Cyprus attractions

There are many Cyprus attractions varying from historical attractions such as medieval castles and interesting archaeological sites, to other cultural attractions which include beautiful villages, churches, monasteries and wineries found in various locations.

Apart from these, Cyprus has amazing beaches and coasts to offer, in which tourists or locals can spend their time relaxing and enjoying the sun, beach and crystal clear waters. Apart from the sea, Cyprus can also offer breath taking mountain views and clean fresh air in some of the amazing mountain resorts located near the Troodos mountain range.

Things to do and places to see in Cyprus

The Paphos Ancient Theatre, to the west of Cyprus is located at the northeast corner of the ancient city in Paphos diagonally of the port. It was possibly built during the first years of the city life, around the end of the 4th century.It seems to be closely connected to the architecture of Alexandria as one would expect Paphos to be as it was the capital of the island during the ruling of the...
The Holly Temple of Aphrodite is located at the Kouklia village, 14 kilometres east of Paphos, on the side of the Limassol – Paphos highway. Palepaphos which means old Paphos was one of the most honoured praying centres of the Greek world, and was once a city-kingdom of Cyprus. This is where the famous temple of Aphrodite was and its ruins are dated from the 12th century B.C. The glorious...
North of the Kouklia village at a distance of 1-2 kilometres from the village is the chapel of the Agioi Pente Martyres (Five Holly Witnesses). They are Mardarios , Orestis , Avxendios , Evgenios and Evstratios. The Five Holly Witnesses were from Kapadokia who passed from Cyprus , and were tortured for Christianity. Orestis and Evstratios survived the torture while the other three died....
Following the example of Alexander the Great, the Ptolemean founded many new cities. In Cyprus the city of Marion (today’s Polis Chrysochous) was rebuilt at the beginning of the 3rd century B.C , after the complete destruction by Ptolemean A’ and was named Arsinoe in memory of Arsinoe B’ , sister and wife of Ptolemean Filadelphos.  Two other towns with the name of Arsinoe...
In the town of Paphos as well as the rest of Cyprus, there were many Christian Basilicas of high aesthetics which were built dung the early Byzantine period. Today there are two in Paphos which are maintained, Panagia Chrysopolitissa and Panagia Limeniotissa.Basilica of Panagia Chrysopolitissa The Basilica of Panagia Chrysopolitissa is located at the east part of the town of Paphos. It is the...
The Saint George Church was the main church in the community of Pachyammos before the temple of Agios Raphael was built. This temple along with all the other temples in the area were destroyed by the Turks during August in 1964. The fury of the Turks was extreme in particular with this church. The residents tried to fix it temporary. In 1992 with the assistance of the Metropolite of Paphos...
The man-made lake of Kouris is the largest man-made lake in Cyprus and it is filled by the Kouris dam which is also the largest in Cyprus. The lake has an area of 3.6 square kilometres and is located 15 kilometres from Limassol near the village Ipsonas.The construction of the dam began in 1984 and was completed in 1989. The construction took four years and cost 29 million pounds. It is made of...
The Arminou Dam is the most discussed and possibly he most beautiful dam in Cyprus. It is located 40 kilometres away from the town of Paphos and a few kilometres northeast of the village of Arminou.It is a dirt dam with a maximum capacity of 4.3 million cubical metres of water with a height of 40 metres. The runoff basin of the Diarizos river which ends there is 116 square kilometres. The aim of...
Kannaviou is located in the Paphos district and neighbours with the communities of Agios Dimitrianos , Psathi , Asproyia as well as the villages Polemi and Panayia. In order to get there from Paphos , take the Polis Chrysochous road and a little before Stroumbi Village , turn right towards Polemi for ten minutes.The Kannaviou Dam is the fourth largest dam in Cyprus and the third largest dam in...
Ezousa is the sixth largest river in Cyprus with a length of 41 kilometres. It comes from the mountain of Troodos and pours near Paphos. The valley of Ezousa has joined the nature protection programme. The Kannaviou Dam was built at Ezousa with a capacity of 18.000.000 square metres. The aim of the dam is the irrigation of the surrounding area and the valley as well as the irrigation of the...
The Evretou Dam is located about 8 kilometres from Polis Chrysochous and 31 kilometres from Paphos with access from Tremithousa village. It was built in 1986 at the Stavro of Psokas River. It is at an altitude of about 200 metres and has a capacity of 24 million cubical metres. The Scarfou Bridge is located very close near the same river. It is the third largest damn in Cyprus and it is also the...
The Mavrokolympos Dam is located about 11 kilometres from Paphos and it is easily accessible from the road which connects Paphos with Coral Bay. It was built in 1966 above the Mavrokolympos River at an altitude of about 100 metres with a capacity of 2.2 million cubical metres.The parallel dirt road towards the north side of the lake is in bad shape. The lake is a bird watching point and you may...

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