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Cyprus is a charming little island in the Mediterranean Sea and an excellent destination for travelers. It is the third-largest…

By Chan , in Travel , at January 18, 2023

Cyprus is a charming little island in the Mediterranean Sea and an excellent destination for travelers. It is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean. It has beautiful beaches, history, and natural beauty.

Although Cyprus is a popular European tourist destination, many people need to learn the full extent of its potential. Many people have yet to discover Cyprus. There are many more places to see in Cyprus than beaches and nightclubs.

Top Places to Visit in Cyprus

Before I left, I spoke to a few friends who have been there often. They replied that Cyprus is a beautiful place. It’s also boiling. However, there is no sightseeing.

It was shocking. My worst travel experience would be “lying on the beaches.” That’s fine for a few hours, but not every day for two weeks. Worst. Holiday. EVER!

Naturally, I set out to prove them wrong. Oh boy, they were so bad!

Is there anything to see in Cyprus? You can tell me nothing to see in BarcelonaItalyGreece… or – you get the idea! Here are some reasons to visit Cyprus, not just the beaches!

Aphrodite’s Beach

Yes, I do know that I started with a beach. You might laugh. You might also laugh. This isn’t just any beach.

Aphrodite’s beach is not your ideal spot for sunbathing.

Second, this beach is where Aphrodite’s Rock is located, also known as Petra Tou Romiou. This rock is believed to be the site of the Goddess of Love emerging from the sea.

This stretch of coast is among the most stunning in southern Cyprus. Some rocks rise dramatically from the sea, and coves cut into the white cliffs stretching along the horizon.

It is the birthplace of the Goddess Of Love. It’s also a popular spot for proposals and weddings.

The Tomb of the Kings

This vast UNESCO World Heritage Site is located close to Paphos’ center. These tombs are impressive and date back to the Hellenistic or Roman periods.

Most likely, they were tombs of high-ranking aristocrats and not actual Kings. They were named for the splendor of their tombs.

They share many properties with the Alexandria tombs in Egypt. This indicates a strong connection between these civilizations during this time. They are worth the small price of EUR2.50 and are well worth the trip.

You can walk through underground caverns to marvel at the intricate design and columns. Some of the tombs are pretty large. These tombs resemble tiny homes and not places of the dead.

There will be many stones scattered across the stunning horizon of the tombs. The piles of stones are placed there to bring good fortune, honor a loved one, or wish them well. If you look closely, you will see a shipwreck on a coral reef in the far distance.

Blue Lagoon in Cyprus

Blue Lagoon is one of Cyprus’s most beautiful and isolated beaches, but it’s also one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

It’s located in the Akamas peninsula, at the northern tip of Cyprus. This hidden gem is difficult to find. The road leading to the lagoon is not suitable for regular cars. You can only get there by quadbike, 4×4, or boat.

Many boat tours take you to the Blue Lagoon. Many of them will pick you up from your hotel. This makes it much easier.

You’ll find beautiful turquoise and peacock blue water when you arrive. It’s also hot because it’s a protected bay. There will also be soft white sand, coral reefs, and fish-filled waters.

You can snorkel or dive in the clear waters, which makes it the ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. You’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of the ocean and island.

The Ancient Kourion

The Ancient Kourion is an excellent choice for history lovers who like the sounds of the Tomb of the Kings.

The Kourion can be found about 45 minutes from Paphos and 20 minutes from Limassol. Renting a car is best if you’re planning a day trip to the Kourion. It’s worth it, though, because this is one of the most powerful kingdoms in ancient Cyprus.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back 8 th centuries BC when the Greeks first settled on the island. It survived five earthquakes before becoming one of the island’s most significant and important archaeological sites.

The main attraction is the 3500-seat, centrally located theater. You can walk around the grounds and see remnants of baths, markets, a treasury, and a covered walkway. This is all evidence of how well-developed this community was.

The entire site is situated on a hill offering endless ocean views. This historic civilization will leave you in awe.

The Sanctuary of Apollo

The Sanctuary of Apollo is located on the same hilltop as the Kourion. The Sanctuary of Apollo was constructed in the same Hellenistic period. It consists of several holy temples focused on Appollo Hylates, the God of Forests.

You’ll find magnificent columns, remnants of walls, baths (used by athletes after exercise), and a yard with an altar as you walk around the Sanctuary. The altar was so important that anyone who touched it, other than a priest, was thrown off a cliff.

Kolossi Castle

Kolossi is the place to be if you have ever dreamed of seeing the cutest and smallest castle in the world. This castle in Gothic style was once a vital crusader stronghold. It is located just west of Limassol.

The castle was built in 1210. Its primary purpose was defense.

Many civilizations wanted to take control of Cyprus because of its location in the Mediterranean. The castle, which was Limassol’s central port city, was the ideal location for defense.