Cyprus Things to Do

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Cyprus Things to Do

  • Kato Paphos

    Paphos Things to Do

    Coral Bay beach is tourists' favourite beach in Paphos. I was recently here and I have a video showing the whole of the coral bay. (Don't miss it). Take the coast road from Paphos Town north for about 14 miles signposted to Peyia. There are frequent service buses from Kato Paphos

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  • Beaches

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas att Nissi beach for a according to me a small fee. You either hire just a sunbed or umbrella, or both ofcourse. You can only hire for a whole day. Prices: Sunbed - 2,5€ Umbrella - 2,5€

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  • Mosque of Hala Saltan Tekke

    Larnaca Things to Do

    This mosque, located 5km West of Larnaca city centre, was built in 648 AD over Umm Haram's tomb, a relative, according to tradition, of the Profet Mohammed. The shrine is nowadays one of the most important holy places of workship for Muslims, ranking immediadely after Mecca, Medina in Saudi Arabia and Al Aksha in Jerusalem.

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  • Green line

    Nicosia Things to Do

    Nicosia is the last divided capital of Europe and the Green Line is the line that divides the island it between the north (theTurkish Cypriot part) and the south (its Greek Cypriot counterpart). There are a few passages, with "real" borders between the two sides: the one I used is the Lhedra Palace Hotel check point - which is a pedestrain only...

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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

    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

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    Right in the heart of the club / bar district is the tranquil oasis of the Monastery of Ayia Napa, which really is worth a visit. No-one is sure when the Monastery was originally founded, but it probably dates from Byzantine times. the present building is 15th century, when Cyprus was Venetian controlled. There are a couple of local legends...

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  • Agios Lazaros Church

    Larnaca Things to Do

    It is said that, following his resurrection by Christ, Saint Lazarus lived in Kition, nowadays Larnaca, for 30 years. He was ordained Bishop of Kition by Saints Barnabas and Mark. The present day admirable church, which underwent various expansions and modifications through the ages, dedicated to Saint Lazarus, the patron saint of Larnaca, and...

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  • Churches

    Nicosia Things to Do

    This is a special church in Nicosia. There is a miracle attached to the church which is interesting reading. For an explanation go to the web site mentioned here, (so I am not accused of cutting and pasting.) No photography is allowed in the church unfortunatly. Well worth a visit though

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  • Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque

    Famagusta Things to Do

    This is the largest medieval building in Famagusta. It was originally constructed as St. Nicholas Cathedral and its construction took almost 100 years (1300-1400 AD). Its architecture is obviously Gothic and many claim that it closely resembles the Cathedral of Rheims in Paris. When the Ottoman Turks captured Famagusta from the Venetians in 1571,...

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  • Tomb of the Kings

    Paphos Things to Do

    The Tombs of the Kings that is a totally misleading name for this wide area of tombs, because not a single king was buried there. They might have been rich people but certainly no kings and their tombs were in many cases built like their former houses with an atrium in the middle. You can walk 2-3 hours through this wide area of tombs, that were...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Harbour Area

    Paphos Things to Do

    Visiting Paphos Harbour will offer you a wonderful but sometimes confusing array of both eateries and bars but dont be bullied into the first place you pass. Take your time and walk the length of the Harbour terraces and decide on the place of your choice when you return along the wonderful walls of the harbour

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  • Waterworld Waterpark

    Ayia Napa Things to Do

    WaterWorld is the best waterpark in Cyprus and the largest in the Eastern Mediterranean and is based on a Greek mythology theme. There is a large variety of exciting water chutes, plus log rolling in the activity pool, river trips, spray columns and geysers, and much more. There are also cafes, an ice cream parlour and gift shop, and sculptures in...

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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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  • Mosques

    Nicosia Things to Do

    This ancient church is the chief mosque in the northern state of Cyprus, and the great festivals of Bayram and other Moslem gatherings are conducted here. It was formerly the cathedral of St. Sophia which was built in the period 1209 A.D. to 1228, over the ruins of a previous building. Only recently, in 1976, have the ruins of the ancient building...

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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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  • Larnaca Fort

    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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  • Buyuk Han

    Nicosia Things to Do

    Buyuk Han dates from 1572...one of the earliest Ottoman public buildings. It is a magnificent example of a 'han'; a travellers' innn, with accommodation and stabling. Guest rooms were on the second floor, stabling and food/drink on the lower. Both floors are now used for craft and handowrkshops......not cheap, but well worth exploring. In the...

