Cyprus is a dream island to live on. Warm and sunny all year long. Living a life as if on a vacation was definitely one of my dreams coming true. After four months of living in Cyprus, I can finally share my top, must visit places in Cyprus.
Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa – is one of the best beaches in Cyprus. The water is so crystal clear it has been awarded the “Blue Flag” award. The beach, which stretches along its own bay, got its name from an island called Nissi.
The Love Bridge of Cyprus is located in the Cavo Greco area. It is one of the most amazing natural phenomenons in Cyprus and one of the most romantic places on the island. Myth says that if you kiss while standing on the bridge and make a wish, it will definitely come true! If you are looking for that perfect photo with the love bridge in the background you should definitely visit this spot, especially at sunset.
Fig Tree Beach – a popular golden beach that has all you need for a perfect beach day. This beach got its name from a big fig tree grown there. This bay is also awarded with the “Blue Flag” for its amazing water quality. It has achieved the ‘Green Beach’ title too. It’s perfect for families with kids.
Konnos bay beach – another blue flag awarded beach. Known for its crystal clear turqouise sea and bright sand. It is definitely a hidden piece of paradise. It was my favorite beach on the island. Perfect for kids.
Sea Caves – a beautiful natural phenomenon, created over thousands of years ago. Whether enjoying the view from the inside of the sea caves or watching the sunset on the mountain tops, I can promise you that it’s going to be worth it. Here, you can take the famous “window to the blue“ picture.
Nicosia – the capital city of Cyprus often referred to as the “Last Divided Capital city of Europe”. This is because the northern part of the city, along with the northern part of the island, is under military occupation by Turkey. Old Town Nicosia is full of vibrant history, colorful doors and contrasts of new and old.
Limassol – The Promenade in Limassol is very popular, for its view of the sea, the sandy beaches and the palm trees. The promenade is full of kids’ playgrounds, coffee
shops and restaurants. The marina is also a great place to enjoy a walk while taking pictures among the elegant yachts.
Lefkara – the village of Lefkara is one of the most beautiful villages on the island. Known for its lace production, it’s the perfect place to explore, full of beautiful architecture, old cafés and a lot of of lace shops where local women sit in the sun outside creating unique lace pieces.
Ayia Thekla Chapel – a stunning Blue and White church. Located right next to the new Ayia Napa Marina. This church has a view of the great blue sea.
Church of Saint Lazarus – Located in Larnaca. This church holds the actual tomb
of “Lazarus of Bethany”. A Biblical figure said to have been raised from the dead by Jesus. Lazarus is recorded to have lived in Cyprus for 30 years, and died a second time at the age of 59. Lazarus was buried In Larnaca and the location of his tomb was subsequently lost. In 820 AD, a marble sarcophagus bearing the inscription “Lazarus, four days dead, friend of Christ” was discovered in Larnaca.
Larnaca Old Town – here you can discover the charms of unspoiled Larnaca. It is so nice to stroll its narrow streets and admire the old buildings, each telling a story about Larnacas history.
If you’re planning your own Cyprus getaway, this is for you