Amazing Things to Do in Cyprus
If you are following my posts, you may have noticed that I do enjoy exploring Mediterranean islands. And Cyprus has recently become on top that list. Here are the top interesting facts about the island that I highly suggest you explore during your visit and explore Amazing Things to Do in Cyprus.
Walk in the narrow streets of the only divided capital city in the world.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, only one capital city in the world remains divided in two: Nicosia (Lefkosia). This daytime city is best experienced by walking through the old streets, letting you feel how it has evolved over the centuries.
Make sure to spend a minimum half day in the car-free old town within the Venetian Walls across the scent of an intoxicating combination of wild jasmine and freshly grilled kebabs. We strolled around Ledra’s Street in the south side and then passed the border to the north. There, you can shop at the Bandabuliya which is an indoor market that hosts various local shops selling local and fresh veggies, and also hand-made crafts; visit cathedrals and churches from the 6th century and explore the famous pedestrian market area, named Arasta.
Talk to locals, they love it!
Discover the famous Turkish/Greek hospitality. Cypriots, especially the elderly ones love meeting with foreigners. When visiting villages, if you see a traditional coffee shop, do have a Cypriot coffee with the locals. They will come by and try to have a conversation with their limited but cute English. Worth mentioning that there is no reason to worry about safety when exploring Cyprus. It is the 5th safest country in the world.
Enjoy the 300 days of sunshine in a year!
Can’t decide between a winter sun holiday or a ski break? In Cyprus, it is possible to ski down the slopes of the Troodos Mountains in the morning and spend time on the beach in the afternoon. As a result, the island is home to a wide diversity of natural beauty, together with offering various sports such as hiking, rock climbing, scuba diving, surfing, paragliding, off-road experiences and many more. Loacal.com offers a good number of activities in Cyprus.
It is said there is a harmony between humans and food, something which is quite famous in Cyprus. It is said that they don’t just eat, they have an inspiration fest. The food is simple. So are the restaurant ambiances. Though, there is always a variety of small dishes supplementing the meal.
Join a food tour and try various kinds of small 6-10 dip-like dishes. The most famous is the typical way of eating, the Meze (similar to tapas in Spain).
A small note, do not miss the opportunity to try the oldest labeled wine in the World, the sweet Commandaria, during your Cyprus visit.
Dive into the waters of Aphrodite’s legendary birthplace
And the last but not least is that Aphrodite, the God of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation is said to emerge from the foamy waters in Cyprus. The Aphrodite’s Rock is situated in coastline Paphos.
Since you are there, do not miss exploring Paphos, a UNESCO world heritage site, and visiting the Paphos Mosaics, Tombs of the Kings, Sanctuary of Aphrodite etc. Or, in simple terms when in Paphos, enjoy the natural beauty and the human-made one!
When you are ready to go and looking for further tips from locals or just basic information such as which currency do they use, Download the travel guide available at loacal.com. It’s free to download.
Best Time to Visit – February to October
Well connected to all countries as it has major international Airports.
So, till then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………
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