Top 8 Places To Visit In Cyprus



Top 8 Places To Visit In Cyprus

Cyprus is rich in archaeological sites, sun-drenched beaches, clear waters, and amazing rocky coastlines. Here are some of the amazing places in Cyprus that you should visit during your trip

An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay in Cyprus
An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay in Cyprus

Cyprus is a unique island in the Mediterranean Sea that attracts tourists from different parts of the world. Geographically, it is located in Asia, but has a very close connection with Europe. The culture of Cyprus is a combination of Greek and Turkish traditions. Cyprus is well known for its warm sea and picturesque beaches, majestic tombs and fortresses, archaeological sites and mosaic-decorated villas, several wineries and very tasty cuisine.

There are many attractions in Cyprus, but there are places that every traveler should see. We have collected for you 8 places that must be visited while traveling in Cyprus.

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On the southwestern part of the island of Cyprus is the coastal city of Paphos, which is usually called the birthplace of Aphrodite. Today, Paphos is divided into two parts. The lower part is known as Kato Paphos and it is here that you can find many hotels and archaeological sites. Verkhnia is a commercial area where most of the shops and cafes are located.

Highlights of Paphos include the House of Dionysus and the House of Theseus, the Tombs of the Kings and the classical Greek amphitheater, as well as the 16th-century Paphos Fort, which was built by the Turks.

Things to do: Hike the Akamas Peninsula, plan a fun day trip to Fiti Town, and explore fascinating ancient Soli.

Where to eat: Tavern St. Georges, Sienna Restaurant, Windmill Restaurant and Aqui Mediterranean Restaurant.

Best time to visit: August, September.

Nearest airport: Paphos Airport.

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Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa beach is included in the list of the best beaches in the world. For its amenities and cleanliness, it received the "Blue Flag" certificate. Nissi Beach, known for its golden sand, is also nearby. The bay is sheltered from the wind, which makes it an ideal place to relax with small children.

Among the entertainments here, water sports are popular: sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, paragliding and boating.

The resort of Ayia Napa is also famous for its nightlife. The most famous historical monument is the 16th-century monastery of Ayia Napa.

Things to do: day trips for fishing, diving and boating, ATV safari, wine tasting, sightseeing tour of Famagusta and Salamis.

Where to eat: Avra, Sale e Pepe, The Deck Terrace Restaurant and Flames Restaurant and Bar.

Best time to visit: May and September.

Nearest airport: Larnaca Airport.


The village of Agros is built at an altitude of 1,100 meters in the Troodos Mountains. From the outside, it looks like an amphitheater that grew up around the Velikiy Agros monastery. If you are planning a winter vacation in Cyprus, you should visit Agros. The exquisite village is filled with winter entertainment.

In the summer, rare fruits, vegetables and roses are grown here, jams are made, rose oil is distilled and cured meats are produced.

Things to do: Go on safari in Agros, try local sweets and meat products and enjoy mountain adventures, visit Mahairas Monastery and discover Nikis Sweets Factory.

Where to eat: Linari Tavern, Seven Hills Tavern, Symposio and Pantheon.

Best time to visit: May, June, January.

Nearest airport: Larnaca International Airport.


Located at the foot of the Troodos Mountains, Kakopetria has a pleasant climate and wonderful landscapes. All kinds of fruit trees grow here, as well as tomatoes, potatoes, cereals and grapes from which wine is made. There are several attractions in the area: Old Kakopetria, Kakopetria Forest, Atalanta Trail, Milos Tis Gonias Watermill, Central Square and Heroes' Monument.

What to do: have fun in the Marina adventure park, take pictures near the "Married Rock" and Kakopetria water mills.

Where to eat: Podji Poda, Mylos Restaurant, TAVERNA STOU Zoppi Lapithos and Green Valley Restaurant.

Best time to visit: October-December.

Nearest airport: Nicosia International Airport.

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The city of Larnaca on the southeast coast of the island is one of the places to visit in Cyprus. If during your vacation you plan to just relax and pamper yourself by the sea, then this city is the best choice in Cyprus. History buffs should visit the ancient Turkish quarter known as Skala.

Things to do: Wine tasting, walking tours, mini cruises and bird watching.

Where to eat: Aquarium Bar Café, Wagamama Larnaca, Art Cafe 1900 and Lush Beach Bar Resto.

Best time to visit: August, September.

Nearest airport: Larnaca Airport.

Agios Georgios

An archaeological site near the village of Pegeia, Agios Georgios is a 6th-century Christian settlement that was partially excavated in the 1950s. Excavations continued in the 1990s, when it was discovered that this was a port city located on the transport route from Egypt to Constantinople. Currently, tourists can see the basilica, sacristy, guest house, courtyard, well and oil press.

Things to do: Explore the sights or visit Agios Georgios Beach.

Where to eat: Europa Bar, Dive Inn Corfu, Mad Mike's Bar, Kazoos Cocktail Bar.

Best time to visit: May-October.

Nearest airport: Corfu Airport (CFU).

Kyrenia Castle

The majestic castle of Kyrenia, which has survived all the wars since the 16th century, will become a real paradise for history lovers. Also nearby are the Castle of Saint Hilarion, the Castle of Buffavento and the ruins of the Bellapais Monastery. Alagadi beach deserves the attention of tourists, where you can see turtles in their natural habitat.

Things to do: Stroll the old harbor, visit the chain tower and relax on the sandy beaches.

Where to eat: Kyrenia Tavern, Ezic Peanuts, Bella Moon and Archway Restaurant.

Best time to visit: May-September.

Nearest airport: Nicosia Airport.


Nicosia is the last "divided" capital of Europe. It is as stunning as it is controversial. Tourists can approach the Green Line, which is the UN buffer zone separating Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, as it passes through the city.

Visit the Cyprus Museum, the Byzantine Museum and the Ledra Observatory Museum here. Admire the beautiful frescoes in the Church of Saint John and the magnificent Gothic architecture of the Selimiye Mosque, which was once the 14th-century Hagia Sophia. For traditional souvenirs, head to the lively markets: Laiki Geitonia and Ledra Street.

Things to do: Explore the ruins of Bellapais Abbey, take a fun road trip through the Messaoria region, and hike to the towers of St. Hilarion Castle.

Where to eat: Mamma Lou's Bakery, Blue Avocado, Moondog's and Chopped.

Best time to visit: August, September.

Nearest airport: Nicosia Airport.

At least 4 million tourists visit Cyprus every year, the island ranks 40th in the world in terms of popularity. More than 80% of visitors are citizens of Great Britain, Germany, France and Norway. The beauty and charm of Cyprus captivate tourists, which is why the island received the title of the pearl of the Mediterranean.

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