25 Bucket List Things to Do in Paphos, Cyprus

Walls and columns of the House of Theseus in Paphos Cyprus.

By Rick Powell

Looking for amazing things to do in Paphos, Cyprus?

While this semi-tropical island is famous for its beautiful clean beaches, warm azure seas, abundant sunshine, and fabulous Mediterranean cuisine, it’s much more than just a warm-weather holiday destination. Located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey and north of Israel, Cyprus has a rich history developed over thousands of years.

Walls and columns of the House of Theseus on Cyprus. For the curious traveller, the city and district of Paphos on the island’s west coast make the perfect base for exploring its attractions. Inhabited since the Neolithic period, it was once the centre of the cult of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess (Venus to the Romans) of love, beauty and fertility.

Petra tou Romiou beach in Cyprus.

Aphrodite’s Rock is one of the best beaches in Cyprus.

As a Canadian expat, I have savoured its delights for the past six years. My wife and I made Cyprus our home and love exploring its ancient ruins, mountain villages, wonderful beaches and traditional tavernas. And for a relatively small island it’s got a lot of festivals to enjoy. There’s always something new to discover! Here’s my list of the very best things to do in Paphos, Cyprus. With so much to see, do and experience, you’ll want to return again and again.

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Canadian by birth, Rick Powell has lived in Vancouver, in England and most recently in Cyprus. His writing includes fiction and non-fiction, as well as articles for international and local magazines. Stane Street, his historical travelogue, was recently published in England and his first historical mystery thriller, The Missing Prisoner, is available on Amazon. Learn more about Rick Powell. 

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