A project started with Mr Christos Christoforou’s love of Birds & Wildlife. The Zoo was originally going to be used to house

Mr Christoforou’s enormous  collection of Birds, but he decided to open the Zoo to the public, so that they may also enjoy the splendours of his collection & it would also be a unique Zoo in Cyprus.Mr Christoforou’s other aim was to educate the local community about the importance of caring & conserving all wildlife.

The Zoo took approximately 3 years to complete & it was finally open to the public in September 2003. Zoo is the first established and biggest licensed zoo in Cyprus. Set in a lush and unspoiled natural environment of more than 100.000sq.m, it is home to an extensive variety of birds and animals from every corner of the planet.

The collection of exotic birds and venomous snakes is one of the largest in Europe. If you’re mad about lions and tigers, in love with the lemurs or potty about parrots, then Pafos Zoo is not to be missed. A great wildlife experience awaits you, just a few minutes from Pafos.

Come and meet all the residents. Don’t leave out …the performers: the brightly-coloured macaws and the smart owls. They will amaze you with their clever and amusing tricks that they perform everyday in the amphitheatre.

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Children aged between 2-12 yrs
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Infants between 0-1.99 yrs

Our direct transfer bus runs from Paphos everyday during the summer months (April – October) and 3 times per week during the winter months (November – March).

This service has pick ups from the majority of the Hotels in the Paphos region and requires a reservation that can be done by selecting the direct transfer ticket above.

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Our display takes place 3 time per day every day, so no matter what time or day you visit you should be able to catch it. As you can see the times vary throughout the year so please ensure you check at the Zoo entrance what the times are so that you don’t miss out.

The show roughly stays the same throughout the year although we do like to bring in new birds and change things around. We can also have surprise visit from other animals that inhabit our Zoo.

The show covers everything from differences between species, conversation status and projects as well as some visual displays by our very talented birds

Lemur Walk-In

Enter our Lemur enclosure and hand feed these adorable animals. Our conspiracy of lemurs consists of 10 individuals all very friend and will take food from you.

Elephant Interaction
Get hand to trunk with our Asian elephants. Join an elephant keeper for a once in a lifetime encounter with our elephant. Touch this amazing creature with a photo opportunity you can share with your friends and family.
Our Restaurants

The Macaw snack bar is the halfway point the perfect place to catch your breath and quench your thirst. With ice cold soft drinks, frappes, coffees, teas and freshly made milkshakes it should have something for everyone. We also serve small snack such as sandwiches, crisps and ice creams.

What’s even better is it is position directly opposite our children’s playground so parents can sit back and relax while their children run wild on the swings and climbing frames. Open only during the summer from April – October all day during zoo opening hours.

We can boast that our traditional Cypriot restaurant would have to have the most panoramic view of  our surrounding area as well as our landscaped Zoo. The perfect spot to sit back and relax with a glass of the local wine while sampling the traditional cuisine of our country. We have a variety of local foods prepared freshly by our excellent chef therefore giving you the opportunity to taste our local fare. There are always old favorites available as well.

The clay ovens where our bread is baked & also where we prepare the famous Kleftiko (oven baked lamb). The restaurant also has a selection of vegetarian specialties. We also have a great children’s menu with all the classics. Afternoon Tea & Coffee with fruit pies served at the restaurant, giving you the chance to watch the glorious sunset from the restaurants veranda.

The first stop on your way round the Zoo, ideal to stock up on water and drinks plus a little extra energy from our many flavours of ice cream. Have it either in a cup or a cone brilliant on a hot day! Plus other things such as snacks, fresh orange juice and ice coffees. Or simply take a seat and enjoy watching the walk-in Lemur enclosure.

Open only during the summer from April – October all day during zoo opening hours.

Location:Xylomantrou Street, Agiou Georgiou, Peyia

Call: 26-813852

Website :pafoszoo.com

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