Guest Post: Three Places To Visit In Cyprus

There are so many wonderful places to see in Cyprus but we have decided to identify three special places that we think you should visit on your next holiday to Cyprus. With so many options available to book cheap holidays abroad, getting to Cyprus is both easy and affordable.

Have a look at our list, and then get planning your trip.

Paphos harbour fishing

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Paphos Harbour and Castle

Paphos harbour attracts visitors all year round who take the opportunity to walk along the quay and visit one of the many stunning fish restaurants, tavernas or cafes. One of the big draws here is the view, with numerous colourful fishing boats bobbing in the harbour.

Moorish harbour castle

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It would be foolish to come for a visit here without checking out the castle. The castle that stands today is in fact all that remains of a much earlier castle dating back to around 1391, but this was demolished by the Venetians. The castle was used as dungeons by the Ottoman Empire and then by the British as a warehouse for salt. Visitors can reach the castle via a small bridge over a moat, with the view from the top a great reason alone for making the trip.

Getting out on the water is an intrinsic part of any perfect holiday, with the harbour at Paphos a great starting point for a wonderful day out on the water.

Cedar Valley

A holiday in Cyprus is very much about getting out and seeing the countryside, making a trip to Cedar Valley an absolute must. In this secluded valley you’ll find the indigenous Cyprus cedar, but the real draw for a visit here is the peace and seclusion. The valley can be reached by a winding unpaved road from Pano Panagia from the Paphos side of the mountains, or if you’re coming from the other side from Kykkos, you’re in luck as the road is paved. Cedar Valley is also home to the moufflon – a species of wild sheep native to Cyprus and also the national symbol.

Ayia Napa

From peace and tranquillity to all night partying, Ayia Napa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cyprus and a haven for package holidaymakers.

What was once a traditional village has been turned into one of the top party destinations in Europe, with a whole host of top name DJ’s spinning the wheels of steel here. It’s not just about the partying though, as Ayia Napa is home to some of the best beaches on the island and a wealth of water sports and activities.

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