a diversity of cultures on a fascinating island of Cyprus
by Michael Hanna
Cyprus is indeed a stepping
stone to three continents. Whether you are looking for holiday packed with
activities, historical sights, sunbathing, partying or exploring, Cyprus
has it all. Its array of assets makes it a perfect destination for the
Cyprus is a truly remarkable
place to visit rich with fascinating history tracing back over nine thousand
years. It has hosted a multitude of famous historical figures throughout
the ages from Aphrodite to Cleopatra. Cyprus also has been invaded by an
array of civilisations over the centuries, all of which have left evidence
of their culture giving Cyprus its charming character. The lure of Cyprus
is obvious with its pristine beaches, beautiful mountain backdrops, captivating
ruins and fragrant citrus groves.
Today Cyprus comfortably
merges history and hedonism with extravagant hotels, pools and beaches
within walking distance of Greek and Roman ruins. One of the islands most
impressive archaeological sites is the ancient city kingdom of Kourion
which overlooks an exquisite stretch of beaches with sparkling blue sea
which combine to make Cyprian scenery at its best.
Driving in Cyprus is most
advisable as regular transport service is not available to all remote areas
where many places of interest are to be found. Hiring a car will allow
you to explore the island and discover its treasures and cultural diversity.
hire in Cyprus is in abundance in the larger towns with most established
companies having a presence. Whether you chose to go on a daytrip or decide
to spend several days touring and discovering Cyprus you are assured of
is a charming modern city and boasts the beautiful St Lazarus Church, this
would be the perfect starting point for a round island trip. Other places
that will astonish any visitor include the village of Lefkaritka which
is famous for its lace and the picturesque mountain villages in the Troodos
Mountains. The town of Pafos
should be also be seen, this energising place is said to be the playground
of the Gods and it's remarkable history makes it a virtual open air museum.
The National park 'Carvo Greko' is a tranquil place and with lush vegetation
is the perfect atmosphere to spend time to relax and unwind. Helpful itineraries
for trips are available online at Visit Cyprus.
If you feel like letting
your hair down, the town of Agia
Napa has a reputation for its booming party scene. World famous DJ's
place the latest dance, trance and house music at lavish nightclubs well
into the next day. A night in Agia Napa is something to be sampled and
experience that will be hard to forget.
The island of Cyprus really
is worth spending time in, it will never fail to impress and will certainly
prove to be of significant interest beyond far beyond the package holiday.
Author: Michael Hanna
About Michael Michael
is a keen writer, and internet marketer living in Scotland.
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