The Republic of Cyprus occupies the southern part of the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. It is divided with Turkey to the north and Nicosia is it’s capital. It is well Known for beaches and it also has a rugged interior with wine regions. Coastal Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites relating to the cult of Aphrodite, including ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-tiled villas. There are many more things, you can get in this article named top 10 best travel places in Cyprus as –
Located near the village of Pegeia, the 6th-century Christian architect was unearthed in the 1950s when the three basilicas were discovered. The 1990s further excavation brought an unwalled settlement. Settlement discoveries include Basilica A and Basilica B and remains of Basilica C. the site is also a destination for pilgrimage. Entrance fee is nominal.
With the Ancient Kourion, there is no shortage of old sites. This place is also the pick of the bunch. It is romantically situated across the coastal cliff providing a tumbling view of the Mediterranean below. The entire area is magical and famous especially in the Theater section and the house of Eustolios which features well-preserved mosaics.
The Agros village was built in Troodos Mountains, with an elevation of 1,100 meters. The town had a distinctive amphitheater style shape and grew around a monastery of the great Agros. The scenic mountainous area is famous for its traditional agro tourism. Villages here grow vegetables, fruits and roses, distill rose oil and cured meats.
Famagusta is located on the eastern Cyprus where the deepest harbor is located. It is a place where many of cruise ships dock when visiting Cyprus. Apart from the thriving port, tourists come to see the traditional walled city which is still in good form until this day. The remains of Famagusta include St. Barnabas Monastery and Pasha Mosque.
The Akamas Peninsula is located on the western tip of Cyprus and is one of the least inhabited parts of the Peninsula Island. For those looking to go off the beaten track, this is the perfect place to be. There are no roads, and as a result, it becomes the best option for hiking and mountain biking.
Ayia Napa is ranked among the best beaches across the globe. Visitors get access to more than a dozen beaches many of which have earned Blue Bag status for their cleanliness and facilities. Only a short distance, you will find the Nissi Beach, a 3-kilometer golden sand beach. You will like the plethora of water sports among them windsurfing, paragliding, sailing and water skiing.
A seaside resort, the easygoing Larnaca is located on the islands southeast side. This place is by far the most laid-back base for the holidaymakers. Visitors will get all the facilities of the sun-and-sand based fun. The history lovers will also like the ornate Agios Lazaros and the Turkish Quarter. Even better, the salt lake is just west of Larnaca, packed with a flock of pink flamingos.
Karpas Peninsula is a beautiful region in Cyprus. It stretches on the long finger of golden beaches. The trodden area features quaint villages, sublime hiking, and abundance of historical sites. You can also visit the mosaics of the Agia Triada at Sipahi village before heading to the remote Dipkaz village.
This is a vast archaeological site, a home to a wealth of marble ruins. There are two substantial ruins of the Byzantine churches that stand amid fields of weed and wild fennel. The humongous reservoir also boasts its engineering ability and management of what could have been the grand ancient city.
Kyrenia is a harbor town, boasting a stunning backdrop made of Pentadaktylos Mountains. It also features architect work 1,300 years old and also provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Seventh century Byzantine Kyrenia Castle, Museum of Decorative Arts and Shipwreck Museum are some of the most famous museums in Kyrenia where you will see artifacts dating back 2,300 years.
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