A Travel Guide to Cyprus
Cyprus is an island nation located just south of Turkey. The island is known for its perfect year round weather and beautiful beaches. But Cyprus also offers a variety of beautiful historical attractions for those who wish to explore the country in a little more depth.
The popular town of Paphos is home to several attractions to see and explore while also offering stunning beaches. The old Fort, which still remains largely intact, was once a castle and later a prison, today it plays a role as the backdrop to a festival that takes place here each year. The town has a market where the locals bring goods to sell and is a great way to be immersed in the culture of this beautiful island.
The Capital city is Nicosia, and is the last ‘divided city’ in Europe. The green line separates the Turkish side of the city from the Cypriot side making the city a unique place to explore. The city offers many wonderful attractions such as the St. Sophia’s Cathedral, which is now known as the Selimiye Mosque; with its beautiful architecture it is an incredibly impressive building to enjoy.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, its not surprising that spending time on the beach is one of the most popular pastimes of visitors to Cyprus. The island offers some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters to enjoy. Some beaches are perfect for those who want to relax in the sun and enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea, others are better for those who enjoy watersports such as wind surfing, surfing and sailing. There are also diving centres for those who want to explore beneath the sea and see some of the animals that live around the island.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Cyprus ranging from villas and apartments to rent on the coast to cottages in the countryside.