With 27 beaches along Paphos’ 50 kilometres of gorgeous shoreline, you’ll have no trouble finding a spot to lay your towel and soak up some rays. Alykes beach is located right in the heart of Paphos, you can simply roll out of bed and soon be on this stunning beach. You may need to pay a couple euros for the use of a lounger but with sand this sumptuous, it’s the perfect cushion to place your beach towel on! Alykes Beach is cleaned daily and its waters stay shallow for around the first 20 metres, making it great for those with children. There’s water sports available if you’d like to partake and lots of bars and restaurants nearby for refreshments.
Alternatively, Lara Beach is slightly off the beaten track but well worth making the journey. This unspoiled beach found in Cape Lara is not only a beautiful sight, but populated by green and leather-back turtles! You may be lucky enough to see the turtles laying their eggs or even the new babies scrambling to get to the sea!
This area is protected and there are no facilities on site but as long as you can bring your own towels, food and drinks, it’s a stunning beach well worth visiting. It’s beautifully secluded as not many tourists choose to venture this way and its waters are some of the warmest on the island.
One of the most famous of Cyprus’ beaches, Aphrodite’s Rock comes with its very own magical history. The birthplace of the legend surrounding the mythical Greek goddess of love and beauty, she supposedly rose from these waters in 1200 B.C. The legend states Aphrodite blesses those who swim around the rock for three turns with true love, eternal beauty, eternal youth and fertility.
It’s a beautiful piece of nature found along the road from Paphos to Limassol. Unfortunately, the waters around this area are a little rough, so swimming is prohibited and prevents people testing out the power of the legend, however the view from the top of the beach is reason enough for a visit!
After visiting Aphrodite’s rock you can pop along to the nearby pebbled beach to enjoy an idyllic spot for capturing the sunset.