Cyprus Travel Guide

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Cyprus Highlights

  • Pro
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    Samsoncatdj says…

     Beautiful coastlines, amazing views, friendly locals, mezes. 

  • Con
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    cheekymarieh says…

     Can be oppresively hot during July and August 

  • In a nutshell
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    greekcypriot says…

     Beach/Mountain/Culture/ Climate/ Hospitality at its Best - Simply a Gem! 

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Paphos

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447,992,106

Ayia Napa

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226,444,103

Larnaca

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284,777,52

Nicosia

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290,680,18

Limassol

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242,627,65

Protaras

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58,157,64

Kyrenia

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123,335,48

Famagusta

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75,187,7

Troodos

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102,266,0

Polis

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31,88,13

Pano Lefkara

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37,104,0

Pissouri

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14,65,3

Bellapais

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27,53,0

Karpasia

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14,32,0

Paralimni

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10,13,22

Lachi

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17,22,1

Kourion

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4,43,0

Lophos

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21,64,0

Pervolia City-Site

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6,8,0

Kouklia

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4,14,0

Dherinia

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7,13,0

Ayia Sophia

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13,16,0

Vasa

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8,34,1

Palekhori

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12,40,0

Larnaka

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7,22,7

Tala

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4,5,0

Tombs of the Kings

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6,18,0

Bellapais Abbey

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3,29,0

Saint Hilarion Castle

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3,10,0

Salamis Necropolis

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1,9,0

Ypsonas

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5,2,0

Miliou

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1,1,1

Kato Lefkara

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2,29,0

Paphos

See all 447 Paphos Tips
  • 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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  • Louis King Jason

    Paphos Hotels

    My girlfriend and I stayed at the Louis King Jason Hotel & Apartments in Paphos for 7 nights in...

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  • Local beer

    Paphos Restaurants

    After returning back from Adamas National Park it was almost dark, and I didn't go to Petra tou Romiou, as I wished to. Ok, next time I will visit the place!Just close to the bus station, in Kato Pafos, there are many cafés where you can enjoy the ocean while drinking a coffee or, why not, a local beer.At this café, they were having happy hour for...

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Ayia Napa

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Larnaca

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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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  • Livadhiotis Hotel

    Larnaca Hotels

    After more than two weeks of travelling around Cyprus I am back in Larnaca again and this time I am...

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  • Authentic Cypriot food

    Larnaca Restaurants

    If you don't try, at least once, the meze, you will not know what is the genuine food in Cyprus. Meze means small dishes and the best place to try it is at a traditional taverna. There you are invited to taste many different traditional dishes of the country. Depending on the restaurant and the season, meze varies but, for the main dishes, it is...

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Nicosia

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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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  • Asty Hotel

    Nicosia Hotels

    The rooms are somewhat comfortable but some of the staff were not nice to my wife and I. We had not...

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  • Bus between Nicosia and Larnaka

    Nicosia Transportation

    Intercity buses link Nicosia to Larnaca and other cities in South Cyprus. The trip takes about 60 minutes and costs 4.0 EUR.Buses depart from Nicosia Solomos Squares and arrive at Larnaca Central Station (Finikoudes).

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Limassol

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  • Excellent Value, Tasty Food, Nice...

    Limassol Restaurants

    The Japanese Signature Restaurant of the New Royal Apollonia hotel is truly outstanding. I tried it twice during my stay at the hotel and I was fully satisfied.The philosophy behind this restaurant is the Easy Japanese Dining with high quality healthy food. The menu offers a variety of fresh Sushi, Sashimi and Maki, but there are also other dishes...

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  • Four Seasons Hotel

    Limassol Hotels

    On my recent business trip to Cyprus I had to visit Limassol and I stayed 3 nights at the Four...

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  • Square Market

    Limassol Things to Do

    As I was unlucky with the fish meze at the Pantopoleio inside the market, I went to this square to look for this possibility in another typical restaurant. At the G. Polikarpou restaurant, an old man just told me his food was better than a meze and said: "no like, no pay". I have found this way to interact with the clients very interesting and I...

