Top 50 Things to Do and to See in Cyprus


Cyprus
Cyprus is the largest island of the Mediterranean region with an area of 9251 sq km. It is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Cyprus features a varied landscapes that is ideal for nature-and sun-lovers. When it is an island it has got to offer a host of aquatic adventures that you can take up in Cyprus include bathing, sailing, mountain biking, dipping, cycling, trekking etc. Apart from  this, Cyprus has got beautiful sights, historical monuments, mosques and other attraction points. Fifty things that you can enjoy in Cyprus along wit your family are as follows: www.travelrows.com

1. Paphos castle in Kato Paphos

You will find the famous Paphos castle of Cyprus in Kato Paphos at the harbour. It was originally constructed to guard the harbour and was a Byzantine fort. The castle is beautiful piece of work and worth admiring. There is an arched battle way bridge that connects the castle to the harbour. Inside the castle you will find very few windows but the view from the top platform is spectacular and from here you can witness Kato Paphos in all its glory. It really is a site worth seeing and especially attracts visitors who are interested in culture; Paphos Castle is a definite must see during your trip to Cyprus. It is also listed in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites and is fully protected.

2. Nissi Beach

Nissi Beach is considered as the single most famous beach in Cyprus. It takes its name from the island (“Nissi” in Greek) that hangs off the western side of the beach. It is said to be the first beach to be developed in Ayia Napa and remains probably the most popular. At its best, it is justifiably one of the top beaches in Cyprus and you will find that from the beginning and end of the season, before it gets too crowded; it is utterly crystalline and quite remarkable. Water is generally calm in the morning and a bit wavy in afternoon. You can indulge yourself in a various water sports.

3. Kykkos

Kykkos is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Cyprus which is a spectacular monastery you will find on the high slopes of the Troodos Mountains. The Kykkos is considered as the major monastery on the island and seat of the Archbishop. It is said to be very contemporary, the original having been burnt down but the church is unique and beautiful. Lit only by candles, the walls and ceilings glow with the gold leaf decoration. The icon museum housed in the monastery is also well worth a visit to understand how this pictures play a part in Orthodoxy.

4. Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is a very famous tiny town of Cyprus which is situated towards the southeast of the country. Ayia Napa is one of the most popular tourist attractions as it offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean and in the whole world. You will find the sand here is white and the waters are crystal clear. The town’s most amazing beach is Nissi. The coral reefs near Ayia Napa are a place where underwater life is blooming. It is considered today as a sacred place for the lovers of tourism, entertainment and endless parties.

5. Hala Sultan Tekke

The Hala Sultan Mosque is one of the most famous spot for tourist in Cyprus. It is known as the fourth most significant mosque of the Muslims and the major reason being the fact that Hala Sultan, the aunt of Prophet Mohammed, died there, when the Arabs conquered Cyprus during the year 647. It is said that she fell from her mule and was buried at this very spot and the mosque was constructed around the tomb.

6. The sanctuary and temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion

You will find this famous tourist spot of Cyprus 2, 5 kilometers west of the ancient city of Kourion, the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates was one of the most important religious centers of Cyprus where Apollo was worshipped as Hylates, god of the woodlands. It is a very amazing architectural complex in Cyprus and also presents insight into the development of a Cypriot rural sanctuary from the Bronze Age through to the end of paganism on the island. It appears the Archaic Sanctuary originally comprised an enclosure in the centre of the later, much larger sanctuary. The present remains date to the mid -1st century A.D. The complex of the sanctuary contains a palaestra, stoa, the treasury, the baths, and the archaic temenos. It was destroyed by an earthquake in A.D. 365 and later occupied by squatters. Many of the collapsed buildings have been restored.

7. Ancient Kourion

The Kourion is a well-known place of Cyprus and considered to be one of its most significant and iconic archaeological sites. This famous site which is found near the town of Episkopi on the island’s southern shores is home to some of the most widespread Greco-Roman wreck in the world. Kourion also features a lot of impressive structures and well-preserved mosaics, notable sites of interest include the House of Gladiators, the public baths and the impressive Greco-Roman theatre.

8. Troodos Mountains

One of the most popular tourist destinations of Cyprus is the Troodos Mountains range. It is considered as the largest range in Cyprus which is situated in the centre of the island. The one which is most significant of these mountains is the Mount Olympus, which stands at 1,952 meters. This area has become very famous among tourists as it remains relatively untouched compared to other resorts in Cyprus, there is so much to do, such as visiting the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, monasteries and churches that can be found in the area, walking recommended tourist trails, and even, during the winter, skiing, as the Troodos Mountains gets good snowfall at that time.

