Resort

PLACES TO VISIT

Whether you love exploring unspoiled landscapes, discovering new food and wines, relaxing

with your morning coffee or sunning yourself on sandy beaches, you can enjoy your perfect

pastime in Cyprus...

 

The island is rich in history and boasts numerous sites of archaeological interest. Among the most iconic are the second century BC Greco-Roman amphitheatre at Kourion; Salamis, the site of an ancient city with Roman baths, villa and forum; and the Paphos Mosaics – widely heralded as some of the finest Roman floor mosaics ever discovered.

 

If getting away from it all is more your style, explore the Troodos Mountains by cycle or on foot, or – if you’re more adventurous – take a bike trek through the untamed wilderness of the Akamas peninsula.

 

 

In search of sun, sea and sand? Look no further than the picture perfect beaches of Ayia Napa and

Protaras, both of which are surprisingly peaceful – but still perfect for a spot of sun worship – in May and September when the summer crowds have dispersed.

 

Cyprus also offers great diving sites, including the wreck of the Zenobia and that of British Army Air Corp helicopter off the coast of Larnaca, as well as numerous natural dive sites such as the reefs and rock formations of Kenos Point.

 

As you’d expect from an island that prides itself on its hospitality, food and drink are a big feature of Cypriot life. Away from the tourist crowds you’ll find smaller eateries offering great traditional dishes.

 

There is a long history of wine making in Cyprus – a fact that is celebrated every September at the

Limassol Wine Festival. The island also boasts over 50 boutique wineries - many of which are in

the Troodos Mountains.

 

 

If coffee’s your drink of choice, sample it either in the traditional Cypriot style - strong and black - or enjoy an iced frappe, made with coffee and lashings of milk.

 

You can even try the original chewing gum – mastic resin – which has been popular on the island since Roman times. Today it can be found in everything from face cream to biscuits, as well as in the original Elma brand chewing gum.