It is no surprise that people are drawn to the Island of Cyprus, you can sunbathe on the finest beaches in the Mediterranean and enjoy the electric nightlife especially in resorts such as Ayia Napa.
Visitors receive a warm welcome from the locals and even the temperature heats up to almost 40oc in July and August. Cyprus has the warmest climate in the Mediterranean and the warmest winters, so you can go any time of year. Here are the top places to visit:
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Petra tou Romiou
On the southern coast of the island lies Petra tou Romiou, a rock off the shore at one of the finest beaches in Cyprus and more famously referred to as Aphrodite’s Rock. This is because it is known as the birthplace of the mythological goddess of love Aphrodite. This is one of those must see places because it is a strikingly stunning area of natural beauty particularly the views from the road which travel from Paphos to Limassol that runs along the top of the cliffs.
On the far eastern side of the island, Ayia Napa has earned itself the reputation for the destination for those who love to party. This resort attracts oodles of tourists and has lots of beaches where you can experience a variety of water sports which range from water skiing to canoeing, scuba diving to wind surfing you can really take your pick. Ayia Napa is also home to the biggest waterpark in Europe so if you are a thrill seeker and love giant water slides then WaterWorld Waterpark is for you. It has many attractions, areas for parents to relax and playground areas for the kids.
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Paphos Harbour and Castle
Paphos Harbour and Castle is on every tourists list of attractions to visit in Cyprus. Here you will find the remains of a castle which dates back to 1391. All round you will find stunning views and you can also enjoy a tour of the beautiful coastline by boat. You can take relaxing walks along the quay and sit in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
Finally, you can’t visit Cyprus without exploring its capital city, Nicosia. Its beautiful stone walls were built in the 16th century by venetians with lots of hidden delights. If you have had enough of exploring the city architecture, Nicosia also has a famous shopping centre called Laiki Yitoniak. You can also enjoy the many excellent places to eat and pick up a few souvenirs and gifts to take back home.
Whether you are looking for a holiday that’s jam packed with adventure, laid back with lots of sun and sea or filled with culture, then Cyprus is the holiday destination for you. There are many cheap flights to Cyprus so book yours now.
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