Get ready to embark on a visual journey through the enchanting city of Paphos, where ancient history meets contemporary charm and breathtaking natural beauty.
From the sun-kissed shores of Aphrodite’s birthplace to the winding streets of its old town, Paphos offers a treasure trove of Instagram-worthy moments waiting to be captured.
Join us as we unveil the top Instagram spots in this captivating coastal city, each one a unique slice of paradise begging to be shared with the world.
Whether you’re a history buff, a beach lover, or a foodie seeking delectable delights, Paphos has something special for your feed.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon, nestled along the stunning coastline near Paphos, is a mesmerizing Instagram spot that deserves a special mention.
This idyllic, crystal-clear cove, with its azure waters and dramatic rocky backdrop, is a paradise for photographers.
Whether relaxing on a boat tour, snorkeling among colorful marine life, or simply soaking in the tranquility of this natural wonder, the Blue Lagoon offers a visual feast for your Instagram followers.
Each photo captures the essence of a Mediterranean dream, making it a must-visit location for anyone looking to add a touch of pure, unspoiled beauty to their Instagram feed.
Pro-tip: Book a day tour of the Blue Lagoon that includes the boat and other attractions in the beautiful Akamas Peninsula.
Paphos Old Town
Paphos Old City‘s narrow, winding streets are filled with colorful houses, boutique shops, and cozy cafes.
It’s a charming place to capture the local culture.
Some Instagram spots in the Old City you don’t want to miss include The Aphrodite’s Children Mural, the market, and the chick restaurants.
Pro-tip: Don’t miss the pinkest spot in the city, Stephanie Rose, with excellent cakes and cafes – all in pink.
It’s like the Barbie’s location in Paphos!
The picturesque harbor is a popular spot for both tourists and locals.
A favorite Instagram location in the port is the Little Fisherman, and Sunset shots here are particularly stunning-
If you want a more hidden gem kind of statue by the same artist but less known than our little boy hiding a fish, visit Sol Alter near the castle to surprise your followers.
Pro-tip: Make sure to visit Pelican Restaurant, one of the famous Seafood Restaurants in Paphos
This place is famous not just for its food but also for the friendly pelican that freely roams around!
Aphrodite’s Rock (Petra tou Romiou)
This iconic sea stack is associated with the goddess Aphrodite and is said to be her birthplace.
It’s a breathtaking spot for photos, especially at sunrise or sunset.
Pro-tip: If you want to take a selfie with the one and only Aphrodite, download the free app “Aphrodite’s Birthplace” on your smartphone, and while you are at Aphrodite Beach, scan the photo of the goddess from each sign (you will see a giant barcode while you are there) and point your device in front of the designated marks and experience Aphrodite in real time – on your device, anyway.
More Instagram locations around Aphrodite are waiting for you here.
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
This UNESCO World Heritage site has ancient ruins, including well-preserved Roman villas with intricate mosaics.
Capture the history and architecture in your photos and enjoy the beautiful mosaics!
Pro-tip: Visit there before sunset to enjoy a beautiful sunset and avoid the sun and the heat because it’s an outdoor park.
Located near the harbor, inside Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, this lighthouse is an iconic structure.
It’s gorgeous during twilight, with the sea as a backdrop.
If you’re up for an adventure, head to the Akamas Peninsula for rugged landscapes, dramatic cliffs, and pristine beaches.
Pro-tip: Book a day tour of the Akamas, including the Blue Lagoon. It is a must and an experience you will never forget!
Avakas Gorge Nature Trail
Nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers will fall in love with the rugged beauty of Avakas Gorge.
This breathtaking natural wonder features towering limestone cliffs and a meandering riverbed.
The hike along the Avakas Gorge Nature Trail is a mesmerizing experience, and your photos here will showcase the raw, unspoiled beauty of Cyprus’s wilderness.
Pro-tip: There are more beautiful Hiking and Nature Trails in Paphos, which offer many beautiful picture spots for your Instagram feed. So check them, too!
Sunset at the Beaches
Paphos boasts an array of stunning beaches, and watching the sun dip below the horizon is an Instagram must-do.
Capture the vibrant hues of the sky as they reflect off the calm Mediterranean waters for a picture-perfect end to the day.
Here’s a beautiful picture I took from Vrisoudia ΙΙ Beach:
Pro-tip: sunset pictures are always great.
But it’s also essential to enjoy the moment and not just take pictures and look at the sunset through your phone!
For a change of scenery, head inland to the Troodos Mountains.
These lush, forested hills are dotted with charming villages and ancient churches.
Whether hiking through pine-scented trails, exploring Byzantine monasteries, or taking panoramic views from the mountaintops, the Troodos Mountains offer countless photo opportunities.
Pro-tip: you can book a day tour to the Mountains with a wine tasting in one of the best Cyprus wineries.
Adonis Baths Waterfalls
Hidden amidst lush vegetation, Adonis Baths Waterfalls provide a serene escape into nature.
The crystal-clear waters and serene pool create a tranquil oasis where you can take refreshing dips or bask in the natural beauty.
Capture the magic of these waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters for an Instagram feed that radiates tranquility.
Pro-tip: Book a Jeep Safari day tour to the Adonis Waterfalls. Trust me, it will be a day that you will never forget!