: Paphos 15 minutes drive
Cyprus has some lovely beaches:
Paphos beach (blue flag) is sandy and around a 10-15 minute level stroll from Zeus Gardens. There are watersports available.
Lighthouse beach (a short bus ride/5 minute drive or 30 minute walk) is beautiful and sandy.
Coral Bay is a large, lovely sandy beach around 10 minutes drive along the coast. There is a regular bus service.
Other nearby beaches but drivable are Polis, Latchi and Pissouri.
There are plenty of places to visit in Cyprus and Paphos itself is steeped in history and culture - so much so that UNESCO decided to just add Paphos, as a whole, to its World Cultural Heritage List.
Trips to Limassol, Larnaca, Polis, Latchi, Polis, Pissouri, Aphrodite's Baths, Petra Tou Romious, the Tombs of the Kings, Troodos and many more are all well worth doing if you feel like exploring.
Apart from Kato Pahos itself there are shops and a taverna just round the corner and restaurants and bars all the way down to the seafront. There are lots of beautiful street cafes all along the front and harbour as well as many acclaimed restaurants.
Paphos old town and market are a short bus ride or 20 minute walk.
A vast number of excursions are possible from Paphos - from snorkelling trips on glass bottom boats to mini cruises to the Pyramids in Egypt and everything in between! We particularly like the quad bikes, go karting, bird park, fishing trips, the wonderful water park (free courtesy bus)...etc etc!