The project began with Mr. Christos Christophorou’s love for Bird and Wild life.
The zoo was originally going to be for the private use of Mr. Christophorou, in order to house his large collection of birds. However he decided to open the Paphos zoo for the public, so that others may also enjoy the beauties of his private collection and to make it a unique zoo in Cyprus. Another aim that Mr. Christoforou had was to train the local community about the importance of taking care and maintaining all the wild animals.
The Paphos Zoo took 3 years to complete and was finally open for the public in September 2003. The Paphos Zoo was the largest legal zoo in Cyprus and it is located in Peyia , Paphos district. It is located in a green and natural environment in over 100.000 square metres and is one of the top attractions on the island. The collection of parrots and poisonous snakes is one of the largest in Europe.
The Paphos Zoo is focused on taking care of the animals and creates exciting experiences which connect people with wild animals, inspiring personal responsibility for the maintenance of the natural world.
The Paphos Zoo offers a large experience of wild animals and it is only a few minutes from Paphos. Go there to meet the residents: zebras, monkeys, meerkats , crocodiles , kangaroos , albino wallabies , mouflons , white lions , tigers and many others.
Apart from the animals you have enjoy a day surrounded by the magical sounds and the colours of nature. Enrich your senses in this beautiful environment of ponds, lakes and gardens.
The Zoo is accessible to everyone and is open 365 days a year:
1st January- 31st March
1st April - 31st July
1st August- 31st August
1st September – 31st October
1st November – 31st December
Children (2-12 years old)
Agios Georgios ,Peyia
357 26 813852
357 26 622228
Services at the Paphos Zoo
Traditional Cypriot Tavern, to stop and have a quick snack to eat or stay for the famous kleftiko.
Located in the middle of the Paphos Zoo, the ideal place to stop and freshen up.
The first stop in the Paphos Zoo before the trip begins.
A Natural History Museum which houses some amazing items which were found in Cyprus.
The Traditional Art Museum has one, if not the best collection of traditional Cypriot ceramic.
A must before leaving, to take a piece of the zoo with you.
Even though the entrance fee can be paid by Visa there are many places in the zoo which only take cash.
The zoo can assist in calling a taxi for you even if you are not sure how to get home.
The zoo offers wheelchairs if necessary to people who need them within the zoo