Things to do on Cyprus Holidays
While the whole island has ancient links with the goddess of love, Paphos, is the city of love and the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite. In ancient times, Old Paphos became an important centre for worship while the city continues to host a festival in the goddess’s honour every September. There are numerous holiday towns nearby including Coral Bay, Latchi, Amathus Bay (built on the ruins of the ancient kingdom of Amathus) and the popular city of Limassol, each of which is a great place to book a honeymoon.
Cyprus has great nightlife where visitors can mingle with crowds and enjoy local cuisine. Ayia Napa, on the far eastern coast is a lively, well-kept resort that offers excellent nightlife in a beautiful setting; some say it joins Ibiza, Rimini and Mykonos as a “party capital” destination. In addition to high-end restaurants and night clubs in the central square, water-skiing, wind surfing, canoeing, scuba diving and boating can be enjoyed in the waters of nearby Blue Flag Nissi Beach. Just watch out for the Ayia Napa sea monster, which has been sighted off the coast at nearby Cape Greco!
There are a great deal of highlights packed into Cyprus’s relatively small mass of land. In addition to beautiful beaches, there are numerous historical relics that are a point of interest for tourists visiting the island. One of the largest cities on Cyprus, Larnaca, has the ruins of Kitium, which is an ancient Mycenean town that attracts thousands of visitors to view the remnants of walls and temples. Eastern Protaras is built on the remains of Leukolla, a city that dates as far back as 306 BC. The resort town, which is just a few miles away from Ayia Napa, is home to the gorgeous Fig Tree Bay. This beach takes its name from a single fig tree nearby that is said to have been brought to Cyprus in the 17th century.