Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Pafos

Pafos Archaeological Site

Nea Pafos (New Pafos) is, ironically, the name given to the sprawling Pafos Archaeological Site, to the west of Kato Pafos. Nea Pafos was the ancient city of Pafos, founded in the late 4th century BC and originally …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Around Lemesos

Ancient Kourion

Defiantly perched on a hillside, with a sweeping view of the surrounding patchwork fields and the sea, Ancient Kourion is a spectacular site. Most likely founded in neolithic times due to its strategic position high…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Pafos

Tombs of the Kings

Imagine yourself surrounded by ancient tombs in a desert-like landscape where the only sounds are waves crashing on rocks. The Tombs of the Kings, a Unesco World Heritage Site, contains a set of well-preserved under…
Top Choice Dive Site in Larnaka

Zenobia

For divers, the one reason to come to Larnaka is to explore the Zenobia, a Swedish-built cargo ship that sank just off the coast of Larnaka in 1980. Classed as one of the top five wreck dives in the world, the Zenob…
Top Choice Castle in Around Kyrenia & the Ranges

St Hilarion Castle

The full fairy-tale outline of St Hilarion Castle only becomes apparent once you’re directly beneath it. The stone walls and half-ruined buildings blend into the rocky landscape, creating a dreamscape castle plucked…
Top Choice Historic Site in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Venetian Walls

Defining the Old Town, these imposing ramparts were constructed by the Venetians in the early 16th century. Although over 15m high and up to 8m thick, and surrounded by a now waterless moat, the ramparts failed to k…
Top Choice Monastery in Marathasa Valley

Kykkos Monastery

The island’s most prosperous and opulent Orthodox monastery was founded in the 11th century by Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komninos after a bizarre series of events. Over the centuries, a series of fires all but des…
Top Choice Mosque in North Nicosia (Lefkoşa)

Selimiye Mosque

North Nicosia’s most prominent landmark, also clearly visible from the southern half of the city, the Selimiye Mosque is a beautiful mongrel of a building. A cross between a French Gothic church and a mosque, its fa…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Around Lemesos

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, along with Salamis, Pafos and Soloi. Founded about 1100 BC, the…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Pafos

Hrysopolitissa Basilica

This fascinating site was home to one of Pafos’ largest religious structures. What remains are the foundations of a 4th-century Christian basilica, which aptly demonstrates the size and magnificence of the original …