The enchanting island of Cyprus is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea and has long been a popular holiday destination. People travel here from all over the world to sun themselves on the island’s picturesque sandy beaches and explore the local culture and history. Cheap flights to Cyprus are readily available, and this is the perfect time to start planning a trip to explore this magnificent island.
Most people choose to stay in the capital city of Nicosia, which is bursting with interesting things to see and do. Wandering through the winding streets of the Old City is a great way to get a feel for the island’s history. There are plenty of hotels as well as shops, restaurants and other amenities to be found in the tourist quarter of Laiki Yitonaik, while Nicosia is also famous for its beautiful churches. The 15th century House of the Dragoman is among the most beautiful buildings in the city and provides an excellent example of Ottoman and Venetian architecture.
Lovers of architecture who have booked cheap flights to Cyprus will also want to pay a visit to the historic city of Amathus, which is now largely in ruins. Amathus is home to the historic temple of Aphrodite, while taking time to explore the Necropolis is an uplifting experience. The Stone Age settlements that can be found at Choirokitia date all the way back to the 6th century BC and this UNESCO World Heritage Site contains a collection of more than 60 Stone Age houses.
Cyprus is renowned for its abundant natural beauty, and Cedar Valley is a great place for nature lovers to explore. This large and lovely valley contains thousands of cedar trees, and this is a very peaceful spot for visitors to unwind in while following winding paths through the trees and trying to catch a glimpse of local wildlife such as the moufflon and the wild Cypriot.
People who are travelling with children will want to spend a little time at the Donkey Sanctuary that can be found in Vouni village. The sanctuary consists of more than a dozen stables, where elderly donkeys are taken to be cared for by a dedicated team of animal lovers. Families also have the chance to look after a donkey for a day and get to know first-hand about the lifestyles and habits of these magnificent animals.
Cyrus boasts a richly diverse nightlife scene, meaning that people of all ages and from all walks of life will find plenty to do there after dark. People who want to dance the night away are sure to be satisfied by the nightclubs of Ayia Napa, where international DJs can regularly be heard spinning the latest tunes on the decks. The restaurants and markets in main tourist zones of Cyprus stay open until late in the evening, and shopping and dining in style are popular pastimes among both visitors and local people.
Posted by David Troya Cuadrado on 7/31/2012