Cyprus is a blessed island full of history, friendly people and amazing scenery. Even if Cyprus is a small island there is an infinite number of things to do. The island has 10 000 years of history and culture. If you want to learn more about it you should visit some of the numerous churches, museums and archaeological sites. Also, the breath-taking beaches and mountains of Cyprus in combination with its Mediterranean climate make it the ideal place for sports such as hiking, cycling, skiing and of course water sports.
Villages are the diamonds of this island. Exploring them leads to an interesting and magical experience. Their local traditional taste in combination with their scenic beauty can make your visit unforgettable. Walk through the village paths and feel the hearty hospitality of the local people, the traditional smells and the unique customs, which will give you a taste of authenticity and inspiration.
Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus, is the biggest and most populated city of the island. It is situated in the center of the country and it carries a long history given that it has been inhabited for over 4500 years and it has been the capital of Cyprus since the 11th century. Nowadays, Nicosia or Lefkosia - as you will see it written on the street signs reflecting the Greek pronunciation of the city's name - is a vibrant European city. Nicosia is the financial and business heart of Cyprus with all Cypriot banks and many international businesses having their Cypriot headquarters here.
Limassol or Lemesos, the second largest city of Cyprus, was established some 4000 years ago. For this reason, one can find here various incredible monuments - for example the Ancient Theatre of Kourion and the Ancient city of Amathus - but also many modern buildings. Today Limassol is the island's main port and one of the greatest commercial ports in the Mediterranean, as well as one of the most important maritime, commercial and service centers in the wider region. It is also a popular tourist destination thanks to the high-quality tourist facilities that has to offer and the amazing clean beaches that spread along its coast.
Larnaca is situated on the southern coast of the island, is the third largest city of Cyprus; a city full of history and culture. It is built on the site where ancient Kition once stood and it is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher Zeno and the second home of Saint Lazarus. One can find here ancient Byzantine and Muslim monuments - such as the Church of Saint Lazarus and the Mosque of Hala Sultan. The Mosque is located next to a Salt Lake where thousands of flamingos make their annual stopover every winter.
Paphos is a coastal city found in the southwest of Cyprus, is full of history and nice vibes. The city was the capital of the country for many years in antiquity. Today it is divided into two parts - Palepaphos (Old Paphos) and the Nea or Kato Paphos (New Paphos). The entire town of Paphos is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once in Paphos you should not miss the chance to admire some of the major archeological attractions of the city such as the Tombs of the Kings - dated back to the 3rd century BC - and the stunning Mosaics of Paphos found close to the Medieval Fort of Pafos. Nevertheless, Paphos also has a dynamic nightlife, especially in summer time. The visitor can choose between all kinds of bars and restaurants that offer, in their majority, an amazing view.
Ammochostos is also known as Famagusta, is maybe the most famous touristic destination of the island. The holiday resorts of Agia Napa and Paralimni-Protaras are known worldwide for their golden sandy beaches and extremely vivid nightlife. Fig Tree Bay, Nissi Beach and Makronissos Beach are only some of the few breathtaking beaches of the area that attract locals and tourists.