5 Fantastic Places To Visit In Cyprus
Located in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus is a small island nation that punches above its weight in terms of natural beauty, ancient history and unique culture.
From gorgeous golden sand beaches to lush forests and bustling towns to serene ancient historical sites, this is a legendary location with something to satisfy every visitor.
Still not convinced? You will be after looking at these five fantastic places to visit in Cyprus.
- Aphrodite’s Rock
Situated at Petra tou Roumiou, Aphrodite’s Rock is a sea stack which, according to legend, was used by the eponymous goddess as a stepping stone for her to venture ashore after she was born in the sea. It’s said that swimming around it brings good luck and youth ̶ worth a whirl if you’re a strong swimmer!
Tip: explore nearby Paphos and you’ll discover even more cultural attractions (more of which next!).
- Tombs of the Kings
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tombs of the Kings is situated 2km north of Paphos and this 4th Century BC monument carved meticulously from solid rock is thought to be a burial site of high-ranking officials. They’re remarkably intact and the detailed carvings are immaculate.
Tip: slightly confusingly, the name refers to the grandeur of this necropolis, rather than any royal connection.
- Cyprus Motor Museum
Located in Limassol, the Cyprus Motor museum is a must for the petrol heads in your travel party. You’ll find all manner of iconic vehicles on display, including the Mini from the Mr Bean movie, a Rover P5 used by Margaret Thatcher and a 4.5-ton bulletproof Cadillac built for president Makarios III in 1977.
Tip: Cypruscar hire site Enjoy can provide you with a reliable, box-fresh car to cruise around Cyprus in.
- Fig Tree Bay
A sweeping sandy beach in Protaras, Fig Tree Bay is one of the most beautiful seaside spots in Cyprus. If you’re not content with catching some rays on your sun lounger or splashing around on the shore, windsurfing, parasailing and water skiing are also available for thrills and spills
Tip: with shallow shoreline water, Fig Tree Bay is perfect for families.
- Mount Olympus
At a majestic 1952 metres, Mount Olympus is the highest point in the Cyprus and part of the Troodos Mountain range. You can get as high as 1110m in your car, then you’ll hoof it the rest of the way but be rewarded by eye-popping views.
Tip: check out these Tripadvisor Mount Olympus reviews before you book.
So there you have them ̶ five fantastic places to visit in Cyprus which will keep you coming back for more.
Whichever itinerary you settle on, you’re sure to have a terrific time and relax and unwind completely!
That’s our list! Share your own Cyprus holiday tips in the comments section.