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Being in quarantine is certainly not pleasant, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun! So we have prepared for you a nice little list of adventures and places you can visit during the day to make this boring time a little more interesting!
Stop by Aphrodite’s Rock
The mythical Aphrodite’s Rock, or Petra tou Romiou in Greek, can be found between Paphos and Limassol, where it is believed that the goddess of love and beauty was born. Legend has it that she rose from the waves between the rocks in a shell. The large rocks attract many visitors no matter the season, and many tour buses stop here for photographs.
The beach is suitable for swimming, and climbing to the top of the large rock offers fantastic panoramic views. To reach the beach, you have to follow a tiny, dark pathway that passes underneath the road and leads to the rock.
Explore antiquities at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
The Kato Paphos Archaeological Park houses a stunning array of historical ruins. These span from relics of the Middle Ages to the Roman Empire and include the sun-bleached remains of buildings – still magnificent despite the passage of time – mosaics, murals and ancient statues. To see the House of Aion or the Ancient Odeon here is to see the remains of Cyprus’s noble past.
Visit the Tombs of the Kings
Housed within the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, the Tombs of the Kings is a selection of underground chambers carved out of solid rock in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The tombs were inspired by ancient Egyptian tradition, where it was believed that tombs should be similar to their houses to carry on the essence of living. The burial chambers open up into a peristyle atrium similar to those found in Alexandria. This is the last resting place of the high officials of Cyprus, and no actual kings were buried here. Nonetheless, the size of the tombs and the Doric pillars are impressive, and give the beautiful site its name.
Visit St. Paul’s Pillar
This is one of Cyprus’ most significant pilgrimage sites. Back in 45 AD it wasn’t a great idea to try to spread Christianity to places that didn’t want it – if you were interested in self-preservation.
Paul the Apostle came to Paphos to convert the ruler from Paganism, and for his efforts got 39 lashes. In the grounds of Panagia Chrysopolitissa, a beautiful Orthodox/Anglican church on the site of an ancient basilica, you’ll find the pillar to which the saint was tied for his punishment.
The pillar has been eroded down the years but is still standing amid two millennia of ruins that include some stunning mosaics.
Hike down the stunning Avakas Gorge
The beautiful Avakas Gorge, one of the last areas of the island not to have been touched by modern development, can be found in the Akamas Peninsula of Paphos. The tall rock formations of the gorge were created by a strong river that flowed continuously over the limestone, eroding it into 30-metre (100-foot) rocks over time. Spending a morning walking through the gorge is a unique experience, as there aren’t many similar spots around the island. The three-kilometre (two-mile) gorge can be wet and slippery at times, so appropriate shoes are necessary.
Visit the abandoned village of Evretou
Take a glimpse into the past and get a taste of what the island’s division left behind with a trip to Evretou village, three kilometres (two miles) from Symou village. To reach it, take the dirt road at Symou that leads near to Evretou dam. The village remains as it was left in the 1970s after the war, and dozens of abandoned Turkish Cypriot houses can be found tucked away in the open fields. Walk through the ruins to get a firsthand view of Cyprus’ history.
Quad bike around Akamas
Akamas is one of Paphos’ most picturesque regions, and is home to endemic plants and animals such as monk seals and sea turtles. Some of the more untouched beauty here can only be reached off road, so it’s best to rent a 4×4 or a quad bike to traverse the region safely.
Where do i start! Elysia Park is the most fantastic place to stay if you are considering to come to Cyprus Paphos.
They are welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The customer service is impeccable… I appreciate everything Elysia Park has done to make our stay that extra special.
Elysia Park will always be recommended if you ever wanted to stay somewhere that is also reasonably priced.
I will definitely come back again!
‘The Elysia Park is were all the wedding guests stayed and it was definitely worth every penny. The room was cosy with everything you needed, especially air conditioning. The pool and sunbathing area was a large area and the restaurant and bar provided great food and drink. The walk to Paphos town centre is around 25 mins or you can catch the 603 bus which runs hourly till around 8pm, taxis are around 10 euros. A great venue to stay’
We are very pleased with our stay at Elysia Park! The apartments are spacious, clean, and equipped with everything you need. There are two very nice pools. The food and the cocktails in the restaurant are good, and the staff is super polite. There is a mini market and pharmacy in the complex. The receptionists are helpful and kind. Our flight back home was late at the evening, and they not only let us stay at the pool after we’ve checked out but gave us a key to a room that we can use for an hour to take a shower and get ready to travel.
