The struggle that Cyprus suffered during the financial crisis is no secret, but fortunately the country has undergone a speedy recovery and things have returned to normal. With its rich culture, warm and sultry climate and a wealth of interesting attractions to explore, Cyprus remains an exciting and interesting destination for holidaymakers. Here Holiday Taxis takes a look at some of the things that make a trip to Cyprus so special.
This destination is so unique that it is featured in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage sites. Upper Paphos is set high on a rocky escarpment and commands stunning views of the coastline. Lovers of fresh fish will want be able to dine in style at the tavernas that surround the harbour in Lower Paphos. People who have an interest in history and architecture will also want to check out the fine mosaics that can be found in the Roman villa that is known as the House of Dionysus, while the nearby Villa of Theseus is an impressive example of local architecture.
Sun worshippers should make sure they take a trip to the seafront of this small town to unwind on the palm tree fringed sand. The nearby harbour is vibrant and boasts an excellent number of traditional tavernas and modern cafes, while Agia Faneromeni Church was built over a rock cave and offers breathtaking ocean views.
This large town makes the perfect place to use as a base while exploring the vineyards that can be found on the slopes of the Troodos Mountains. Visitors will also be able to take a day trip to Curium, which is one of the most magnificent Roman archaeological sites in the whole country.
No trip to Cyprus would be complete without visiting the nation’s capital city, which is located in the very heart of the Mesaoria Plain. Exploring the old section of the city with its surrounding Venetian walls is an uplifting experience, while other highlights here include the Folk Art Museum, the Cyprus Archaeological Museum and St John’s Cathedral.
Situated less than an hour from Nicosia by car, this enchanting village is set on the north-eastern slopes of the mighty Mount Olympus. People who choose to spend a few days in the village will have the opportunity to go on a number of trips to explore the lush valleys, deep gorges and forested mountains that surround Kakopetria.
The golden sandy beaches that this vibrant resort boasts are among the best in the whole of Cyprus and are sure to appeal to anyone who wants to have fun in the sun. Ayia Napa is also famous as being a clubbing resort and there are plenty of places here where you can get your groove on until the early hours of the morning.
One of the great things about arranging a holiday in Cyprus is that there is truly something for everyone here. Whether you want to explore the country’s ancient sites, party hard or simply soak up the sun on the beach, you are sure to have an experience that you will never forget.
Garima Mehta is a freelance blogger based in Solihull. She is a mother of 2 cheeky kids and loves visiting places of natural & scenic beauty around the world.