5 non-beach things to do in Cyprus

Jan 28, 2011 9 Comments by

Cyprus - rugged terrain, beautiful beaches,Travel Section, Dating Symbol blogqCyprus has long been a popular destination for British holidaymakers seeking pleasant temperatures and a wealth of captivating attractions and activities.

And while taking can be perfect if you”re looking to do nothing

Cyprus Pafos, Travel Section, Dating Symbol blog

Cyprus Pafos

more than lie back on some golden sand and take things easy, doing so could mean you miss out on what the rest of the Mediterranean island has to offer.

Cyprus - Coral-Bay-Paphos, Travel Section, Dating Symbol blog

Cyprus - Coral-Bay-Paphos

Indeed, with so many non beach-related things to see and do you may struggle to fit in a trip to the coast during Cyprus holidays!

Should you be keen to get a sense of the island”s vast history be sure to head to the west coast. Here you will find Maa-Palaeokastro, an ancient settlement that was first built by the Mycenaean Greeks who arrived on the island in around 1200 BC.

Wandering through the site will give you an insight into Mycenaean architecture and how its defensive walls protected Maa from coming under attack.

History lovers should also endeavour to visit Paphos, a coastal city on the south-west of the island, while .

It is here that you will find a wide range of ancient architecture, built thousands of years ago in tribute to the mythical Greek goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite.

With the legendary figure said to have been born off the coast of Paphos, numerous temples, theatres, palaces and other structures have been built in tribute to her over the years.

The houses of noblemen Dionysus, Aion and Orpheus are home to some stunning mosaics built in the third to fifth centuries, while Petra tou Romiou – or Aphrodite”s Rock – is a rock marking the site of the goddess” birth.

Cyprus Kato Paphos night known as Western Cyprus Riviera. Travel Section, Dating symbol blog

Cyprus Kato Paphos night known as Western Cyprus Riviera

You should also make sure that you visit the Villa of Thesus. Although the development had been buried for some 1,600 years, it was found to be largely intact when discovered by archaeologists. While you make your way through the site, you may be able to get an idea of what life was like in ancient Greece.

As the region is a certified Unesco World Heritage Site, you can be confident that taking a trip here during the course of your cheap holiday to Cyprus means you will be able to see something of real historic value.

Should you be keen to satisfy the culture vulture in you, why not head to the medieval castle in Limassol? Said to be the place where English king Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre in 1191, the castle is now a medieval museum containing a wide variety of ancient artefacts.

You may also want to consider playing a few rounds of golf during your holiday. Cyprus” temperate Mediterranean climate makes it an ideal place to tee off all year round.

And as it is home to a number of international-standard courses, you may find that you can really get to grips with lowering your handicap while taking in some fantastic scenery.

For a slightly more strenuous activity, why not go for a trek through the Troodos Mountains? With a number of trails to choose from, people of all ages and abilities should be able to find a route that suites them and as you walk you may be able to get a glimpse of some of Cyprus”s captivating wildlife.

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Cyprus fishing village Latchi

With so many things to see and do away from its beaches, a holiday to Cyprus is sure to offer something for you, no matter what your interests are.

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