Attractions in the Mountains
The Troodos ski resort is open during the winter season and attracts several visitors.
Ayios Ioannis Lambadistis is a Troodos monastery featuring a museum and a church that combines three architectural styles.
Agros Village is a picturesque village built in a scenic location in the valley of Pitsilia offering a wealth of activities and experiences to the visitors. It is ideal for a family excursion to the Cyprus countryside.
Fikardou is a picturesque village listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and it offers a genuine insight into the traditional Cypriot rural life.
An excursion to the Kalidonian Waterfalls is a fun experience for all ages, an opportunity to explore the Cyprus countryside and spend a relaxing day away from the heat of the city.
Attractions in Protaras
Profitis Elias Chapel is an ideal spot for photos. It is built on a small rocky cliff just outside Protaras. It enjoys marvelous views of the surrounding gardens and the town.
Ocean Aquarium is located in Protaras. In the modern facilities are hosted more than 1000 aquatic species. It also features tropical gardens. It suggests an ideal visit for all the family.
Fig Tree Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Cyprus. With crystal clear waters, sugary sands and various choices regarding water sports activities it is one of the most highly visited organised beaches in Protaras.
Magic Dancing Waters is a fantastic show held in Protaras. Combining dinner, drinks and an unforgettable show it is a unique entertaining experience for all ages.
Deryneia Folk Art Museum is located in Deryneia Village which is only a few minutes from Protaras. It is housed in a traditional house and exhibits various folkloric items including furniture, handmade embroideries, the loom and kitchenware.
Cultural Center Of Occupied Ammochostos is located on the roadblock of Dheryneia close to Protaras. It has multi-purpose halls and ampitheatres where videos are projected regarding the occupied city of Famagusta and other events take place.
Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Center, Apollo Hylates, Carob Museum, Kolossi Castle, Kourion of Cyprus, Limassol Folk Art Museum, Limassol Medieval Castle, Limassol Medieval Museum, Limassol Municipal Art Gallery, Limassol Sculpture Park, Omodos Village,
Kolossi Castle was built in the 15th century in the rich valley of Kolossi at the west of Limassol by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. Visitors to the castle can expect a relaxing time in a romantic and scenic setting ideal for photography.
Kourion is an ancient city located in the west of Limassol, Cyprus. It offers an amazing archaeological site with panoramic views of the beach and the surrounding area.
The Sanctuary Of Apollo Hylates is an interesting archaeological site situated 2.5 Km west of the ancient Kourion and was a major religious center where god Apollo was worshiped as god of the woodlands. The sanctuary dates back to the 7th century B.C.
Omodos is a picturesque village located at an altitude of 810 meters at the north - west of Limassol city. Build within a wine making region and surrounded by mountaintops Omodos offers scenic views and the chance to taste local grapes and wines. The visitors can wonder around the narrow alleys of the village that dates back to the Medieval Era, visit the traditional museum - like houses with folkloric art and furnishings and taste local delicacies. There are several souvenir shops including jewelry stores and local handmade lace stores.
The Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Center locates at the Akrotiri village in the west of Limassol city. It operates since 2004 offering educational field trips for schools. Children of all ages as well as adults can spend a day observing the environment of the area.
St. Nicholas of the cats is a monastery located in the Cape Gata at the north - west part of Limassol district. It has a very long history and traditionally it has been a shelter for cats for several years. Visitors can enjoy a day at a peaceful place and kids can play with the cats.
The Limassol Folk Art Museum is housed in a restored listed building in Limassol center. It exhibits interesting collections of traditional Cypriot garments, jewellery, house ware, porcelains, as well as furniture and paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Limassol Archaeological museum is located at the town center. Visitors will be able to admire findings from over thirty archaeological sites in Limassol area including Kourion and Amathus ancient city - kingdoms.
The Carob Museum or else known as the Carob Mill is located in Limassol. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century and today it exhibits most of the machinery used back then to process the carobs. Visitors can explore the way Cypriots processed the carob and learn more about the carob products.
Limassol Medieval Museum is housed in the Limassol Medieval Castle located in the heart of Limassol center. The artifacts exhibited include Ottoman pottery, tombstones, metal ware, 17th century wood carving, suits of armor from the crusades and more.
Limassol Sculpture Park is a sea front park close to the old port. Across this one mile-long park there are 20 sculptures, creations of both local and international artists. Green loans, fountains, decorative pools and cafeterias complete the scenery.
The Limassol Municipal Art Gallery hosts a remarkable collection of important Cypriot artists as well as works representing the new Cypriot artists. Visitor will enjoy naturalistic paintings as well as sculptures, pottery and mixed media works.
