Cyprus lies in the heart of glittering cobalt blue Mediterranean Sea. There are archeological sites, pristine beaches, crystalline waters, classical monuments, thick forests, thematic routes, baroque churches, palaces and castles. Things to do in Cyprus are magically splendid. Cypriot cuisine is fresh and tasteful as its destinations. Halloumi cheese is very popular, which is served either fresh or grilled. Fresh fruits and vegetables including courgettes, green peppers, okra, green beans, artichokes and grape leaves are commonly used. Things to do in Cyprus are refreshing and natural.
Paphos Archaeological Park
This site is still under excavation and also known as Kato Pafos Archaeological Park. Here some of the most exceptional features have been found, which date back to the prehistoric and medieval ages as well as some ruins of the Roman Period. They include 4th century Tombs of the Kings, Saranta Kolones (Forty Columns) Fortress, and also the remains of Nea Paphos (Aphrodite’s Sacred City) famous for its mosaic art.
Coral Bay, Paphos
Soft sand, crystalline waters, limestone headlands and sea caves of the coral bay is a popular coastline for the swimming and snorkeling lovers. Apart from blue waters there are banana fields, vineyards, cocktail bars and traditional tavernas.
Church of Saint Lazarus, Larnaca
This 9th century Greek Orthodox Church is a magnificent Byzantine architecture constructed with limestone. It has three domes that are supported by wooden pillars while its interior is decorated with unique baroque iconostasis carved out of wood.
Kolossi Castle, Limassol
This magnificent military architecture was rebuilt in the 15th century and the headquarters of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. It was also the center for sugar production.
Facing the Troödos Mountains at an altitude of 1318 meters, this is the wealthiest and lavish monastery in the country. Constructed in the 11th century, there is a museum inside this monastery, which exhibits a wide array of artifacts that include woodcarvings, embroideries, holy objects and icons.
Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock), Paphos
The Rock of the Greek is considered to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of beauty. The golden beach where blue waters kiss the feet of two rocks, is the most beautiful and famous coastline in Cyprus.
This oldest and largest archaeological museum was founded in 1882. It displays the extensive collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world, which include ancient sculptures, pottery, handicrafts, Byzantine icons, medieval maps and religious items.
Cape Greco National Forest Park
This headland lies at the the southern end of Famagusta Bay. The park covers a wide area of 384,9 hectares, which is rich in flora and fauna. There are sea caves, dense forests, walking trails and cycling tracks.
Büyük Han (the Great Inn), Nicosia
This 16th century largest caravanserai is one of the finest example of Ottoman architecture. There are 68 rooms on two floors while the inner wide courtyard has a mosque built with stones and a fountain for ablutions.
Minthis Hills, Paphos
This wonderland is a famous resort for golf lovers. It is almost 560 m above the sea level and has Mediterranean climate. Amid lush gardens, there is a 12th century stone monastery Stavros tis Minthis, which is a best known example of Byzantine era.