Waking up at 7am when on holiday is not everyone’s idea of relax-time, but I had decided to catch the 10:30am boat from Latchi to the Blue Lagoon and that required an early start.
First a 45-min bus ride from Pafos to Polis via winding roads in the Akamas Heights region (bus 645 at 8am, €1.50). Then from Polis it was a matter of a 40-min walk along the beach path taking to Latchi harbour, the starting point of all boat cruises to the Blue Lagoon.
But which boat?! There are so many that offer more or less the same itinerary at the same price…I headed straight to the one I had noted down from Trip Advisor (Alkion, a glass bottom boat), bought the €10 ticket (half price, low season offer), and shortly afterwards the boat headed out of the harbour.
The 3-hr trip was not overly interesting and the information given about the coastline features encountered (mainly Baths of Aphrodite and Fontana Amoroza) was minimal. But it’s the Blue Lagoon what draws people there and once the boat reached the blue and clear waters, the only thing that mattered was how quickly you could get into the sea! All cruises stop in the Blue Lagoon for about an hour: time for a swim and a snorkel in the amazing waters, but you’ll soon want more of it :-).
Back in Latchi I treated myself to a seafood lunch at one of the restaurants by the harbour, then walked back to Polis and explored the town a bit. Nice tavernas and old houses were my photography targets.
The 4pm bus took me back to Pafos.