Adonis Baths located in Kili Paphos is one of the most beautiful and unique areas in Cyprus. Tradition says that Adonis the God of Beauty tended his horses in this place and hunted in the Akamas forest. According to Greek mythology, Adonis and Aphrodite had many children here, the citizen of Paphos are supposed to be descendants of these two lovers. However, Artemis the Goddess of Hunting was jealous of the love between Adonis and Aphrodite and tried to find a way of killing Adonis. She threw a golden almond into the baths to try to attract his attention. Poseidon the God of Sea saw what was about to happen so covered the golden almond with a torrent to prevent Adonis from drowning.
Artemis had another plan, she asked Mars the God of War to push the mountain onto Adonis at the baths. Poseidon stopped the rocks moving towards the back of the river and Adonis was saved again. Adonis was not so lucky whilst hunting one day. A man distinguished as wild boar fatally wounded him. He returned to the baths but died in the arms of Aphrodite. Aphrodite could not bear to lose her beloved Adonis and begged for him to send back to earth every six months, each Autumn it disbelieved. Popular tradition connects Adonis Baths with the legendary visit of Digenis Akritas. The Story says that he put one foot on each side of the River Mavrokolymbos and trank water from the baths. Until this day there is a place called Digenis feet.
The Baths are two kilometers from Kili village and twelve kilometers from Paphos. They are about seven kilometers from Mavrokolymbos Dam and can be reached via Tala or the Akoursos road. It is advisable for visitors with bicycles or motorbikes to use Tala Road.
Adonis Baths Waterfalls Location
This Natural Exotic Environment gives Visitors the opportunity to see and Bath in the Two-Level Waterfalls. The Traditional House of Adonis, the Traditional Watermill, and a Photo Gallery. We offer mud therapy for ladies. The biggest statue of Aphrodite 10 meters high, as well as the biggest Statue of Dias, stands at 4 meters high. Near the Baths the Statue of the Two lovers Adonis and Aphrodite, the Statue of Priapos and Athena.