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Alykes Beach

Alykes Beach

Alykes is a sandy beach situated near the hotels in the tourist area of Kato Pafos, off Poseidonos Avenue. There is a bus stop nearby and access to the beach is easy and well sign-posted. The quality of the water is tested frequently and the beach is cleaned every day. Water sports and sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site from April 15th to October 31st. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment during the same period. The beach is accessible by bus, car, motorbike and bicycle. Accommodation is available nearby. Facilities: - Life guarding - Water sports - Changing rooms - Showers - Sunbeds
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Faros Beach

Faros Beach

Faros is a sandy beach with an excellent view situated at the west end of Pafos. Access to the beach is easy and well sign-posted. The quality of the water is tested frequently and the beach is cleaned every day. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available from April 15th to October 31st. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment during the same period. There is also a beach volleyball court. The beach is accessible by bus, car, motorbike and bicycle. There is accommodation available close by. Facilities: - Life guarding - Changing rooms - Showers - Sunbeds
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Pachyammos Bay

Pachyammos Bay

Pachyammos Bay has a narrow sandy beach with very few rocks. It is situated in the Pafos tourist area, in front of the hotels on Poseidonos Avenue. Well sign-posted, the beach is accessible by bus, car, motorbike and bicycle. Water sports, sun beds and umbrellas are available from June 1st to October 15th. Accommodation facilities, bars, restaurants and telephones can be found nearby. The quality of the water is tested frequently and the beach is cleaned every day. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment during the swimming season. Facilities: - Life guarding - Water sports - Changing rooms - WC - Showers - Sunbeds - Wheelchair accessible
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Vrysoudia Beach A

Vrysoudia Beach A

Vrysoudia Beach A, a sandy beach surrounded by rocks, is situated near the hotels in the tourist area of Kato Pafos, off Poseidonos Avenue. Managed by the municipality of Pafos, it is very well sign-posted. There is a bus stop nearby and access to the beach is easy by bus, car, motorbike and bicycle. The quality of the water is tested frequently and the beach is cleaned every day. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from April 15th to October 31st. The beach has a variety of water sports and sun beds and umbrellas for hire. Accommodation facilities, bars, restaurants and telephones are also available nearby. Facilities: - Life guarding - Water sports - Changing rooms - WC - Showers - Sunbeds - Wheelchair accessible
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Vrysoudia Beach B

Vrysoudia Beach B

Vrysoudia Beach B is a sandy beach with magical scenery offering a magnificent view towards Pafos harbour and castle. It is situated near the hotels in the tourist area of Kato Pafos, off Poseidonos Avenue. There is a bus stop nearby and access to the beach is easy by bus, car, motorbike and bicycle. There are signs with directions showing the way to the facilities. The quality of the water is tested frequently and the beach is cleaned every day. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from June 1st to October 15th. The beach offers a variety of water sports, and sun beds and umbrellas for hire. Accommodation facilities and telephones are nearby. Facilities: - Life guarding - Water sports - Changing rooms - WC - Showers - Sunbeds - Wheelchair accessible
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Paphos Municipal Baths

Paphos Municipal Baths

A favourite with the locals, the Municipal Baths Beach is a sandy beach with very few rocks. It is located in the heart of the tourist area of Kato Pafos, just a few metres off Poseidonos Avenue and 300 metres from Pafos Castle. Access to the beach is easy and there are signs with directions showing the way to the facilities. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available from April 15th to October 31st. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment during the same period. There are restaurants and accommodation facilities nearby. Facilities: - Life guarding - Changing rooms - WC - Showers - Sunbeds - Wheelchair accessible
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Diving