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  • Cape Greco

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Phinikoudes

    Larnaca Things to Do

    The Palmtree-promenade is where you find lots of restaurants, discos, quite a nice, sandy beach and lots of people in the streets day and night. Unfortunately it is totally impossible there to just study the menu in front of any of the many restaurants without beeing approached immediately by an "agent" trying to push you into their restaurant.

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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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  • 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 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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  • Limassol

    Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus with a deep-water port where regular cruises set sail for the Holy City in Israel or the Pyramids of Egypt. Home of the Keo distillery and winery Limassol is the second largest town in Cyprus; it has a large port, which is busy with ships visiting from all over the world. There are no real beaches in...

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  • Larnaca

    Larnaca is a modern city built on the remains of ancient Kition an underground complex of temples dating from 1300BC; it is the third largest town in Cyprus, has the largest airport and is situated to the south of the island.During the day Larnaca town centre has lots to offer from a local market selling anything from fruit and vegetables to hand...

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  • Girne (Kyrenia) Castle, North Cyprus

    The castle which lies to the north - east of Girne (Kyrenia) dominates the harbour and is built on the tetragonal form. It is first referred to by ancient sources in the year 1191 A.D. When the English King Richard The Lion Heart defeated lsaac Comnenus on his way to the Crusades and conquered Cyprus. The entry to the castle is through its...

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  • Girne (Kyrenia) Harbourside, North...

    Before the British occupation of the island in 1878, Kyrenia harbor was a quiet, often ignored, port between Cyprus and mainland Turkey. Kyrenia harbor is currently a tourist resort. Tour boats cruise the coast, skillfully avoiding military camps and trash dumps on the shore. Its a charming and tiny harbour, full of yachts and fishing boats, is...

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  • Visit the Kolossi Castle

    The Kolossi Castle is a stronghold a few kilometers outside the city of Limassol. It held a great strategic importance and contained production of sugar, one of Cyprus' main exports in the Middle Ages. The original castle was possibly built in 1210 by Frankish military when the land of Kolossi was given by King Hugh I to the Knights of the Order of...

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  • Coach trip from South to Kyrenia &...

    The Eman -English guided excursions have different day trips including visiting the north. A leaflet I have from last year indicates that the trip Kyrenia and Famagusta (including Bellapais Abbey) cost 45 euros last year. I think this will help you and it is indeed a nice trip out there.Contact www.emantravel.comE mail: info@emantravel.com -for a...

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  • Protaras

    Protaras is located on the old city of Leukolla on the East coast of the island and is a fully-fledged family orientated resort full of hotels, restaurants and the occasional disco. The beach is ideal for swimming; the sand shelves gently into the clear blue sea, which includes excellent water sport facilities. The offshore rocky islet offers the...

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  • Paralimni

    Paralimni is situated in the South East of Cyprus, a little way inland. Within the town square are three churches and an open-air theatre. The most interesting church is the oldest. It is open to the public and now serves as a museum. A number of quiet bars and cafes can be found in and around the square. These make a very pleasant change from the...

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  • Ayia Napa

    Ayia Napa is located on the far south-east of the island and is the major tourist resort for the young (think Blackpool). Attractions include Waterworld, an excellent water based theme park with a fun fair adjacent. Apart from the monastery, everything else is very commercial with the streets lined with gift shops all selling similar goods. The...

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  • Highlights of the north

    Northern Cyprus was once the main focus of tourism on Cyprus - greener, softer, its ruins more romantic, its main towns more picturesque. Since the division of North and South into seperate countries, tourism - based largely on sun and seaside holiday packages - has boomed in the south but if you want to see what is generally regarded as the most...

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  • Back, back, back.....

    ...into the deepest time. Archaeological sites telling of Cyprus' earliest history are to be found all over the island and various museums hold wonderful artifacts dating back to man's earliest days on the island. So why have I chosen to illustrate this tip with a photo of a rusting jetty stretching out into Guzelyurt Bay on the north coast,west of...

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  • Salamis

    Lovers of classical sites will find much to please them in a visit to Salamis and could well find (as we did) what starts out with the intention of a short detour on the way to Famagusta ends up as several hours spent among the extensive ruins of this most impressive and evocative place.Founded by the Greeks (legend says it was, Teucer, a hero of...

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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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