Sights in Cyprus

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Cyprus, the largest island in the Mediterranean is replete with beautiful Cyprus Sights. Undoubtedly, your trip to Cyprus would make you experience some of the best beaches and some of the most stunning historical sites in Europe.

Troodos National Forest Park

Located at the heart of Cyprus, Troodos National Forest Park is one of the most visited sites by tourists. The highest peak of Cyprus known as Mount Olympus can be traced in this park only. Spreading over an area of 9337 hectares, this park showcases over 750 species of plants including cotoneaster and barberry. The wildlife found in this national forest includes blunt-nosed viper, the Mediterranean chameleon and Cyprus mouflon. Aside from the animals and plants, you can also view ancient churches and monasteries dating back to 12th or 15th centuries and wine making villages in this park.

Aiya Napa

Aiya Napa is a small fishing village in the southwest of Cyprus. The village boasts of having some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean including Nissi Beach, Nissi Bay and Sandy Bay. All these beaches here are equipped with facilities like snorkeling, scuba diving and parasailing. Besides, there are a handful of gourmet restaurants nearby the coastline offering delicious local delicacies. Besides beaches, you can also visit the Ayia Napa museum and a 16th-century Venetian monastery that will give you a glimpse into the Cyprus heritage.

Paphos

Paphos is another most frequented place by tourists in Cyprus. Located in the south west of Cyprus, this coastal city has its history dating back to 4th century B.C. Therefore, Paphos has a host of interesting antique structures and monuments. Because of the vast collection of historical sites, Paphos appears to be an open museum. The stunning historic attractions in this amazing city include the remains of the Paphos Castle overlooking the harbor, the remnants of the House of Dionysus, the Tombs of the Kings, a Roman villa featuring some finest mosaics, the Byzantine Museum, the District Archaeological Museum, the Panagia Monastery and the Panagia Church. Apart from sightseeing, you can also indulge in water sport activities like diving, water skiing, paragliding at the Coral Bay Beach, Polis Beach and Lara Beach located in Paphos. 

Nicosia

Nicosia is the largest city in Cyprus. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cyprus. Nicosia offers abundant beautiful places for tourists to explore. The most frequented attractions in Nicosia are Cyprus Museum, Byzantine Museum, St. Sophia Cathedral, Mevlevi Tekki, Laiki Ytonia, Agios Ioannis Cathedral and Archbishopric Palace. Aside from sightseeing, you have plenty of delightful cuisines to satisfy your gastronomy here. Nicosia has some of the best restaurants in Cyprus offering delectable local dishes which are a blend of Greek, Turkish and Arabic flavors. You must try the kebabs in Nicosia‚Äôs kebab houses. The varieties and tastes of the kebabs here match the taste of no other places. 

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March 28, 2010 change by ashmita
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