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From Paphos: Cyprus Highlights Tour w/ Blue Lagoon Boat Trip

1. From Paphos: Cyprus Highlights Tour w/ Blue Lagoon Boat Trip

Immerse yourself in the striking landscapes and traditional culture of Cyprus with a guided tour departing from Paphos. Get picked up from your hotel and enjoy a scenic drive in Akamas, then navigate toward the Blue Lagoon on a boat Start your day with a hotel pickup and sit back and relax on an air-conditioned bus while you're taken around the Akamas Peninsula to Latchi. Explore a variety of local attractions along the way, including Polis. Listen to insightful facts about each area you visit. Hop aboard a boat to take in the sunny island of Cyprus from the water and soak up the sunshine as you enjoy fruits and wine. Arrive at the Blue Lagoon to swim in crystal-clear waters and see the Baths of Aphrodite, stunning sea caves, and iconic banana plantations.

From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

2. From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and board your air-conditioned tour bus to explore the most picturesque parts of Cyprus before heading out on a cruise to visit the Blue Lagoon. Drive past banana plantations on your tour with a visit to the Botanical Garden and see the Baths of Aphrodite. Next stop, Latchi. Set out to sea from the port of this small fishing village and admire the coastal landscapes as you make your way toward the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy complimentary juice, wine, and fresh seasonal fruit aboard the ship. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean water, do some snorkeling, and enjoy the sunshine before heading back to Latchi. Make the most of some free time here for swimming or to have a bite to eat at a local tavern before heading back to your hotel.

From Paphos: Troodos Mountains & Villages Guided Day Trip

3. From Paphos: Troodos Mountains & Villages Guided Day Trip

Soak up the charm of the traditional villages of Lofu and Omodos on this guided day trip that includes pickup and drop-off at select hotels and locations in Paphos. See where the mythical Aphrodite is said to have emerged from that sea at Petra tou Romiou. Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious bus and sit back and relax on an air-conditioned ride. Travel to the town of Lofu which clings to the side of the Troodos Mountains. Go for a stroll on the cobblestone paths of Omodos. Admire natural beauty of the sparkling waters of the Millomeris Waterfall. Stop at a family-owned boutique winery for an intimate tasting of some of their award-winning wines. Head to sandy beach to uncover the breathtaking location where the mythological story of Aphrodite began at Petra tou Romiou.

From Paphos: Chrysoroyiatissa, Kykkos and Omodos Day Trip

4. From Paphos: Chrysoroyiatissa, Kykkos and Omodos Day Trip

First stop on the way to the Troodos Mountains is at the Chrysorriatissa Monastery, a 12th Century monastery, view its vineyards planted in the end of the 18th century produce some of the finest white Ayios Andronicos and Ayios Elias and enjoy the magnificent valley overlooking Kannaviou dam. The tour continues towards Kykkos, passing through the Pafos forest. Arriving at Kykkos Monastery, you will be guided through the renowned and rich Monastery as well as to visit the Archbishop Makarios’ tomb in Throni where you can enjoy the breath-taking view of almost all the islands! We drive on to “Timios Stavros” famous for its cross of 25meters high which overlooks Marathasa Valley. There will be free time to enjoy your buffet lunch (price not included) or free time to enjoy the magnificent view. On the way to Omodos we will drive through the pine forest, pass the highest village of Cyprus, Prodromos and tourist Platres. Omodos is a traditional wine producing village, you can walk through the cobbled streets to reach the village square lined with cafes and shops selling wines, olive oil and other local products or visit the church of the Holy Cross and then enjoy a Cyprus coffee in the square. Important: There is a dressing code when visiting monastery and churches

From Polis: Blue Lagoon Boat Trips with Traditional BBQ

5. From Polis: Blue Lagoon Boat Trips with Traditional BBQ

Enjoying the beautiful scenery, the forest of Akamas,enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Akamas blue lagoon. Enjoy traditional bbq on the boat.

Paphos: Land Rover Jeep Safari Coastal Tour and Blue Lagoon

6. Paphos: Land Rover Jeep Safari Coastal Tour and Blue Lagoon

Take part in a full-day excursion as you explore the coastline with a guide on board a 4x4 Land Rover. See the Blue Lagoon, swim in the crystal clear waters, visit Turtle Beach, and witness sea caves up close. Start the day with a convenient pickup service from your accommodation. From here you will head off-road into Akamas to begin visiting your first location. Discover Thalassines Spiles, a quirky part of the coastline that is full of fascinating wind-sculpted rock formations. See the Banana Plantation, an area close to the Akamas Region where you can get a glimpse into what makes the Cypriot Banana so special. Visit the Avagas Gorge and walk in a gorge well known for its 30-metre-high limestone walls. Marvel at rich vegetation and fresh springs that create an atmosphere of positivity that will last you the rest of the day. See Lara Bay, a location well known as one of the most important breeding sites in the Mediterranean for the Green Back Turtle and Caretta-Caretta. Continue on to a viewpoint which is one of the highest points in the region where you will enjoy great views over the Peninsula. After a lunch break in Latchi, visit the Baths of Aphrodite where legend has it she would come to bathe and take care of her eternal beauty. Stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for a swim in the crystal-clear waters that never cease to amaze. Drive through typical traditional villages in the wine region of Paphos where we will visit a winery in the winter season while on route back to your accommodation.

Paphos: Wave Dancer Boat Sunset Cruise with BBQ and Swimming

7. Paphos: Wave Dancer Boat Sunset Cruise with BBQ and Swimming

A perfect combination of a day cruise ending with the beautiful views of the sunset! Departing from Paphos Harbour and cruising along the East coast towards Riccos Bay. Once on board we have plenty of sunbeds available (first come-first served)! We stop for swimming and to serve our delicious bbq meal which is served on the top deck (cooked fresh on board)! During this time we also have our talented live singers performing and our professional bar is operating during the whole duration of the event! Our main deck gives a beautiful open-air viewing of the stunning Mediterranean sunset! This cruise should be at the top of your vacation list!