The best service ever, very clean and quiet, nice pools and very good security. Marios and Savvas in the reception are the nicest people, very patients and friendly and the restaurant in the resort is really good. Every 3 days they clean the apartment, and you get towels for the pool. There is parking space next to the apartment and the team helps with everything
To hire a car is recommended because it is 10 minutes’ drive from the beach .
Stayed with family and friends to celebrate our daughter’s wedding at Minthis Hills. Cannot fault the accommodation or helpfulness of everyone at Elysia Park. Would highly recommend. Denise and Barry Wardman.’
We liked the option to check in, in advance, so when we arrived the process was very quick and the man at the reception was very nice and welcoming! The food, pools, massage, everything was great!!! The hotel crew were the best of the best, very polite and helping of every need. They even agreed to extend our late check out request for a small additional fee, which really helped us. This hotel is more for larger groups- family/ friends, so they don’t get into separate rooms in a regular hotel. We were a group of 6 girls, and we rented a penthouse, and it was just what we needed. Overall stay at Elysia park was perfect!
Disliked · Nothing! Best hotel we could ever have at Cyprus for a group of friends!
the apartment was very clean. the communal areas were also kept exceptionally tidy. the staff were so helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble
1st time visit, Outstanding service would highly recommend, we rented a town house was above our expectations.
Very convenient park with big pools and a playground for kids. The apartments are huge and have separated bedrooms for kids and the parents and a big living room. The kitchen is well equipped with everything. There is a restaurant inside the hotel with delicious food and an option for buffet breakfast – open all day. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the cleanness of all the parks are great. You can stay at this place for months!
You feel the care about guests in every detail: the territory, pools, well-furnished apartments. We had everything we needed. There are plenty of parking lots so you can leave the car near your block. Good Wi-Fi, huge terrace ❤️ The property is located in a quite area, no noise will bother you. And within a short walk you’ll find cafés and supermarkets. Getting to the beach will take you ~20-30 mins of walk, or 5 mins by car. The receptionists were extremely helpful with everything. Really enjoyed our stay!
Cyprus is an amazing country and Elysia Park is excellent accommodation. We had a 3-bedroom apartment which was well equipped and very comfortable. The apartment was cleaned every 3 days and towels replaced. There are 2 main pools and plenty of sun loungers. There is a very good on-site restaurant with a varied menu for all tastes. All staff were approachable and friendly. It is definitely a place to return to for a relaxing holiday.
It was our first-time visiting Cyprus and we were so impressed. The standard of the accommodation was amazing. Very clean and excellent, modern decor and facilities. The pools, gym, restaurant, and local supermarket were all a stone throws distance away and the beach a 20-minute walk away. Staff were friendly and helpful when we wanted to book a tour, information about local attractions and booking our airport taxi. We travelled without our teenagers, but had they come along, they would’ve loved it too. We’d definitely recommend Elysia Park whether you are looking for a quiet, restful break or want to enjoy the night life down by the harbour.
Fantastic Apartment. Spent 3 weeks at Elysia Park and was upgraded on arrival. Found staff to very helpful and the facility was very clean and modern.
The cleaning staff did a great job, thoroughly cleaning the apartment top to bottom every 3 days
The apartment was clean and spacious with quality bedding and comfortable beds.
The reception staff were very helpful; I would also recommend using their transport service as polite and reasonably priced. Only 15 min walk into Pafos.
We enjoyed a Spa massage too.
My son and partner had a deep tissue massage, and I had a de-stress with express facial. I would highly recommend this treat, Petra the massage therapist was exceptional. The Spa pool was great as outdoor pools whilst inviting were not heated.
A great 6-night stay. Highly recommended for sure.
Thanks to all the staff who, despite end of season, remained friendly and hospitable.
My 4_nights stay with my family, was so comfortable and really lovely.
I enjoyed staying at the apartment, lovely pool and the perfect cleanliness.
Special thanks to Mrs Natalie for her care, kindness and hospitality.
Hope to see you again soon ❤️❤️❤️
Our experience with Elysia park was excellent!
The receptionists are Polite and kind!
Apartments are big and very convenient for short and long stay!
Central location, 2 min from center (Municipality, Makariou etc)
We will definitely visit them again.