I was recently in Cyprus for 5 days with my boyfriend and had one of the most amazing trips! To be honest, I had no idea where exactly Cyprus was but when I started doing my research I found Cyprus to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world and it really is!
Here are some things you could do whilst out there:
- Ayia Napa Sculpture Park
- Nissi & Makronissos Beach. Nissi Beach is the most stunning beach with clear blue waters!
- Cape Greco Sea Caves
- Explore Protaras
LARNACA CITY & NICOSIA
Explore Larnaca City on the way to Nicosia.
What To Do:
- Salt lake of Larnaca. If you go in winter, the lake is pink and has flamingoes! That’s what they say, but no chance of that in April.
- Visit the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque
- Larnaca City Center and The Church of St Lazarus
Located around 3 km west of Larnaka, on the Salt Lake is the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. It is the primary pilgrimage site of Cyprus and stands as one of the most important holy places of worship for Muslims, ranked immediately after Mecca, Medina in Saudi Arabia and Al Aksha in Jerusalem.
Here is the thing, rain is the last thing I was expecting when we were going into Larnaca city. However, just after visiting the Salt Lake and Hala Sultan, there was a sudden torrential downpour. So we didn’t fully get to explore the old town in Larnaca. Instead, we decided to go and explore Nicosia/Lefkosia, the capital of Cyprus, which as an hour drive away.
We set off early, right after breakfast. Paphos is 2 hrs away from Protaras and the views on the way there were breathtaking.
Major Attractions in Paphos
Be prepared to travel backwards in time and discover the superb architecture and planning of the pre-historic times while you visit the Paphos Archaeological Park (UNESCO heritage site).
The park opening timing varies in summers and winters. The park fee is 4.5 € for an adult. Guided tours are available by private companies but with a guide map, one can do it by self-trekking as well.
Food in Paphos
Paphos is a good place to taste delicious food.
Along the main road near the archaeological park, there are a number of restaurants serving local food and specialty cuisines.
Enjoy the atmosphere with a good relaxing meal in the cool breeze of the Mediterranean while reliving the history of the place.
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