Property and local area description
Welcome to Paphos Riviera!
This stunning resort tucked away in a quiet corner of Kato Paphos and is a dream location for those seeking a relaxing retreat that is only minutes from the delights of this highly popular tourist hot spot!
This unique self catering complex has an incredible layout including an ensemble of 3 kidney-shaped swimming pools with a winding lazy river. The facilities available are nothing short of fantastic. Relax in the Jacuzzi and Sauna or why not work away a few calories in the fully equipped fitness room?! You will also find a Bowling green onsite and a Children's Playground shaded by trees within the heart of the complex is the perfect place for your little ones to be in the heat of the day!
Paphos Riviera is in walking distance to a good choice of restaurants, supermarkets, bars, department stores, banks, bakeries and local Tavernas.
It is also only a 20 minute walk away from Paphos seafront and harbour which is landmarked by the pretty harbour and dramatic Fort perched on the waters edge. The promenade is the perfect place for a stroll in the warm sunshine and you will find many tarvernas offering fresh fish and local cuisine to while away an afternoon whilst watching the little fishing boats bob up and down in the water!
Things to do in Kato Paphos
Very conveniently located between Paphos old town and the harbour. Easy walking to shops, bars, restaurants, banks, tourist area, nightlife and attractions.
Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. It was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. Aphrodites legendary birthplace was on this island, where her temple was erected by the Myceneans in the 12th century B.C. The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the site is of exceptional architectural and historic value. The mosaics of Nea Paphos are among the most beautiful in the world.
Places to visit include: Paphos Castle, Paphos Mosaics, the Ancient Odeon and the Tombs of the Kings.
Enter a mysterious underwater world to experience life in the fascinating realms of the deep. The Aquarium provides a unique undersea setting of skilfully illuminated caves and rippling water a marine ambience so inventive as to be impressively lifelike . Now you can admire a spectacular array of colourful fish from different oceans, seas and rivers around the globe. Step into a wondrous, watery world in the heart of Pafos.
With the largest number of facilities and attractions in Cyprus, the biggest family rafting ride in Europe and virtually guaranteed sunshine for every one of its opening days, its no wonder that Paphos Aphrodite Water Park attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. Young or old, swimmer or not, theres something here for everyone and everyones here for fun! - A cool way to spend a hot day - At the Paphos Aphrodite Water Park!
Whether youre looking for pulse-pounding excitement, slippery challenges, relaxing activities and sunbathing, or a combination of all three, theres something for everyone at Aphrodite Water Park. Just click on the name of the ride for a description and photographs.
Hold on to your cossies, its time to get wet!
Paphos Go-Karting Centre
One of the largest, fastest and most exciting circuits on the island. You can race your friends, family and colleagues at speeds of up to 70mph! There is a range of karts to suit both the novice driver or to test the more experienced, so its guaranteed that there is something for everyone.
Home to 1600 metres of pure adrenaline combining twisting bends and long straights with flowing corners. Be sure to hold on tight around the two sweeping half handers as you approach the tunnel and make your way over the bridge!
There is also a childrens track, a cafe, restroom, snack bar and crazy golf.
More Things to Do in Paphos
The Tombs of the Kings
This amazing site is a large necropolis lying a little over a mile (two kilometres) north-west of Paphos harbour in Cyprus. Easily found on the main Paphos to Coral Bay road.
The impressive underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BCE, are carved out of the solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to 3 CE (the name comes from the magnificence of the tombs no kings were in fact buried here). Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls. Archaeological excavations are still being carried out at the site. The tombs are cut into the native rock, and at times imitated the houses of the living.
Although the tombs have been known and casually explored for centuries, they were first subjected to systematic excavation in the later 1970s and the 1980s.
The Paphos Bird and Animal Park
This is a truly magical day out . It is set in beautiful and panoramic 100,000 sq metres of landscaped natural vegetated land that overlooks the Agios Georgios area of Peyia. There are numerous endangered birds and animals, and an interesting variety of rare animals such as the giant 150kg tortoises, giraffes, zebras, deer, antelopes, monkeys, racoons, reptiles, eagles, owls and much more. The newest additions include Meerkats and Red Kangaroos.
The Park’s 400 seated air conditioned amphitheatre has one of the best bird shows in the world, with flying displays, bike riding, roller skating and ‘Rocky’ the green winged macaw driving his car!
The Park is of a high standard, is in a natural environment, and prides itself on the construction of its buildings, which are made from local hand carved stone and timbers. These traditional buildings house a Restaurant, Traditional Cypriot House, Handicraft Shop, Souvenir Shop and Art Gallery. There is also a Snack Bar, Ice-Cream Kiosk, Sponsor Shop and the Children’s Playground is one of the biggest in Cyprus. All surrounded by the enchanting sounds of the bird song, in an environment of lakes, ponds, and waterfalls.
In the Children’s Farm you can get close to the animals (goats, ponies, guinea pigs, rabbits, and pigs) and have your photo taken with parrots, snakes, ponies and Blondie, our friendly Python. You can also have your photo taken whilst feeding the giraffes their favourite treat of carobs.
Pafos Bird and Animal Park is situated 15 km from Paphos and 6km past Coral Bay. Follow the coastal road through Coral Bay/Peyia junction towards St George then follow the Pafos Bird Park indicator signs.
The Park is open 365 days a year and the opening hours are 9am – sunset in the summer months (April-September) and 9am – 5pm in the winter months (October-March).
For further information please check out their website at www.pafosbirdpark.com
Kolossi Castle and Kourion
It is also worth visiting Kolossi castle and the ruins at Kourion on the old road towards Limassol. There is also a beautiful long sandy beach at Kourion where there are a number of restaurants where you can almost paddle whilst you are sipping your gin and tonic!
Is only a few minutes drive away. Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty is said to have emerged from the sea at this spot in 1200 BC. A temple was built 2km inland for worshipping the pagan cult of Aphrodite. Recent excavations have shown that there was an extensive city around the temple.
The monastery was founded by the Byzantines in 1092 and it is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is now the richest monastery on the island and posesses one of the three surviving icons ascribed to Saint Luke. An interesting journey up and well worth a visit.
Agios Neofytos Monastery
Founded in the 12th century, the Egkleistra - an enclosure, is carved out of the mountain by the Cypriot hermit and writer Neofytos. The elaborate iron crowns and silken vestments of Orthodox bishops are among the highlights of this monastery’s museum. Equally fascinating are the frescoes in its cave-like chapel, some of the finest Byzantine frescoes dating from 12th to 15th century.
Adonis Baths & Waterfall
The Adonis baths and waterfalls are located in Paphos close to Coral Bay. Located at a two level waterfall the Adonis baths is a beautiful location and is well worth the visit. Near Akoursos/Peyia and very well signposted. More accessible in a 4x4 vehicle. It is a steep climb to reach your destination but a journey that really is well worth it.
The baths themselves are located below a waterfall and there are high cliffs either side with a few trees leaning over the water. Swimming in the Adonis baths is supposed to make women look younger and more beautiful. For men these waters will make them stronger. The waters here are quite deep and excellent for swimming. There are also some rocks which are great for diving from. A couple of swings are also located over the water adding to this attraction and you can swing from these into the refreshing mountain waters below.
After you have spent your time admiring the beauty of the waterfalls and swimming in the Adonis baths you can visit the old mill and fournos (large oven) which is located here. The oven was used in olden days by women hoping to catch a glimpse of their lovers bathing. The old water mill was built over 400 years ago by monks and was used by surrounding villagers to grind their corn.