The city of Paphos has a plenty of well-developed beaches and insfrastructure located in the city itself and in all its upskirts.
You can be sure that you’ll find the proper one. Situated in Coral Bay, within the distance of ten kilometers from the city centre, Paphos offers you a significant variety of beaches with the following advantages:
- Safe for children (warm water, sloping bottom)
- Many taverns and cafes (in Avdimou you can even find the Zias Beach club)
- Convenient free of charge parking (Atlantida)
- The lack of crowds during the week (Pissouri)
- Exciting for adventurous holiday-makers (Petra tou Romiou makes the experience as real as possible by cutting down on services, it’s dangerous yet perfect for the people who are into this kind of thing)
Most of the Paphos beaches tend to be rocky, which can be a bit off-putting for some.
So, let’s see closer what Paphos and its upskirts have to offer.
Well-known Coral Bay beach has universally loved soft sand, which makes it a very popular place. Also, it’s really rich in seashells, so you’ll definitely have something to show off when you get back home. Well developed infrastructure has all beach amenities you could wish.
Avdimou beach is an incredibly picturesque sight, the access to it is also pleasant to the eye. Exotic olive groves, impressive citrus plantations – farmlands nearby will give you a strong sense of something traditional and at the same time unusual. The beach itself is long and wide, and it’s covered in a mix of sand and pebble. Aside from that, it offers you a touch of captivating wildlife – you will be able to see turtle nests spread all over the place. Even if you’re not into animals, it’ll still be an interesting experience, not to mention that it makes quite a contribution to the nature by preserving endangered species.
Atlantida beach is very famous for its wedding planning. The beach is simple and elegant, it’s also equipped with all the necessary things for your ceremony: a wedding gazebo, venue hire, private terraces, DJ for disco – throwing a dinner party for about 20 people won’t be hardship at all, and you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
The golden sand of Pissouri beach is probably its main twist, which attracts attention right away. Another characteristic worth mentioning is Pissouri’s measurements – a width of 90 meters and a length of 1.500 meters make it an ideal place, suitable for the most demanding swimmers. Water skiing, surfing and paragliding are also quite popular here. The access to the beach is relatively easy, due to the convenient parking areas.
Petra tou Romiu or Aphrodite’s Rock
Petra tou Romiou, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock, is believed to be a birthplace for Aphrodite, where she, according to the legend, rose from the waves. It’s also this very place where the amazing strength of Digenis Akritas was displayed, who is said to have thrown a huge rock into the sea that remains there to the present day and represents the man’s unbeatable power.
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