CYPRUS THE ISLAND OF APHRODITE
Thanks to its year-round sunshine, blue skies and warm waters, Cyprus enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the world’s top sun, sea and sand holiday destinations.
But this wonderful island has much more to offer.
The Cyprus countryside has a diverse wealth of it’s own, including traditional villages, vineyards and wineries, tiny fresco-painted churches, remote monasteries and cool shady forests.
This is a natural lovers paradise! Where you can take a cool walk along a mountain path leading to a tiny Byzantine chapel or a Venetian-built bridge that once formed part of an ancient trade route.
Within the villages, traditional values remain, while the warm-hearted and friendly true characters of the Cypriot people shine through wherever you go.
While Paphos, on the South West Coast of the Island, has many sandy and pebbly beaches where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent weather. The best sandy beach is Coral Bay, just a short bus ride away. Paphos has various historical attractions including the Museum, the Tomb of the Kings, the Pillar of St. Paul and many more.
North of Paphos lies the rural town of Polis, ideal for a quiet holiday.
Good for nature lovers and ramblers.
Paphos harbour is the central hub - enjoy fresh fish at one of the many open-air restaurants by the quayside. Associated with the birthplace of Aphrodite the whole area has many historical and archaeological treasures one of which is the Mosaics near the harbour.
Midway between Paphos and Limassol, is Pissouri a little oasis surrounded by vineyards and beautiful scenery, an ideal escape from the crowds!
Limassol on the South Coast is framed by the sea on one side and the Troodos Mountains on the other. It is the largest seaside resort and possibly the reason why Richard The Lionheart got married here! Limassol is lively and has varied evening entertainment, so there’s something for everyone. Tavernas restaurants, bars, discos and nightclubs, this is a very popular area for the young and the young at heart. And if the nightlife doesn’t wear you out, there are numerous water sports at the beach and some great places of interest too, the Kourion Theatre, the Kolossi Medieval Castle and Limassol Castle.
Ayia Napa has lovely beaches and a lively nightlife too. Ayia Napa is near Cape Greco National Park in the south east of the island.
Protaras is a very smart resort, only an hour from Larnaca airport with golden sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and tiny sparkling bays. Fig Tree Bay is the most famous, with shining sand and crystal clear water. The picture postcard of Aphrodite’s Island.
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