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Neo Chorio village

distance: 800m

Neo Chorio village is situated in the westernmost point of Cyprus, at the base of the Akamas peninsula. With its traditional Cypriot houses, two orthodox churhes, water fountains and picturesque narrow roads, the village centre is absolutely beautiful. Sit down for some traditional food or a drink at the Stone Tavern and Stone Castle tavernas.

Latchi harbour

distance: 3km

View of Latchi harbour

Latchi is a small paved harbour with a traditional costal walk. In the past it was a port for shipping carobs but today the old stone warehouses have been converted and now house many famous taverns and fish restaurants. A meal in one of Latchi's many restaurants is a must.

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Water sports centre

The centre offers a variety of water sport activities including:- Sailing, windsurfing, water sking, jet ski, banana ride, tube ride, para-sailing, boat excursions, speed boat hire, diving lessons/hire, canoeing.

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Banana ride Tube ride Kayak Pedalo
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Wake boarding Canoe Para sailing Boat hire

Latchi boat excursions

Trips around the waters of Akamas are available from latchi harbour where boats are anchored to allow swimming / snorkling or divivng in the crystal clear sea and guests are often treated to a famous Greek BBQ. Sites often include the Baths of Aphrodite, St Georges island and the lovelly waters of Fontona Amarosa.

Polis

distance: 7km

Town square

Polis town

The beautiful Polis square offers a variety of traditional Cyprus tavernas and open-air coffee shops and is a meeting place for locals and visitors alike

Archaeological museum

Polis Museum

The local Museum of Marion / Arsinoe in Polis is well worth visiting. Artifacts derive from an extensive area around Polis and are chronologically arranged, so as to portray its historical development from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic to the Medieval periods.

Go carting

distance: 9km
Argaka go-karting circuit

Go-karting circuit in the village of Argaka.

Akamas Peninsula

The Akamas peninsula is situated at the westernmost point of Cyprus. According to one version, the area took its name from the Greek mythological hero Akamas, son of Theseus and Phaidra, who came to Cyprus after the Trojan War and and gave his name to the Akamas peninsula and the city of Akamantis, a legendary city which has never been found.

Baths of Aphrodite

distance: 3km

Baths of Aphrodite

According to legend, this is where Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Fertility used to bath. A visit to her falls and swimming in her waters is said to give eternal youth.

Akamas forest

distance: 3km

Akamas beach The Akamas is the easternmost point of the three major flora zones of Europe, therefore the number of plant species found here runs up to 600, of which 35 are endemic.

The variety of fauna is also impressive: 168 bird species, 12 mammals, 20 reptiles and butterfly species of which the endemic Glaucopsyche Paphos butterfly is said to be the symbol of the area.

Akamas was also the place where Aphrodite and Adonis had their love trysts. It is an area of incomparable natural beauty. Almost all the geological formations found on the island are present in the area.

Akamas is ideal for walking, cycling, swimming, diving, fishing, exploring, cruising on small craft, and bird watching.

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Lara bay

distance: 20km
View of Lara Bay

Known as turtle beach, a turtle sanctuary on a long stretch of beautiful sandy coastline where attempts are being made to protect the endangered green turtles and provide safe sites for their egg laying.

Paphos

Aphrodite water park

Paphos Aphrodite Water Park

With the largest number of facilities and attractions in Cyprus, the biggest family rafting ride in Europe and virtually guranteed sunshine for every one of its opening days, it's no wonder that Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. Young or old, swimmer or not, there's something at the waterpark for everyone. A cool way to spend a hot day!

Tomb of the kings

Tomb of the kings

Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.

Mosaics

House of Dionysus

The striking mosaic floors in a series of ancient Roman noblemenís villas, dating from the third to fifth century AD, are a must-see for visitors to Paphos. The site where the villas are still being excavated can be found about 300 metres from the Paphos harbour. The mosaics featuring mythological scenes are visible in the houses of Dionysus, Orpheus and Aion, and the Villa of Theseus. All were made of small cubes of marble and stone, called tesserae, with glass paste added to widen the range of colour

Paphos castle

Paphos Castle

At the harbour, there is the Castle of Paphos, originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour and rebuilt by the Lusignans in the thirteenth century, then dismantled in 1570 by the Venetians, who found themselves unable to defend it against the Ottomans, who in their turn restored and strengthened it after they captured the island.

Harbour

Paphos harbour

The picturesque harbour with its many shops, bars and restaurants.

Golf

Tsada Golf

Within 45 minutes drive is Tsada Golf Club, on the outskirts of Paphos. Set in the grounds of an 11th century monastery, at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level. With 18 championship holes, this lightful course plays to a par 72 and measures 6060 meters.

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