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What to see in Cyprus

Cyprus Attractions


While the fascinating history of Cyprus is worth exploring, many tourists come to enjoy the country's beautiful beaches and resorts. Cyprus is home to 49 Blue Flag beaches, which offer fun in the sun that includes snorkelling and scuba diving, waterskiing, quad biking, and windsurfing. The top beaches have excellent facilities, with restaurants and bars, hotels, and other amenities within easy reach of those on the shore.

Steeped in ancient culture, it's no wonder Cyprus offers some of the most exciting and fascinating sightseeing opportunities in Europe. Highlights include a visit to the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia to view artefacts dating back over 8,500 years, as well as exploring the site of the first discovered Neolithic ruins of Choirokoitia, just north of Larnaca.

Tourists can also marvel at the striking mosaic floors in Paphos, dating from the third century AD, before visiting the mystical catacombs of Agia Solomoni Church, where visitors are greeted by a pistachio tree laden with pieces of cloth.

Another favourite for visitors is taking a romantic excursion from Paphos to visit the natural grotto on the Akamas Peninsula near Polis, 30 miles (48km) north of Paphos. Legend has it that the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, used to take her baths in the waters.

The public transport system in Cyprus is reliable enough to get to most major cities. However, one of the best ways to get a real feel for the country and to explore everything it has to offer is to hire a car or moped and take a leisurely tour round Cyprus.


Acropolis

Near the modern Paphos Lighthouse is the Cypriot Acropolis, a complex of ancient buildings which includes a 2nd century…

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Agia Solomoni Catacombs

A large pistachio tree marks the entrance to the underground catacombs of Agia Solomoni in Kato Paphos.…

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Cape Greco

The natural beauty of Cape Greco makes it one of the first locations in tourists' itineraries. The unique…

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Cyprus Archaeological Museum

The Cyprus Archaeological Museum was established to collect, study, and display archaeological artefacts…

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Rock of Aphrodite

Perhaps one of the most famous attractions on the island of Cyprus, the Rock of Aphrodite is an ocean outcrop…

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The Mosaics of Paphos

The Mosaics of Paphos are a series of striking floors in a number of ancient Roman villas, dating from the…

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Tombs of the Kings

There is no royalty buried in the Tombs of the Kings, a grand mausoleum found one mile (2km) northwest…

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Troodos Mountains

Within the interior of Cyprus and north of Limassol, the Troodos Mountains offer beautiful scenery, ski trails,…

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