Here are five great things to do with the family in Paphos.
1. Go to the beach
Both tourists and local families flock to the city’s beaches to enjoy lazy days by the sea. All Paphos city beaches, including the sandy Vrysoudia beach, offer full facilities including lifeguards during the holiday season, toilets, sun loungers, umbrellas, water sports and showers.
2. Castles and pelicans in the port
Behind the beaches, the town rises into the hillside, with many bars, taverns and restaurants to feed and drink families for lunch or dinner. However, informed tourists head west along the beach to the old port area with its old castle, just the right size for young gentlemen and their ladies! Then grab a table for a traditional-style lunch with a wonderful view at one of the harborside restaurants in the old customs house. Watch out for visiting pelicans that sometimes try to take your fish lunch!
3. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans
Just behind the harbor is Paphos Archaeological Park, a luxury villa complex built by the Romans and discovered in the 1960s by a farmer plowing his field. Only a small area of this vast site has been excavated, so you’ll likely see real archeology in action as students work over the summer on new sites. It’s a big place where kids can run around and explore, but always take a hat and drink water; There isn’t much shade in the middle of the day, except under the roofs of the dug-out covered villas.
4. Fascinating fish or lightning-fast water slides?
If history isn’t your thing for kids, head to the City Aquarium where they can gawk at the fish without getting wet, or Paphos Aphrodite Water Park where you’ll have trouble keeping them dry for more than 30 seconds! The park’s star attraction is the huge five-lane water slide that the whole family can launch down on giant inflatable tires, screaming and screaming the whole way. For younger children, there is a separate children’s water park. One of the great benefits of a Paphos villa holiday is that when you get home from the water park, you can wash and dry all those soaking wet towels and bathing suits, instead of arranging them on the hotel bathroom or balcony. .
5. Music, Dance and More…
To make the most of your Paphos villa holiday, grab a copy of the What’s On Guide or visit the web at http://www.paphospeople.com/whats_on.html for events from live music to line dancing, kids clubs to karaoke, to salsa dancing to stone carving (yes, really!).
Or stop by a supermarket, buy the rental car and have a barbecue for your family by the pool of your Paphos villa rental with a glass or two of wine for mum and dad and an early night for the little ones,! no babysitter needed!