Cyprus, Birthplace of Aphrodite

 Cyprus is a small Mediterranean island with rich culture and many activities for an unforgettable holiday. Legend says that the Greek goddess of Love and Beauty, Aphrodite was born here. No wonder she has chosen this place because Cyprus is one of the most popular tourist destinations with sunny weather all year round, amazing natural beauty, beautiful beaches, lively cities, archaeological sites and lovely cuisine.

With daily flights from many international destinations to Paphos and Larnaca you can easily reach the island and find accommodation close to the airports. Nicosia is the largest city, capital, and seat of government of the island but the main tourist areas would be Paphos, Larnaca and Limassol.

Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world’s heritage for its unique ancient remains and it was selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2017. According to the myth Aphrodite rose from the sea at the site of Paphos where you can also visit the famous Aphrodite’s Rock and some ancient ruins as well in the area such as the Tomb of the Kings, the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park and the House of Dionysus.

Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos

Larnaca is known for Finikoudes Beach which is a sandy strip in the city centre with a seaside promenade full of palm trees.

Royal Blue Hotel & Spa, Paphos

Larnaca Salt Lake is encircled by natural trails which attracts hikers and it is decorated with flocks of flamingos which is a really unique attraction in itself. The area is also popular by divers and there are many diving schools and other water sport opportunities as well.

Other fun activities on the island include cycling tours, quad and jeep safaris, climbing and sightseeing tours. You can rent a car to discover the island’s many little treasures yourself but there are plenty of options to choose from organized daily trips as well. Cyprus is really is a place for love!

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