Cyprus is a fantastic destination for a family holiday. It’s a beautiful, safe country with amazing weather and a wealth of attractions. The Pafos area is particularly popular with tourists as it just has so much to offer. You’ve got beautiful golden sand beaches that gently slope to the sea, ideal for little ones to play in, while the older kids can take part in some fun water sports. The area is steeped in history, with some fascinating historic sites to visit, making your trip both fun and educational. With gorgeous countryside and breath-taking views, if you love the great outdoors you’ll adore the Pafos area as you take to the nature trails, exploring on foot or bicycle.
There’s just so much to do, it can be so hard to decide what you’ll add to your list for your next visit. You really can come to Cyprus over and over again and always have something new and exciting to do. But, to give you some ideas, here are our personal top picks of activities that are perfect for the entire family to enjoy together…
Pafos harbour and castle
No visit to Pafos is complete without a stroll along the sea-front promenade taking in the harbour and Pafos Castle. With beautiful views all around, you can take things at your own pace here. Step inside the castle to take a break when the sun is at its hottest, and you’ll be stepping back in time. This area has plenty of brilliant restaurants and cafes, so you’ll easily find a great spot to relax with some refreshments and admire those stunning views.
Animal lovers will find Pafos Zoo a true delight, with some amazing animal encounters, daily parrot and owl shows and a wealth of wildlife from lions and tigers to snakes, monkeys and penguins.
Tombs of the Kings
One of the most interesting archaeological sites on the island, the Tombs of the Kings, carved from the rock, are truly awe-inspiring and will certainly inspire young people with an interest in ancient history.
Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station
Learn more about the amazing work of the Lara Bay Conservation Station at this peaceful location in Pafos, protecting the local population of rare Green and Loggerhead turtles.
Oniro By The Sea
Dining together as a family is one of the joys of being on holiday. If you’re looking for a great place to eat with an interesting view, then do stop at Oniro By The Sea where you’ll enjoy unspoilt views of the spectacular sea caves. It’s a great spot to capture some photos too.
Have an amazing time
From high adrenaline to laid back and relaxing, Cyprus has something to offer every family and to suit every mood. We know you’ll have a fantastic time discovering all the gems that this amazing island has to offer you. But don’t overdo it, take your time, soak up the atmosphere, you can always come and visit us again to tick more amazing sights and activities off your to-do list!