Michal Kniec shares his favorite things to do on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.
I can honestly say that there are few exotic locations that offer the tourist everything they desire. Whenever I used to visit a site there is always something missing from the perfect trip, but all that changed when I explored Cyprus. I was shocked at the amount of activities available for everyone, each one being absolutely breathtaking, each making my trip flawless. With so much to do I’ve compiled a top 5 list of the best things you can see while your there, guiding you along your journey through this fabulous island.
Location, Location, Location
Cyprus hotels vary widely in taste but certainly not in quality. Whatever your budget, I highly recommend the Apollonia Holiday Apartments as it made my stay in Cyprus truly magical. Costing anywhere between £30 to £70 a night, it is located not 5 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Paphos. It is friendly, clean, and it has a quaint pool area that seems to be open to the wee hours of the day. It was one of my favorite places to stay and I hope you get the chance to check it out.
Becoming Indiana Jones
While still at the hotel I logged onto mydestination.com/Cyprus to plan the next few things out. As I was still in Paphos I wanted to make sure I saw something new in the city. A few kilometers away I found the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, an enchanting location that made me feel like a true explorer. Costing around £3 you can walk to your hearts content around ancient mosaics and streets, exploring what life would be like in ancient Cyprus. With an extraordinary amount of things to do don’t forget to bring a hat and some water!
It can sometimes be difficult to combine normality of eating with entertainment, yet Cyprus Taste Tours manages to overcome such obstacles. It blends various food tasting sessions in Limassol, Larnaca, as well as Nicosia, each trip taking full advantage of the local delicacies. It is a complete tour de France of the best and greatest of the island culture, allowing you to pick up anything you’d like along the way.
Stretching out your legs
Enjoying the pace of the exploration I decided to take a stroll along a local favorite path known as the Aphrodite Trail. Roughly 7km in length, it takes you all along the coastline of the island, guiding you to peaks that you otherwise would never have explored. Having a good set of boots is a must but it certainly doesn’t mean you have to be an expert climber to enjoy exploring along the trail.
After walking all day it was time for a break by visiting Nissi Beach. Located in Ayia Napa, the beach had beautiful blue water and glistening sands, almost completely free from all the distractions of modern life. Renting a chair for only £2, I just soaked up the sun and let in all the magical experiences of Cyprus wash over me. A fabulous trip with a wonderful ending, I would highly recommend visiting.
Michal Kniec is a travel blogger and automotive news writer who I still somehow finds the time to study law. Apart from his love of anything historic, he enjoys writing, cooking, and traveling as much as possible on this pale blue dot.