Things to do in Paphos! - something for everyone all year round!
So much more than just a beach holiday
Swimming in the warm blue waters, rambling in pine-scented forests, skiing on the snowy peaks of the mountains, cycling or horserding through the countryside to name just a few of the things you can do in Paphos!
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Given the clarity of the water, snorkelling is a great way to see the array of beauty that exists under the surface- especially around the undersea rocks
For those looking to go even deeper, scuba diving is a hugely popular pastime. There are many certified dive centres in Latsi, set up to serve all standards, from novice to expert. Given the temperate climate, diving is also a sport that can easily be enjoyed year round.
With much kayaking fun to be had at various coastal spots on the island, you can even head inland to make the most of some excitement…over lesser-known waters!
Those more adventurous might choose to hire a speedboat, or perhaps head out under sail with a yacht charter. There are many day tours on offer to the Blue Lagoon, offering a meal on board if you wish to take the longer ones. Includes opportunities to go swimming in the Blue Lagoon.
A huge range of watersports activities to enjoy any time you visit. Including; Jet Ski Hire, Waterski & Wakeboard, Banana & Tube Rides, Sailing & Windsurfing, Parasailing, Pedalo, Canoe & Paddleboard Hire. Where that land ends the fun begins!
Fishing is a hobby that offers tranquillity and peace of mind. It is an activity that relieves pressure and creates a sense of excitement. You can go fishing anywhere in our area whether that is by the harbour, by the beach or in the dam.
With hundreds of kilometres of trails in the Akamas Peninsula and also in the Paphos Forest there’s a ride to suit any clyclist or mountain bike enthusiast, whether thats an easy stroill or a fast downhill, technical rocky section & twin track cross-county trail! There are numerous companies that rent out bicycles and mountain bikes
A ultimate off-roading experience – for those confident enough to drive their quad or buggy along the cliff edges on narrow mountain roads. This route allows you to see both sides of the island and tours usually sepnd quite some time riding on the top of the mountain range.
Join a 4X4 wheel drive of road adventure and discover the untouched wilderness of the Akamas Peninsula with its lush foliage, unique fauna and flora and a variety of rare birds.
With a favourable climate all year round, the great outdoors of the island is easily accessible, and offers a myriad of opportunities to take a journey through nature, history and culture, thanks to the numerous sign posted paths and nature trails. A total of 52 designated walking trails have been created to highlight the beautiful landscapes and strong Mediterranean character of the island. By walking them, you can see a treasure trove of varied fauna and flora, as well as the remnants of the island’s mining heritage and other interesting monuments.
Cyprus is blessed with beautiful and diverse landscape. Stunning scenery with striking colours across magnificent rock formations, sandy coasts, sea blues, majestic caves, mountainous forests, waterfalls, lakes and rivers. Ideal scenery for amateur or proffessional photographers!
The island’s longstanding tradition of winemaking needs no further proof than its claim to the world’s oldest named wine still in production – that of Commandaria, proclaimed by Richard the Lionheart as the “wine of the kings and the king of the wines.” And whilst the same ancient grape varieties are still cultivated; and the same villages produce wine in the old, traditional ways, the island’s wine industry has also vastly modernised, progressed and expanded. Whether you’re a connoisseur, or a simple lover of the drink that locals once worshipped as the ‘nectar of the Gods’, you will delight in discovering a host of charming wineries and wine growing regions along seven glorious wine routes.
How about horse riding through stunning countryside and pine dorests that overlook the sea with breathtaking views?! Ride also past old anceint derelict villages in the hills and mountaiin ranges. Maria’s trekking caters fro intermediate and competent level riders, all riders are well looked after, instructed and supervised and off you go!
The impressive Troodos mountain range with its idyllic forests stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus offering a cool sanctuary in the summer and the opportunity for sports in the winter. At the top of the Troodos Mountains one can also find the only Skiing Center in Cyprus. Here, one can take advantage of the pleasures of Winter Sports under the beautiful Mediterranean blue sky. Skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympus (1951 metres a.s.l.), usually from the beginning of January until the end of March. Mount Olympus is only 2 km, from Troodos mountain resort, 12 km from Platres mountain resort, and about an hour’s drive from the seaside town of Limassol and the Capital, Nicosia.
More than a beach destination!
Cyprus known as the ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’ and the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love and beauty, certainly lives up to the exacting standards of its divine patroness. A stunning Mediterranean island steeped in legend, myth, beauty and romance that enjoys more than 340 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus is attracting visitors from across the world. Enchanted by the island’s endless stretches of golden sands, secluded bays and rocky covers, today’s tourists are also drawn to Cyprus for its fascinating history and culture, its exquisite Mediterranean cuisine and its glorious mountains and verdant countryside that prove that Cyprus is much more than just a ‘sun & sea’ destination.
Latchi harbour is located 2 km from Polis and about 15 minute drive from Ithaki House. There is a mixture of fishing vessels, sailing and motor yachts, with more pleasure boats than fishing boats. A central location for embarking on any kind of watersport, boat hire or taking a daily cruise to the Akamas. Latsi Harbour is beautiful to enjoy a stroll and/or dinner at the beautiful restaurants right on the marina.