These are the top 10 Paphos excursions to take during your holiday in Cyprus. Includes hiking trips, cultural experiences and Paphos boat tours.
Excursions from Paphos
Paphos is one of the most popular places to take a holiday in Cyprus. As both a summer and winter destination, there's plenty for people to see and do in Paphos.
There's no need to limit yourself to staying in just Paphos though. Take a day trip or two, and you'll see that there is much more to Cyprus than its beaches and swimming pools!
Paphos Day Trips
Here's a look at the best excursions from Paphos in Cyprus. They include cultural, sightseeing, active tours and Paphos boat trips.
All these trips are available through Get Your Guide, the platform I prefer to use when booking my own tours and experiences when travelling.
Top 10 Paphos Excursions
Choose from any of these top 10 Paphos excursions, and get to experience more of Cyprus during your next vacation.
Best of Cyprus Tour: From Paphos and Limassol
This 8 hour tour of Cyprus is a great introduction to the island. You'll get to see some of the cultural highlights during the excursion from Paphos, as well as have the chance to visit a winery and taste some locals wines. Some of the stops on this day trip include Kourion, Kolossi castle, and Omodos village. Use the button below to find out more about this day trip from Paphos.
Cyprus 6-Hour Rural Village Tour and Wineries
You can get so hypnotised by the great beaches and weather is Cyprus, that its easy to forget the island has more depth! This rural village tour reveal a side to Cyprus that comes as a refreshing change. With medieval architecture, traditional villages, and local wineries to be enjoyed, who wouldn't want to take this Paphos day trip during their Cyprus vacation? Use the button below to find out more about this day tour.
3-Hour Village and Mountain ATV Safari in Paphos
It's time for a little fun and adventure during this ATV safari from Paphos! These cool ATVs are the perfect machine to get off the beaten track and explore parts of the coast and mountains that are more difficult to reach. Accompanied by a guide, you'll learn a little more about Cyprus each time you stop, and relish the chance to soak up those incredible views! More info available by clicking the button below.
Lara Bay and Akamas by Quad Bike or Beach Buggy
Another fun activity for you - this time a quad or beach buggy adventure! This half-day tour from Paphos reveals the scenic beauty of Akamas National Park. It also includes a visit to a shipwreck, sea caves, and beach where turtles lay their eggs. It's bumpy, it's dusty, but boy is this quad bike tour from Paphos a lot of fun! Interested in finding out more about this Paphos excursion? Use the button below.
Highlights of Nicosia: Full-Day Tour from Paphos & Limassol
Nicosia is the divided city of Cyprus, and in fact one of the last divided cities in the world. Here, you'll be accompanied by a guide on both sides of the divide in Nicosia. Discover amazing coffee shops, see historic landmarks, buy a souvenir or two, and learn more about the history of Cyprus and hopes for the future. Fin out about this full day tour from Paphos by using the button below.
Akamas 8-Hour Panoramic Walk
One of the best ways to truly enjoy a landscape is to get out there and walk in it. This walking tour will take you to incredible panoramic views, historic landmarks, and quiet country spots. A fully qualified guide will be there every step of the way, not only showing you the route, but also explaining the stories behind the landscape. This is a great way to stretch the legs and enjoy the great outdoors by hiking in Cyprus. Use the button below to fin out more.
Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission
Looking for a family-friendly activity in Cyprus? It's time to visit the Aphrodite waterpark! This waterpark has tonnes of cool features, exhilarating water-slides, and even a lazy river to take it easy. The tour includes entrance fees and transport, and is ideal for families on holiday in Paphos.
Paphos Boat Trips: 6-Hour Elite Adults-Only Cruise with Catering
Have you ever spent time on a luxury mega-yacht? Your holiday in Paphos is the perfect opportunity to do just that! During a 6 hour trip, you'll cruise along deep blue waters in search of gorgeous swimming spots, where you'll have the time to snorkel and have fun in the sea. With gorumet food and champagne, this is one of the best Paphos boat trips you can dream of!
From Limassol or Paphos: Full-Day Flavours of Cyprus Tour
Meet the locals, enjoy rural life, visit a winery, and generally have a good time during this full day trip from Paphos. If you're bored of days by the beach or pool, this is the perfect antidote. Make sure you're hungry as well, because this lunch is going to be one to remember!
From Paphos and Limassol: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms
Our last, but by no means least, Paphos excursion take you up into the Troodos mountains. Get your Instagram fix at a medieval bridge, taste incredible food, and visit a Carob museum. All in all a day that will remind you there is far more to Cyprus than meets the eye!
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Day Trips From Paphos FAQ
Readers planning out which major attractions to see in and around Paphos often ask questions similar to:
How many days do you need in Paphos?
If you only want to see the highlights, then 3 days in Paphos is enough time. However, most people choose to base themselves in Paphos for the length of their holiday in Cyprus whether 7 days or 2 weeks. From there, they can take full or half day tours to see more of the island.
What can you do in Cyprus in 5 days?
It really depends what type of vacation you are after. You could hire a car and spend each night in a different place as you drive around Cyprus, or alternatively, base yourself in Paphos and take different day trips from Paphos to discover more of the surrounding area.
What is the best area to stay in Paphos?
Kato Paphos is the most beautiful part of Paphos, and it's also where you'll find the nicest accommodations. The harbour is at the center of this lower part of town, which is built beside the sea. It offers everything a visitor would want: hotels, fish restaurants, archaeological sites, and souvenir shops.
Is Paphos Lively?
People who take a holiday in Paphos are generally seeking for a more laid-back atmosphere, having left their clubbing days behind them. However, there is still a lot of enjoyment to be had, with several lively bars and clubs to provide a fantastic night out.
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