SUNSHINE AND MORE!
Smell the jasmine and the wild thyme.Taste one of the oldest wines of the world.Walk in pine scented forests, or ski on the snowy peaks in the morning.Take a dip in the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea in the afternoon.Wonder at Greek temples, Byzantine churches and ancient artifacts thousands of years old.Play a round of golf, go cycling, or hiking round the countryside, or take up a new sport.Feel at one with nature, or dance the night away.Look beyond sun and sea. In Cyprus there is much to enjoy, see and do. It’s a whole world condensed in a small area.
Experience it all!
There are myriad islands in the Mediterranean, but only one does Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, call home,and that’s Cyprus. In 2010, Cyprus celebrates its 50th anniversary as an independent Republic, and there’s never been a better time to plan your visit.
Whatever your pace or special interest, Cyprus is uniquely poised to welcome you. Our beaches are not only beautiful,they are certified as among the cleanest in Europe. And, just a short drive from the crystal clear waters of our coast are the pine-clad Troodos Mountains, where wild moufflons roam and cedars grow, and gem-like churches and monasteries are replete with unmatched Byzantine frescoes and icons. See more..
NICOSIA / LEFKOSIA
Cosmopolitan, glamorous and bustling, the capital of Lefkosia (Nicosia) is uniquely comprised of an ancient, walled city and a modern, fast-paced metropolis that is the epicentre of the island’s business and commercial activity.
There is no end to the options that Lefkosia provides, blending the current with the traditional. Its retail experience ranges from town centres and malls to traditional shopping quarters of winding streets. Its leisure and nightlife is a mixture of the popular and exclusive, with trendy bars that nestle amidst old, historically rich monuments. A wealth of interesting galleries and museums mix with fun entertainment for all the family. And its selection of cuisine is equally as diverse as its overall character. See more..
Limassol with its unique fusion of influences is a fascinating and exciting destination. It is a land where the traditional and modern co-exist offering desirable contemporary facilities yet still extending the local warm hospitality which characterizes Cyprus.
Limassol is a safe destination which has much to share, with its beautiful seafronts,countless cultural, recreational and leisure activities, vibrant events and festivals, as well as being a centre for conferences and incentive travel programmes. See more…
Beautifully compact, easily accessible and truly authentic, Larnaca is the island’s oldest soul; the longest continually inhabited region of Cyprus, with a history that dates back 4.000 years. And whilst it is rich in ancient culture, Larnaca is also a thriving and modern European city that offers the best of all worlds.
A characteristic feature of Larnaca is that tourists will find that there is no distinction between resort and town; locals and visitors alike can enjoy the same daily experience of a charming and diverse Mediterranean city. From stretches of varied coastline, a mix of traditional and cosmopolitan establishments and fascinating monuments, Larnaca seamlessly blends its two ‘faces’. See more…
An air of romance and history carries through the naturally abundant and culturally rich region of Pafos.
Comprised of its old and new towns, rural villages and picturesque resorts, the region is home to some of the most stunning areas of natural beauty on the island, whilst its many archaeological sites are historically invaluable, with Katos Pafos declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a whole.
Centered around the quaint harbour and impressive Medieval Castle, Pafos’ environs then stretch to incorporate the tourist resort of Polis Chrysochous. See more…
AMMOCHOSTOS – FAMAGUSTA
Sparkling, crystal waters and powdery, golden sands are one of the defining features of the region of Ammochostos (Famagusta), with its scenic landscape further dotted by quaint windmills, and its mineral-rich earth growing some of the island’s tastiest, fresh produce.
Comprised of the main holiday resorts of Agia Napa and Paralimni-Protaras, the once-tiny villages have seen their popularity and boundaries expand into bustling resorts that continue to attract visitors in their droves. See more…
With pine-scented air that feels more invigorating the higher you climb, the Troodos mountain range is the island’s ‘green heart’, and a refreshing oasis that is immersed in endless vistas of forests, valleys and orchards.
Comprised of many different, traditional villages, every twist and turn of the mountain roads leads to something different. The chain of wine making communities has practiced viticulture for centuries, whilst others are famous for their intricate handmade folk-art, from lace and silversmith works to pottery and basket weaving. Agricultural villages known for their different fruit unfold towards others, where waterfalls and springs offer a cooling drink to both human and wildlife. See more…
Courtesy of Ministry of Tourism www.visitcyprus.com