Paphos: All-Inclusive Yacht Cruise to Coral Bay with Stops

8. Paphos: All-Inclusive Yacht Cruise to Coral Bay with Stops

Departing from Paphos harbour at 10:00am, you will experience the unforgettable coastal scenery of Coral Bay, Sea Caves, and St. George Island (Akamas area). Two stops will be provided for swimming, snorkeling and canoeing. A delicious bbq lunch is freshly prepared on board and is served during our first swimming stop! All Adults are guaranteed sun lounges! The Yacht has also plenty of shaded areas. In the lounge area we also provide a games and activity area where children and adults can use (soft play area, Play station etc) The Yacht is equipped with 2 professional bars. On the upper deck our barman will be serving all inclusive local drinks (including Cocktails) for the duration of the trip. While sipping your drink enjoy our live music from our talented performers. We are well known for providing the largest coastal cruise facilities, the best quality food, entertainment and ultimate comfort. The boat provides excellent first class washrooms and shower units. The Cruise Director will make sure that you learn all about the areas you visit. Choose the best and most comfortable way to view the Mediterranean coast!

From Paphos: Coral Bay and Adonis Baths Guided Buggy Tour

9. From Paphos: Coral Bay and Adonis Baths Guided Buggy Tour

Enjoy a quad or buggy safari and see the coral beach at Pegeia. Check out the sea caves and a real shipwreck, then admire the marina at St. George's Harbor. Visit turtle breeding sites, chill out in a cafe, go swimming at Adonis baths, and enjoy a leisurely stroll on the nature trails. Arrive at the meeting point in the morning for a quick briefing and safety check. Then, hop onto the quad and begin your adventure at 10:00 AM. Ride along the beautiful coast past the coral beach of Pegeia. Next, continue to the sea caves, known for their spectacular rock formations. See the shipwreck of the Edro 3, which capsized in 2011. Afterward, stop at St. George's Harbor, known for its catacombs and archeological sites. Take in the breathtaking view of the marina. Then, visit the turtle breeding sites at Akamas Reserve and swim at the Lara Turtle Conservation Station. Take a break from some refreshments at a cafe located between the mountains and the sea. Following this, visit Adonis Baths. Go swimming, see the waterfall, and walk along the nature trails. Learn about the history of Aphrodite and Adonis. Finally, return to the starting point.

Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission

10. Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission

Get entry tickets to the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Paphos region. Cool down with this park's giant variety of slides, pools, and water attractions. Grab a friend and chute down the "Gravity" tube slide together. Speed down the curves of the "Kamikaze" body slide. Dare to take an adrenaline-pumping ride down the "Free Fall." This towering feet foot slide shoots you down a near-vertical incline, ending in a splash that will take your breath away. Jump into the leisure pool and bounce on the giant "Wet Bubble," a huge air-filled bubble, a unique attraction that is a cross between a trampoline and a sprinkler. Relax as you slowly drift down a 400m lazy river that stretches around the park. Take a dip and bounce along with the surf in the wave pool. Young children will love playing in the kids' water-play area where they can play on a pirate ship, climb up the mini-volcano, and jump on the mini-bubble. After an afternoon of exploring all the park has to offer, luxuriate with a dip in the jacuzzi. In between slides, enjoy a meal at the food court, featuring Phukhet, a new Chinese restaurant.

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4.4 / 5

based on 807 reviews

What an amazing experience! The boat tour from Paphos to the Blue Lagoon was absolutely breathtaking. From the moment we stepped on board, we felt warmly welcomed by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. The cruise along the scenic coast of Cyprus offered unparalleled views of turquoise waters and rocky shorelines.The Blue Lagoon itself was a true paradise on earth. The clear waters and rugged rocks created a setting that seemed straight out of a dream. We had ample time for snorkeling and swimming, and the crew made sure we felt safe and comfortable. The organization of the tour was flawless, and the communication beforehand was very helpful. Even the little touches like providing sunscreen and towels showed that the crew really cares about their guests. All in all, this boat tour was an unforgettable experience that I would recommend to anyone!

Really good tour. Liked the pace of the trip, we never felt rushed. Guide and driver were terrific, very good fun. You get four really good stops, first is Kourion and second is Kolossi (optional), both great ancient sites. The highlights for us came on the second half of the tour. We got 2.5 hours in Limassol, which is a fantastic city, enough time for a wander, a nice meal and a walk along the coast. Stops at Aphrodites Rock on the way back. It’s really good value as well, we worked out the cost of the tour for two people is about the same as a taxi return to Aphrodites Rock from Paphos, so it feels like a no brainer. At about 7 hours as well, it’s an ideal length for a tour. Comfortable coach with air con, and superb on time pick up and drop off, five star.

If you’re staying in Paphos and looking for a value and hassle free way of visiting the north in a day, this is it. Great pick up and drop off, it’s a long day, we calculated 11.5 hours, but you get four good stops - the monastery, the ancient city of Salamis, and then free time in Famagusta and a guided walking tour of Varosha. Excellent guide and driver, it’s a big group, think it was 50 or so (nearly every seat on the coach full) no issues with border crossings, guide takes care of it. Comfortable coach and good use of time considering there is a lot to see. Guide gives you lots of history, good comfort stops both out and on return, highly recommended.

Thoroughly enjoyed. Food was amazing and blue lagoon was a great experience. They do serve cocktails / spirits & mixers at additional cost of €4+ so be mindful of that! Wine and juices free. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, extremely affordable for price.

The guide, driver and attraction were great. Only the coach was too poorly air-conditioned.