Things To Do In Cyprus

Here is a list of things to do and see in Cyprus just in case you forget to fall in love with it the minute you get off the plane. It's hard not to fall as, the legend has it, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, arose from waves here so you might expect some love particles to linger in the blue water expanse. Now, seriously. Tiny as it is, Cyprus has places to pamper you like the sun kissed beaches of Ayia Napa and Protaras, pine-clad and vine-blessed Troodos Mountains with Byzantine churches and world-quality frescoes to hide inside, citrus-scented groves for the best of strolling time as well as a throbbing nightlife and blooming café culture. Its hotchpotch of cultures, where ancient Venetian walls, Crusader castles and Roman mosaics blend with the modern image of glitzy resorts and glossy-tiled pool sides, is a treat not to be gulped down quickly but rather savored and cherished for long. You might use the Open Travel's list of things to do in Cyprus or let your own inner compass lead you to places of beauty, pleasure and relaxation the island has on offer.

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    Kourion (Curium)

    Location: Limassol, Cyprus

    Wandering through Kourion ruins it doesn't take long to understand why it was one of Rome's eastern jewel possessions. Sitting high and proud on a hilltop overlooking the blue expanses of the Mediterranean, Kourion is one of Cyprus interesting sites with remanats of the empire to be explored. Allow enough time to visit the shrines of Aphrodite and Apollo, the great theater and the wonderful mosaics in the house of Eustolos.

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    Roman Mosaics

    Location: Paphos, Cyprus

    Indisputably not to be missed, the Roman Mosaics of Paphos are awsome examples of ancient art dating back to the first and second century A.D. The colorful mythological representations of Dionysos, Achilles and other dieties are truly informative and stun with meticulous precision of the artists.

     

     

     

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    Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

    Location: Troodos, Cyprus

    This amazing complex of 10 usually inconspicuous monuments has marvels to be appreciated behind its mossy walls. No doubt UNESCO has given it a World Heritage Status for the interiors are richly decorated with highly refined Byzntine and post-Byzantine murals. Make sure you include both the rural unassuming little churches and monasteries like St John Lampadistis on your itinerary for the stunning frescoes are equally stunning there.

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    George's Fun Bus

    Location: Paphos, Cyprus

    For a great day out with bursts of laughter, plenty of local stories for the best holiday illustration ever and mouth-watering grilled delicacies, choose George's Fun Bus. Appealing to all ages and nationalities, this unique Bedford bus hilarious expedition will give you a number of sights and memories to hold on to for years.

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    St. Nicholas of the Cats

    Location: Limassol, Cyprus

    A place where 'miaow' is far more common than 'hello', St. Nicholas of the Cats, is a peaceful convent in Limassol whose every day is defined by the prayer whispers of the nuns and sonorous purring. Founded in AD 327, the monastery and its original tiny church were soon haunted by severe droughts and overrun with poisonous snakes. Hence the cats. Brought from Palestine and Egypt to fight the reptilian threat, they apparently did a good job and have thrived ever since.

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    Coral Bay

    Location: Paphos, Cyprus

    Coral Bay is a scenic 600-meter crescent of white sandy powder beaches embraced by twin headlands of steep limestone cliffs. This famed area still retains much of untouched wilderness but the cove's glassy waters attract hordes of holiday-hungry tourists so don't expect much of peace and quiet. Anything to enjoy a great beach time is right here, from comfy accomodation to banana sea rides.

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    Adonis Falls

    Location: Paphos, Cyprus

    Getting to Adonis Falls is a bit of an off-road strenuous adventure but it certainly is worth the effort. This rumbling waterfall plummeting into a pool of cold refreshing water is actually what you dream of when you get, sweaty all over, to the site. According to Greek mythology Adonis and Aphrodyte had their romantic baths here so why shouldn't you plunge into for a bit of a cooling off?

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    Scuba Base

    Location: Ayia Napa, Cyprus

    If it is water what you are after, the Scuba Base does have a perfectly tailored offer for you. The diving adventure of a lifetime in the crystal clear underwater world of the Aphrodite's island will take you deep down to explore the marine beauties and give an idyllic hideaway from the everyday hustle.

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    Troodos Mountains

    Location: Troodos, Cyprus

    Stretching across most of the western side of Cyprus, the Troodos Mountains lure tourists with pine scented forests, picturesque moutain villages and Byzantine monasteries perched scenically atop. Great hiking and walking opportunities are guaranteed here and so is plenty of cultural exploration as the 10 UNESCO World Heritage churches and the Kykkos monastry are not to be missed.

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    Cyprus on Ice

    Location: Limassol, Cyprus

    If you think ice skating is only a winter sport, MyMall and its superb skating rink will prove you're mistaken. Just put your skates on and off you go sliding gracefully over the glossy surface for loads of chill thrill. You surely didn't expect to find it on the list of things to do in Cyprus, but well, here it is...

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