The Limassol Medieval Castle is located in the heart of the historical center of Limassol and near the old harbor. The present building dates back to the Ottoman rule period, but the archaeological investigation indicates that there was an older and larger structure in the same place.
Attractions in Nicosia
Nicosia Venetian Walls were built since the Venetian occupation in the 16th century and are located around the old town of the capital city of Cyprus
Nicosia Byzantine Museum is located in the old city of Nicosia and has the biggest collection of icons on the island, starting from 9th to 18th century. The houses also gallery that exhibits maps, lithographs, and oil paintings.
Visitor Comment:One of the very few places in the world to view greek orthodox ancient icons and learn about the different painting techniques, mosaics and much more...Located within the complex of the Makarios Cultural Foundation in Lefkosia (Nicosia), this museum has the island's largest collection of icons related to Cyprus.
Trip Advisor visitor comment:A friend and I visited this charming museum, set in a fine upper class house of Nicosia, and spent an especially pleasurable 2 hours viewing its displays. We didn't spend much time in the 'Orientation room', and I recommend you copy us.
Trip Advisor visitor comment:We went to see the Makarios III Gallery to view the Icons (Well worth it if you like Ecclesiastical art); the Cathedral is in the immediate area - you have to walk by it to enter the Gallery! We looked around for about 15 min.
Trip Advisor visitor comment:This is a church built in the early 12th century and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a small church and the elaborate byzantine frescoes on the walls depict heaven and hell, the annunciation, as well as other religious themes.
Attractions in Larnaca
Church Of Saint Lazarus in Larnaca is set at the Saint Lazarus Square. It is a Byzantine church with Frankish Gothic architecture influence. The baroque iconostasis is unique. Visitors will find it interesting to explore the historic cemetery.
Phinikoudes Beach is highly visited both from tourists and locals due to clear waters, ample parking and all necessary facilities including access for the disabled. Restaurants, hotels cafeterias and mini markets are only a few steps form the beach.
Larnaca Fort is located at the west end of the sea front promenade right on the beach enjoying views of Larnaca marina and Phoinikoudes Beach. Visitors can admire the archaeological findings exhibited at the Medieval Museum housed in the castle.
Ancient Kition is an archaeological site located in Larnaca town center. It is the remains of an ancient settlement dating to the 13th century B.C. Visitors will admire the ruins of the Cyclopean Walls and the Phoenician temple of Astarte.
Choirokoitia is a Neotlithic settlement located west of Larnaca, featuring significant findings and remains. As one of the most important prehistoric sites in the eastern Mediterranean, it suggests an interesting educational excursion for all ages.
Kalavassos - Tenta Neolithic Settlement is located in Larnaca region at 40 kilometers from the city. It is an important prehistoric settlement and suggests an interesting excursion for those who appreciate history.
Stavrovouni Monastery rises on the tip of a rocky mount in the range of Troodos in Larnaca region. It is dedicated to the Holy Cross as a relic of the Cross is kept there. The views from the top are breathtaking. Only men can enter the Monastery.
Larnaca District Archeological Museum exhibits findings from Larnaca area like the city-kingdom of Kition and the prehistoric settlement of Choirokoitia and Kalavassos. The findings include jewellery, Mycenaean ceramics and Cypro-Minoan inscriptions.
Hala Sultan Tekke is dedicated to Umm Haram, an Arab general's wife who died in the area during Moavia's Arab invasions to Cyprus. Built close to the Larnaca Salt Lake among palm trees it forms a romantic scenery.
Kamares Aqueduct is an old water supply system that was constructed during the Ottoman period conducting water from Tremithos River to several public fountains in Larnaca. Visitors can explore the remains of the aqueduct just outside Larnaca city.
Pierides Museum is founded by Pierides Foundation in 1974. The Museum main purpose is to protect the Greek Art in Greece as well as Cyprus. The visitors can see a large collection of the Greek's Nation Art.
The Tamassos City Kingdom was one of the 10 kingdoms of Cyprus since the Empire of Assyrians and was described as an industrial city of mines and workshops. Excavations in the area resulted in the discovery parts of the original city dating from the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic eras
The ancient Idalion Kingdom was among the 11 cities of Cyprus listed on the Kings Saragon stele. Idalion kingdom was among the ten Cypriot kingdoms listed on the prism of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (680–669 BCE). The ancient city of Idalion is situated in Nicosia district in the modern Dali village and was founded on the copper trade in the 3rd millennium BCE
Petreon Sculpture Park is located in the village Mazotos just 22 km away from Larnaca city. Petreos park is an open-air exhibition and consists stone sculptures in different sizes, a stone church with Byzantine icons, the Archontariki and the Liasidion amphitheatre. Also, plant lovers can walk through picturesque gardens with a great range of plants a cactus.
