A Hidden Island Treasure in Europe

Looking for a new vacation destination? What about Cyprus? Set in the middle of Turkey and Egypt, the island of Cyprus is a well known, but quaint vacation spot. With a pleasurable mild climate that consists of long hot summers and short mild winters, this area is a great destination all year round. Dive into the Mediterranean or visit the historic sites of interest. For a well-rounded beautiful holiday, Cyprus is a great choice.

Cyprus, as a whole is a wonderful vacation spot. Each city has something unique to offer. From the capital Nicosia, to the secluded area of Pissouri, there is something for everyone. Set in the middle of Cyprus, Nicosia is a not only a city filled with numerous cultural areas, but is also a booming technological business center. When visiting this area, key places to visit include: The Cyprus Archaeological Museum. The Laiki Gytonia Famagusta Gate - 'Pyli Ammochostou' The Cyprus Handicraft Centre Looking for something a little more entertaining? Why not visit Limassol.

As the second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol has its own charm and personality. In addition to holding 2 of the major festivals (pre-Lenten carnival and Limassol Wine Festival), this seaside town offers an endless amount of beachside and city activities. When visiting this city, key places to visit include: Ancient Kingdom of Amathus. Ancient Kingdom of Kourion. Kolossi Medieval Castle. Cyprus Medieval Museum.

Limassol Archeological Museum. Folk Art Museum. Want to get a great tan and experience the tropical side of Cyprus? You have to then visit Coral Bay.

As one of the most popular resorts of the island, Coral Bay is known for its exotic and beautiful beaches. Activities in this area include diving, walking/trekking, sailing, playing golf, and jeep safaris excursions. This area also is great for exploring ancient areas of interest. When visiting Coral Bay, be sure to check out: Pafos harbour and historic Fort. The House of Dionysos, with its mosaic art.

The Theatre of ancient "Odeon". The Tombs of the Kings. The 5-domed Byzantine church of "Agia Paraskevi". How about a secluded quiet island holiday? Visit the village of Pissouri. This resort area is on a hilltop overlooking the perfect beach.

Are you into water sports? Try windsurfing in Pissouri and you will see why no other area compares. These are only a couple areas to visit in Cyprus. From ancient areas to vacation resorts, Cyprus offers a great vacation experience. .

By: Ruben Soliman

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