Things to do in Paphos

Top Things to Do in Paphos

Things to Do in Paphos


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Top Attractions in Paphos

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Kings Avenue Mall is an impressive full concept shopping mall ideally located in the heart of central Paphos convenient for both local residents and tourists. It is the most modern mall of Cyprus and offers visitors the ultimate shopping experience. Leading international fashion brands and retailers, high fashion boutiques, specialty stores and services, a variety of popular and world-known restaurant chains and cafes, a multiplex cinema with 6 screens, an arcade and children's indoor and outdoor play area are all available for your shopping, entertainment and leisure. It is a modern architectural design with a stylish interior layout and a vast selection of shops. On the ground floor you can find several department stores, fashion shops for men, women and children, a supermarket and a mega toy and home ware store. On the first floor there are additional fashion shops, kids' fashion stores, sports apparel, lifestyle and services shops, cosmetics stores, toys, gifts, jewelleries, lingerie, fashion accessories, electronics and multimedia, opticians, mini market, and many more. It also comprises of two underground basement levels for easy and accessible parking. On the underground parking areas there is a carwash and there will be service shops, such as dry cleaning, shoe repairs, keys shop, tailoring, flower shop, and more. The Kings Avenue Mall operates on an extended touristic time table seven days a week. It's a state of the art commercial building that has been developed by a joint venture, Athiari Commercial Ltd (Paphos), and is one of the largest commercial developments on the island. The total investment exceeded the amount of €170 million.
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What travellers are saying

  • TravellingButlers
    Norwich, UK49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a large site with the ruins spread quite far out. It was really fascinating to view. Highly recommend downloading the app via QR code to get a more informative experience. Gets really hot there so make sure you're prepared with hats and water etc. wear comfy clothes and shoes but think again about taking younger children. 4 year old was fine but 2 year old couldn't cope with the heat and walking. You could easily spend half a day here! Really decent value and worth the visit.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • James F
    Chatham, UK55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great day out for the kids. Arrived for when it opened and was one of the last to leave.

    A great selection of tides. Park was clean and has plenty of space to sit.

    Park may seem expensive, but worth it in the end, if you research the ‘extra’ costs (lockers etc). Also worth considering the consumption vouchers when booking online, will help save money in the long run with food etc on site.

    Our twin boys were both under 120cm, so remember to bring armbands or similar floatation devices for your smaller ones, as staff will check.

    Staff were all friendly,
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • xKiwi22
    Bournemouth, UK22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very inexpensive tourist attraction (cost 2.50 each)

    Very interesting but unless you use your phone information is limited

    Great 1 - 2 hours explore
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Mystery Man
    Radstock, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here as part of exploring the mountains of Cyprus in our hire car. In arrival there is a car park with a gift shop and another shop selling local wines, olive oil, honey, olives and produce from the monastery gardens however this had closed for lunch (12:45) by the time we’d finished the monastery.

    The monastery itself is centred around a Greek Orthodox basilica containing impressive carvings, illumination, frescos and ornamentation. Note that photography and videography is not allowed inside the church. Please respect other people’s sacred religious places and adhere to the rules (one lady during our visit felt the rules did not apply to her). This is a working monastery, not a museum, so the cells are occupied by the monks, however those you see around the site are pleasant and friendly. There is a small museum down some steps near the peaceful cloister garden containing religious artifacts and relics from the history of the monastery, including hand written books, sanctuary doors, chalices and crosses with some of the finest historical filigree work on the island. Even if you are not particularly religious, the craftsmanship and provenance of these items is impressive and an important part of the islands cultural religious history. Entry to the museum (€5 pp) also grants you access to an older worship side hewn into the rocks of the gorge, featuring stunning frescoes and clearly a very old and sacred site. Again, can I just implore you to not touch the walls as the oils from your hands will damage the paint - the last of the chambers has evidence of scummy people carving their names into medieval wall paintings, utterly ruining the irreplaceable historical context.

    The site is peaceful with plenty of mature pine trees for shade, and benches dotted around to allow you sit quietly and contemplate. Most other visitors to the site tend to be quiet and respectful of the place, which is a refreshing change from the bustle down by the coast.

    As a final note there are stray cats roaming the grounds who are very friendly and will say hello and do not scratch or bite, but be aware that all stray cats on the island may carry ticks or fleas. Won’t do you much harm to say hello and give them a tickle, but maybe don’t get them too close to any loose clothing.

    Overall one of the highlights of our trip to Cyprus and would go again.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • Lara
    Wales, UK5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went around the zoo with my partner and had a great time! The zoo wasn’t too big but wasn’t too small either - the map was clear and gave details in Greek & English. Had an amazing experience of feeding Lemurs & Elephants (once in a lifetime!) Elephant feeding was 50€ whilst feeding the Lemurs was a mere 5€.
    Big shoutout to Lindy the zookeeper - she had lots of information about Shoba the Asian Elephant, and was ready to answer any questions that we had - she took LOADS of photos and videos of us interacting with Shoba which I am forever grateful for 💕
    All in all it was a good day.
    Not 5 stars as the coach transfer passed us in the bus stop in the morning. After phoning the zoo and speaking with Simon things took a turn for the better as he had arranged (and paid for) a taxi to take us to the zoo. When we were leaving, he personally drove us to our hotel in his own vehicle ensuring we got back safely, so a big shoutout to him for great customer service too! Thank you both for making our time at the zoo memorable! 🐒🐘🦁
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • SteveH250
    Victoria, Canada105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We ended up taking the 2km walk in along the coast - the other route was much, much closer but we would have missed a great walk in along the coast. At the car park close to the trailhead there were a mixture of enduro style motorcycles, Land Rovers and small hire cars and a lone e-bike.

    Rock scrambles were fine - rocks are slippery, wear some decent footwear and take your time. For more experienced hikers, don't expect trail etiquette to be the norm.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • kenny10564
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK468 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What amazing mosaics and still in fantastic condition.
    Just to see the mosaics in all their glory are well worth the entrance fee.
    This is the 3rd time seeing this wonderful site.
    If this is your thing then make a beeline and see history.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • Maz A
    47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It took 40 minutes to walk here from my hotel. It was well worth the walk, it was a really interesting day out. I went to the castle, the archeological sites. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to sit and watch the world go by. You can also book excursions and boat trips from here. Visiting the harbour is a must if you are stayin in Paphos
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • Teeka
    25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice clean shopping mall with a few shops and places to eat. My favourite retail outlet 'ZARA' was so excited to go and shop. Staff were all friendly, also love Pull & Bear. There is a Costa and Starbucks. Kids shops, sports shops, supermarket and clothes shops a nice small range of shops under one roof. Decor is beautiful too, car park at the basement of the shopping mall. Also has free wifi! Use the taxis at the end by Starbucks and try to book a return fair as it is much cheaper.
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • Vicki Rowland
    United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited a few years ago with our brother & sister in law.

    We just turned up butc we were made to feel very welcome & we're given a tour of the winery before settling down to the serious business of some wine tasting.

    A really great chance to sample some great Cypriot wines.
    Written 25 November 2023
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  • StefI77
    S.Yorks91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sailed passed these on a boat trip, they are amazing
    Think can get to by road, think the bus goes passed, but obviously not sure what access is like.
    Written 3 September 2023
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  • kenny10564
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK468 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice enough harbour castle.
    Not a great deal inside but once at the top of the ramparts the view of the harbour and paphos are nice.
    Not much to gain entrance.
    Written 8 March 2024
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