The year 2020 came as one of the biggest pandemic times we have ever seen. While we were locked inside our houses for the most of the year, thanks to the strict health and safety measures taken by governments across the globe, things have become much relaxed now, and tourist hotspots are back in the business as the end-of-year holiday season approaches fast.
Cyprus, also known as the ‘jewel of the Mediterranean’ and the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite - the ancient goddess of beauty and love. Cyprus opens its doors to the heavenly beauty of nature for visitors. Cyprus is a popular island escape for travelers from around the globe. From sandy beaches to the Troodos mountains, to a quiet night in the lap of Mother Nature, to pumping party nights, you are sure to find just everything here.
Geography and How to Reach Cyprus
Cyprus is located about 50 miles south of the Turkish coast. It has close proximity to the west of Syria and Lebanon, and the north of Egypt and Greece.
The flights to Cyprus mainly arrive at either Larnaca or Paphos airports. Both the airports have strong connectivity to the rest of the country.
Best Time to Visit
May and June are the best months to visit Cyprus as these are not only the driest months, the temperature also stays between a comfortable 23 and 28 degrees with 12-13 hours of sunshine per day.
Finding the Perfect Stay in Cyprus
Finding the perfect stay for a vacation is always a major challenge. Let us help you with that in Cyprus. There are quiet beach hotels, Airbnbs, boutique hotels, as well as luxury villas in Cyprus.
A cosmopolitan town with a pinch of influence from the neighboring countries, Turkey and Greece, is one of the must-go places in Cyprus. The second-largest city and the principal port of Cyprus is also the center for international business and a beautiful tourist destination.
While Limassol does have a lot of other attractions, it may not have the best beaches in Cyprus. That makes it a great budget-friendly place where you can find a lot of Cyprus villas, beach hotels, homestays, etc.
You can look for a place in these areas for a comfortable, budget-friendly, and relaxed stay:
- Agios Tychonas
- Limassol Promenade
- Dasoudi Beach
Limassol is full of festival hotels, water parks, and souvenir kiosk shops that sell all sorts of traditional crafts items too. The city also has beautifully restored old buildings that give a European look to the city. A few places you should not miss in Limassol:
- St. Andreas street
- Ancient Kourion
- Old Town
- Medieval Museum
- Lanitis Art Foundation
- Kolossi Castle
- Molos Park
- The Akti Olympion beach
- Kolossi Castle
- Fasouri Watermania
- Sanctuary of Apollo
- Akrotiri Salt Lake
Paphos in the south-western corner of Cyprus has unbelievable magic in the sea, the lights, the air, the sky, and above all of that – the rocks. Home to the Aphrodite rock, Paphos also flaunts a fascinating culture. Here are a few areas in Paphos where you can find comfortable, yet affordable places to stay:
- Kato Paphos
- Tombs of the Kings (commonly known as TOTK)
- Ayios Theodoros
The main tourist points in Paphos can easily be explored within 2 hours. You can visit the city harbor, lie down under the sun, enjoy the food at the multi-cuisine restaurants including around 30 Asian restaurants, enjoy opera in the evenings, or have a relaxed weekend in hotels/villas. Along with these, here are some more places that you must consider in Paphos:
- Kato Paphos Archaeology Park
- St. Paul’s Pillar
- Paphos Archaeological Museum
- Medieval Castle of Paphos
- Aphrodite Water Park
- Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery
- Paphos Zoo
- Troodos Mountains
- Akamas Peninsula
Larnaca (Larnaka) is one of the port cities on the south coast. It is known for Finikoudes Beach; a beautiful stretch of sand in the center of the city center, joined by a palm-lined seaside walkway at Mackenzie Beach. Just offshore, the MS Zenobia is a popular dive site. The 9th-century church of St. Lazarus contains the tomb of the saint, who was said to have risen from the dead. A few parts of the city that offer a luxurious and welcoming stay are:
- Mckenzie Beach
- Palm Beach
- City Center
You must check out these places before you make a move from the city:
- Paphos Archaeological Park
- Lounges at the Mckenzie Beach
- Mckenzie Beach
- Camel Park
- Zenobia Shipwreck (popular for scuba diving)
- Larnaca Castle
Cyprus is one of the countries in the Middle East that is known for its heritage, culture, food, people, and warmth. The country does not fail to mesmerize with its beauty.
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