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Travel Guide to Cyprus

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, it measures 240 kilometres long from end to end and 100 km wide at its widest point, with Turkey 75 km to the north. It is a popular tourist destination - but visitors should note that the island is divided administratively into Greek sector to the south and west and the Turkish sector to the north and east. 

Places to visit on Cyprus

Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and has its own page - Nicosia

Limassol - is the second largest city on Cyprus and is located on Akrotiri Bay in the south. It has an attractive seafront area and there are numerous historic sites nearby including Kolossi Castle.

                                       Limassol Cyprus Limassol 

Paphos - is a seaside town in south western Cyprus, it is also a fishing port and has a medieval castle. Near Palaepaphos (Old Paphos) at the seaside of Petra-tou-Romiou is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

 

The Tombs of the Kings - is a large necropolis lying about two kilometres north-west of Paphos harbour in Cyprus.

Beaches - most beaches are sandy with clear blue seas; the best known are Phinikoudes Beach, Kapparis Beach, Agia Thekla Beach and Pachyammos Beach. 

                                   Fig Tree Bay Cyprus     Fig Tree Bay Cyprus                                            

Troodos - lies in the south of the country, arid landscapes with stunning views. Can get snowfall in winter. 

 

Archaeological sites - Choirokoitia - a Neolithic settlement. 

 

 
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