Following my posts, you may have noticed that I enjoy exploring the Mediterranean islands. And Cyprus has recently become on top of 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 with a wonderful Cyprus Itinerary. Moreover, read Cyprus Online Travel resources before planning for the whole trip.
Cyprus Itinerary – Amazing Things to Do in Cyprus
Cyprus 1 week Itinerary (Cyprus Itinerary 7 Days)
- Day 1 – Paphos
- Day 2 – Baths of Aphrodite and Aphrodite’s Beach
- Day 3 – Coral Bay
- Day 4 – Ayia Napa Sea Caves and the Monument of Peace
- Day 5 – Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark
- Day 6 – Tombs of the Kings
- Day 7 – Eleouthkia Botanical Park
Cyprus Itinerary 5 Days
- Day 1- Larnaca & Limassol
- Day 2 – Paphos & Aphrodite’s Temple
- Day 3 – Akamas Peninsula National Park
- Day 4 – Kyrenia (Northern Cyprus)
- Day 5: Nicosia & Ayia Napa
Walk in the narrow streets of the only divided capital city in the world – Amazing Things to Do in Cyprus
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, only one capital city 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 of 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 on the south side and then passed the border to the north. There, you can shop at the Bandabuliya, an indoor market that hosts various local shops selling local fresh veggies and 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! – Amazing Things to Do in Cyprus
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 in 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! – Amazing Things to Do in Cyprus
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, offering various sports such as hiking, rock climbing, scuba diving, surfing, paragliding, off-road experiences, and many more. Loacal.com provides a good number of activities in Cyprus.
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It is said there is harmony between humans and food, 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 small 6-10 dip-like dishes. The Mezes (similar to tapas in Spain) is the most famous way of eating. Read more about fabulous traditional food of Cyprus – Mezes
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 last but not least, 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 on the coastline of 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 they use, and which nightclubs or restaurants to prefer read this first time visitor’s guide to Cyprus.
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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I love the meze style of eating that you have in the Mediterranean – it ‘s the same in Turkey, and I’d much rather have a selection of dishes than just one main meal. I’m sure I’d love eating out in Cyprus.
Absolutely loved reading this blog! Cyprus seems a delight for any time of the year and those beaches are pristine. I can only imagine what a beautiful day spending at the beach could be. I am likely to visit in the off season when it has cooler temperatures and less crowd. I love food and likely to do a food tour as you have suggested and learn more of the local inspiration fest.
I loved reading this, we are trying to choose between cyprus and albania for our summervacay 🙂
I’ve always wanted to find a place that you can ski and go to the beach in the same day! As a ski instructor I just want winter year round so the Troodos Mountains sound ideal, however, I also occasionally want to take a trip to the beach. The water is so gorgeous it is definitely believable that Aphrodite was born in Cyprus. This is definitely on my list!
Yes Summer, this place is very beautiful and all 4 seasons place too.
Cyprus looks amazing. The breakfast looked yummy and my type of food. There is so much to see and do I wonder if a week is long enough?
Yes it is enough to see major attractions but if you want some laid-back type of tours on beaches then 10 days would be great.
Cyprus has been on the bucket list for some time now and would love to visit and enjoy the 300 days of sunshine and the amazing Mediterranean food. I visited both, Turkey and Greece and heard a lot of different perspectives about the Island. How’s the present-day situation over there? Is there a big difference between the Greek and the Turkish side of the island?
Whoa, it sounds magical, and the food looks fantastic! I would absolutely love to go there. Thanks for sharing!! 😊😊
I have never really considered visiting Cyprus, as I’m more of a mountain head. But going by your pictures and the Mediterranean food, I am sure intrigued. I love the places where locals are friendly, I’ll make sure to be at my chatty best for a wholesome experience 😀
I love mediterranean islands too, but haven’t made it to Cyprus yet! It looks gorgeous though! How interesting that their capital is still divided; do you know why that is?
Not going to lie, I would love to explore Cyprus. You had me at 300 days of sunshine! That sounds like heaven to me. Couple that with amazing Mediterranean food and friendly locals who love to chat and you literally named the place I would want to live forever! What a beautiful place. Is the water cold? I love all of the outdoors activities but I especially love swimming and other water sports but I would die if it was too cold!
