Things to do

photo of mosaic tiles in paphos

 

photo of mosaic tiles in paphos

Cyprus offers a variety of things to do for those visiting the country. Below is a list of what we consider to be the best things to do when visiting this beautiful Mediterranean island.

Historic attractions

Hala Sultan Tekke

Built in 648 A.D this ancient mosque is considered to be one of the most important places of worship for those of the Muslim faith. It is open to everyone and there is no admission fee.

Paphos Mosaics

Dated between the 3rd and 5th century A.D, the Paphos Mosaics are some of the most intact and preserved mosaic floors in the world.

Church of Saint Lazarus

Situated deep inside Larnaka City, the 9th-century church is a spectacular site. Made predominantly of stone, this building is a wonderful piece of Byzantine architecture.

Amathus

This ancient royal city dates back to 1100 B.C and its location, just 11km from the city of Limassol makes it an easy attraction to reach. There is a small admission fee but given the different areas open to visitors (fountain complex, baths, market etc.) you should give yourselves a few hours to fully explore the city.

Fun things to do

Millomeris Waterfalls

Located near the village of Pano Platres this beautiful site is a perfect place for tourists to relax and embrace the serenity of their surroundings. There is no admission fee to visit the falls.

Avakas Gorge

Stroll along the 7km walking trail that cuts through the beautiful Avakas Gorge. With limestone walls reaching up to 28m in height this is a lovely activity to indulge in while visiting Cyprus. Please note though that due to the terrain in parts the hike can be quite a challenge.

Makenzy Beach

Party the night away in the summer heat along Makenzy beach in Larnaca. With DJs pumping out the beats and crowds of people enjoying the sun and drinks you will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the Cypriot nightlife. Be warned though that in the midst of the Cypriot Summer, this beach strip is absolutely jam-packed so if rubbing shoulders with the locals is not your thing then it may be best to steer clear!