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 …
Historic Site in Around Kyrenia & the Ranges

St Hilarion Castle

The full fairytale outline of St Hilarion Castle only becomes apparent once you’re directly beneath it. The stone walls and half-ruined buildings blend, near seamlessly, into the rocky landscape creating a dreamscap…
Archaeological Site in Around Famagusta

Ancient Salamis

According to legend, Salamis was founded around 1180 BC by Teucer (Teukros), son of Telamon, King of Salamina, on the Greek mainland. Brother to the hero Ajax, he was unable to return home from the Trojan War after …
Top Choice Church in Larnaka

Agios Lazaros

This 9th-century church is dedicated to Lazarus of Bethany, whom Jesus is said to have resurrected four days after his death. The church itself is an astounding example of Byzantine architecture and further restorat…
Top Choice Mosque in North Nicosia (Lefkoşa)

Selimiye Mosque

North Nicosia’s most prominent landmark, which is also clearly visible from the southern half of the city, is the Selimiye Mosque. This strange-looking building, a cross between a French Gothic church and a mosque, …
Historic Site in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Venetian Walls

The Venetian walls form a border around the Old City so unusual that, once seen on a map, you’ll never forget it. And that’s partly to do with its odd snowflake-like shape. Dating from 1567, the circular defence wal…
Top Choice Historic Site in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kyrenia Castle

If the grand fortifications of Kyrenia Castle could talk, they could sure tell some tales. First built by the Byzantines – possibly over the remains of an earlier Roman fort – every era of conquerors from Richard th…
Top Choice Museum in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

AG Leventis Gallery

Located in the New City, this purpose-built art museum opened in 2014 and displays European paintings and sculpture from the 16th to 20th centuries. Divided into three sections, the gallery’s Paris Collection featur…
Top Choice Mosque in Famagusta (Mağusa)

Lala Mustafa Paşa Camii

The former Cathedral of Agios Nikolaos (St Nicholas) is the finest example of Lusignan Gothic architecture in Cyprus, built between 1298 and 1326. Modelled on France’s Cathedral of Reims, it out shines its sister ch…
Top Choice Museum in Larnaka

Pierides Archaeological Foundation

This museum was established in 1839 by Demetrios Pierides as a protective answer to the region’s notorious tomb raiders and illegal selling of precious artefacts from the area.The collection, expanded by Pierides’ d…