9. Petra tou Ramiou – Rock of Aphrodite

Another most interesting tourist spot of Cyprus is the Petra tou Ramiou which is also known as Rock of Aphrodite. It is a very interesting geological formation of huge rocks off the southwest coast in the Pafos (Paphos) district forms one of the most impressive natural sites of Cyprus associated with Aphrodite which is considered as the Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is said about this strikingly beautiful spot is where Aphrodite rose from the waves and the foaming sea and was then escorted on a shell at the rocks known as ‘Petra tou Romiou’ in Greek. It is said that in certain weather conditions, the waves rise, break and form a column of water that melts into a pillar of foam, making this place very beautiful to enjoy and explore.

10. Nicosia

Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus and considered as one of the world’s most popular resorts. It is one of the most visited cities of Cyprus and managed to won love and preference of tourists thanks to its superb beaches, beautiful natural landscapes and large choice of attractions. The central part of the city is known as the old quarter. Here you will find structured which were constructed many centuries ago. You will see the modern restaurants and shopping centers, souvenir shops and small boutiques with clothes nearby. There are so many attractions in Nicosia and you can see numerous ancient monasteries and churches (Agios Iraklidios Female Monastery, Machaira Monastery, Agios Ioannis Cathedral, Church of Saints Barnabas and Hilarion) here.

11. Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Lala Mustafa Pasha MosqueL is considered as the biggest medieval structure in Famagusta. This place was first initially built as St. Nicholas Cathedral and it is said that it took approximately 100 years to complete (1300-1400 AD). Its architecture is obviously Gothic and many claim that it closely resembles the Cathedral of Rheims in Paris. It is believed that that, earlier when the Ottoman Turks captured Famagusta from the Venetians during the year 1571, the cathedral was converted into a mosque and a minaret was added. Apart form the images of humans in the form of stones; all other aspects of the Gothic tracery have been preserved. The interior is a Muslim prayer hall, the floor being covered with carpets.

12. Paphos mosaics

Paphos mosaics are the most famous and one of the finest masterpieces on the island of Cyprus and the best mosaics in the eastern Mediterranean. It is to be found quite close to the harbor and represent panorama from the Greek Mythology and most of them date back to the era between the 2nd and the 5th century. Initially some of these marvelous mosaics have been floors of the villas of noble Romans. They were made from a variety of small pieces of marble and stone varying in colors and shades. It is said that in the House of Dionysus there are fourteen rooms covered with these prominent mosaics. You can also find them in the House of Orpheus, the House of Aion, and the Villa of Theseus.

13. Greko National Park

One of the most beautiful and largely visited Parks of Cyprus is the Greko National Park which is considered as a magical forest park and to be found towards the south-eastern part of the country between Ayia Napa and Paralimni. The park offers you all form swimming, diving, fishing and boating, biking, horse riding, rock climbing to hiking. Here you will find 9 hiking trails in Kavo Greco. This exceptional park hosts more than 300 plant species, 11 of which are local, as well as a wide range of animals and birds. You can walk along the network of nature trails enclosed with pine trees and like the superb views from sea face overlooking the turquoise seas.

14. Limassol

Limassol is one of the most famous places of Cyprus. It is a beautiful coastal city on the Greek-controlled southern half of the island. It is the second largest city of Cyprus with the population of around 161,000. The climate of Limassol is very Mediterranean. Summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and wet. Tourists have found that the best time to visit the city is spring, with temperatures around 24°C and not during the hot and humid summer. The city saw a lot of dislocation after the Turkish Invasion, with a huge number of Turkish Cypriots moving north. It is an important port on the Mediterranean trade route, one of Cyprus’s largest industrial centers and the base for the country’s wine manufacturing industry.

15. Salt Lake

The Salt Lake is one of the most interesting tourist spot of Cyprus. The Lake attracts a large number of migrating birds in addition to flamingoes. It is said that the flamingoes form a blaze of pink as they gather in the centre of the lake. Flamingoes are said to be fed with a kind of shrimp that lives in the salt lake. The population of these birds and flamingoes are said to be in thousands, they usually come in December and stay till March. When summer comes the water evaporates leaving behind a shell of salt and a haze of gray dust by the banks. The best point for photos is to get to one of the birds’ observatories for a better view.

