Paphos The Adonis Baths

The Adonis baths and waterfalls are located in Paphos close to Coral Bay. Located at a two level waterfall the Adonis baths is a beautiful location and if you are traveling to Paphos it is well worth the visit.

The Adonis baths are steeped in history and is here that Aphrodite met her lover Adonis and where they used to bathe. According to Greek Mythology the Adonis baths was where Aphrodite and Adonis spent much of their time and it was their favourite place. It was also here that many of their children were born.

Whilst packed full of happy times, the Adonis baths are also the place where Adonis was to die in the arms of his lover Aphrodite after a man disguised as a wild boar fatally wounded him in battle.

Outside the baths you will find a statue of Adonis and Aphrodite. There is also a message that says, “ladies infertile who wish to become pregnant touch Adonis’s appendage and have many children thereafter”.

The baths themselves are located below a waterfall and there are high cliffs either side with a few trees leaning over the water. Swimming in the Adonis baths is supposed to make women look younger and more beautiful. For men these waters will make them stronger. The waters here are quite deep and excellent for swimming. There are also some rocks which are great for diving from. A couple of swings are also located over the water adding to this attraction and you can swing from these into the refreshing mountain waters below.

After you have spent your time admiring the beauty of the waterfalls and swimming in the Adonis baths you can visit the old mill and fournos (large oven) which is located here. The oven was used in olden days by women hoping to catch a glimpse of their lovers bathing. The old water mill was built over 400 years ago by monks and was used by surrounding villagers to grind their corn.

The Adonis baths are located outside Paphos and once you see the sign for the Adonis baths it is a steep climb to reach your destination but a journey that really is well worth it.

Best Paphos Sights! Must See!!

Adonis Baths in Paphos

Paphos Akamas Peninsula

The Aphrodite Rock

Ayia Solomoni Church in Paphos

Ayios Neophytos Monastery

Byzantine Museum

Ethnographic Museum

The House Dionysus

Panagia Tou Sinti Monastery

Panayia Chrysopolitissa

Panayia Theoskepasti Church

Paphos Aquarium

Paphos Castle

Paphos District Museum

Paphos Mosaics

Paphos Odeon

Saranta Kolones

Tombs of Kings