The Municipal Museum Of Natural History is located in Larnaca city within the grounds of municipal Gardens and its park. The Museum displays a number of collections including animals, reptiles, insects, birds and marine life fossils and rock formations.
Attractions in Paphos
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is located close to Paphos harbor and covers a large archaeological area featuring the 40 Columns fortress and mosaic floors from luxurious ancient houses. Visitors are invited to a world were history comes to life.
Tombs of the Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This large necropolis of underground tombs dates back to 4th century BC. It is a site worth visit for its unique character and size.
Paphos Mosaics are a unique site each visitor to Paphos should admire. They are located in Kato Paphos archaeological park and are roman mosaic floors representing scenes mostly from the Greek Mythology.
Paphos Odeon is found in the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, close to the Paphos harbor. It is a limestone theater built in the 2nd century A.D. surrounded by the ruins of the Roman Agora, the Asclepeiion and the city walls.
Saranda Kolones is a fort located within the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. It takes its name from the Forty Columns that where built at the perimeter of the building. The visitor will enjoy a walk through the ruins of the fort.
The Church of St. Solomoni is a religious monument located in Kato Paphos close to the port. It is a catacomb engraved in limestone. Visitors can visit the underground church and admire the remains of 12th century frescoes.
St Paul's Pillar and Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church are located in Kato Paphos in a scenic location and they are popular because of the size of the basilica with the fine mosaic floors and the stone on which St. Paul took 39 lashes for evangelizing.
Paphos Castle is located at Paphos port in Kato Paphos. Originally a Byzantine fort it was destroyed and restored several times over the years. Currently it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and suggests a pleasant visit to people of all ages.
Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery is set at a scenic location on the mountains of Troodos in Paphos district. Built in the 12th century it features fine frescoes and an important collection of old icons and ecclesiastical treasures.
Petra Tou Romiou is located right off the shore and is visible from the main Paphos to Limassol road. There are a lot of myths about this rock among them the version for the birthplace of Aphrodite.
Ayios Neophytos Monastery is just the place for those who want to get away from the bustle of the city seeking to discover daily life routines of the past. Located about 20 minutes from Paphos town this is a trip not to miss.
Sanctuary of Aphrodite is located in the ancient Palaipaphos near Kouklia Village just outside Paphos. There are ruins of the temple of Aphrodite dating back to 12 century BC.
Paphos District Archaeological Museum exhibits an important collection of archaeological findings from neolithic habitats and from the Roman and Venetian era.
Paphos Byzantine Museum within the Paphos Bishopric building exhibits a collection of Byzantine icons and other artifacts from the Byzantine period in Paphos. It suggests a pleasant visit for travelers who want to explore the Byzantine heritage.
Paphos Municipal Art Gallery exhibits paintings and sculptures of modern art by local artists and painters of the Paphos town and region. Visitors can freely admire the displayed works of art.
Attractions in Ayia Napa
Ayia Napa Monastery is a must see for every visitor of Ayia Napa. This 15th century monastery is located at the town square. Visitors with fertility or pregnancy difficulties visit the monastery daily to gird the so called miraculous belt held there.
Thalassa Sea Museum of Ayia Napa opened its door in 2005 and it is directed by the Pierides Foundation. It features various exhibits from the marine life in Cyprus such as fossilized shells, ancient boat effigies and dioramas of the underwater world.
The Farm House is an authentic traditional Cypriot house used as a museum. It is located in Ayia Napa Monastery square and it exhibits all the household and furniture of a family in the 19th century, such as various tools, embroideries and a loom.
Ayia Napa Aqua Duct is an important monument starting from the Ayia Napa Monastery and extending to the west towards the water source location in the hills. It is a rock cut channel built at the Roman period that supplied the region with water.
Makronissos Tombs is one of the most interesting archaeological discovery in Ayia Napa region. Visitors can spent an afternoon to see the rock - cut tombs, the sanctuary and the quarry dating to the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Ayia Thekla Chapel at the west of Ayia Napa is a beachfront church featuring an old rock - carved church of the 4th century. Visitors can combine the visit to the chapel and the cave, with taking photos and swimming at the beach below.
Ayioi Anargyroi Chapel is located in the eastern side of Ayia Napa adjacent to the Cavo Greco National Park. The chapel overlooks the sea while there are stairs leading down to a sea cave. Visitors combine the pilgrimage with a dive from the cliff.
Cape Greco National Forest Park is a conservation area of natural beauty located east of Ayia Napa on a promontory. It is features hiking and cycling trails, picnic site, car parking a lighthouse and a chapel. It is a wonderful place to spend the day.
Liopetri River is a unique geological formation in Cyprus where the sea penetrates in the land forming something that looks like a river or a fjord. People visit the place for walks, fishing, camping and eating at the restaurants.