Cyprus Things to Do

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Cyprus Things to Do

  • Harbour Area

    Paphos Things to Do

    The Castle of Paphos is one of the most famous landmarks of the City. There is no way to visit Paphos and not come to the harbour. A number of archaeologists have taken an interest in excavating and investigating the castle as it dates back to the Roman era. The Byzantine fort, was originally built to protect the harbor but was destroyed due...

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  • Beaches

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    Golden sands and clear waters! The Landa beach is also called ‘Golden beach’. Located between Nissi beach and Macronissos beach.* It gets crowded during the high season, but it is not that crowded like Nissi beach.

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  • Mosque of Hala Saltan Tekke

    4 out of 5 stars

    Larnaca Things to Do

    The Salt Lake and the Tekke is the first thing you look at upon reaching Larnaca. Larnaca Salt Lake is located close to the Larnaca International Airport. In winter the water levels rise but in summer the lake is dry. From November until March it is home to flamingos. HISTORY OF THE TEKKE Hala Sultan Tekke or the Mosque of Umm Haram is a very...

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  • Green line

    Nicosia Things to Do

    Accommodation located within the old city walls has the extra bonus of close proximity to one of the official pedestrian crossings between the two non countries. The visitor could be walking no more than 200 meters and end up face to face with this non border. There are at least two major impressions that ooze from the experience of the crossing....

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  • Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum

    Limassol Things to Do

    This is the only automobile museum in Cyprus.A place of 1000 square meters that is ideal for all types of events such as exhibitions, fashion shows, photo shoots and many others which will be held throughout the year. Visitors can admire the museum’s eclectic collection of cars covering the period of the last century. The museum highlights the...

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  • Othello's Castle and Citadel

    Famagusta Things to Do

    Othello's Tower is the medieval fortress guarding both the harbour and the town of Famagusta. Othello is the name of a Venetian governor of 1506. The entrance to the tower is pierced through the Venetian fortifications which date from between 1500 and 1550. Inside the walls is the Great Hall, and with the large kitchen at one end. Windows are...

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  • Kato Paphos

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Paphos Things to Do

    Paphos is located in the western extremity of the island of Cyprus. Its modern reason d’être is to welcome the thousands upon thousands of tourists yearning for some sun, scarce commodity in other parts of Europe. Thus this Promised Land in weather terms has turned into a sprawling metropolis accommodating the sun-worshiping hordes. Along the way...

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  • Waterworld Waterpark

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    This resort town, with its great beaches, has a bit of a Spring Break atmosphere (the parties start in the late afternoon and go all night). If dancing in a bikini is not your thing, though, no worries—you can explore a Medieval Monastery or enjoy cruises on the lovely blue water. Families will want to visit Water World, the biggest theme...

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  • Aliki - Salt Lake

    Larnaca Things to Do

    This lake is one of the most important wetlands of Cyprus and it has been declared a Ramsar site, Natura 2000 site, Special Protected Area under the Barcelona Convention and an Important Bird Area (IBA). It is the haunt of 85 species of water-birds with estimated populations between 20,000–38,000 and one of the important migratory passages through...

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  • Churches

    Nicosia Things to Do

    This largest and surviving Gothic style church in Cyprus, that took about 150 years to be built, was officially inaugurated in 1326. After the occupation of Nicosia by the Ottomans in 1570, it was converted into a mosque.

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  • The Church of St George

    Famagusta Things to Do

    The ruins of the St. George Church still stand and can be seen in the Old City Walls of Famagusta. This church was said to be built in opposition to the nearby Latin, Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Nicholas. The central part of the church had a large dome which today does not exist due to Ottoman attacks in 1571 where it was demolished. Some of...

