Cyprus Tips: Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Cyprus

by Luccavelli
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Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean. It is also recognized as the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia. It is a beautiful and idyllic country that is one of the most essential favourite tourist destinations. Here are the most beautiful places in Cyprus you can visit;

Famagusta

Famagusta is one of the most beautiful places in Cyprus you don’t want to miss. In the east of Cyprus is the city of Famagusta, where the deepest harbour of the island is located.

As a result, many cruise ships dock here during their visit to Cyprus. In addition to a thriving port, Famagusta is home to a traditional walled city that still exists. Two of the most characteristic monuments of Famagusta are still the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque and the St. Barnabas Monastery. Just to the south lies the ghost town of Varosha, once the heart of Famagusta tourism, now isolated by the Turkish invasion in 1974.

Cape Greco

Cape Greco is considered one of the most beautiful regions in the country. It is an area of sea caves with crystal clear water for swimming. A small white chapel has been built on the edge of the cliff, an ideal place to practice your photographic skills. For those who want to get married, it should be noted that this is also a popular wedding location.

Akamas Peninsula

The western tip of Cyprus is a region known as the Akamas peninsula and is one of the least populated parts of the island. If you want to get off the beaten track, you are in the right place: there is literally no paved road! This makes it ideal for walking or mountain biking. It is also a great place to observe wildlife, including some sea turtles, reptiles, and native birds. You can also explore the history of the Akamas peninsula by visiting Agios Andronikos, a former mosque and current church built in the early 16th century.

Caledonia Falls

If you are not a fan of the sea, you may want to visit some of the country’s mountain resorts. Cyprus is not particularly famous as a ski destination because the country only receives small amounts of snow during the winter months.

Caledonia Falls is the most famous waterfall in the country.

The path connects the village of Platres with the Troodos square. When you start the path on Troodos Square, you walk between beautiful landscapes and the soft sound of birds and running water. Then you can visit the mountain village of Platres, which offers various options for dining and relaxing.

Konnos Beach

Konnos Beach is among the most beautiful places in Cyprus you can visit. This beach deserves to be on this list. Many Cypriots even consider it the most beautiful beach in the country.

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Due to its reputation, dozens of people go there during the summer months. Because the beach is crowded, it is almost impossible to find a place to put your colourful and elegant beach towel, not to mention an umbrella. I recommend visiting this beach on a weekday. This way you can enjoy it without sinking into the water.

Nicosia City and The Green Line

The capital, Nicosia, is often called “the last capital of divided Europe”. Indeed, the northern part of the city, as well as the northern part of the island, are being militarily occupied by Turkey.

Visitors have access to the UN buffer zone, the Green Line, which traverses the city and divides the island.

It is possible to become a member of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (not recognized by a country other than Turkey) for those who wish.

Nicosia

Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus, but it is different from any other capital. It is divided between the northern part of Cyprus that is ruled by Turkey and the Greek Cultural Republic of Cyprus in the south.

There are many museums in Nicosia, e.g, the Cyprus Museum, the Byzantine Museum and the Ledra Observatory Museum. Where you can climb to the 11th floor and see the national demarcation line.

If you are on the market to buy Cypriot souvenirs, head to Ledra Street to buy more traditional items, or to Laiki Geitonia to find affordable souvenir shops for tourists.

Aphrodite’s Rock

No visit to Cyprus is complete without a visit to the rock of Aphrodite. It is a rock formation off the west coast of the island, near the town of Paphos. It is a pleasure to absolutely see and a nice place to swim. There is ample parking and an unpretentious café nearby, while the site is well signed. A direct bus links the port of Paphos with the Rock and it is worth combining with a visit to the town of Paphos.

The rock is considered as one of the most beautiful places in Cyprus you need to visit.

Paphos

Paphos is the smallest city in Cyprus. Located on the southwest coast of the island, it is also one of the most picturesque places on the island. The old town and the harbour are perfect for a romantic walk at sunset. The tombs of kings, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are just 3 km from Paphos.

Protaras

For maximum relaxation and accessible beaches, it is difficult to beat the resort of Protaras. The main beach, Fig Leaf Bay, is littered with sun loungers and loungers. You can choose to swim in the refreshing waters of the Mediterranean Sea or enjoy a cocktail in the sun. Cape Greco, nearby, is a protected natural park with a quieter and family-friendly atmosphere. There is also a 15 km walking path that allows you to walk and enjoy the ocean and city views, and the nightlife in Protaras offers plenty of entertainment until the morning.

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