The Mediterranean coastline can be romantic, beautiful and adventurous all at the same time, so when you are looking for a blend of history and culture, excitement, tranquility and plenty to do, Cyprus attractions are what set this Mediterranean Sea destination apart from the others. The island is also a premier Mediterranean cruising destination and a departure point for exploring the area, and in fact one-day sea cruises from May to October with refreshments on boards are a major and popular Cyprus attraction.
The very culture and traditions attract tourists who certainly want to enjoy all the different carnivals, markets and festivals for which Cyprus is so well known. Of course these festivals are just a taste of what attractions are awaiting in Cyprus. The island is found in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and because of its outstanding weather, mountains, forests and rocky coasts, the island offers an idyllic environment for leisure, and the consistent Mediterranean climate is conducive to getting out and making the most of everything up for grabs.
Find The Perfect Accommodation to Use as a Base to See Attractions
The entire island offers different villages, towns and cities where you can book into different kinds of accommodation, each one offering their own facilities and levels of comfort. The island is visited by millions of tourists as well as businessmen every year, and while Cyprus attractions are vast and varied, travelers who have scoured the world looking for stunning beaches will tell you that Cyprus ranks tops when it comes to providing safe, clean, relaxing beaches where a host of beach activities can be indulged in.
If you want to get a general idea of what sort of Cyprus attractions are available to tourists, a travel website will provide you with a list of destinations and the best attractions with each specific area. These sites can narrow your search and save you looking at lots of different websites to find which destination offers the attractions you are interested in.
Natural Attractions Seen from the Back of a Horse
To take in Cyprus attractions in a more innovative way, lots of people opt to explore the countryside on horseback. Riding schools can be found allover Cyprus and some offer riding lessons to beginers. Even riders with little riding experience can see the beautiful countryside of Cyprus in a relaxed way on horseback. For more experienced riders, horse riding holidays can offer a wonderful way to take in the attractions of Cyprus. Drapia Farm Ride is situated between Limassol and Larnaca in an exquisite area where fruit orchards abound, and well schooled horses will ensure you can enjoy taking in the exquisite natural attractions without any distractions. Some horse riding trips will last a few hours while others will involve a few days.
The Sea Provides a Wealth of Attractions
Many Cyprus attractions are centered around the sea and Ayia Napa offers a host of different boat rides which can offer all the thrills you can handle. Apart from boat trips which take you to explore clear rocky bays, and where snorkeling can bring you into the presence of dolphins, kids particularly are attracted to the pirate sailing ship in the harbor where they can board with their parents, meet the captain of the ship with his crew of pirates and take part in sword fights and even walk the plank. The ship provides the chance to see the magnificent coastline around Cape Greco. Lunch is also served on the ship, providing a great form of entertainment for the entire family.
Cyprus Attractions also Include Cold Wintry Activities
When it comes to Cyprus attractions, most people would never believe of participating in Wintry sports in Cyprus. They associate Cyprus entirely with hot sunshine days, and they would be surprised to discover that a mountaineering club was established on the island way back in 1934 and that the Cyprus Ski Club was created in 1947. A number of lifts have been built to accommodate the many locals and foreigners who head for the mountains during the Winter. Snow falls in the Troodos Mountains between December and March, and Mount Olympus is where the Troodos Skiing Resort is found. There are four slopes which cater for all levels of skiing skills, and each slope has a t-bar lift system and those who need to can also hire ski equipment.
Paphos a World Heritage Site Offering a Mixed Bag of Attractions
Cyprus is a small island and yet it has got an illustrious history and has a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Paphos was granted a World Heritage Listing in 1980 and for those interested in history, Cyprus attractions steeped in history don't get better than this. There are plenty of ancient palaces, tombs and fortresses to be explored and the Archaeological Park is known for its Houses of Dionysos, Theseus and Aion and their beautiful mosaic works of art, of particular interest to artists who l appreciate seeing the skill behind these artworks.
For more artwork, the Ineia Basket Weaving Museum is certainly worth a visit, particular because basket making is an old craft in Cyprus. The basket weaving takes place in an old traditional style schoolhouse in the village and you will be able to buy some traditional baskets which have been handcrafted in Cyprus. Paphos also has a street known as the entertainment street because of its fair share of night clubs, bars and cafes in the street, all offering a good mix of live music and the chance to eat at any one of the restaurants and taverns which provide local, international and Greek dishes.
See For Yourself what the Buzz is About
Come to where the fun is. If you like a vibey atmosphere, if you want Winter and Summer sports, if you love festivals, good weather and a gateway to incredible Cyprus attractions, its time you come to Cyprus to see for yourself. There is so much just waiting to be explored in Cyprus and with a Travel Planner at your disposal you can mix and match hotels, facilities and the attractions you want to see and organize your entire trip all 'under one roof' so you make sure that your holiday turns out exactly the way you want it to.