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

Saranda kolones are ruins of an ancient castle located to the north of Paphos harbour and when translated into English means Forty columns.The name, saranda kolones comes from the fact that the original castle was built on the base of 40 granite columns. The columns are said to be constructed by the Lusignans in 13th century on the previous site of the Byzantine castle.The castle itself is...
The Paphos mosaics are situated near the Paphos harbour and they are some superbly preserved mosaic remains dating from third to fifth century A.D. These mosaic floors can be seen in the Villa of Dionysos, Orpheus and Aion, and the Villa of Theseus, in the form of pavements. A farmer accidentally discovered these mosaics while he was ploughing his field.Untill today, the villas are being...
The temple of Aphrodite was officially established by its cult by constructing a hilltop temple on the important pilgrimage site of Palea Paphos (Palaipaphos). Although erected in 1500 BC, idols and coins related to Aphrodite dating back to 3800 BC have been found at the site. The temple stood on a knoll about 2 kms inland around which soon the town of Palea Paphos started forming. The Cyprus...
Tombs of the Kings (Τάφοι των Βασιλέων) is basically a large necropolis located about two kilometres North West of the Paphos harbour and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the name suggests no kings have actually been buried here but actually it’s the resting place of 100 Ptolemaic aristocrats who died in Paphos between 3 B.C. and 3 A.D.A lot of the tombs feature Doric columns and...
Tzelefos bridge (Gefiri tou Tzelefou – Greek: γεφύρι του Τζιελεφού) is a Venetian bridge and is located at an altitude of about 440 meters within the deep forest of Paphos. The bridge is situated 6 kilometers from the village of Agios Nikolaos and can be accessed by driving to it from either Paphos, Troodos, or Limassol. No matter of which of the three driving routes, all of them offer...
The three stars shipwreck is one of the most famous shipwrecks in Cyprus. The ship sank in 1972 after catching fire and is now partly submerged in about 7 metres of water. It is just 30 meters of the coast and it is located near the Akrotiri area, just next to Limassol salt lake. The wreck is easily accessible and easy to be found by the public. The three stars shipwreck is a very interesting...
The green bay diving site is located at Famagusta district in Protaras on the east coast of Cyprus. In this diving site, divers will find fragments of ancient amphorae on the bottom of the sea and dozens of colourful fish to see and photograph. The depth of the green bay diving site reaches the 12 meters with visibility up to 40 meters. This diving site is considered to be a perfect location for...
The amphitheatre diving site is located in Paphos district, near the coral bay beach. This diving site is considered as one of the most popular diving sites in Paphos and is easily accessible by the public. The site ranges from 8 meters to a maximum depth of 22 meters and the most interesting point of this diving site is what appear to be an Amphitheatre at 9 meters. The diving site took the name...
The Zenobia wreck diving site is rated as one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world and is located in Larnaca, in Cyprus island. The wreck is accessible by boat, only 1.4 kilometres of the coast of Larnaca. There is good visibility (up to 50 meters) and the top of the wreck is at 16 meters dept and the bottom of the wreck is at 43 meters. Due to the fact that there are only a few currents and...
The Vera K wreck was a Lebanese ship which beached in shallow water during 1972. Originally, the wreck was used for targeting practise by the Cypriot military and during 1974 the ship was stated dangerous and therefore it was blown up. Due to that explosion, a crater was created which shelters the Vera K wreck at a depth of 11 meters underwater.Vera K wreck diving site is located very close to...
The white star wreck was a former Russian fishing boat which sunk on February 2007, near Yeroskipou beach while she was being transported to Limassol. This boat was originally known as Ivana Ivanova and was part of the Russian commercial fishing fleet in the Black sea. The name White star was given to the boat after a Cypriot company bought it. During the last journey to Limassol where the boat...
The Manijin island diving site is a very popular destination for divers and is located in the Manijin Island which is very close to the Peyia sea caves. The Manijin Island is actually only rock and a very small islet which is only ideal for people who love diving and want to explore the beautiful diving site it offers. The site includes many interesting features including a blow hole, an archway...

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