Things to do in the Paphos area

Cyprus, and in particular the Peyia area, has a host of Things to Do and to experience on your holiday. We have brought together some information to help you make choices about what to do while staying at Villa Adonia or Villa Harmony.

Coral Bay Water Sports and Caves

Coral Bay Watersports have a wide range of fantastic watersport activities suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Choose from Diving, Parasailing, Jet Skiiing, Water Skiiing and the thrilling Banana Boats, FlyFish and CrazyShark boats where the whole family can enjoy skimming the water at speed. You can then slow it down a bit and enjoy some relaxing time on the Peddle Boats. Not feeling so energetic? You can go on a Boat Trip to visit the Sea Caves, Turtle Bay or the Akamas National Park or a Fishing Trip on the open sea where you just might bag yourself a tuna!

There’s loads to do for the whole family at www.coralbaywatersports.com

Aphrodite Water Park
Set within 35,000 sq.m of natural landscaped grounds Aphrodite Water Park Paphos is situated at the far eastern end of the Kato Paphos coastal road. Offering a wide and varied selection of rides, attractions and facilities. With spacious changing rooms and secure locker rooms disabled facilities.
www.aphroditewaterpark.com

Adonis Waterfall
Adonis Baths located in Kili Paphos, is one of the most beautiful and unique areas in Cyprus. Tradition says that Adonis the God of Beauty tended his horses in this place and hunded in the Akamas forest. According to Greek mythology Adonis and Aphrodite had many children here, the citizen of Paphos are supposed to be descendant of these two lovers. However, Artemis the Goddess of Hunting was jealous of the love between Adonis and Aphrodite and tried to find a way of killing Adonis. She threw a golden almond into the baths to try to attract his attention. Poseidon the God of Sea saw what was about to happen so covered the golden almond with a torrent to prevent Adonis from drowing.Artemis had another plan, she asked Mars the God of War to push the mountain onto Adonis at the baths.

Poseidon stopped the rocks moving towards the back of the river and Adonis was saved again. Adonis was not so lucky whilst hunting one day. A man distinguised as wild boar fatally wounded him. He returned to the baths but died in the arms of Aphrodite. Aphrodite could not bear to lose her belover Adonis and begged for him to send back to earth every six months, each Autum it dis believed.Popular tradition connects Adonis Baths with the legendary visit of Digenis Akritas. The Story says that he put one foot on each side of the River Mavrokolymbos and trank water from the baths. Until this day there is a place called Digenis feet.

Adonis Baths Waterfalls Location
The Baths are two kilometers from Kili village and twelve kilometres from Paphos. They are about seven kilometres from Mavrokolymbos Dam and can be reached via Tala or the Akoursos road. It is advisable for visitors with bicycles or motorbikes to use the Tala Road.

These Natural Exotic Environment gives Visitors the opportunity to see and Bath in the Two Level Waterfalls. The Traditional House of Adonis ,the Traditional Watermill and a Photo Gallery. We offer mud therapy for ladies .The biggest statue of Aphrodite 10 metres high, as well as the biggest Statue of Dias stands at 4 metres high. Near the Baths the Statue of the Two lovers Adonis and Aphrodite , the Statue of Priapos and Athena.
www.adonisbathswaterfalls.com

Secret Valley Golf Club
The new course at 5700 meters is set in a beautiful scenic valley next to the Paphos coastline. The course offers 6 sets of tees to accommodate all levels of play( 3 men and 3 ladies), rolling Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens. Our new practice facilities on the way to the first tee will also be open and ready for use to ensure you warm up and are ready for the exciting new challenge ahead.We look forward to seeing you all very soon on your first visit to the brand new Secret Valley Golf resort at Venus Rock.”
www.secretvalley.com

Paphos Bird and Animal Park
The Paphos Bird and Animal Park provides great fun for the whole family on a holiday day out in Cyprus. The park is located on the western edge of Paphos beyond Coral Bay, heading towards the Akamas peninsula.

The Park was started by Christos Christoforou who opened the park to house his large private bird collection and share it with the public and visitors to Cyprus. Today the park houses a large array of birds including; Falcons, Parrots, Owls and on the smaller side even finches.

The Paphos Bird and Animal Park also houses a large array of Animals as well as birds, hence the name. The list of animals includes Giraffes, Camels, Deer, Kangaroos, Monkeys and more. The park also has a reptile house, which has a range of snakes that includes local Cypriot species and international ones; the reptile house also houses Nile Crocodiles.

Another recent addition to the park in the last few years is an indoor amphitheatre which houses daily Parrot and Owl shows throughout the year.

The park is set in large landscaped grounds, with many of the buildings set in a traditional Cypriot style. There is a souvenir shop and one selling typically Cypriot handicrafts. There is also a petting farm in which you can get up close with the animals. If you are spending a whole day at the park there is also a restaurant and snack bar to help you stave off hunger.

The park is also proud of the fact that various animals have successfully bred at the park; most recently this has included the births of zebra, kangaroo and lemur.

So why not visit Paphos Bird and Animal Park whilst on your Cyprus holidays, (the closest thing Cyprus has to a good zoo). You can pick up tickets from your hotel, your holiday rep, or local travel agents on the island.
www.pafoszoo.com

Tombs of the Kings

This is a Five Star TripAdvisor attraction. Imagine yourself surrounded by ancient tombs in a desertlike landscape where the only sounds are waves crashing on rocks. The Tombs of the Kings, a Unesco World Heritage Site, contains a set of well-preserved underground tombs and chambers used by residents of Nea Pafos during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD.

See more here – www.sacred-destinations.com