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Places to See While Traveling in Cyprus

By Edited May 23, 2015 1 0

Cyprus Travel Guide

If you are planning to see Cyprus for your holiday break, then there are a few places you should not dare miss. Most are located in the Paphos, Nicosia, and Ayia Napia.

Paphos

Numerous guests make reservations for their accommodations in Paphos Hotels because it is a strategic place to enjoy the best of Cyprus. It is known to be the birthplace of the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite and its scenic beaches is enough evidence why early inhabitants considered it her place of birth.

Paphos Harbour and Castle

You will be thrilled with the cuisines served by its tavernas, cafes, and fish restaurants. Enjoy these meals while taking pleasure seeing the colorful fishing boats lined in the harbor. You may also wish to explore the castles near its harbor and be mesmerized by the fantastic Mountain View it offers. You may also wish to indulge in a boat tour to have a better view of its surrounding beaches and coastline.

The Paphos Mosaics

The area was accidentally discovered in the year 1960, but is now one of the more popular spots in Paphos. It reveals numerous Roman Houses with mosaics of ancient mythology. The major houses include the House of Dionysos, House of Theseus, and House of Aion. From most hotels in Paphos, you may simply grab a taxicab for it to take you to the harbor where you can walk to the Fortress of Saranda and the lighthouse where these mosaics are located.

Nicosia

Nicosia is popular because of the walls of the old city and the house of Hadigeorgakis Kornesios or more popularly known as House of the Dragoman. Student of architecture will be fascinated with the combination of Ottoman and Venetian building styles used in it. If you wish to visit the house then inform the taxicab driver to transport you to 20 Patriarchou Grigoriu quite near the Omeriye Mosque.

Ayia Napa

It caters one of the best beaches in Cyprus. It once served as a small fishing village but after it has been transformed as a tourist destination, thousands of visitors started to flock in its abode. You can enjoy its beauty during the summer morning before tourists start crowding the place. Nevertheless, it is best known for its nighttime parties that last until dawn.

Enjoy fun and entertainment in Cyprus. Choose any of these destinations and appreciate its beauty.

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Credit: Cyprus Research Center for Remote Sensing & GIS
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