Places of Interest
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The Island of Cyprus has something for everyone: sun soaked beaches; crystal clear waters and an average of 340 days sunshine a year. There is virtually no rainfall from May to October.
Nicosia, the capital, lies in the middle of the island. A modern city with a display of old and new buildings. The old walled city is unique and definitely the place to head for first to take a step back in time. The city remains divided, since the 1974 Turkish Invasion. Visit the Cyprus Museum that harbours some of the country's most precious collections of antiquities or the Observatory area at the top of the Debenhams building in the Ledra Street Precinct for spectacular views of the city.
Larnaca, the oldest town in Cyprus, has the country's main international airport. Its palm-lined seafront and marina has a long line of cafes and tavernas. Frequented by yachtsmen from all over the world. It is the holiday resort in cooler months to colonies of beautiful flamingos and other migratory birds on the salt lake.
Limassol is the largest seaside resort and second largest city in Cyprus. The island's main port and with ten miles of coastline is ideal for a variety of water sports particularly windsurfing. The hub of Cyprus' winemaking industry, it celebrates with an annual free wine tasting festival for 10 days at the end of August/beginning of September at the municipal park on the promenade.
The Troodos Mountains are the impressive mountain range that stretches across the centre of Cyprus and reaches up to 1952 metres at Chionistra, the highest point of Mount Olympus. Very popular with sports enthusiasts throughout the year for skiing, hiking and its nature trails and picnic areas.
There are some one thousand different types of plants in Cyprus - with approximately one hundred of them only found on the island. A great variety of interesting birds and rare plants make it a haven for the nature enthusiast too.
Coral Bay lies to the west of Paphos with its blue flag beach of silver-gold sand and calm clear waters.
Latchi & Polis, where the main business of the area is fishing, are situated on the western tip overlooking the Chrysochou Bay. Harbour-side locations, their atmosphere is one of rural charm. Some of the best coastline on the island can be found here. Traditional towns offering a selection of cosy cafes, bars, restaurants and tavernas with the very best in authentic Greek cuisine.
The Akamas Peninsular a natural wilderness of incredible beauty with breathtaking gorges, spectacular coastlines and enjoyable nature trails.
Looking for adventure - why not take a short cruise to Egypt and the Greek islands of Rhodes and Symi?
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