Places Of Interest In Cyprus
Being an island with such a varied and interesting history, there are many, many places to explore and delve into the past. There are a wealth of archaeological sites, museums, castles, monasteries and old Cypriot churches, all are well worth the visit.
vary but most are either free of charge or at a nominal cost. It is an island of diversity where potatoes
grow in the rich, fertile soil of the east and yet
bananas are abundant on the many plantations in
Throughout Cyprus, the typically Mediterranean landscape is still blessed with the timeless beauty of antiquity. There are crusader fortresses framed by tall cypress trees,
Greco-Roman theatres carved out of cliffs and
Byzantine monasteries perched on mountaintops.
Sophisticated cities successfully balance the ancient and modern. The capital, Lefkosia (Nicosia), is surrounded by Venetian walls with heart-shaped bastions; Larnaka, site of the major international airport, is also home to St. Lazarus Church and the crypt of the eponymous saint resurrected by Christ.
Near the harbour at Pafos are the Roman floor mosaics of the Houses of Aion, Achilles and Dionysus their depictions of mythological scenes amazingly well preserved.
A visit to local wineries enables you to sample and savour the produce of the islands vineyards.|
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