From April to November the weather in Paphos is great for relaxing and for discovering the nature, history and culture of Cyprus. You will find warm sun, calm sea, quality hotels, festivals, fairs, exhibitions, ancient sights and museums. Also, tours for all tastes, nice food, shopping and vibrant nightlife at Paphos bar street.
No.1: Try Cyprus meze
You should not miss to visit a transitional Cyprus restaurant and try Cyprus Meze. You just order Cyprus Meze and you get a variety of small, tasty dishes. Usually 20 to 30 different dishes. The purpose of a meze is to give a small taste of all the local dishes in one meal. The dishes are served patiently, one after the other, so that you can eat slowly and enjoy. Meze can be fish meze at a fish tavern or meat meze at traditional tavern. In both cases there are several vegetarian dishes and you can always let the restaurant know that your a vegetarian so that thy can adjust the dishes. Price per person: 15-25 Euro.
No.2: Visit Akamas peninsula
Akamas forest is located at the northwest corner of Cyprus. You should enter this preserved area from the Baths of Aphrodite area (near Latsi) in order to get the most impressive views of the peninsula. You can do this on foot by following the signs that guide you through prescript forest paths or you can book an day tour and let the professional safari drivers take care of your transfer and food. We suggest a walking the nature path starting just before the Baths of Aphrodite.
No 3: Enjoy the beach and swim
If you are looking for a sandy beach you can go to Coral Bay, SODAP or Geroskipou Plaza. Local all-year swimmer also like the rocky place called Mpania at Kato Paphos (opposite Ale cafe and Mpania Cafe-restaurant)
Day Rent for 2 sunbeds and 1 umbrella is 7,5 Euros. Alternatively you can take your own staff or lie on the beach.
No 4: Night stroll
You will certainly find yourself at Kato Paphos area and the harbor at some point during your visit in Paphos. Just, have in mind that there is a long walkway along the coast, staring from Elysium hotel going to the Castle and from the Castle along the coast in front of all the hotels. This is a good chance for a quite, romantic night stroll.
No 5: Visit Kato Paphos archaeological park
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is a nice place to visit whether you are interested in ancient history or not. The entrance costs 3.60 Euros and you get to see the Odeon, the house of Dionysus, Theseus villa, Paphos lighthouse and more. The gate to the park is at the harbour near the parking area. More..
No 6: Boat trip
If you have enough time you can arrange a day cruise. All cruise organisers have their kiosks at Kato Paphos harbour. Thus, you can easily find more about the available trips and the prices while enjoying a night stroll at the harbour promenade.
No 7: Try traditional desserts and snacks
You should try the traditional desserts (sweets): karidaki, cherry, watermellon etc. They are made from fruits and sweet syrup. Finally, the snack that impresses everybody is Kupa. You can buy it from almost all bakeries. For the best Kupa in town you should visit Andreas Snack (open only at morning time), opposite Bingo hall in Kato Paphos.