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The uniqueness of the Cyprus Island

flag of cyprusCyprus Island is the considered to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and is an island in the east Mediterranean. When you look around, you will see that Cyprus' ancient monuments and historic buildings have blended well without any resistance with the modern cosmopolitan life. Attractive modern apartments, hotels, shopping malls, and the streets stand beside the regal and striking classic and colonial-style buildings. However, the villages live a slower pace with a lot of stress on family ties and on their major livelihood like the cottage industry and agriculture. The village houses are mostly built of mud brick and have flat roofs.

Because of its rich cultural heritage, the town of Kato Paphos and the nine of the Byzantine mountain churches are included in the heritage list.

Things to do in Cyprus Island

There are many things in this place that will make your vacation in the Cyprus Island a memorable one.

Cyprus Beaches: Holidays in the sun-drenched Cyprus beaches are an extremely gratifying experience. Many hotels are located near the beaches making it more convenient; some of the beaches have sand and pebble while others have the golden sand that stretches endlessly. Sailing and scuba diving are some of the popular beach sports.

Some of the popular beaches are:

Ayia Napa Beaches: Ayia Napa is very popular and people love visiting it for its golden beach and turquoise blue waters. A tiny island about 50-100 m from the shore of this beach is visited by many swimmers. Popular party resorts make these beaches all the rage with a lot of hip and young crowd.

Protaras Beaches: The Sirena Bay and the Fig Tree Bay are the two popular beaches with clear shallow waters. Fig Tree Bay is larger and has many restaurants and hotels. A quieter beach is the Konnon Bay.

Other enticing beaches found in the Cyprus Island are the Larnaca Beaches, Limassol Beaches, Paphos Beaches, and Lara Bay. Some of the most spectacular and quiet beaches are at Polis and Latchi and Lara Bay or Turtle Bay is a beach you must visit to see the remarkable sight of green turtles lay eggs.

In the center of Cyprus you will find the Troodos Mountains that are bordered with the 12th and 15th century monasteries and churches of the Byzantine era along with the winemaking villages and pine forests.

A real treat to nature lovers is the Akamas Peninsula that lies near Paphos and is ideal for cycling, swimming, and walking. The popular Adonis and Aphrodite trails bring great excitement to the nature lovers.

Golf: If putts and tees thrill you, then Cyprus can give you more of it. There are many beautiful golf courses in pleasant settings, which that are attracting many international players. It also has three championship golf courses.

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