licensed zoo in Cyprus, and is set in a lush and unspoiled natural environment of more than 100.000 sq.m. One of the island’s leading tourist attraction. It's 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!



About 30 minutes drive from the house, Polis is surrounded by lush green hills overlooking the stunning blue Mediterranean waters of the Bay of Polis Chrysochous. The quaint village of Polis has wonderful views, many traditional Cypriot tavernas and restaurants and some of the best fish taverns in Cyprus, offering same-day caught fish. 

Aphrodite waterpark

If you want high-speed water slides or just fancy chilling in the lazy river, Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark is a lot of fun - kids or no kids! They also have a wave surge pool and a great kids water-play area. Various food and beverage options available around the park. Will take you no longer than 30 minutes to get there.

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King's Avenue Mall

King's Avenue Mall is a pretty impressive modern shopping mall located in the heart of Paphos and only a 15/20 min drive away. It has everything under one roof from international fashion brands, high fashion boutiques, a variety of popular restaurant chains and cafes, a multiplex cinema, arcade and two children's play areas. Happy shopping :-)


Limassol is about an hour's drive from our house and has a charming old town full of narrow streets coiled around a medieval castle. It also has a swanky marina with a very 'Dubai-esque' feel. Never-ending choice of fine dining restaurants, long beaches, and a bustling nightlife. The city is approx an hour from Troodos Mountains - both make a perfect day trip.

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