Tourism in Cyprus
Lying at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus has always been recognised as one of the Mediterranean’s most prized tourist destinations. It boasts a wide range of attractions to lure all types of tourist including UNESCO world heritage sites, “party capitals” like Ayia Napa, remnants of the Byzantine empire, beaches with fine, white sandy and shallow turquoise waters, bustling cities bursting with cultural heritage, and beautiful rocky landscapes scattered with olive groves and citrus orchards. There is no shortage of things to do while in Cyprus and the various activities on offer cater to the active and adventurous as well as the more relaxed tourist. Coastal resorts offer a wide range of water sports, such as sailing or jet-skiing, as well as the opportunity to simply relax in the sun. The country’s network of paths and nature trails offers a great way to explore the island on foot or bicycle and to see some of the island’s cultural sites. Other popular activities include tours of wineries, visits to the country’s various archaeological museums, and sampling the islands unique cuisine.