Apr 22, 2014

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The Best Things to Do and See in Cyprus

The Best Things to Do and See in Cyprus

For a lot of travellers, a holiday to Cyprus means a standard, relaxing beach holiday. However, there are a lot of attractions that you can see while on the island! Cyprus was once known as a clubbing destination, but recently there have been changes on the island making it a fabulous place to go exploring and discover new things. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to do and see in Cyprus:

Ancient Kourion

This is considered as one of Cyprus’ most important archaeological sites. It’s home to some of the most vast Greco-Roman ruins in the whole world, making it a popular attraction for explorers. The well preserved mosaics and public baths are also worth a look.

Travel Back in Time

Although Cyprus is a small island, you’ve probably gathered that it has a lot of history. It has a grand total of 3 UNESCO world heritage sites, which are the top ranking of historical treasures. The entire city of Paphos is one of these sites, so be sure to pay it a visit.

Go off the Beaten Path

Perhaps you want to get away from the busy tourist areas. If so, the untouched Akamas Peninsula in the west gives you the chance to explore the wilderness, full of natural beauty. You’ll get a real feel for the rustic side of the island. Book a walking/bike tour to have a bit of an adventure while you’re here.

The New ‘Clubbing Scene’

You must have heard of Ayia Napa? Well, fear not, now it’s more of a laid back entertainment scene than a hardcore partying place. You can find upmarket beach bars where you can enjoy a cocktail or two, and many other quality venues.

Try the Amazing Food and Drink

Traditional restaurants and cafes are found all over the island, where you can get a taste of some delicious food as well as some of the world’s best coffee. Try some of Cyprus’ most influential dishes, like moussaka and meze to broaden your horizons.

The Donkeys

The wandering donkeys are famous in the North of Cyprus. If you’ve never heard of them before, you’re in for a treat! The donkeys are descendants of animals left to roam by farmers after the island split in 1974. There was a shooting where some of the donkeys were harmed, and since then the island has come back together to protect the 500 remaining donkeys from harm. It’s things like this that may even make you want to look for property in Cyprus.

Visit the Troodos Mountains

You’ll love these mountains, especially Caledonia Falls. It has the most beautiful waterfall that looks simply amazing in Springtime. There’s also painted churches decorated with murals that you can marvel at – another UNESCO world heritage site!

Cyprus is well worth a visit, whatever your tastes. Whether you like relaxing, exploring, or partying and having a great time, this place can perfectly cater to your needs! Enjoy your trip and let us know how you got on in the comments.

 

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