Cyprus is an amazing diving spot
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5 Reasons why the Island of Aphrodite is a Top Holiday destination

An attractive Balkanic riot of cultures, with a tumultuous history and a rich heritage, a stone-throw away from southern Turkey and the extreme eastern point of the European shore of the Mediterranean, Cyprus or the Island of Aphrodite as it is often called. Here are 5 reasons why this island is a top holiday destination.

Coral Bay Sunset
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Coral Bay Blue Flag Beach

One of the best sandy beaches is located in Paphos area, Cyprus. The Coral Bay Beach - Blue Flag Beach is known for its golden sand, shallow waters and a beautiful sunset.

Kykkos Monastery
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Kykkos Monastery

The Monastery of Kykkos is the richest and most lavish of the monasteries of Cyprus. Situated on a mountain peak it is a place that will leave you breathless.

Happy Easter
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Easter in Cyprus

Easter is a beautiful time to be in Cyprus! It is not just a celebration - it is a combination of tradition, family time, faith, welcoming spring and fun! Probably that is a reason why everyone enjoys this time so much!

The monastry on the hill
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Stavrovouni Monastery

The historic Holy Monastery of Stavrovouni, also known as the Monastery of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was established during the fourth century. It is situated on the beautiful peak of Mount Stavrovouni in the district of Larnaca and is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries on the globe. It is most certainly the oldest in Cyprus.

Church of Agia Paraskevi
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Church of Agia Paraskevi

The church of Agia Paraskevi is located in the village of Geroskipou, 3,5 kilometres east of Pafos. It is considered to be an extremely significant example of Byzantine architecture dated to the 9th century. It has not yet been established whether the church stands on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite.

Choirokoitia - Rondavels
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Choirokoitia prehistoric settlement

Choirokoitia (Khirokitia) prehistoric settlement stands on hills of the Maroni River valley, providing a good insight of living conditions and lifestyle of the earliest known culture in Cyprus.

St. Nicholas Cat Monastery
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Monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats

The monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats is located south of the largest lake in Cyprus: Limassol's Salt Lake. It's one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus and according to legend, it was created by Saint Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great in the 4th century.

Zenobia Wreck
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Wreck of the Zenobia

One of the top 10 wrecks in the world and the best diving destination in the Mediterranean, the wreck of Zenobia. Lying only within 1,500 metres from the Larnaca coastline, it calls you to be admired.

Kolossi Castle near Limassol in Cyprus
Food

Wine tours of Cyprus - Commandaria Wine Route

Cyprus is not only the island of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, but also the island of wine. So let’s wine tour around Cyprus and follow the Commandaria Wine Route to see a century-long tradition of winemaking. Cyprus is the country of the oldest named wine still in production – Commandaria.

Cyprus skiing
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Cyprus in winter - a perfect skiing destination

When people think about skiing, Cyprus is most likely not among their top 5 destinations. However, they might be surprised by how much Cyprus has to offer in terms of winter sports and entertainment. For that reason, we have decided to give you a short overview of what you can expect form a winter in Cyprus’ Troodos Mountains.

kourion theatre seaview
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Kourion - the ancient kingdom of wealth and power

Kourion - the ancient city on the coast of Mediterranean sea - dates back to the Neolithic period (4500-3900 B.C.), revealing historical evidence, facts and stories from ancient times. A place to be for every history and archaeology enthusiast.

Panagia tou Araka - The church
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Church of Panagia Tou Araka

In the village of Lagoudera, at the foothills of the Troodos Mountain, you can visit the Church of Panagia Tou Araka. It is one of ten churches in Cyprus that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The interior of the church is covered in paintings of extraordinary quality, the most complete series of frescoes of the Middle Byzantine period here.

The dome of the monastery
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The Monastery of Timiou Stavrou

Just outside Anogyra Village in the Limassol District of Cyprus, are the remains of the Monastery Of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) that holds artefacts and stories from historic times. Worth a visit!

Panayia Phorviotissa Church
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Church of Panagia tis Asinou

The church of Panagia Phorviotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou is a small church dedicated to the Virgin of Phorbia. It contains some of the finest Byzantine wall paintings on the island, dating from the 12th to the 17th century and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

View from Akamas to Polis
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Akamas Peninsula National Park

The Akamas Peninsula is a Cyprus National Park located in the north-west part of the island, between towns of Pegeia and Polis. Next to its natural beauty and the huge variety of flora and fauna, other sites of interest include the Baths of Aphrodite 'where the goddess used to bathe' and the turtle nesting place.

Ayioi Anargyroi Church Cavo Greko
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Ayioi Anargyroi Chapel

A picturesque white-washes Chapel in Cape Greco National Park

Rear side of the castle in Limassol
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Limassol Castle Cyprus Medieval Museum

Limassol Medieval Castle in the center of Limassol old town was constructed in the 13th century and it is said to have been built on the site where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her Queen of England in 1191. Until 1950, the castle's basement was used as a prison but has now been converted into a museum.

Docked in Limassol
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Best places to visit in Cyprus this summer

With summer kicking in soon again, the tourism industry in Cyprus is expected to boom. Here are a few of the best places to visit in Cyprus this summer.

A short fly by of Pissouri Cliffs - 1
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A short fly by of Pissouri Cliffs

This video shows the amazing cliffs of Pissouri with some of the hidden beaches.