16. Polis

Polis is one of the most popular towns of Cyprus and it is famous beach town towards the south of Cyprus. You will find this town in the Greek-controlled southern half of the island and looks across the Chrysochou Bay to the Akamas Peninsula. Its landscape is diverse with rocky hills, flourishing green meadows and some beautiful beaches. The climate of this town is Mediterranean which is quite similar to the rest of western Cyprus. The spring is definitely one of the best seasons to visit this place. In the summer time, Lara Beach becomes the only area in the town that is closed to tourists. The Lara Beach Turtle Station does this to protect the nesting green and loggerhead turtles. It s considered an ideal place for relaxing as well as enjoying.

17. Tokhni

Another famous tourist attraction of Cyprus is Tokhni which is considered as one of the most picturesque little village. It is located towards the south-eastern region of Cyprus. It is set in the foothills of the Troodoos Mountains; you will find it located almost midway between the larger cities of Larnaca and Limassol. It is also known as Yeni Taskent or New Tokhni and has historical importunes the reason is an attack by Greek soldiers on the village during the 1970s. It is said that this attack ruined the village, and led to its subsequent reconstruction. The climate you will find here is Mediterranean in nature. The average annual temperature is around 20°C, and in the long summers, it can rise up to 40°C.

18. Djami Kebir Mosque

The Djami Kebir Mosque was constructed in the sixteenth century; the Grand Mosque of Larnaca town is called Djami Kebir Mosque. It is also popular by other names also like Buyuk Cami and Cami Kebir. It is said that initially it was a church, though it’s hard to tell from its architecture. It is a famous functioning mosque and used by Muslim residents.

19. Paphos Fort

Paphos Fort is one of the most visited tourist destinations of Cyprus; this little fort standing guard over Paphos’ harbour is the last remnant of the forts that have stood here for centuries. It was constructed by the Ottomans during the year 1592 to replace the fortress constructed by the Lusignans in 1391 and blown up by its later Venetian defenders when defeat at the hand of the Turks became inevitable. it is recorded that the fort’s construction was the two towers linked by a wall – imagine the wall into position and you realize this was once a formidable part of the town and port’s defenses, not the toy fort of first impressions.

20. Agios Lazaros Church

Agios Lazaros Church is a famous church of Cyprus and was constructed during the 9th century to house the reputed tomb of Lazarus, the man raised from the dead by Jesus. It is said to be reconstructed during the 17th century and is surely the most remarkable sight in the town of Larnaca. The graceful bell tower was erected in the 17th century reconstruction which was one of the few things that Turks permitted before 1857. The interiors of the church are very impressive which consists of a central nave, two aisles, and 3 domes that are now boarded in. Prominent icons in the church include one of the Virgin and Child on the north pier at the crossing; one of St. George and the Dragon (1717); a silver filigree icon of the Raising of Lazarus (1659).

21. Selimiye Mosque

This ancient church is the major mosque in the northern part of Cyprus. It is said that all the famous and the great festivals of Bayram and other Moslem gatherings are carried out here. Originally it was the cathedral of St. Sophia and was constructed during the era 1209 A.D. to 1228, over the remains of a previous building. It is designed in the style of architecture. It also resembles the famous mediaeval cathedrals of France. It is said that the church was harshly damaged by earthquakes in 1491, 1547 and 1735 A.D., today the cathedral has well survived. The builders of ancient Gothic cathedrals always strived to make them as high as possible, to reach “up to heaven” and so inspire both awe and solemnity.

22. Buyuk Han

Buyuk Han which is also known as the Great Inn is considered to be the oldest public structure from the Ottoman era which you find in the capital city of Cyprus. It was actually constructed to offer accommodation for rich tourist from Anatolia and it is said that its windows were located ate the higher park of the building to protect the merchants from burglars. It was also used as a prison, and the headquarters of British troops on the island as it resembles a fortress. Around this Han you will find a lot of shops and cafes. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations of Cyprus. The Grand Inn has attracted domestic and foreign tourists and is considered as the pride of Lefkosha.

23. Church of Saint Lazarus

The famous church of Saint Lazarus is located in the delightful city of Larnaca which was established in the 13th century BC by the Mycenaean Greeks. It is said that this beautiful city’s charm is the unique combination of modern with ancient. One of the most famous landmarks of Larnaca is the church of St. Lazarus. The church was constructed during the 10th century by the Byzantine Emperor Leo VI on the sacred place where the remnants of the saint were discovered. Lazarus spent in Cyprus the last 30 years of his life. The church named after him is one of the most remarkable Byzantine monuments on the island.

