The Mediterranean’s Magical Cyprus

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The Mediterranean region is a wonderful destination for anyone looking to get away from the stress of daily life. This is particularly true of the island of Cyprus, which has been attracting tourists for decades with its magnificent beaches and laid back lifestyle. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday getaway, you needn’t look further than Cyprus. Continue reading and you will find out why.

Cyprus’ highlights: Larnaca

A large number of charter flights arrive in Larnaca, a lovely seaside city that is thought to be the oldest in Cyprus. With its mix of Byzantine, Middle Eastern, and Western architecture, Larnaca is a pleasant introduction to Cyprus. The rich cultural heritage of this is also evident in its cuisine, which you can sample at the many restaurants located by the waterfront promenade.

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Sun and beach life in Ayia Napa

Being an island, there is no shortage of beaches to relax on in Cyprus. The Ayia Napa is an ideal getaway destination for travelers who want an exciting experience, as many consider it a party destination. Despite its reputation as a nightlife spot, Ayia Napa offers many opportunities to enjoy the most absolute relaxation. The town’s postcard-like beaches are fantastic for swimming, sunbathing, and for practising water sports. Don’t leave without spending some time at Konnos beach, Protaras, and Cape Greco.

Mountain villages in the Troodos

The Troodos is a mountain range that criss crosses the western end of Cyprus. In recent years, eco-tourism has become an important activity in the area, which has some of the island’s finest natural landscapes. These mountains are dotted with tiny mountain villages that are ideal for a romantic break or to simply disconnect from it all. Some suggested destinations within the Troodos include Paleochori (a picturesque farming village) or Pano Lefkara, located at the foothill of the mountains that is great for nature walks and souvenir shopping (especially locally crafted lace and silverwares).

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Limassol: a walk through history

Limassol is well connected to Larnaca and the Troodos, so it can be easily included during your stay in Cyprus. This is a large cosmopolitan city where past and present are wonderfully mixed. Strolling through Limassol’s old town is a delightful experience that will transport you to the city’s ancient past, thanks to its medieval castles and archaeological sites. The narrow streets lead onto the city’s harbor, where you can sit down at a terrace and enjoy a dish of freshly caught seafood.

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  1. It looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love to go to Cyprus, I could use a relaxing holiday for sure.

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