Tower of Regina - Pervolio - Cyprus
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Tower of Regina

The Tower of Regina is a small stone tower used as an old observatory. It was built between 1489-1570, is only one of the few surviving towers from the Venetian occupation in Cyprus and can be seen from many miles away.

Come and visit this piece of Venetian History in Cyprus.

Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis
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Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis

The Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis stands in the Village of Kiti, in the Larnaca province of Cyprus. It was built in the 11th century over the ruins of a 5th century early Christian basilica. The interior of the church is covered in paintings rapidly done in watercolour on wet plaster.

Streets of Old Nicosia
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Nicosia - between two worlds

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? Well, in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, you can do just that. Learn a little bit more about this fascinating city divided in two by the Green Line and find out about the differences between the two parts of the island.

Cape Greco - Coast
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Cape Greco National Park

Cape Greco - a unique area and a natural masterpiece which changes and reveals something new every season.

A flock of flamingos flying in sunset
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Flamingos in Cyprus - a sight to see

If you ever looked up information about Cyprus, chances are that you have seen some gorgeous shots of flamingos. These stunning creatures are frequent guests of the island, gracing everyone with their presence every winter. Thousands of tourists come to Cyprus just to witness these fabulous birds. Want to know when and where to catch a glimpse?

Nissi Beach
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Nissi Blue Flag Beach

Nissi Beach is a spectacular place to enjoy the sunshine, white sand and the picturesque surroundings when you visit Agia Napa area.

Flybys of Akamas Peninsula National Park
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Flybys of Akamas Peninsula National Park

Flybys of the beautiful Akamas Peninsula

Limassol Carnival - The clowns
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All you need to know about the Limassol (Cyprus) Carnival

People always talk about the Venetian and Brazilian carnivals, but have you ever heard of the Cyprus carnival? Did you know that the island is the home of the craziest and funniest carnival out there? If not, then let us tell you about the Limassol Carnival, and we guarantee that you will want to see it after reading this article!

Ayios Lazaros Church
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Ayios Lazaros Church

One of the most beautiful and one of the oldest churches in Cyprus, dating back to the 9th century. It was built in honour of St. Lazaros, also known as 'The Friend of Christ'.

Hala Sultan Tekke
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Hala Sultan Tekke

Seven kilometers south-west of Larnaca, close to Larnaca Airport stands the Mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke (also known as the Mosque of Umm Haram) overlooking the Larnaca salt lake.

Konnos Blue Flag Beach
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Konnos Blue Flag Beach

About four kilometres east of Ayia Napa, on the road from Cape Greco to Protaras you can find Konnos Bay beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches Cyprus has to offer. The golden sand covers two hundred metres.

Flowers of Cyprus - Red tulips
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The flowers of Cyprus - where and when can you see them

Many people visit Cyprus for its beautiful beaches and fantastic landscapes. Some even visit the island for its mountains and ski resorts. But did you know that Cyprus is also the home of astounding wild flowers? Today, we will tell you a little bit about where and when you can see the gorgeous tulips, orchids and blooming almond trees.

Tomb No 3 with peristyle atrium
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Tombs of the Kings

Imagine, being in a desert-like landscape knowing you are amongst some of Cyprus' most ancient tombs. Lying about two kilometres north-west of Paphos harbour lies the Tomb of the Kings Archeological Site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site contains carved rocks that date back to the Hellenistic and early Roman periods.

Sea caves - single column
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Sea Caves of Cape Greco

The Sea Caves of Ayia Napa (cape Cavo Greco) is one of the most visited natural attractions on the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, located between two popular resorts - Agia Napa and Protaras. It is part of Cape Greco National Park. Locals often refer to the sea caves as 'Cavo Greco stone castles' and totally makes sense, when seen in real life.

Avakas Gorge
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Avakas Gorge

Avakas Gorge is a spectacular destination for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. This natural gem hosts an impressive amount of various plant species and animals and is one of the top destinations in Cyprus and Akamas Peninsula.

Kolossi Castle
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Kolossi Castle

Kolossi Castle - the former Crusader stronghold is located in the village of Kolossi. The initial construction, a fortress was built in the 13th century. The current castle was built on top of it in the 15th century. The castle belonged to the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem but in the 14th century it was overtaken by Knights Templar.

Makronissos Beach Cyprus
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Makronissos Blue Flag Beach

Makronissos beach - golden sand and crystal blue waters - not much more needed for a perfect day on the beach!

Cyprus dish, grilled Halloumi cheese
Food

A Culinary Journey through Cyprus

We’ve been to the mountains, we’ve lazed on the beach a little, now we need to eat, and a culinary journey through Cyprus would be more than fit. Here are a few yummy traditional Cypriot recipes and how to prepare them.

Splashy day on water
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What is Flood Festival in Cyprus about?

Where and how people in Cyprus celebrate 'Kataklysmos' or the Flood Festival? Join this cheerful celebration anywhere near the waters in various cities in Cyprus.

Petra tou Romiou
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Aphrodites Rock [Petra tou Romiou]

The legendary birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite who rose from the waves. Cyprus coastline of mystery and beauty is worth a visit at any time of the year.

Kouklia site 2
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The Ancient city of Palaipafos

The archaeological site of Palaipafos or 'Old Pafos' reveals many historical facts about legendary Goddess of Love - Aphrodite and the life in ancient times in the village of Kouklia.

Baths of Aphrodite
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Baths of Aphrodite

The Baths of Aphrodite is natural grotto in the Akamas Peninsula where Aphrodite used to bathe. A magical place which brought Aphrodite and Adonis together and set a beginning of their love story.