24. Bellapais Monastery

The Bellapais Monastery is one of the famous monasteries of Cyprus. It takes its name from “Abbaye de la Paix”, and is constructed by King Hugh III of France during 1198-1205. It is said that from here you will be able to get a spectacular view of Kyrenia coast from the Bellapais Abbey. The traditional North Cyprus International Bellapais Music Festival is very popular around the world and conducted every year here from May until June. This stunning building holds a special position in the entire North Cyprus’s architectural inheritance. It is a must see place in North Cyprus.

25. Salamis Ruins, Famagusta

The ancient city of Salamis is very popular in Cyprus and it is said that it was discovered as an Achean Colony. Legends claim that it was discovered by Tefkros, the son of King Telamon, the ruler of the Greek island of Salamis. After staying here for some time, he identified the area where Salamis is currently located and founded the city. The remains of Salamis consist of the Roman Gymnasium located at the north extremity of the city; Theatre which was constructed in the period of Augustus, during the first years of the Roman Empire; Roman Baths made from huge stones; Roman Villa situated to the south of the theatre; Water meter, Granite Forum, Saint Epiphanius Basilica, Water Store, Agora which is a market place, Temple of Olympia Zeus, and Kampanopetra Basilica.

26. Soli

The genesis of Soli achieves back to the 16th century BC; it was one of the ten city-kingdoms into which Cyprus was divided at the time. Currently you will find the ruins mainly from the Roman period. The covered basilica is one of the first covered churches which was constructed on Cyprus and is mainly from the 16th century AD. The canopy does protect a floor covered with some wonderful mosaics, especially the swan (on the right). Further up the hillside you will find a theatre which has been so overly re-established that the ancient atmosphere is now lost.

27. Vouni

Vouni is situated at 230m and one of the most famous tourist attractions of Cyprus. Although its origins are not completely identified, it is said that the palace is thought to have been constructed during the Persian occupation in the 5th century BC. There was constant with pro-Athenian Soli which is quite close to it. It is said that the palace was burnt down in 330 BC and abandoned around 400 BC. vouni just means mountain in Greek. Here you will get to see a lot of rooms which are well marked.

28. Kyrenia harbour & Castle

Kyrenia is a very popular for its ancient harbour and castle. Along the Kyrenia’s historic harbour avenue you will find various colorful restaurants, fishing boats and yachts, one is greeted by an imposing historic building, the Kyrenia Castle. It is one of the most visited tourist spot on Cyprus. The castle house of Cyprus is considered as one of the oldest ship-wreck with its original cargo. The ship is probably the oldest trading vessel yet discovered. The old warehouses lined in the Kyrenia harbour are now used as restaurants, cafés and yachts. The structures are well protected in its original forms.

29. Cyprus Museum, Nicosia

Cyprus Museum is one of the finest museums of the country you will find it outside the town walls of Nicosia is the very excellent Cyprus Museum. It is famous for housing everyday objects and works of art ranging in date from the Neolithic period to Roman times that is about 5800 B.C. to A.D.300. This museum hosts some fabulous collection of Cypriot antiquities and treasures from the Neolithic Age to the Early Byzantine period. You will also find statues located inside the garden. The history of the island is chronicled in displays that run in an anti-clockwise direction around the museum.

30. Rock of the Greek

Six mi/nine km from Kouklia you can find the Petra tou Romaiou is the famous legendary spot where Aphrodite is said to have emerged from the waves (“Odyssey”, Vlll, 362). It is also known in Greek “Petra tou Romiou” or “Rock of the Greek” and it is said to be associated with the legendary Byzantian frontier-guard, Digenis Akritas. It is assumed that he kept Arab pirates at bay by throwing rocks at them from the hillside above. You will be find here 2 large rocks in the sea, set against the white cliffs above and the turquoise of the Mediterranean below. The beach which you will find here is spectacular and shingly. The beautiful scenery of this place has been a source of inspiration for many poets and painters, the most famous result being Boticelli’s Birth of Venus.

31. Pierides Foundation Museum

It is one of the most famous tourist spots of Cyprus called the Pierides Foundation Museum. It houses a remarkable private exhibition of Cypriot antiquities, initially collected by Demetrios Pierides (1811-1895), a Cypriot scholar and archeologist, and further enriched by members of his family. It was founded during the year 1839 in a pleasant 18th century house. The museum has 2,500 exhibits ranging from the Neolithic to the medieval era. You will find the collection separated into 4 rooms. In the hall is an inscription from a grave found in Kition and three shields depicting lions and a sculpture of a flamingo. There area also some early maps of Cyprus on the walls.

