Cyprus Sightseeing

The Troodos Mountains are a place where winter sports enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth. It is a strange sight to find ski lifts and skiing facilities in Cyprus, although the climatic conditions in the other areas of Cyprus are exactly the opposite. The Troodos Mountains are an absolute must for all winter sports enthusiasts and nature freaks, as the area is not considered for free green Lungs of Cyprus is called.

There is an interesting nature reserve on the Akamas peninsula, which offers a wonderful insight into the native flora and fauna. There are a variety of different ones here Bird species to visit.
Hundreds of breeding giant tortoises can be seen on the island during the summer months.

As the center of the beach culture of Cyprus and known for an exciting nightlife, Agia Napa is. Here you can not only enjoy the wonderful beaches of the lido in the east, such as Nissi Beach or Makronisos Beach. There are other beaches such as the Grecian Brook near the city center.

Particularly interesting sights in the north of Cyprus are the ancient ruins of the city of Salamis. Salamis was once the richest and largest city in Cyprus. Today the remaining ruins have been reclaimed by nature. The ruins are in the middle of dunes and beautiful pine groves. The highlights of the Salamis ruins are the royal tombs, some theaters and thermal baths, as well as the remains of two early Christian basilicas and ancient water reservoirs.

In the former dervish monastery of Mulevi Tekkes in Nicosa, built in the seventeenth century, you can now find a museum of Turkish folklore.

The Othellos Fort above Famagustas is best known for Shakespeare, who made the medieval fort the backdrop for his famous plays.

The royal palace of Vouni is also worth seeing. It was built in the fifth century BC and has been lost over the years. It has only recently been rediscovered by Swedish archaeologists.

The northern Bellapais Abbey is located in the northeastern part of Cyprus in a beautiful landscape of a mountainside. It was built in the thirteenth century and is considered to be one of the most famous and beautiful Gothic buildings in the Middle East.

Above the monastery is the romantic village of Bellapais with narrow streets and tiny cafes, where a tourist who is stressed every day and a lover of popular culture can find relaxation and tranquility. From there you have a wonderful view of Kyrenia and the deep blue sea.

You should also have seen the Selimyc Mosque. It was once a Christian church in the Turkish-occupied part of Nicosia.

The city of Limassol has just as many attractions to offer. The Limassol Archaeological Museum should not be missed. Here you can see exhibits from a collection that go back to the Eastern Roman Empire.

The beach promenade is definitely worth a visit. It is hidden between a cozy park and the Mediterranean Sea. There are a large number of modern works of art to be seen on the promenade.

In the Ethnographic Museum of Limassol you can get a deep insight into the history of Cyprus. You can see household appliances, handicrafts and traditional clothing of the country.

The landmark of Paphos is the medieval castle near the port. In 1592 the castle, once abandoned by the Venetians, was renovated by the Turks.

The royal ruins of Paphos from the third century BC and the Roman houses, which date from the second to third centuries, are sights that should not be missed. Visit for Cyprus sunny holiday destination.

The entire ruins of Paphos were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1890. These include Stairos tou Agiasmati, Panayia tou Arakce, Timiau Stavrau in Plendi and many others.

In 1816 the palm-fringed Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque was built on the grave of Imam Haram. The imam was buried here in 649 and is said to have been related to Mohammed, according to stories. After Mecca, Medina and Aksha, Tekke is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Islam.

Every winter the salt lake at the foot of the mosque is the abode of various flamingos, which feel very at home there. This natural spectacle is worth seeing as thousands of flamingos can be seen at this time.

The remains of the oldest settlement in the country are about thirty kilometers from Larnaka. The settlement dates back to 5800 BC. The time roughly corresponds to the Neolithic.
This archaeologically significant site was also included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The fort, built in 1625, served as a prison during the British colonial rule. Nowadays you can find a museum there with finds from Hala Sultan Tekke and Kiti.

In the fourth century, St. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, founded the picturesque Stavrovouri monastery. It is not far from Larnaca. Only male visitors have access to this monastery, as the monks living there are very conservative and place great importance on observing this historical vow.

The city’s aqueduct is also worth seeing. Centuries ago, the upper part of the city was supplied with water via the 18th century aqueduct.

Cyprus Sightseeing