Beaches in Paphos
Most Paphos beaches are legendary. After all, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born of the seafoam that caresses one of them at Petra tou Romiou. Our other five favourite Paphos beaches are Coral Bay, Lara, Latsi, the Municipal Bath Beach, and the Geroskipou Municipal Beach.
Lara Beach at Lara Bay is often described as a tiny paradise. Its waters are crystal clear, the sand is soft, the vistas are beyond compare, and the bay is delightful. Note that you will spot many green turtles here, as well as wild goats. This is a protected area. Don’t visit it for long stretches of time without supplies (food, water, sunscreen).Read More
Latsi Beach is about 45 minutes from Paphos city, in an area known as Polis Chrysochous. It’s a pebble beach, so wear appropriate footwear. The waters are a brilliant azure and bright, and there are even some managed spots around local cafes, offering sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as lifeguards on duty.Read More
Paphos Municipal Baths
The Municipal Baths Beach is a favourite of the locals. It is the perfect spot if you want to experience this destination far from the crowds. Also called Kato Paphos beach, this strip of sand stretches from Yeroskipou towards the Paphos harbour. Look for the public area “Ta Bania.”Read More
Petra Tou Romiou
Petra tou Romiou is the most photographed beach of Paphos. According to legend, this is where the goddess Aphrodite was born from the foam of the sea. The Greek name of the site, Petra tou Romiou translates as “the rock of the Greek,” and is associated with a Byzantine hero, Digenis Akritas. His legendary strength kept the island safe from the marauding Saracen Arabs.Read More