Diving

Ideal sea temperatures, clear waters and rich coastal reefs Paphos is located in the west of Cyprus and is one of the main diving hubs of the country. Cyprus lies in the crossroads of three continents which gives the country its unique atmosphere of east meets west. Clear seas and warm waters make Pafos ideal for diving. Sea temperatures around the island range from 27 to 16 ºC, resulting in one of the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean, while the absence of plankton makes for great visibility. The underwater coastal reefs teem with a wide variety of colourful fish, sponges, coral, sea anemones, octopus, mussels and the ubiquitous sea urchin providing a spectacular picture. Sea turtles can be spotted regularly, thanks to a turtle conservation project that has increased their numbers around the island considerably. Spectacular underwater caves and tunnels and a number of interesting paths are just waiting to be explored, while the remains of ancient amphora and stone anchors make it a veritable adventure. Akamas National Park lies 12km west of Paphos and is home to some excellent dive sites with lots of marine life. The whole area is a marine park so is a protected area from fishing which is why the marine life here is so abundant compared to the Cyprus reefs just a short distance away. St Georges Island in the Akamas is one of the only deep wall dives in the area and caters for all levels of experience. As you are swimming along the wall its worth taking time to explore any recesses and overhangs for the marine life hiding there and see if you can find a hidden octopus or tiny critters such as colourful nudibranchs. Another site in the Akamas is Lara Valley which offers overhangs, crevasses and if you are lucky there is a chance of even spotting a turtle around here during the breeding season. Nearer to Paphos one relatively easy but stunning underwater geological feature is the Amphitheatre which is a naturally formed amphitheatre at the shallow 9-12m. The shallow depth and rock formation create some very pretty light effects and is a great spot for photographs. Open water (OW) qualification required. Access is from the shore just past the headland at Coral Bay, a short walk down the rocks. This is a particularly popular dive, ranging from 4 metres to some 12 metres. It takes its name from the natural formation resembling an amphitheatre that was cut out of the rock by sea currents. Besides the magnificent rock formations, there is an abundance of marine life to admire, including groupers, eels and cuttlefish. Last but not list divers can experience the unique Amphorae Caves. A famous dive to a depth up to 12 meters. There are some caves to explore, including one with the top-encrusted amphorae. A team of American archaeologists who investigated this region feel that this was created by movements in the sea over the past two thousand years
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Pafos, in the Top 20 European Tourist Destinations for 2014-2015

Pafos, in the Top 20 European Tourist Destinations for 2014-2015

Gold Quality Award for the Coastline of Pafos Region ! Pafos is now included in the list of quality coastal destinations of Europe «The TOP 20 SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS» and promoted as the destination ensuring that the environment remains clean and the area follows practices for the protection and promotion of local identity and cultural heritage. In Paphos of quality, visitors can combine a relaxing, but also safe holidays, tradition and culture, nature and clean seas
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Snorkeling Park

Snorkeling Park

A unique work of art and enrichment of marine life First Snorkelling Park in Cyprus for free diving in the Protected Area of the known “Municipal Baths” in Pafos, enriched with a unique sculpture composition created by the sculptor Yiota Ioannidou. Cyprus’ first Snorkelling Park in the Municipal Baths area of Paphos has been enriched with a unique sculpture composition. The project consists of three sculptural compositions of supernatural size shells. Each composition consists of different shells in relatively close proximity to each other. A smaller composition of sea urchin shells has been placed outside the water in the surrounding rocks, predisposing the visitor to the surprise that follows in the sea. The shells/sculptures are made of environmentally friendly concrete in accordance with the guidelines of the relevant Protocol of the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution. The shells are a tribute to the glorious past of the goddess Aphrodite so inextricably linked to Cyprus. Overall, the connection of the shells with Aphrodite, where they both rise from the sea, is obvious and is interpreted as a correlation of the goddess emerging from the sea on a shell. It seems that in ancient times they had some relation to fertility, similar to that of eggs and Aphrodite. Beautiful and exalted shells of rare beauty have been offered to the temple of Aphrodite as gifts to the altar of the Goddess of Beauty. The innovative, authentic and environmentally friendly project that is in harmony with the magic of the sea is expected to function as a natural system for conservation and reproduction of biodiversity while at the same time attract swimmers and help to enhance both the swimming experience and of the destination’s image. Their geometrical composition and especially their internal structure, not only contribute to the attraction of marine organisms, but also is a work of art in the core of a fully protected zone. The Municipal Baths is a protected area and Cyprus’ first official Snorkelling Park serving as a reference point for free diving with rich marine life, archaeological treasures and contemporary work of art.
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