A Day at Agios Georgios, Paphos

A much-needed dose of sunshine for the gloomy winter days ahead!

On the morning of my birthday, me and my husband ventured off for coffee, after a massage at the Cap St George Beach resort.

Agios Georgios is the very last village on this side of the island and it’s the entrance to the Akamas Peninsula. Much more peaceful and smaller than other villages around Paphos, the village is centered around a small church sitting at the edge of a cliff with stunning views.

Most people come here to enjoy the views or take a stroll through the coastline. You can find lots of beautiful private strips of beach just for yourself. At the edge of the cliff is the same named restaurant Agios Georgios. While it offers stunning views towards the small fishermen harbour, it lacks in food quality and it’s best avoided if you’re looking for a decent place for lunch.

What I only discovered on the last visit, there is actually a network of caves that stretch just under the restaurant and I can’t wait to take my little boy with me next time to explore these.  There is also a little archeological site opposite the church which I still didn’t find out what sort of thing you can see there – maybe on my next trip.

We drove down to the harbour to take a stroll around the fishermen boats and the water was so crystal clear you could see all the rocks on the bottom! Right next to the entrance to the water is a sign that swimming is prohibited and you can be fined 35 eur if caught. In true local style, there were around 5 people swimming next to the sign.

Agios Georgios is only a few minutes drive from Coral Bay and a lot of people never make it there. Such a shame as it’s such a peaceful place, like a piece of paradise just for yourself. It just made it to top of my list for next picnic spot.

One of the wonderful things about living in Cyprus is the fact you can keep revisiting places you’ve been before, only to discover a way to celebrate the island in a whole new light.

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