32. Palm tree Promenade

Another interesting place to visit in Cyprus is the promenade; it got its name from the palm trees which are located either side of the street. It sprints parallel to the beach in the old town of Larnaca. The tourist beach provides full services and conveniences. You will surely admire the things around this place such as the outdoor cafes, English-style pubs and restaurants line the street and tourists have a choice of sitting at the restaurants and watching the waves or bathing in the warm Larnaca waters. Close to this place you will find the statue of the Classical Greek naval officer Kimon, who died here in a great battle with the Persians.

33. Larnaca Fort

The Larnaca Medieval Museum is another famous interesting spots of Cyprus, housed in the Larnaca Fort, near the sea front. It was constructed by the Turks to defend the city that dates from 1625. It was mostly used as a prison, more specifically when the island was under British control. When you climb up the walls you will be able to witness the best views of the sea. The fort is on the seashore and visitors can walk around the sea wall with the water up to their ankles. The fort has archeological exhibits from the site of Kition.

34. Larnaca District Archeological Museum

The Larnaca District Archeological Museum is one of the famous museums of Cyprus which houses a collection of finds from the area dating from the Neolithic Age to the Roman period. Firstly you will find the exhibits sculptures, mainly female torsos and terra-cotta figures. Secondly it houses the pottery collection from Kition and Livhadia, a village just east of Larnaca, with Mycenean vases and a variety of ornaments in bronze, clay and glass. You will also find some Neolithic artifacts from Khorokoitiia and some glass from the Roman period.

35. Limassol Carnival

The Limassol Carnival of Cyprus is one of the most famous Carnivals of the world. This carnival of Limassol is quite similar in purpose to the Mardi Gras carnivals of Latin America, Limassol’s is the biggest and best and is sometimes said to be the next best after Rio and New Orleans. The theme is usually masks and many people either spend in a stunning Venetian one or go dressed up in fancy dress with a mask on. Free drink flows everywhere adding to the party feeling which goes on long after the procession has passed.

36. Agia Napa Monastery – Our lady of the forests

In the middle of Agia Napa you will find the most popular Monastery, one of the last buildings erected in Cyprus by the Venetians, with a rock-cut church. “Our Lady of the Forests” monastery is constructed over a cave in which an icon of the Virgin Mary. It was discovered in the 16th century by a Venetian nobleman’s daughter who came here looking for a secluded retreat after her father rejected her desire to marry a commoner. It is said that she constructed 2 churches, one Catholic and one Orthodox, both of which are now under the same roof. The fountain house in the middle of the courtyard was constructed as her tomb and bears pictures of her parents, herself and a lion chasing a deer.

37. Paphos – Old Venetian camel trail 

The Old Venetian Camel Trail is another interesting place to visit in Cyprus which passes south of Chryssorogiatissa Monastery, goes into some of the remoter parts of the island. This place mostly attracts those who love adventurous. There are 3 Venetian bridges on the route: Kelephos, Elea and Roudias further west they were constructed to enable pack animals, mainly camels, to cross the river when carrying copper from the Troodos mines to Paphos.

38. The Painted Churches

These are the Byzantine Painted Churches that are located in the northern parts of the Troodos, which you may find difficult to reach. They are somewhat far off from the main cities. These churches are many in number and ten of them have are in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Their marvel is reflected inside at the incredible murals and frescoes that got painted during the Byzantine age yet in remarkable condition today. They are even compared for their magnificence with that of the Sistine Chapel. However, their look from outside is very simple not even looking like a church.

39. Diving in Zenobia

Zenobia dive site is located in Larnaca, Cyprus. It is one of any top ten of dive sites around the world. Zenobia was actually a cargo ship that sank in the seventies off the coast of Larnaca. The Zenobia site has a range of diving depths as well as difficulties, there is a plenty of fish and other marine life. The beauty of Zenobia waters is the way the cool water has preserved the wreck. There are remarkable remains of Zenobia that include Tartan carpet of walkways, Vending machines with chocolate bars and a large quantity of eggs that lie spilt across the sea bed. It could be remarkable view to see how wreckage is preserved by nature in a sea.

