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5 Things Not To Miss On Holidays To Cyprus


Cyprus is a traveler’s paradise with a lot on its plate enough for everyone and anyone. It is the hotspot for romantic getaways, it hosts wild parties and is home to the mythical goddess of love Aphrodite. There is a lot you can do here from visiting ancient sites to trying new things like diving to capture a sea urchin and cutting it open to swallow its slimy contents! Here are some of the activities not to miss out when on holiday in Cyprus.

RELAX IN CENTURIES’ OLD TRADITION

Lie back in the ornate rooms of the Omeriye Hammam which is an ancient Turkish bath in the older town of Nicosia. The 14th century premise has been restored and functional without losing its traditional elements of high domed ceilings and traditional details on the columns. Its creation is based on the sauna principle but with added perspiring, exfoliation, splashing in cold water and pummeling. After dancing till you drop in the wild parties and visiting the archaeological sites the Hammam provide a serene environment to rejuvenate the body and get fueled for some more fun activities.

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

We all wish to get into a time machine and appear somewhere in the past centuries and get a feeling of what life must have been like in those olden days. Cyprus gives you an opportunity to travel back in time, well there is no time machine but you can enjoy visiting some of the worlds most ancient and top ranking historical treasures. For a tiny island like Cyprus, there is a wealth of historical sites found here including the entire city of Paphos which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It harbors remains of ancient villas, palaces, theatres, tombs, fortresses and Roman mosaics. The Troodos Mountains present another precious historical site of Byzantine painted churches and the Neolithic settlements of Choirokoitia are not forgettable either.

FIND THE “TREE OF IDLENESS”

A famous British author immortalized a tree in his book “The Bitter Lemons of Cyprus” where one can savour the shade with a cold drink in the hand. The author had a house in the hill top village of Bellapaise and in its square is the immortalized tree. In the present time however, there are two candidates who claim the title, find one and laze under its shade, you might get inspired too.

SAMPLE GREEK CUISINES

Cyprus is home to numerous restaurants and tavernas all working towards filling your stomach with only the finest of Cypriot cuisines and outdoing each other in this race. This is therefore to your advantage as you can get into one restaurant and head to another sampling the finest lamb tavas, beef stifado and even seafood.

RIDE A DONKEY

A donkey is significant in the history of Cyprus and you can ride on one to experience the ‘Symbol of Cyprus’ as it is referred after the online campaigns to stop the shooting of these free animals that are found wandering in the Karpas Peninsula.

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