Cyprus is a great destination for a family holiday with many resorts dotted around the island. As one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, Cyprus caters for all tastes whether it’s relaxing on the beach or walking around enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Always popular with children, Cyprus has a couple of excellent water parks to enjoy. Set within 35,000 sq. of natural landscaped grounds, Aphrodite Water Park Paphos is situated at the far eastern end of the Kato Paphos coastal road. It offers a wide selection of rides, attractions and facilities and has spacious changing rooms and secure locker rooms disabled facilities.
Waterworld waterpark in Aiya Napa opened its doors in 1996 and has been attracting visitors ever since. Over 3 million guests have visited the park which is the largest themed waterpark in Europe and one of Cyprus’s biggest attractions. Top attractions include Chariots chase, Aeolos Whirlpool, the River Odyssey and Poseidon wave pool. Children are well catered for too with the Atlantis activity pool, Pegasus Childrens pool and the Trojan adventure.
Tomb of the Kings
The ‘Tombs of the Kings’ is the impressive necropolis that is located just outside the walls, to the north and east of Pafos town. It was built during the Hellenistic period (3rd century B.C.) to satisfy the needs of the newly founded Nea Paphos. Its name is not connected with the burial of kings, as the royal institution was abolished in 312 B.C., but rather with the impressive character of its burial monuments.
Most of the tombs are characterised by an underground, open aired, rectangular atrium completely carved into the natural rock. Columns or pillars of the Doric style support the porticoes, which surrounded the atrium, definitely one for the history buffs who should go to cheapflights.co.uk if they’re on the market for flights. The burial chambers and the loculi for single burials were dug into the portico walls. It seems that the walls were originally covered with frescoes although today only small fragments are preserved. The tombs’ architectural characteristics directly relate them to Hellenistic prototypes from Alexandria, Delos, Pergamon and Priene.
Cydive – Cyprus Scuba Diving Centre
Cydive has been established in Paphos for over 33 years and was the first scuba diving centre in Cyprus to achieve the coveted PADI IDC Five Star accreditation. The centre in Paphos, offers a wide variety of dives, lessons and packages including scuba diving for children using only fully qualified PADI instructors.
Visitors can relax and enjoy their experience above and below the surface with the latest diving equipment available. A dive at the Zenobia wreck – one of the world’s top ten wreck dives is an absolute must.
Cydive is the longest established dive school in Cyprus and, although it has grown in size over the last 33 years, it is proud to maintain its reputation as professional, friendly and helpful. It caters for experienced and novice divers, the complete beginner, singles or groups.