Great Places to Travel in Cyprus
Cyprus's easternmost island in the Mediterranean Sea is an independent country. Throughout history, Cyprus has possessed an enviable position of power and wealth in the East China Sea region, and now people come here to find the beauty. And Sebulos will never disappoint you; beautiful and rich coastline, forested mountains, and lush valleys can be found.
Of course, it is not only rich in natural resources but also full of historical footprints. The island's archaeological sites, ruins, and remnants of past empires, conquerors, and civilizations are worth exploring. Combined with delicious cuisine and hospitable people, a vacation in Cyprus is a pleasant experience for any traveler. Here are some of the attractions in Cyprus to help you travel.
1. Petra Tou Romiou
According to legend, the goddess Aphrodite was born on this rock, most likely due to the foaming water surrounding the rock fragments, hence the name Aphrodite's Rock, which is located along the main road connecting Paphos and Limassol. The area's beauty, combined with its mythical status as Aphrodite's birthplace, has made it a popular tourist destination.
The beaches offer magnificent views of the rocks in all their forms and colors, and with the waves breaking over the shore, it is a good choice for you to walk along the coast. Good walking shoes are recommended, as the beach is quite rough, although the rough waters here are not suitable for swimming or climbing the rocks. Near the beach are restaurants, tourist houses, and the Aphrodite Hills Resort.
2. Monastery of Caicos
Located in the hills west of the inland city of Pedoulas, the Monastery of Caicos is a magnificent Byzantine complex built in the late 11th century. It is also a popular destination for tourists.
The interior of the building is heavily decorated in the Greek Orthodox style, and frescoes are on both the interior and exterior walls. The most valuable artifact in the wealthiest monastery in Cyprus is a painting of the Virgin Mary, said to have been painted by St. Luke.
3. Archaeological Site of Nea Paphos
The Paphos Archaeological Park (also known as Kato Paphos Archaeological Park) contains the central part of the important ancient Greek and Roman city of Paphos, located southwest of Cyprus. The park is still under excavation and is located in the Nea Pafos ("New Paphos") part of the coastal city. The ruins and monuments here have a long history. The park contains the most important surviving remains of four large and elaborate Roman villas and other ruins, including a marketplace.
If you love archaeology, this would be a great place to visit, and you will enjoy your time here; even if you don't like history, you can still walk around the area, which is also great for you.
4. St. Lazarus church
The Church of St. Lazarus is a church in the Cypriot city of Larnaca built in the late 9th century. The Church of St. Lazarus is a Greek Orthodox church named after Lazarus from the New Testament.
It is a magnificent church; you can see the sarcophagus by walking down the narrow staircase to the right of the icon; the church has a bell tower and a gallery with hanging lanterns; there are many icons inside, and you can see everything up close.
The most attractive archaeological sites near Limassol are the 5th-century Greco-Roman ruins; famous attractions include the remains of Roman baths, an open Agora, an Apollo temple, and a theater of classical drama that is still in use today.
As you look down on Episkopi Bay, the Kourion complex's tumbled houses, temples, and public buildings make you wonder what life was like in Cyprus two thousand years ago.
6. Hala Sultan Tekke
This historical mosque is located on the road to Kiti, 3 kilometers west of Larnaca, near the main salt lake. Its origins can be traced back to 648 A.D., after the Arab army landed in Larnaca when Muhammad's nurse and aunt - Umm al-Haram - fell off a mule and died. The expedition's Grand Khalif Moawiyah immediately ordered the construction of a mosque on the site.
The mosque is now the most important Muslim pilgrimage site in Cyprus. It is also a popular tourist destination, and if you enjoy archaeology and learning about history, it is well worth visiting.
7. Omodos Village
The village of Omodos, located in the Troodos Mountains near Nicosia, is a popular destination for wine enthusiasts in Cyprus. Wine tasting stalls serve samples of local varieties like Mavro and Xynisteri, and restaurants and bars serve traditional dishes. Fine wines and delicacies are top-rated here.
It has a lovely landscape with cobblestone streets, stone houses, and beautiful gardens. It is a beautiful place to stroll through and is home to several museums, including an icon museum with unique wooden sculptures and an extensive collection of icons.
8. Nissi Beach
Nissi is one of the most popular of the many beaches along the coast of the resort city of Ayia Napa, named after a small island near the coast known for its lively beach party scene. Visitors come to a party and relax, particularly young people who flock to the pink and white sands to sip drinks at the famous Nissi Bay Beach Bar, where DJs play music day and night, making the entire beach a party atmosphere.
Nissi has a water sports facility. You can participate in various sports, including parasailing and windsurfing, water skiing and pedal boating. Nissi Beach is ideal for wading and swimming due to its precise, shallow water. Furthermore, an uninhabited island is easily accessible through the shallow waters and provides good shelter.
9. Cyprus Museum
The Cyprus Museum, or the Cyprus Archaeological Museum, is the longest established and most prominent archaeological museum in Cyprus, located on Museum Street in central Nicosia.
You can explore many artifacts excavated from the island of Cyprus, and as you immerse yourself in the museum, slowing your mind down to appreciate the artifacts and explore the history of Cyprus is the best experience this museum can bring you.
10. Cape Greco
It is a headland on the southeast coast of the island of Cyprus. It is part of the municipality of Ayia Napa and is located at the southern end of Famagusta Bay. It is popular with tourists due to its natural environment and is located between the two tourist resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras. It is the Republic of Cyprus's and the European Union's de facto easternmost point.
It has beautiful views and landscapes of the sea, where sea caves are located, and there are caves to explore nearby. Many boats pass through here to take in the breathtaking views. You can swim, but be cautious of the rocky coast. It's a good idea to bring sunscreen and appropriate shoes if you want to have a good time. A walk along the beach from Cavo Greko to Protaras is also enjoyable.