Around the Island of Love
Welcome to Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite! Everyone who sets foot on Cyprus finds something to love! Whether it is the sunshine all year round, the clear blue skies, the crystal clear water, the secluded beaches, the mouthwatering food, the many historical sites or the party, there is something for everyone. Cyprus has a long and very interesting history, starting somewhere around 10000 years BC. From old Greek gods, to seafarers from near and far have settled on the island during many thousands of years. The Mycenean Greeks were the first to settle, followed by Assyrians, Persians, Egyptians, Ottomans, French and Venetians and other great powers. Even Alexander the Great seized power of the island during a period of time! Today the biggest island in the Mediterranean is divided between Greek and Turkish Cypriots, and this tour will focus only on the southern Greek Cypriot part of the island. Due to its colourful past Cyprus still has an interesting mix of people, languages, food, culture, religion and traditions. Take time to explore it all, as we are going to pass lots of cities and a great spread of interesting sites such as the very birthplace of Aphrodite, ancient monasteries, hidden gems on the gastronomic top-list, old quarters where time seems to have stopped and everyday life goes on like it did hundreds of years ago. This tour focuses on Larnaca and Nicosia, but also contains several very interesting spots throughout the island that are highly recommended to visit! We will take you to the best beaches Cyprus has to offer; the Phinikoudes beach in Larnaka as well as famous Nissi beach! History buffs will get their fair share of tourist attractions as we visit the Odeon and the Kourion archeological sites, as well as the Cyprus museum that is a marvelous place to let yourself get impressed by earlier inhabitants of this island dating back to Neolithic times. There will also be time to sit down, relax and enjoy the fantastic views of the sun setting over the sea with a drink in your hand and some chill out music to accompany the moment. So let’s get going; time to explore Cyprus!
Photo Palm trees promenade by Valantis Antoniades is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
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