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Protaras

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  • Profitis Elias Church

    Protaras Things to Do

    Although modern this church was built in the Byzantine style to replace a small room that was being used as a church. It is well worth the walk to the church and the climb to the top (about 100 steep stone steps) as from the top there is a breathtaking view of Protaras and the surrounding countryside. In the evenings the church is lit up.

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  • Capo Bay Hotel

    Protaras Hotels

    I spent 3 nights here on my last trip to Cyprus in April. Right on the Fig Tree bay the Capo Bay...

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  • Comet Taxi" A Reliable one!

    Protaras Transportation

    I recommend Taxis ONLY IF you have not an alternative.Taxis are extremely expensive throughout the island.During my stay at Protaras I was out searching for a reliable taxi Office and I came across the owner Mr. Costas. (Comet Taxi). He was telling me that for years he is the chauffeur of a hotel owner I happen to know only because he avoids going...

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Kyrenia

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  • The traditional dürüm

    Kyrenia Restaurants

    I was looking for a small local restaurant just to eat with the locals.To tell you the thuth I really don't know the difference among Gyros, Kebak and Dürüm. For me, all of them are the same except for the kind of bread they use.It is a kind of food I like to try when I travel as in my Island is hard to find it. I liked the service, ambience and...

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  • Hotel Bellapais Gardens

    Kyrenia Hotels

    The owners of the Bellapais Gardens must have had me in mind when they built their hotel -...

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  • Bus from Nicosia to kyrenia

    Kyrenia Transportation

    There are many buses a day linking these cities. They depart from Kyrenia Gate at North Nicosia and arrive at Kyrenia station near the Ottoman Cemetry.One way ticket costs 4.5 TL while a return ticket costs 8.0 TL. The trip takes about 35 minutes.

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Famagusta

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Troodos

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  • Divine Tastes, Highly recommended!

    Troodos Restaurants

    During my stay at the Mill hotel in Kakopetria I had the luck to try several dishes which I found exceptionally good at its restaurant called Mylos. It is indeed very popular throughout the island. See below my tips and the way I comment on the cuisine and service. The Mylos restaurant prides for its succulent trout, but in all I found the cuisine...

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  • Statue and Tomb of Makarios III

    Troodos Things to Do

    Mihail Christodoulou Mouskos (Panayia, 1913 - Nicosia, 1977), as a Greek Orthodox cleric, was voted as Archbishop of Cyprus in 1950. Due to his involvement with the Cypriot movement for re-union of Cyprus with Greece, EOKA, the British colonists of Cyprus arrested him in 1956 and sent him into detention in Mauritius. He later tended to lean on...

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  • Kykkos Monastery

    Troodos Things to Do

    Timetable10:00 - 16:00 [Nov.- May]10:00 - 18:00 [Jun. - Oct.]Museum Entrance Fee5.0 EUR

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Polis

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  • FRESH Seafood & Bottled wine are very...

    Polis Tourist Traps

    When you get to Latchi and the harbor where the Seafood taverns are have in mind that seafood is quite expensive like everywhere else on the island but also in the world.If you notice that you are asked to pay less you should be sure that what you get is frozen.Bottled wine is always expensive.Cypriot wine is very popular and of fine quality so you...

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  • Aphrodite Beach Hotel

    Polis Hotels

    Where to start! This family hotel is basic but clean and comfortable….simply amazing! I keep coming...

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  • BOAT HIRE, DIVING,...

    Polis Things to Do

    LATCHI WATERSPORTS CENTRE, located just down the road from polis and paphos is where we had the most fun on our holiday, we hired a 250hp speedboat for a day and it was amazing, we was given a map briefing of the amazing akamas coastline, then some instructions on how to drive the boat, throwing the anchor etc. Within an hour i felt very confident...

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Pano Lefkara

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  • A long tradition

    Pano Lefkara Restaurants

    I was looking for a traditional taverna to have a lunch. What was my surprise when I get in and began to talk to the ladies in Greek. They kindly told me, in English, they were from Russia and had no knowledge of the Greek language. I have found this very strange and I was thinking to go out because I had came to Cyprus to eat traditional food made...

