Sharing travel experiences in Cyprus, our authors will give you an insight into some of the holiday options around the island, officially known as the Republic of Cyprus. The island is located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and is the third largest and most populated island in the Mediterranean. You may think of beach escapes and loungers beside the pool when thinking of a Mediterranean holiday, but our authors have shared some amazing ideas for hiking and climbing adventures away from the beaches if you want a little more activity on your vacation. Ideas such as hiking in the Akamas National Park for instance, maybe cycling is your favourite activity then you’ll find choices of super hilly routes or more gentile cycling.
East of Cyprus sits the resort of Ayia Napa, known more for its night life, but if you strive for a calmer recreation to chill out in the daytime, you can find a paradise waiting for you. Hiking the coastal trails lined with flowers at the right time of year, and looking out at the azure blue sea. Along the base of the cliffs there’s rocky outcrops and the occasional beach cave. Religious buildings play a large part in the islands culture, history and architectural decoration, so there’s lots to be discovered while walking through the villages here.
Earliest known human activity on the island dates to around 10th millennium BC. The very well-preserved archaeological Neolithic village of Khirokitia is just one of the historic sites on the island. Some of the world’s oldest water wells can be found on the island of Cyprus, dating back at least 10,500 years. Legends; The country is renowned as the playground of the gods; one such legend suggests that the Greek goddess of love–Aphrodite–was born in Cyprus. Aphrodite is said to have emerged from a rock at Latchi, known locally as Aphrodite beach.
Some stunning places for extreme adventure, such as climbing, hiking, even kayaking and snorkelling are a few of possibilities on the island. Calm laid back activities too, beach walks, cycling and even horse-riding treks, all available on this one sunny isle. Partying at Ayia Napa of course is a well-known place for fun night life. There is a good combination of tourist opportunity whether you want a lively holiday or want to look for the history and culture and explore the stunning countryside and beaches.