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Places to visit in Cyprus
The capital of the republic of Cyprus that unlike any other capital, is divided between the free Greek-Cypriot area and the Turkish-occupied area. There are more than a dozen museums to visit in Nicosia and of course the old city, which is surrounded by the ancient walls built by the Venetians in the 16th century. If you are in the market for some Cypriot souvenirs, you can visit Laiki Yitonia, a carefully restored location well known for its antique and crafts shops.
The second largest city of Cyprus, which has become a major tourism destination for those who want to combine sun and beaches, archeological sites or intense nightlife. A nice place to start your time is the old town of Limassol and the impressive Limassol Castle. Also in the center of the old town you can visit Anexartisias street, a major shopping venue, and Saripolou square, a nightlife hub for locals and visitors. Don’t forget to visit Limassol Marina, a place to admire the luxury yachts docked and the August Wine Festival that lasts for one week and offers free wine for everyone.
Likely the oldest city in Cyprus with history that dates more than 6000 years back. The most visitors of Cyprus pass through Larnaca because is the home of the largest international airport. However, Larnaca has a lot to offer to history enthusiasts, like a tour to the 9th century Church of St. Lazarous or the impressive Ayia Faneromeni Church, which is built over a rock cave, or you can visit the ancient ruins of the old city of Kition. For the adventure enthusiasts, dive down to explore the wreck of the Zenobia, which is the major attraction for scuba divers, or visit the Larnaca’s Sault Lake to spot thousands of pink flamingos.
Where the 2nd international airport is located and one of the major tourist resorts in Cyprus which consists of two areas. The lower section, known as Kato Paphos, where many of the beach hotels and archeological sites can be found, and the upper area, known as Ktima, which is slightly inland. There are several places of interest for anyone to visit and enjoy. You won’t want to miss the 16th century Paphos Byzantine Fort or the Roman ruins with the 3rd century mosaic floors called the House of Dionysus and Theseus. The Temple of Aphrodite and Tombs of the Kings are also in the top of the list and of course several churches and monasteries like St. Neophytos.
A place that used to be a small fishing village, but now it is considered the vibrant nightlife capital of Cyprus. With countless bars and clubs, that stay open until the early hours, this is the right place to be for partying, great drinks and an intense youthful atmosphere. During the day, the visitors can enjoy the famous golden sand beaches like Nissi Beach, Makronisos Beach and Gecian Bay. Also take the time to visit the Thalassa Museum, located at the center of Ayia Napa, where you can see a unique collection of exhibits presenting the impact and the significance of the sea or the 16th century Ayia Napa Monastery.
Another great coastal resort in the south-east area of Cyprus only 10 minutes away from Ayia Napa and one hour driving from Larnaca Airport. Protaras is well known for its sandy and golden beaches, like the Fig Tree Bay which is considered one of the best in Europe. The nearby Cape Greco, a protected natural park, is included in the list of the most beautiful places in Cyprus. Protaras is also the place where it can satisfy any one’s stay with its wide range of small or high capacity hotels, hotel apartments, super luxury villas or a smaller villa to relax with your family in privacy.