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  • Baths of Aphrodite

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Paphos Things to Do

    To visit this spot, you have to take the bus 645 to Polis. It departs from Karavella Station in Pano Pafos and the trip takes about 50 minutes. When in Polis, the last stop, you have to change to the bus 622 that passes Latchi and goes to the Baths, last stop. The trip takes about 20 minutes. The grotto, with the p

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  • Ayia Napa Monastery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    Built like a medieval castle around 1500 AD, Agia Napa Monastery is the best known landmark of the village as well of the surrounding area. Right in the heart of the club and bar district is the Monastery of Ayia Napa (1500 A.D) which offers a haven of tranquility in this lively resort and definitely is worth a visit. The Church is partly built...

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  • Agios Lazaros Church

    Larnaca Things to Do

    It is one of the most remarkable examples of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus. It is located in the centre of Larnaca, a few metres away from Finikoudes beach and promenade and very near to the shops, restaurants and café bars. Saint Lazarus came to Cyprus after being resurrected by Jesus. He was ordained as Bishop of Kition by the Apostles...

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  • Mosques

    Nicosia Things to Do

    The Selimiye Mosque is an architectural masterpiece with a mixture of its old Christian roots and now an Islamic belonging. This used to be a Cathedral, that got turned into a mosque in 1570s. It's one of the best preserved buildings, as it still serves Muslim prayers actively. The building is noted as being the largest and the finest temple,...

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  • Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Famagusta Things to Do

    The old Gothic designed and architecture of Saint Nicholas Cathedral is a masterpiece of beauty on the exterior. The interior does not match with the whole structure though! Converted into a mosque after 1571, with a grave of a saint inside, the interior is the usual mosque interior, vacant space, wall to wall carpets and shoes outside by the...

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  • Tomb of the Kings

    4 out of 5 stars

    Paphos Things to Do

    “Tomb of the Kings” is an expression that should not be taken very literally. It comprises a vast complex of subterranean burial sites, carved into the rocky ground, varying in size and intricacy. Some of them contain a major columned “hall” around which “crypts” have been dug into the walls. Others are less elaborate with one main vault and many...

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  • Cruises and Boat Trips

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    Though it is mainly a show for kids but I couldn't resist the pirate ship, always admired it. The ship is a theme for Black Pearl (from pirates of the caribbean Movie) and the crew are dressed like the pirates in the movie. They sail with sounds effects and do a little show for the kids followed by a stop for swimming, then another show then...

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  • Beach

    Larnaca Things to Do

    Larnaca is a bustling port city. There are long and wide sandy beaches, which borders directly on the boulevard. Larnaca offers you the opportunity to a variety of shops, restaurants and bars to choose from. Behind the bustle lies the historic city center, with small winding streets and alleys. The transfer time from the airport is approximately...

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  • Buyuk Han

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nicosia Things to Do

    This structure used to serve as an inn for locals or a resting location for caravans years back. It was built in 1570 by Ottomans. It is a splendid example of fine medieval Ottoman craftsmanship and architecture at its very best. I can admit that its atmosphere carried me. Although it is set up for tourists it is done tastefully and it is a nice...

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  • Paphos Fort

    Paphos Things to Do

    Dominating the harbour area of the town is the wonderful Paphos Fort. Whilst not on the grand scale of some of the castles of Western Europe, it is still a fascinating place with a lot of history, and is extremely popular with tourists and Cypriots alike. The history begins with the Byzantines who built it. Now Cyprus is something of a crossroads...

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  • Bungee Jumping

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    A superb ride firing you up into the air at a terrific speed with a force of 4G and to a height of about 150 feet. You end up spinning high above Ayia Napa. It's worth buying the video to see the look on your faces and so that it is not on general display for others to see!!! From the top you get some excellent views of the resort. You can see for...

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  • Phinikoudes

    Larnaca Things to Do

    Cart horse rides in Larnaca (?) Yes it is a fact, but what about the animals? How cruel is this? The Cost €15.00 CRUELTY How unfair for the animals! Horses cannot stand the heat of the burning summer sun, inhale exhaust fumes wait at traffic lights, and mingle with traffic. They present painful problems in their legs because they constantly walk...

