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Paphos Archaeological Park

Paphos Archaeological Park

The Tombs of the Kings are one of the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus and have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1980. These tombs form part of the vast Archaeological Park in Kato Paphos and are carved out of solid rock which date back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The locality is named after the splendid tombs of the aristocracy that have been discovered in this location. This necropolis is two kilometers north of the Paphos harbour and the underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. Archaeological excavations are still carried out on this important heritage site.

Cypriot Cuisine

Cypriot Cuisine

Greek Cypriot cuisine is influenced by Greek and Turkish traditions but also has its own unique flavours. The love of olive oil and the combination of fresh bread, cheese, seafood and seasonal ingredients make this cuisine a typically healthy Mediterranean diet. The best way to enjoy a Cypriot meal is to ask for ‘meze’ plates which will give you a variety of dishes to sample. A good tavern that serves a ‘meze’ will offer you seasonal dishes and a variety of dips, salad, vegetables and meat or fish dishes. Typically the meal is finished off with fresh fruit or yoghurt with nuts and honey.

Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

These magnificent painted churches are situated in the Pitsilia, Solea and Marathasa area of the Troodos region in central Cyprus. The churches are a UNESCO world Heritage Site since 1985 and include ten Byzantine churches and monasteries richly decorated with Byzantine murals that are said to have been built between the 11th and 16th century. The region has one of the largest groups of churches of the former Byzantine Empire.All ten churches are well conserved and provide an outstanding example of Byzantine and post-Byzantine paintings. These churches are still used as places of worship by the locals who take great pride in preserving the authenticity of these structures. Set in the rural surroundings of the Troodos area, these churches are visited by thousands of tourists and local every year.

Polis and the Akamas Peninsula

Polis and the Akamas Peninsula

Polis is a small coastal town on the North West end of Cyprus. Centered on the Bay of Chrysochous and bordering the edge of the Akamas peninsula, the town of Polis has some of the best views on the island. It is a quiet tourist resort with picturesque small tavernas dotting the coastline. Latchi fishing village, which is on the outskirts of the town, is famous for its fresh fish taverns.  Polis was originally named Marion and was inhabited from the Neolithic age. It became one of the most important cities in Cyprus during this period and had important commercial relations with Attica and Corinth in Greece.

Larnaca city of Kition

Larnaca city of Kition

Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, Larnaca is the third largest city after Nicosia and Limassol. Larnaca is known for its palm tree seafront, the Church of Saint Lazarus, The Salt Lake, the Hala Sultan Tekke, the medieval fort and the Kamares Aqueduct. The islands largest airport, the Larnaca International Airport is located in Larnaca and it also boasts a seaport and marina.

Limassol the city of Amathus

Limassol the city of Amathus

Limassol is on the southern coast and is the second largest city in Cyprus. Built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion, Limassol is considered to be a world class port side town and a maritime centre in the Mediterranean. To the west of the city is the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.  Limassol is located between Paphos and Nicosia and is connected to all major cities by a modern network of freeways.

Paphos - the Birthplace of Aphrodite

Paphos - the Birthplace of Aphrodite

Paphos is a Mediterranean coastal town on the southwest corner of Cyprus. Palaepaphos or old Paphos which is now the area of Kouklia has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. This area was the centre of the cult of Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and old Paphos was the most important place of worship for the goddess in the ancient world. Archeologically there are findings of this cult as far back in time as 700BC and in 391AD when the Romans inhabited the island. 

Nicosia the last divided city in the world

Nicosia the last divided city in the world

Steeped in history, Nicosia can be traced back to the Bronze Age. It has been the capital of Cyprus since the 11th century AD when it was a spectacular city with a royal palace and over 50 churches. In the 16th century the city was enclosed by the Venetian wall which was built to ward of an Ottoman attack. This wall, that is still standing in part today, was circular with eleven bastions and three gates. Settlements in Nicosia can be traced back as far as 2500 years BC when the first inhabitants settled in Mesaoria. In this era, the town was known as Ledra and was probable renamed Lefkosia after the son of Ptolemy I of Egypt whose name was Lefkos. Nicosia became the centre of administration of the island in the 9th or 10th century and it was the seat of the Byzantine government during this period. 

Luxury Yachting in Cyprus

Luxury Yachting in Cyprus

If you are lucky enough to own a yacht, Cyprus has world class berths for docking as well as comprehensive facilities and services for sailors. With the deep blue, calm waters of the Mediterranean, Cyprus is a popular destination for yachters from all over the world. Secluded beaches which are not accessible by land can be your private swimming area, anchor off shore and discover the beautiful coastline of Cyprus that only a few have seen.

Weddings in Cyprus - The Island of love

Weddings in Cyprus - The Island of love

With the gorgeous weather, amazing scenery and great food, Cyprus is the perfect wedding location. Thousands of people get married in Cyprus every year and they can give testament to having the wedding of their dreams. You can get married on the beach, at a luxury hotel or even hire a villa or two to accommodate your guests and plan the perfect wedding. And all this at a relatively low cost.

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