Cyprus: A Historical and Stunning Island

Cyprus, Featured Getaway — By on October 21, 2011 at 6:00 am

Cyprus’s location has created an island that is a melting pot of cultures; the country lies in the European Mediterranean, but is also geographically close to Syria and the Lebanon, leading to more than just a touch of the Middle East. The island of Aphrodite lures tourists from around the world  with its appealing holidays and many resorts. No mater what kind of vacation you are after, holidays in Cyprus will certainly not disappoint.

For sun worshipers, the major resort areas of Cyprus include Protaras, Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos and Ayia Napa. All of these popular hubs allow for exploration of both the island’s countryside and its fantastic beaches. Travelling away from the more crowded areas reveals wide expanses of golden sand and clear blue sea. The small villages of the Akamas Peninsula are the perfect location for a day trip and visitors will quickly be won over by the by the scenery and the locals. The beaches are one of the main attractions in the country and the heavenly golden stretches of coastline in the Karpas Peninsula are some of the best in the region.

Aside from its beaches, the country is also renown for its historical sites. One of the most famous is Curium, boasting a huge amphitheatre and stunning mosaics. Another Cyprus must-see is the castle at Kolossi, which proudly dominates the stunning landscape.

Trekking fans will want to plan time to walk the gorgeous Troödos and Kyrenia trails. Both the scenery and the exhilarating challenges that the landscape throws up will leave outdoor enthusiasts wanting more. The scent of fresh citrus groves mingling with the fresh sea air is unforgettable.

Whether you are a beach bum, an adventure traveller or a historical buff, you can find your bliss in Cyprus! With the elegant fusion of western European culture and Middle Eastern flair, a holiday to the region is like no other in the world.

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