Cyprus is also known as, The Island of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty and Love, Cyprus is primarily known for its sparkling blue beaches. In fact, the coastline of the island ranges from sandy beaches to rocky coves, in other words nothing beats Cyprus for a beach holiday. Cyprus not only has some of the world’s nicest beaches, but also the cleanest! In 2014 Fifty eight beaches in Cyprus were awarded the Blue Flag on the basis of environmental management criteria.
A big number of activities including watersports, bungee jumping, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing and many more can be indulged.
Besides sunbathing and enjoying the Mediterranean sea, Cyprus offers a variety of interesting outings and cultural activities.
Cultural influences have come from all directions, with many civilizations leaving their marks on the island, contributing to the development of a very diverse heritage. Traditions still play a major role in Cyprus, especially in the villages.
The island is filled with monuments of religious devotion. In fact, the various stages of Christianity’s historical and cultural development can be seen. The most popular religious sight to be visited is in Troodos.
For the more adventurous people, hiking trips and long walks in old villages will enable you to discover a different side of the island. Among the top destinations are Platres, Kakopetria, Lefkara and Omodos.
History & Tourism blend together on the island, as the island’s stunning beaches are linked to Greek Gods & Goddesses whose temples still adorn the countryside & coastlines. The Goddess Aphrodite was born in Cyprus according to the Greek Myth and was therefore called the island of beauty. Petro tou Romiou known as Aphrodite’s Rock & Beach is one of the top attractions on the island. Wine and Food Lovers will not be disappointed when visiting the island. Through its various Wine Routes, one cannot only taste great wines, but also discover amazing sceneries, graceful villages and old monasteries. The Cyprus Tourism Organization has published 7 Wine Routes. Cypriot Culture revolves around its Cuisine. About 20 different dishes are served in the traditional “Meze”, starting with salads & finishing with delicious honey balls.
In other words, with good walking shoes, a swimsuit and some sunscreen in your bag, you can have a trip you’ll remember for years.