I’d love to return to Cyprus to try the oldest labeled wine, who knew it was here! Aphrodite’s Rock is stunning, and really a must see. The food’s incredible, and definitely fits in with my love of Mediterranean cuisine and lifestyle!
Cyprus has been on my list for the longest time ever. It sounds perfect to me – with the amazing beaches and the lovely nightlife. I am a total foodie and it seem that their food is quite similar to Greek, which I love. Also, I am happy to know that the locals love interacting with the tourists, even though some struggle with speaking English. I love interacting with locals when I travel and friendly ones would enhance my experience for sure!
Thanks Medha, Yes interacting with locals is great thing to do while traveling
Next year I hope, I really hope. It is the only European Union country I need to tick off! And I need a beach holiday of course. Loving the beach photos. 🙂
I have been to the southern coast of Turkey many times; someday soon I will have to make the hop over to experience Cyprus.
I really enjoyed reading your post about Cyprus. It is such a beautiful place and it is like heaven for someone like me who loves beaches and food. I’m definitely adding it to my bucket list.
Really enjoyed reading your blog, I’ve never been to Cypurs, and actually never knew the fact that it’s got the only capital in the world that’s still divided. It’s definitely a huge plus that the weather is always good there, and the food does look delicious.
I also enjoy travelling around the Mediterranean, so should put this one on my list next!
I love Aphrodite’s rock! It looks foamy like the sea foam. What a great story about her emerging out of the sea.
I see! Well yes, should have talked more to locals, when I visited Cyprus. I somehow stayed in a british district and visited Aja Napa. Not very localish I guess.
Wow, Cyprus looks great. The beaches and food look divine. I would love to visit. It’s odd to think that you can go to both the beach and the snow on the same day in the same place.
Wow Cyprus sounds like such an amazing place to visit! Too bad its so far!
Thanks for taking us on a tour of Cypress. I’ve been wanting to go to the Grecian Isle for some time now and this article only heightens my desire to go. There are so many things to do there! Thanks again!
I had no idea the city was divided! What an interesting fact. From the history, the food to the weather and the views I am totally sold on visiting. I just hope it happens soon!
Cyprus is beautiful. It’s one of our favourite places in The Mediterranean. We haven’t had chance to visit Aphrodites rock yet though – next time!
wow!!! cyprus is indeed extraordinary!!! i wanna go to and dive at aphrodite’s legendary birthplace 🙂 maybe i’d get some of her beauty too!
Cyprus looks amazing. I have a few friends of Cypriot heritage and they tell the most amazing stories… and then I saw your picture of the food. I’m completely sold now!
Cyprus looks like a wonderful place! Especially the food there, love Mediterrenean food. Great post.
Ahh your photos are so enticing! I’d love to make it over there one day, the food and beaches look amazing!
I love the concept of an Inspirational Feast! I truly enjoy Mediterranean food for is purity and simplicity. I would take that feast anyday!
Looks like I’ve got a good wintertime place to travel now. I’ve been to the Riviera, but not yet into the Mediterranean. So much world to explore. Great pictures.
Cyprus looks and sounds very beautiful. I’ve never thought of it as a bucket list destination, but after reading your post I think it is definitely a worth-visit. I didn’t know about the divided capital – sounds interesting. I’m amazed to know that Cyprus offers a combination of skiing and beach holiday.. that’s a wow factor! I love Greek Mythology, so exploring Aphrodite’s birth place is something I would so love to do.
Cyprus is one of the islands that I would gladly visit without a second thought, so much history, so much areas to explore, the cultures, the food 😀 and not forget about the beaches
The picture of flamencos in the island is stunning!
Cyprus looks amazing! So good to hear of a safe and inviting country. I’m fascinated with UNESCO World Heritage sites so I’d live exploring Aphrodite’s birth place!
I’ve been to Cyprus myself once and I really enjoyed the food, the beaches and the perfect weather. After reading your post I really want to go back!!
Cyprus is somewhere that I’ve always wanted to go to. 300 days of sunshine is a little better than Scotland!
Cyprus looks amazing.. Who wouldn’t want a idyllic place to chill and enjoy the vibes? Definitely sounds like my kind of vacation.
Wow Cyprus looks and sounds amazing! I would love to go to Aphrodites rock! How cool is that?! And the food… wow! You have me dreaming on going someday 😉
Cyprus is really cool island. Even during winter. Less people and still warm weather.