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  • Venetian Walls

    Nicosia Things to Do

    The capital city is surrounded by sturdy 16th century stone walls built by the Venetians to replace the inadequate medieval walls they inherited. Despite being considered a great example of military defences of the era, they proved to be practically useless: The Ottomans overran the city before the construction could be completed.

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  • Sea Caves

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    Beautiful nature is one of the biggest assets of Ayia Napa. The Sea Caves are just 2-3 km from the city center. a paved walking path goes along the shore, and then slightly off shore, because the shore is very rocky and sharp. so if you decide to walk along the shore to see more caves, make sure to have a pair of comfortable shoes with thick sole....

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  • Larnaca Fort

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Larnaca Things to Do

    Larnaka fort, which stands on the southern point of the coastal avenue known as Foinikoudes, at the water's edge, was built in the 17th century on the site of a previous fort or castle. Nowadays it hosts cultural and entertainment events and houses a museum consisting of three rooms situated on the upper floor of the main building. Timetable 08:00...

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  • Archbishop's Palace

    Nicosia Things to Do

    No ordinary Archbishop lived here, but Archbishop Makarios III himself. His giant black statue overshadows the square in front of the faux Venetian palace he once occupied. Archbishop Makarios was the foundation of Cypriot independence. His return to the island, celebrated by thousands of cheering Cypriots, marked the end of colonialism. He is a...

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  • Agia Thekla

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    Agia Thekla has a great interior and its doors are open all day for free entrance and in order to take a look around and taking photos is no problem at all. It was interesting for me to see that in many churches you will find icons partly covered by shawls like in my 3rd photo here.

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  • Djami Kebir Mosque

    Larnaca Things to Do

    The Djami Kebir Mosque Buyuk Cami or Cami Kebir all of these names are for the same mosque, in the very centre of Larnaca, opposite of the medieval fort and not very far from the Lazarus-church. This mosque is an active mosque and so I did not go inside, I also read in other tips on VT,that the interior is quite simple. This mosque dates back to...

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  • Belediye Pazari

    Nicosia Things to Do

    The Belediye Pazari is the covered municipal market of North Nicosia. it is also known as "Bandabulya". This market was the main marketplace of the city during the Ottoman period; today it is still a lively and untouristy market, where you can buy mostly meat and vegetables. The apples we bought were very delicious and... massive. The market is...

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  • Cape Greco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    Cape Greco - the south-east-end of Cyprus is a side-step of just a few km from Agia Napa, you have to drive a narrow road to its almost very end untill you get to a gate that will keep you out of the very tip of the cape, obviously it is used by the military. Park your car there and take a walk to the coast, that consists of heavy rocks there. This...

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  • Larnaca Promenade

    Larnaca Things to Do

    The promenade in Larnaca is a pleasant walk and nearby are cafes and souvenir stalls. At one end of the promenade is a marina, and at the other a museum. Two rows of ornate lamp-posts are very attractive. For those staying outside Larnaca there is a bus stop where you can catch transport to Agia Napa, the airport or Orkolini.

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  • Venetian Column.

    Nicosia Things to Do

    In the centre of the square stands the Venetian Column, which was crowned by the lion of St. Mark until toppled by the victorious Turks in 1570. This granite column, traditionally believed to be have been quarried from the temple of Jupiter at Salamis, lay in the grounds of the Sarayönü mosque for several centuries.

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  • Pierides Museum

    Larnaca Things to Do

    The Pierides Museum is the first museum of Ancient Cypriot Art in Greece. It’s being housed at the ‘Athinais’ Multi Purpose Conference and Cultural Venue which belongs to the Marilena G. Mamidakis Group of Companies. The museum opened in 2001 and since February 2004 the ‘3200 years of Greek-Cypriot Culture – From Astarti to Aphrodite’ exhibition...

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  • Purchase Local Delicacies to take back...

