Museum in Episkopi

Kourion Museum

The collection mainly comprises terracotta objects from Ancient Kourion and the Sanctuary of Apollon Ylatis, and is housed in what used to be the private residence of archaeologist George McFadden. The museum is sig…
Historic Site in Kolossi Castle

Kolossi Castle

This dollhouse of a castle (more like a fortified tower) perches on the edge of Kolossi village. It is an interesting reminder of the rule of the Knights of St John in the 13th century, who started producing wine an…
Church in Holy Monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats

Holy Monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats

This monastery was founded in AD 327 by the first Byzantine governor of Cyprus, Kalokeros, and patronised by St Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. A delightful small chapel here dating from the 13th century ha…
Archaeological Site in Sanctuary of Apollon Ylatis

Sanctuary of Apollon Ylatis

About 2km west of Kourion’s main entrance, and prominently signposted off the highway, is the Sanctuary of Apollon Ylatis, which is part of the larger site of Kourion.Apollon Ylatis’ main sanctuary has been partly r…
Archaeological Site in Ancient Kourion

Ancient Kourion

Defiantly perched on a hillside with a sweeping view of the surrounding patchwork of fields and the sea, Ancient Kourion is a spectacular site. Most likely founded in neolithic times because of its strategic positio…
Archaeological Site in Ancient Amathous

Ancient Amathous

The remains at this archaeological site, about 11km east of Lemesos, belie its original importance. Amathous was one of Cyprus’ original four kingdoms (the others were Salamis, Pafos and Soloi). Founded about 1000 B…
Art Gallery in Around Lemesos

Michael Owen Gallery

British artist Michael Owen has been living in Cyprus since 1971 and his work is alive with the spirit of the Cypriot landscape. His gallery in Laneia is well signposted from the village centre.
Nature Reserve in Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area

Akrotiri Environment Centre

This centre ᠎has exhibits on the area's flora and fauna, a wildlife observation kiosk and a short cultural trail.
Beach in Around Lemesos

Lady’s Mile Beach

This 7km stretch of hard-packed sand and pebble is a popular weekend beach. Named after a horse owned by a colonial governor who exercised his mare here, it runs south beyond Lemesos’ New Port along the eastern side…
Beach in Around Lemesos

Kourion Beach

This is a lovely beach of sand and small pebbles; the area is windy and attracts windsurfers and kite-boarders, as well as those who just want to chill out amid the unspoilt setting and backdrop of white cliffs.The …