Cyprus Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Troodos Mountains

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Soaring almost 2,000 meters above sea level and covering much of southern Cyprus, the Troodos mountains range is one of the island’s most idyllic spots and, ...  Read more

Rock of Aphrodite (Petra tou Romiou)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

A looming stack of rocks standing proud off the southwest coast of Cyprus, the UNESCO-listed Rock of Aphrodite, or Petra Tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek), is one ...  Read more

Kolossi Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

From ancient Greek ruins to Byzantine monasteries, Cyprus has an incredible variety of historical sites, and the Kolossi Castle is one of the most striking ...  Read more

Kourion Archaeological Site

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Set high on a cliff top overlooking Cyprus’ south coast, the ancient city-kingdom of Kourion was once one of the island’s most prominent cities, with its roots ...  Read more

Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Known for its work with endangered green turtles (chelonia mydas), Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station is about as far away from the brash resorts of Cyprus ...  Read more

Cyprus Wine Museum

Famous for its sweet Commandaria dessert wine (the world’s oldest named wine in continuous production) and home to an impressive 45 wineries, Cyprus makes a ...  Read more

Famagusta

Once a quintessential Mediterranean seaside resort and one of North Cyprus’ busiest tourist towns, the sandy beaches of Famagusta were left deserted in 1974, ...  Read more

Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

Perched at 1,318 meters in the Troodos Mountains, against a backdrop of pine-covered slopes, Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou) is not only Cyprus’ largest ...  Read more

Kyrenia

Hemmed in by the jagged peaks of the ‘Five Fingers’ mountains and the azure waters of the Mediterranean sea, the charming seaport of Kyrenia (Girne) is ...  Read more

Lefkara

A sleepy village tucked away in the foothills of the brooding Troodos mountains, historic Lefkara is charmingly picturesque and a popular stop on a tour of ...  Read more

Mt Olympus

Mount Olympus is the towering peak that marks Cyprus’s highest point, reaching up to 6,404 feet (1,952 meters) in the Troodos Mountains that form the backbone ...  Read more

Nicosia

All too often overlooked in favor of the beachfront coastal resorts, the Cypriot capital offers an intriguing glimpse into modern-day island life. Nicosia’s ...  Read more

Omodos Village

Nestled in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains, Omodos Village is one of Cyprus’ most picturesque villages, with its aged cobblestones, flower-lined shop ...  Read more

Adonis Baths

If you believe the legends, the Adonis Baths played an important role in Greek mythology – it was here that lovers Adonis and Aphrodite spent much of their ...  Read more

Agios Neophytos Monastery

Founded in 1159 by Cypriot writer and Saint, Neophytos, the Agios Neophytos Monastery is among Cyprus’ most striking religious buildings, carved into a ...  Read more

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