Cyprus Sights

Some of the places your could visit include:

Paphos Harbour & Fort

Paphos HarbourPaphos harbour attracts visitors all year round. The quayside is lined with restaurants, tavernas and cafes, and the view is superb, with lots of colourful fishing boats bobbing in the harbour. The remains of a fort dating from 1391 can be seen at the end of the harbour area. It can be reached via a small bridge over a moat and is worth a visit for the view from the top.
The harbour is also a good place to take a boat tour of the surrounding beaches and coastline.

Paphos Bird & Animal Park

Pafos bird park was opened in 2003 and is set in a beautiful location approx 12km from our apartment. It has a vast collection of birds including exotic parrots, hornbills, toucans, eagles, owls, peacocks, ornamental pheasants, water fowl and many more. The park is committed to the breeding and conservation of birds, animals and plant life of Cyprus and of the world and is well worth a visit. The park is open 365 days a year. For more information Click Here.

Tombs of the Kings

Tombs of the KingsYou will find the Tombs of the Kings 5 minutes from our apartment on the main Tombs of the Kings road to Paphos. The Tombs of the Kings is a UNESCO World Heitage Site, and the tombs are impressive enough to be worthy of kings. They are burial caves carved into the bedrock of the hill and decorated with Doric columns and capitals; they date from the 4th century BC.
Openig Hours: Mon - Fri from 7.30am till 5pm, Sat and Sun from 9am till 5pm.
You can freely walk about the site once inside, searching through the rooms of the tombs, with parts underground carved into the rock.

Aphrodites Rock (Petra tou Romiou)

Aphrodites RockAphrodites Rock is located off the old Pafos-Limassol road where there are breathtaking views of the sea, and spectacular sunsets. Legend has it that this is the rock from which Aphrodite mythically arose from the foams in the sea.
Another legend says that if you swim around the rock three times naked under a full moon, you'll find true love.

Troodos Mountains

TroodosThe Troodos mountains cover a large area in the centre of Cyprus with Mount Olympus being the highest point at 1952m. To see the whole of Troodos area would need at least a week. It is dotted with tiny traditional villages, forest paths, and ancient monasteries (most notably the Kykkos monastery with its Byzantine museum). The weather is noticeably cooler in the mountains, and you can even go skiing between January and March. On the southern slopes of the Troodos mountains you'll find Pano Platres which is close to the ski centre, but is also the ideal location if you want to do some walking. It's popular with Cypriots and tourist alike who enjoy the many nature trails of the area (caledonian waterfalls, mesapotamos trail, millomeris trail, artermis and krios potamos). 

Houses of Dionysus & the Paphos Mosaics

Paphos MosaicsThese are a series of striking mosaic floors in a series of ancient Roman noblemen's villas, dating from the third to fifth century AD, and are a must-see for visitors to Paphos. The site where the villas stood are still being excavated, and can be found about 300 metres from the Paphos harbour. The mosaics featuring mythological scenes are visible in the houses of Dionysus, Orpheus and Aion, and the Villa of Theseus. All were made of small cubes of marble and stone. In the House of Dionysus, for example, 5,985 square feet (556 sq metres) of floor space in 14 rooms are covered with the gorgeous mosaics.

Cyprus Wineries

The oldest named wine in world is the dessert wine Commandaria which comes from Cyprus. It may not be very well known for its wines, but they are are generally very good. There are many wineries in the Paphos region, many of which welcome visitors for tours and tastings. Further information about Cyprus wineries, and some suggested tour can be found by Clicking Here.