Cyprus – Europe’s best Holiday Destination
Until recently I didn’t really know about Cyprus, I never focused on it as a place to travel. In fact, it was not until my family moved over here that I took interest in the place. When I arrived here my first impressions were that it was a really laid-back holiday destination.
In all honesty, it truly is. One of the first words I learnt from the family and everyone that spoke about Cyprus was “Siga Siga” which translates to “slowly slowly”. Everyone here uses it to slow down the pace of things.
Everything here runs on a different time than in any other western country. If you are looking to relax, this place will definitely swallow you and not spit you out. You will be overwhelmed by the constant chill. On the other hand, if you are here to start a business you might find it difficult at times.
Travelling around the Island I noticed plenty of tourists with families and needless to say there is a reason for it. Cyprus is in the top 5 safest places on earth for countries with populations less than 5 million. It also is ranked 21st in national police presence.
When it comes to things to do there is a bit of everything for everyone. From water parks, beaches, beautiful scenery, to restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Below you will find a list of places to see and things to do.
Troodos Mountains – The highest mountain range in Cyprus boasts some of the best views over the island. With plenty of evergreen tree’s, it makes for some stunning photos. On some days you can watch the sunset over the clouds. Best of all you can drive to the very top.
Cape Greco – A peninsula to the south of Cyprus. Cape Greco is a National park with a cliff over the ocean. Beautiful views and if you wander down the bottom you will come across aqua waters, sea caves and a jumping platform. If you do decide to take the plunge make sure that the water is deep enough and take care. Jump at your own risk.
Petra tou Romiou – Rocks coming out of the ocean, breathtaking views, and the sound of rocks rolling around as the water runs through them. Petra tou Rumiou is one of my favourite places in Cyprus, when you climb up onto the rock you have the opportunity to take some incredible photos.
After you have visited the island’s most beautiful places, a great place to check out with your family is Waterworld park.With a total of 18 rides, it will give you and your family a whole day of fun. Just make sure you take sunscreen as the sun in Cyprus is unforgiving and will turn your day of fun into a nighttime of pain. Always be sun safe.
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park – If you are interested in visiting some Historical sites, you will find that Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is the place for you. With some structures built over 2000 years ago it will amaze you at how well they have been preserved.
Other places to see in Cyprus:
- Kykkos Monastery
- Nissi Beach
- Kolossi Castle
- Larnaca Salt Lake
- Mount Olympus
- Avakas Gorge
- Millomeris Waterfalls
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