According to Greek myth, goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, was born in Cyprus. Over the years, many different civilizations have claimed Cyprus as their own, leading to a wealth of historical sites, including The Sanctuary of Aphrodite and The Tombs of the Kings. The museums on the island are packed with amazing artefacts, and it’s a quick way to swot up on your history.
But have no fear, there won’t be a shortage of sites to marvel at, and with the special combination of both Greek and Turkish culture, you won’t find another place quite like Cyprus.
Food And Wine
Of course, Cyprus follows the Mediterranean style of cuisine, but is particularly famous for its mezze (a variety of small dishes, such as hummus and olives). And what better accompaniment to your delicious meal than a glass of Cypriot wine? Cyprus has been making wine for literally thousands of years and makes some of the best vino in the world. It would be rude not to go on several wine tours, to sample it yourself! If you go at the right time of year, you may even run into one of Cyprus’ wine festivals.
Golfing And Outdoor Activities
If you love golfing, Cyprus is a haven for anyone who enjoys teeing off under the sun. There are three professional golf courses, as well as first-class facilities throughout the island. Bring your clubs and take your time on the green!
Keen walkers and cyclists can explore the mountains around Cyprus, which are covered in pine trees – it’s a great way to avoid the heat and get some shade on a hot day. It will help you work up an appetite for some delicious Cypriot food in the evening.
Although many areas of Cyprus are quite quiet, certain districts have some of the best nightlife you will ever come across. So, if you ever get lonely during your solo travels, you can make some lasting friends in the clubs and bars in Cyprus, maybe even meeting people from the same country as you. You have Ayia Napa (with its 20 clubs), Larnaca (on the seafront), and Paphos (which centres more around restaurants and bars).
During the day, you will notice that most Cypriots are very friendly and welcoming, so there won’t be a shortage of locals to talk to. This warm country is the perfect place to visit alone.
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Article written by Ava W.