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 Holly monastery of Agios Alamanos in Monagroulli is located at the south of the village beneath the highway of Limassol-Nicosia near the caves of a nearby hillside. The monastery was built in the name of the Witness Georgios Tropeoforos. Local tradition states that in this area the saint Georgios Alamanos once lived. Saint George Alamanos is one of the 300 Alamanous saints which came to Cyrus...
With the expenses of the emperor Zinona and other formal members of the Constantinople, the historical temple of the Apostle Varnava monastery was built. The temple was decorated from the inside and outside with mosaics of the 6th century by the monk Alexandro. The temple as well as the monastery were hit by Arabic raids like that of the Halif Moavia in 654 A.D during which Salamina was destroyed...
The monastery of Ayia Napa is located in Ayia Napa in the Ammochostos district. The name Ayia Napa means wild forest. The area took its name from the icon of the Virgin Mary of Napi, that is the Saint of the Forest and for short it became Ayia Napa.It is not known when the monastery was founded. The cave, the hiding place and the well all show that the Christian community has lived there since...
The Muslim mosque of Hala Soultan Tekke is built on the west bank of the lake, about 6 kilometres west of Larnaca. It is the most important pray area for the Muslims of Cyprus.The mosque was built a little before 1781 and its form which it has today was completed in 1816. Recently restoration action has been taken to bring it to its original state as it is the most popular pray area of the...
The church of Agiou Lazarou is built on the beach zone of Larnaca and is a worshiping centre of Agiou Lazarou in Cyprus. The relationship of the saint with the apostles on the island was close. After his rising Agios Lazaros fed to Cyprus where he met with Apostles Paul and Varnava who made him an episcope of Kiti. Sources mention that he was buried in a marble Larnaca which had an inscription on...
The church of Agios Mamas is located at the south part of the Troodos mountain range, at the village Louvaras at a distance of about 27 kilometres north of the town of Limassol. It is a small church which was built in 1455, according to the inscription on the west wall on top of the entrance which connects the main temple with the splints.The temple was built by the high priest Konstantino, with...
The Panayia of Asinou church is located at the mountains of Troodos, at the centre part of Cyprus. At this church are some of the greatest monuments of Byzantine art. It concerns iconographies in churches which are saved from various phases of the Byzantine and Meta-Byzantine art dated from the 11th until 19th century. Then of these churches have been added to the catalogue of the UNESCO World...
The Royal Chapel of Agia Katerini is located at a small distance from the Nicosia-Limassol Highway at the west end of the village Pyrga.  It is built at a low hill which looks over a smaller river of the River Trimithos.The chapel was built and decorated in 1421/22 according to an inscription which lost today. It must be noted that there is also the possibility that the chapel was dedicated...
The church of Agios Andronikos is located in Polis – Chrysochous and the Paphos district. It is a one room church with an arch and is a temple of small dimensions. It can be dated back to the 16th century as it decorated with very important iconographies which belong to the Venetian period (1489-1570).The temple of Agios Andronikos was transformed into a mosque during the Turkish occupation...
The church of Agios Sozomenos is built in the centre of the old village of Galata which belongs to the geographical region of Solea.The temple was constructed and its iconographies were painted in 1513 according to the inscription which is located on the west entrance. Fourteen residents of the village payed for the expenses of the iconographies however two of the people were brothers so they are...
Green Valley waterfalls was used from the ancient times, as shepherds used to water their herds of goats and flocks of sheep at this pool.During recent centuries, before the main water system was installed in Cyprus, the local village women came here to wash their clothes. Also they collected water in pails which they carryied on their shoulders in order to bring water to their home. In 1995, at...
Bellapais Abbey is located in Bellapais of Kerynia in the occupied part of Cyprus. It is one of the most important memorials of Gothic monastery architecture in the eastern Mediterranean.  It is built on a natural stone cliff which has an altitude of 100 feet providing it with exceptional protection. To the south side, towards the hill, and to the west it seems that there was a man-made...

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