Ideas for a holiday in Cyprus

Welcome to the year-round island Cyprus! There’s always a new world to discover on this island, here are some ideas for those who are planning a Cyprus vacation …….

Music has strong roots in Cyprus one of the most popular musical instruments is the bouzouki playing the traditional style of music Rebetika. In addition to this Cypriots love the sound of their own voices so you will often hear them singing.

The capital is Nicosia located in the middle of the island and therefore easily accessible. The city is divided into two parts. There is the unique architecture and preserved fortifications in the Turkish part and gothic sanctuaries converted into mosques in the southern part along with the cathedral. The city is also home to the national Architecture Museum.

Located in the northeast of the island is Famagusta the setting of the Shakespeare tragedy Othello. It is enclosed by city walls. The most visited attraction here is the Citadel.

Larnaca Salt Lake home to thousands of flamingos constitutes of a system of salt lakes, adjacent to Larnaca and its airport. Together they have a surface area of about 5 square kilometres. Besides its picturesque beauty the lake is home to 85 species of water-birds. Thousands of flamingos and a plethora of other bird species visit to escape the cold and spend the winter here making it a great bird watching spot.

The largest port on the island is Limassol it is also the biggest Cypriot port in the Mediterranean transit trade. It has become one of the most important tourism, trade and service-providing centres in the area. A wide spectrum of activities and a number of museums and archaeological sites are offered to the interested visitor. Consequently, Limassol attracts a wide range of tourists mostly during an extended summer season to be accommodated in a wide range of hotels and apartments. Limassol’s skyline has left behind very little historical evidence to give way to a cosmopolitan appearance. However, the protected ancient monuments hand over a rich trail of artefacts and mythical stories. Limassol Castle, Amathus Ruins and Mosque of Djami Kebir are a few of the beautiful sights worth visiting. A large marina is currently being constructed near the old town.

About 25 kilometres on dirt roads from Paphos you will find Lara Beach where turtles nest each year. This extensive and often near-deserted sandy beach is one of the few remaining havens for loggerhead and green turtles to nest. Monk seals also dwell in the sea caves around the peninsula! It takes a four-wheel drive, some determination and a tolerance of pot holes. But is a worth a visit from those who are adventurous and keen to get away from the bustle and the parasols.

Check out ideas for a holiday in Cyprus and plan your itinerary before you travel to make sure you don’t miss anything out. Additionally for customer reviews on Cyprus vacations and information on its historical attractions, visit HolidayCheck.


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