Best Day Trips From Paphos

Updated 5 March 2020 | by Lara McComish

Paphos sits at the southwestern tip of Cyprus. A popular holiday choice in its own right, Paphos is a historic, coastal city with some great day trip options on offer. Here are 5 great, family-friendly options form your holiday doorstep in Paphos. 

1. Drop by Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a popular seaside resort just 10 minutes up the west coast from Paphos. Enjoy a picnic under the shade of the limestone cliffs on the soft, white sandy stretch. The place to spend the afternoon a dip in Coral Bay's clear, shallow waters. 

2. Visit The Baths of Aphrodite 

Baths of Aphrodite in Polis

Make the trip to nearby Polis; home to the Baths of Aphrodite. This natural grotto turned conservation area is rife with Greek mythology, stunning views and pure magic. Legend tells visitors that the Ancient Greek Goddess Aphrodite bathed here... Who says the history lessons have to stop on holiday?

3. Go turtle spotting at Lara Bay 

Lara Beach near Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

Not just your average beach, Lara Bay at the end of Lara Beach is first and foremost a sea turtle reserve. Show the kids what endangered conservation looks like in realtime. Plus, who wouldn't want to share a near-deserted beach with a shell load of turtles!

4. Go to Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

Stay closer to your home-away-from-home by checking out the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Just a 15-minute drive from Paphos city centre, you'll find a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with insight into Cyprus' history under Roman Empire rule. Make sure you're all wearing comfortable shoes, as you won't see the best of this remarkable site by staying put. 

5. Check out the Sea Caves

Sea Caves near Paphos

Did someone say sea caves? These magical rock formations near Peyia make a lovely, short day trip for families. Snap a family photo with the awe-inspiring geological structure in the background for a holiday memory you'll all look back on in the years to come. 

All tired out? Retreat to one of our villas in Paphos. There are plenty of free things to do nearby...