40. Mountain biking

Mountain biking is one of the greatest funs in Cyprus. Biking on rough and rugged mountains along the Cyprus’ National Park is an amazing adventure. Bikes are available to hire in Latchi from where you can move towards a beautiful winding country lane to the start of the trail. You would reach the along dizzy cliff tops and then descend down to a small goat farm near the sea. The most interesting of all is to climb a zigzag path to the highest point on Akamas. From the top you will get an amazing view of the peninsular and then come back to Lara.

41. The untouched Cyprus

If you want to relax, get away from the busy tourist areas, and see the past of Cyprus then you deserve a trip to the untouched Akamas peninsula in the west of the island. It offers tourists abundance of Cypriot wilderness that is surrounded with the beautiful Aleppo pine trees. Akamas is one of the largest areas of undeveloped land in Cyprus, which is worth exploring to get a real feel of the rustic side of the island. Do not forget to see peninsula’s rocky terrain the off-road tracks.

42. Platres

Platres is located under the slopes of the Troodos Mountains and provides tourists a renaissance away from sunny beaches and crowded walkways. Platres offers energizing trails under a canopy of pine forests and streams that has hotels erected in its dense forest. Platres is also popular as hiking and picnic spot, thus it enjoys a reputation of being equally liked for family and individual visits.

43. Enkomi

Enkomi is located in the north of Famagusta and lies on the east coast of Cyprus. It was a major center of the Mediterranean copper trade during the Bronze Age. Now it is located some distance from the shore but was once situated on an inlet of the sea, and has active trade with Egypt and the Levant during the early 15th and late 16th centuries BC. There were tombs situated under houses within the ancient settlement which were excavated by the British Museum in the 1880.

44. Protaras

Protaras is located in south-eastern Cyprus and it is a coastal town in the Greek-controlled southern half of Cyprus. It is presently called as Las Vegas of Cyprus but it was once it was scrubland and sandy. The town has a population of around 500. Here you can enjoy the town life a kind of similar to Las Vegas but not exactly like Las Vegas. However, the temperatures here in summer are a bit high.

45. Kyrenia gate

The Kyrenia gate is one of the most imposing of the three gates that existed in the Venetian city walls of the town. The other two gates are the Famagusta and the Paphos gate. This gate was constructed in 1562. There are the Lion of Saint marks on the gate, symbol of Venice. When the Ottoman kingdom took over the city, they added an inscriptions God. This gate is now has North Nicosia tourist office.

46. Voroklini

Voroklini is situated about 8 km east of the seaside town of Larnaca in Cyprus. It is a good place to relax and has a picturesque view and an easy-going atmosphere. It is residential village but with proximity to Larnaca and the Cyprus’ international airport it has got converted into a wonderful village for tourists to stay and relax. It is also regarded as a tranquil residential area. If you want to have immediate relaxation after arriving to Cyprus then look out for a good place to rest here in the village of Voroklini.

47. Turtles watching in Lara 

Lara beach is a temporary home to turtles that migrate in June and July. Turtles come back across the Atlantic into the Mediterranean to reach Lara Beach at and lay their eggs. The beach that is rugged and remote is ideal for turtles for laying eggs. Here you can find a large number of the turtles that have laid their eggs and also the new born if they have not left the island. It is good experience to watch an abundant of turtles.

48. Tavernas (Road side eateries)

The Cyprus’s tavernas are famous for offering the local cuisines and these can be found dotted around the island. To get real taste of the local food and drink you need to visit the smaller ones that offer some of Cyprus’ most influential dishes. These tavernas can also be found outside some of the big resorts. Here you can taste lamb, wild boar and wild fowl. Also available are Frppes, Cypriot coffee and Mediterranean food etc.

49. Flora

The flora of Cyprus is as almost similar to other areas of the Mediterranean region. Oak Tree is found in abundance also in abundance are Terebinth tree. One of the trademarks of Mediterranean region is Olive is available in Cyprus as well. You might get original olives and olive here. Also worth mentioning are the original Rosewood trees that are abundantly used in furniture making. If you want to get one or two decorative pieces made out of original Rosewood that Cyprus is the right place, also it would add to your memoir.

50. Fauna

Among worth mention of fauna of Cyprus are Eleonora’s Falcon which is a medium-sized falcon. Eleonora’s Falcon is named after Eleonor of Arborea, who was national heroine of Sardinia. Another fauna is Mouflon. It is a subspecies of the wild sheep Ovis aries. The Mouflon is considered one of the two ancestors for modern domestic sheep breeds. They originated on the island of Cyprus along with other neighboring Islands.


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