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“Biggest con in Cyprus”

Adonis Baths Water Falls
Ranked #36 of 117 things to do in Paphos
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

Our visit to Adonis baths left us fuming! After destroyin the car tyres to get there on by a horrendous mountain 'road' we paid 9 euros to see, well - Nothing! Sombebody's house on a pond slighly bigger tha a jacusy bath, few plastic statues..Absolute rubbish...not worth the trouble or the money! There are far better things to do around Cyprus for far less money or for free...

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Reviewed September 3, 2010

Don't go to see Adonis Baths.....it's basically some actors land who has built a house at the front of the waterfalls and has placed a few fake statues around that has nothing to do with the legend of Adonis!!.........a cypriot family member of mine told us after we had been to see the waterfall that Bambos Theodorou ( the actor ) and his family own the land....and the story goes that there used to be a handsome man who lived in the village who used to go to the waterfall everyday and all the girls would hide in the trees to watch him!!......apparently the land has nothing to do with Adonis bathing there.......make of it what you will but for 33 euros for a family of four to see abit of water is a rip off.....you do get to see his house full of his stuff which is pointless and leaves you a little confused as to why and what Bambos and his house has to do with the ancient greek legend of Adonis!!!!...............there are much better waterfalls to see in Troodos, which is an amzing day out and are free to see if you can find them.........we were very confused about Bambos and even more confused when we met him there...........and the road leading there is a nightmare...not sutiable for all cars as the signs suggest otherwise.

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Reviewed August 22, 2010

Certainly recommend a 4x4 even though the road says "suitable for any car" It isnt! Expect an ever increasing steep and rough track for about 3km...pretty exciting though..and any competant driver will be fine....just dont look over the edge!

Once there, after going through a small entrance with a fee of 9 Euros for adults 7 Euros for kids, there follows a pathway down to the small lake fed by the waterfall. Great fun in the water even though its damn cold to start with its very refreshing after the heat of the day. A rope swing is attached to a tree and is also great fun to play on, for the more adventurous, there are a few jumps from the side of the rocks the highest being 15m up...
A small cafe is situated at the entrance and as with all things, had the mandatory "Adonis" gifts ect.

Difficult to gauge if it was good value, but certainly a different type of an attraction and worth looking at for just the once.

Thank Plankdriver
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

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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Reviewed June 28, 2010

The road to get to this place is not paved, once there we were charged 9 euros each to get in, this was not mentioned in any of the guide books. We walked through an 'authentic' Cypriot house which was totally disinteresting and then down to the falls. For what we paid I expected to see something spectacular but the pool area was tiny, there was a family of four there plus us, a couple and that basically filled the place. Access to the water is limited to two areas. The Adonis Falls was not in any way worth the extreme price.

Thank M00sej00se
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