Places to See
Places to See
Coral Bay Harbour
Coral Bay – Explore its myriad of shops, local markets and attractive harbour.
Most of its activities are centered either around the famous Coral Bay beach where regular concerts are held, or the main strip which is home to numerous shops and restaurants. If you are looking for some evening entertainment there are plenty of bars open until the early hours .
Coral Bay Harbour
Coral Bay Beach
Coral Bay Beach - The most popular beach is on the westcoast. It is a crescent of fine sand gentlyshelving into the sea. Almost every watersport can be found here while the rockier edges of the bay are ideal for snorkelling. Lining the beach are two snack bars whereyou can grab a bite to eat.
Corallia Bay Beach-Situated to the rear of the Coral Beach and Corallia Beach hotels. A blue flag beach of fine sand with 3 restaurants a snack bar shower and change room facilities. This beach is only 700m from our villas.
POLIS/LATCHI – Latchi has excellent fish tavernas and amazing beaches. One beach worth mentioning is Yiannakis Beach, which has a fish taverna right on the sea side. Fresh fish daily, with reasnoble prices and great food.Visit the Lachi Marina and book a day trip on a boat to the Blue Lagoon along the Akamas Coast, where you can spend the day swimming and if you are lucky, you will see the dolphins along the boat.
PAPHOS HARBOUR – A trip to the Paphos Harbour is a must when you are in Paphos. Plenty of bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours to suit your fancy. Also, worth visiting, is the medieval castle built in the 13th century, located at the end of all the restaurants. It was used as a prison and has an excellent view from the top. Lovely setting at night for a drink or just to walk around. Also worth a visit are the ancient mosaics which are beautiful.
Paphos Medival Castle
Tomb of Kings
TOMBS OF THE KINGS-This is an archeological site which was built around the 3rd century BC and was used as a burial ground for higher administrative offices and their families. Although no kings were buried there, the site gets its name from the magnificence of the tombs. There were frescos on the walls at some point, however little evidence of this now remains to be seen. Take lots of water with you and a hat as it can get hot walking around the tombs.
PAPHOS APHRODITE WATER PARK – Be prepared to spend the whole day there, as there are many flumes, a lazy river, kids play area... kids and adults love it! There is a restaurant in the water park where you can order burgers, salads and pizza, with refreshments, however, you can bring along some sandwiches if you prefer. There is a municipal bus route which takes you to the water park.
Aphrodite Water Park
Fasouri Water Park
FASOURI WATER PARK – This water park is larger than the Paphos water park and is more suitable for older children and adults alike. The Limassol water park has a bus which can collect you from our villas, but prior booking is required at least 24 hours in advance to arrange this. There is a restaurant inside and a photographer capturing fun shots all day long.
KATHIKAS VILLAGE – 10 min drive from the villas. This is a lovely quaint village with excellent tavernas – Immogens and To Steki tou Gianni, all situated on the perimeter of the Church. A picturesque village to walk around, and also go on a donkey ride if you fancy, the village has 2 wine farms for wine lovers both offer free wine tasting tours. A perfect day out or evening to walk around the main village area and eat a lovely meal.
St George Church
ST. GEORGE – A 5 min drive along the coastal road will lead you to the St George Harbour. There is a lovely little Church there and small harbor with fishing boats. If you feeling hungry, stop at the tavern to eat some fresh fish caught on the same day by the locals.
MUNICIPAL MARKET – In the Paphos old town – There is an organic fruit and vegetable market where the locals sell their produce. Inside, you will find many many stalls selling souvenirs such as oil paintings, lace tableware, nuts and dried fruits. The leather shops also have a great variety of handbags and purses. You will also find a few quaint coffee bars in the market, which serve delicious fresh orange juice or coffee, or ice cream. Expect to walk around for about 3 hours.
Paphos Municipal Market
LARA BAY – Located in the Akamas area – in the summer there are turtles that hatch their in the sand. Lovely secluded unspoilt beach and sea. 15 min drive from our villas. Take a picnic hamper with you and loads of water as there aren’t any kiosks or shops at the beach to buy refreshments. Probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world the bay consists of about 1km of natural fine white sand and Chrystal clear Water.
PAPHOS ZOO – This is a lovely zoo which has an amazing variety of birds, parrots, lions, turtles, snakes, crocodiles, giraffes, elephants and flamingoes just to name a few animals to see. Have a go at feeding the giraffes or feed some birds. There is a large play park, and a kiosk and restaurant on site if you fancy some cold drinks, ice cream, snacks or a meal. Take a hat with you and expect to spend about half a day at the zoo. Also worth seeing is the bird show which is on daily, featuring parrots, owls and falcons.
Baths of Aphrodite
BATHS OF APHRODITE – Situated past the fishing village of Latchi, this is a natural pool grotto. Legend says that it is where the Goddess of Love Aphrodite used to bath and met her lover Adonis, when he stopped to drink water. Bathing in the water there is meant to bring eternal beauty.
APHRODITES ROCK BREWERY – This is situated in the village called Tsada, They have a brewery tour which allows you to see the process of the brewery, for times and days of the tour, visit their website. For a small fee you can sample their beers, and if you are hungry they serve excellent food at the brewery which is well frequented by locals too. They have a shop at the brewery too and an online shop so you can order the beer.
Aphrodites Rock Brewery
St Niophitos Monestery
AGIOS NEOPHYTOS MONASTERY – Saint Neophytos was the founder of this monastery and died there in 1219. The main church was built in 1400,about 200 years after his death . The cave in which St Neophytos lived , his grave and the rock table and platform he used to sleep in is on display. There are beautiful Byzantine icons in the main church and frescoes in the cave where the Saint lived. It is about a 20 min drive from our villas.
THE HOUSE OF DIONYSIS – Dionysis was the god of wine. This is a Roman villa built back in the 2nd century AD, there are many mosaics in the villa and it is located in the Paphos Archeological site. It is also accessible to disabled people and people in wheelchairs.
Mosaic from the House of Dionysis
Platres Village near the Troodos Mountains
TROODOS MOUNTAINS – This is a lovely day trip to the mountains where it is cool in summer and has snow (sometimes in winter! ) There are restaurants in the area and nature walks to explore nature
Maa Paleokastro - This is where the first ancient (Mycenaean) Greeks settled, around 1200 BC after the fall of the Mycenaean Kingdoms in mainland Greece. A very scenic peninsula (Surrounded on 3 sides by sea) which lies on the strip of land between Coralia Bay and Coral Bay , a perfect place to go for a short walk hike and is also popular with fishermen. A hidden gem that no nature lover should miss on your visit to the Coral Bay area.
Maa Paleokastro Museum
Fasouri Water Park
Sea Caves - For those who enjoy walking or Cycling. Enjoy an evening walk along the cliffs, watching the sun set in the west. Perfect to unwind away from it all.It is a natural rocky shore and beach caves. The caves are located around the bay. Rocks scattered here and there in the sea gives the landscape an almost surreal splendor.
Private Rock Pools-Nothing beats a relaxing swim in your own private pool in the scortching summer heat.
But as relaxing as these man-made pools are, it is hard to compete with one that nature has created out of rock. Just a few hundred meters away from the villas along the coast there are numerous rock pools perfect for sunbathing and swimming.
Natural Rock Pool along the coast
Aphrodites Rock - This famous landmark is located between Limassol and Paphos.Legend has it that the Greek Goddess Aphrodite who was the Goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite emerged from the sea in a surge of amazing sea foam in 1200 BC at this point and it is believed that she herself choose Aphrodite’s rock as the ideal location to begin her life as a mortal.