Cyprus is a Mediterranean island, south from Turkey. It makes a great destination around the year, as also winters are quite warm and sunny. Even though the island is pretty small, it has a lot to offer from archaeological sites and old villages to modern cities, and from soft beaches through wine regions to snowy mountains.
It’s not fully clear weather it’s part of Europe or Asia (Middle East), and the island itself is divided in two sides. The Republic of Cyprus belongs in EU and uses Euro as a currency, while the northeast part of the island is under Turkish administration. Rough times related to the split of the island have left deep wounds, and it’s hard to see that these two sides would become one again. But from visitors point of view it’s very interesting to travel also in the Turkish side, and crossing the border is easy.
-population: 1,2 million
-currency: Euro (Turkish lira in Northern Cyprus)
-language: Greek, Turkish
-capital city: Nicosia (also known as Lefkosia)
Exploring impressive Avakas Gorge and remote Lara Beach area near Paphos in western Cyprus.
Akamas Peninsula is a beautiful corner of Cyprus, best explored from along hiking trails.
Places of interest in and around Ayia Napa; beautiful day trip destinations, nature wonders and historical sights.
Karpasia in Northern Cyprus is remote and sparsely populated, which makes it perfect for nature-lovers, but also for history-geeks.
Camalti offers a cozy room for rent in a farm in Karpaz Peninsula.
Kantara Castle is one of three medieval castles on Kyrenia Mountains, great stop on a road trip!
Salamis archaeological site, ruins of an ancient city-state, is a wonderful sight near Famagusta in North Cyprus.
The walled old city of Famagusta in North Cyprus is a charming destination full of medieval churches and other well-preserved structures.
Road trips are great way to see Cyprus. Rent a car, and head to mountain roads and beautiful small villages, wine regions or even North Cyprus.
Ancient Kourion near Limassol is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Cyprus.
Christmas in Nicosia, Cyprus. Introducing shortly also Agios Tychon village and the ancient city of Amathus.
How much does traveling in Cyprus cost? In this cost summary post we open up the expenses of 4 weeks in Cyprus and North Cyprus in spring 2018