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  • Silverware of Lefkara

    Pano Lefkara Local Customs

    Silversmiths in Lefkara are doing fine work of art.I met this man on my visit to Lefkara some years back. He was working patiently on a very delicate silver work of art that he was trying to finish. He was very polite, he invited me in and told me about his work.I tried to find him again on my last trip but the workshop is closed now. He is...

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  • Local Dishes and Mediterranean Cuisine!

    Pano Lefkara Restaurants

    If you really want to make a difference I suggest that you go straight to the “Lefkara Hotel and Restaurant” in Pano Lefkara.The Management of the Restaurant are passionate about the food being served here! When I was here the first time there was a chef in the kitchen, but on my recent trip to Lefkara I came here and noticed some differences....

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Pissouri

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Bellapais

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  • Bitter Lemons

    Bellapais Things to Do

    We paid a visit to the Bitter Lemons house while we were in Bellapais a couple of weeks ago & were lucky enough to be there on a day when the owners brother Mat was giving a talk & tour. We were given delicious refreshments & it was a really interesting morning. Also recommend the Gardens of Irini where we had lunch it was idyllic.

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  • Monastary

    Bellapais Things to Do

    Set four miles east of Kyrenia is the small village of 'Bellapais' and its claim to fame the old Monastary or Abbey as its sometimes called.Pitched on the side of a mountain,this twelth century Monastary is a fine example of Gothic architecture of the Lusignan Period.The Abbey comprises of a church,refectory,dormitary and storage rooms based around...

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  • Bitter Lemons!

    Bellapais Things to Do

    This plate sits above the doorway at Lawrence Durrells house. It commemorates both Durrell living in the house between 1953 and 1956, and the book he wrote (entitled "Bitter Lemons" describing the troubles and fighting that went on between the British, Greeks and Turks. It got fairly bloody at times. Durrell was himself British, but seemed to be...

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Karpasia

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  • Apostolos Andreas Monastery

    Karpasia Things to Do

    This monastery is a key religious site, and the focus for Greek Cypriot pilgrimages on the important festivals of Orthodox Easter and St Andrew's Day. A fortified monastery stood on the shoreline in the 12th century. The oldest surviving building is a 15th century seaside chapel, now essentially a crypt below the main icon-decorated church.Today...

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  • Karpaz (Zafer Burnu) National Park

    Karpasia Things to Do

    There are six national parks in Northern Cyprus and this one is located on the northeastern tip of the island. The national park covers a quite large area which includes the ruins of ancient city of Karpasia, Apostolos Andreas Monastery, wonderful beaches (Golden Beach, Sea Bird etc.) and at the very end Zafer Burnu (Cape Victory).It is also one of...

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  • Ayios Philon Basilica Church

    Karpasia Things to Do

    The church is in the site of the ancient city of Karpasia, which was founded by the legendary King Pygmalion of Cyprus. It was a flourishing Christian community until the Arab raiders burnt it in 802. Its inhabitants fled inland at that time.The building has been constructed on ruins dating from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Philon is the...

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Paralimni

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  • History of Paralimni

    Paralimni Favorites

    Historically, Paralimni was built on the shores of a shallow lake, which filled with water only in the wintertime. The word Paralimni means "by the lake". Originally, however, the town was built on a hill, which was situated between Deryneia and its present location, but, in the 15th century, it was moved inland to avoid detection by the sea...

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  • Sunrise Beach Hotel

    Paralimni Hotels

    Hotels Ave, PO Box 33043, Paralimni, Protaras 5310, Cyprus

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • St Giorgios Church Modern

    Paralimni Things to Do

    St George is the patent saint of Paralimni and this one of two to bear the saints name and was built in 1965.June 1997

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"KALOSORISATE'' -This means Welcome, and the welcome you get when you come to Cyprus is Warm and Friendly. There are many wonderful places to explore in Cyprus from beautiful beaches to places...