The Breathtaking Beaches of Paphos

Marc Gordon
Jul 07, 2021

Known for its historical and architectural importance, the Mediterranean city of Paphos is a beautiful place to explore as a tourist. This coastal city has a lot to offer: beautiful beaches, historical mosaics, and ancient architecture. Paphos was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980 and selected as a European Capital of Culture in 2017. With incredible subtropical-Mediterranean climate, Paphos’ beaches are a great vacation option all year round.

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon, Cyprus

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This picturesque beach is perfect for those who want to avoid touristy spots. This beautiful pool of teal-colored water can only be reached by boat or 4×4. Blue Lagoon is known for its calm and clear water, which is great for anyone who believes vacations are made for swimming or snorkeling.

Lara Bay

Boats in the sea

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If your ideal holiday includes some wildlife spotting, Lara Bay is the place for you. Just like Blue Lagoon, this remote beach is hard to reach. Even though you’ll need to ride a 4×4 to get there, the destination is worth the bumpy journey. Lara Bay is home to nesting loggerhead and green turtles, which you might spot during the summer months.

Petra Tou Romiou

Petra Tou Romiou

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Petra Tou Romiou, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock, is a geological formation along the coastline of Paphos. According to Greek mythology, this is where the goddess of love and beauty rose from the sea and came ashore. Legend says anyone who swims around the rock formation three times will be blessed with eternal beauty.