Yes, the road to A.Falls is 'off-road' and is much more suited to 4x4's or quad bikes, but even so, our Ford Fista made it OK you just need to take it slow! We went with our 3yr.old daughter and to be honest, just wanted to pop in on our way to Lara Bay as it is en-route, we had already seen the comments on here so we did not expect too much of it but had been enticed by the pretty leaflet. When we arrived at A.Falls there are 2 car-parks (the main one and then an overspill) we were quite surprised to see so many cars as we had hardly passed a soul on the way up there! There is a giant statue of Aphrodite at the entrance and another one of Thor. You do pay to enter (EUR 9.00 per adult / EUR 4.50 child) but our 3yr old didn't have to pay. We did not mind paying this entrance fee- it obviously goes towards running & maintaining the attraction, keeping the 'museum' in order and providing the coffee shop & staff. OK, EUR 5.00 should have been a bit more like it, but even so, the people who have moaned about the entrance fee- who do they think will pay to keep A.Falls up and running- they obviously rely on this money to fund the whole project, you would pay to visit any museum in the UK, this is no different?!
There are 2 parts to A.Falls, the bottom is the main large fountain with swimming area and is very preety but typical Cyprus, no H&S at all- they even had a rope going up to the top of the waterfall encouraging people to climb it - there are not any 'no jumping' signs so of course, alot of young lads were jumping right from the top but it must have been safe enough. Yes, the water is very cold, but if you visit in the middle of Aug, like we did, it was really nice & refreshing especially having climbed up/down stairs to get to it and If you just paddle like we did, there is no hardship at all! The 2nd fountain is found by climbing more stairs, there is an interesting statue of the 'Fertility' god on the way :) Again H&S non-existent so I was pretty worried about our daughter falling over the edge so you need to be vigilant with small children and it is quite a climb down to reach the actual fountain and pool so you need to be very agile and not have too many bags with you! The key is to make sure you bring swimwear so having paid the entrance fee you can at least spend a good amount of time here, I think in all we stayed for about 1.5hrs incl.having a drink at the coffee shop before we left.
All-in-all, this is Cyprus, not Canada - so dont go expecting the Niagra falls like some people obviously have :)
Our daughter really liked it s it was little adventure for her, first getting there on the rough road and then all the climbing, waterfall etc. we did actually enjoy it and had alot of fun!
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