    Be sure to taste and buy some Cypriot products to take back home before your flight.The ladies by the Cypriot kiosk dressed in their Cypriot Traditional costumes at the Larnaca Airport offer local delicacies and wish you a safe trip back home.Get to the kiosk, talk to the ladies and try what is the offer of the day.Products: Soutzouko, carob syrup,...

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  • Safety and Security - Crossing from...

    BE SURE TO READ THIS IF YOU PLAN CROSSiING ANY GREEN LINEIt is possible to travel to the north of Cyprus from the south (and back again), including via the Ledra Palace and Ledra Street checkpoints in central Nicosia where you can cross on foot. If you intend to take a hire car to the north, the main crossing in Nicosia is Agios Dometios.Cyprus...

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  • Bring back the fun into diving!

    What an awesome experience!I am just back from a fabulous diving week of 10 dives with the expert diver Mick. He is very professional and always put safety first. At the same time the fun is part of the diving spirit. All my underwater adventure in the Big Blue will be forever in my mind and also on a free DVD thanks to Dragon Divers.The price are...

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  • Soli

    We visited the archaeological remains at Soli a few times. They are located about 2KM west of Lefke. There is an Ancient Greek theatre here, but the most famous remains are Soli's beautiful mosaic floors. Soli was founded by the Greek Philosopher Solon who lived from 640 to 558BC. Soli is also believed to be the place where John Mark, an apostle of...

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  • Crusader Castles - St Hilarion

    Cyprus is home to three marvellous hilltop castles. The easiest one to get to is St Hilarion. It is located between Girne and Lefkosa. Generally one of our friends would take us here by car, but you could come by taxi and arrange for them to either wait for you or pick you up at a certain time.St Hilarion is said to have inspired Neuschwanstein...

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  • Crusader Castles - Kantara Castle

    Kantara is the most remote and least accessible of Cyprus's three hilltop castles. We only went here once. My lasting memory of it is of me running down a slope towards a dark room near the castle wall. Something luckily made me stop myself just in time, because the room had no floor, just a sheer drop into stagnant water. I suffered nightmares for...

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  • Crusader Castles - Buffavento Castle.

    We visited Buffavento several times. We were generally taken here by friends in their cars. As well as being a spectacular hilltop castle, this castle was also the site of a dreadful air crash in 1988. A Yugoslav Boeing 727 crashed into the hillside here killing all 15 people on board when its pilot made a misjudged landing attempt at Ercan...

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  • Vouni Palace

    Not that far from Soli lies another archaeological site - Vouni Palace. I have seen it spelt as Vuni as well. When we lived in Cyprus, most of Vouni had not been excavated. I think this is still the case. There were lovely views from this area across the nearby mountains and over the sea.The remains of the palace at Vouni date from around 400BC....

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  • Lefkosa or Nicosia

    Lefkosa is the capital of North Cyprus. It is also the capital of South Cyprus and the Greeks call it Nicosia. It is a divided city with the green line partitioning north and south Cyprus going right down the middle of it.If I am being honest, Lefkosa was probably my least favourite part of Cyprus. It was hot, dusty and not on the coast. The one...

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  • Famagusta

    We liked Famagusta for a number of reasons. It had a great cake shop. It had a lovely hotel called the Palm Beach Hotel which did special cheap out of season weekend packages that we loved to take advantage of. It had a beach. It had historical remains. Famagusta was also rather odd because it was on the dividing line between north and south Cyprus...

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  • Famagusta Continued

    There are many other sights worth visiting in Famagusta, but my previous tip is getting too long so I will putsome of them here.One of these sights is Othello's Tower. Othello's tower was part of the medieval fortress which guarded the harbour and city of Famagusta. Above the gateway of the tower is a marble slab with a winged lion on it - this was...

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Your first priority upon arrival to the Island  is to get to the nearest Tourist Information Centre. You will be amazed with the material you will be given. (Colorful booklets,...

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