Through its 11 millennia of recorded civilization the Island of Cyprus has been captured and held by 17 different Nations. We know why this island has mesmerized all kinds throughout the eons everyone who’s visited it has wanted to claim a piece of it. So we invite you to come and witness for yourself with your own eyes and senses.
In ancient Pafos, the goddess had her temples where priestesses taught lovemaking to the men from all over the then known world, as a ritual to please Aphrodite. So sensual a land laying lazily in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the myth puts Aphrodite goddess of beauty and sensuality in being born through the orgasmic caresses of the sea on its shores.
Today, history and cutting edge development in all sectors of this vibrant economy are comfortably intertwined on the island. Ravishing five-star resorts within walking distance of well-preserved Greek and Roman ruins offer every amenity the modern traveler has come to expect and much more, from knock-out pools, flourishing gardens, beachfronts and to state of the art thalasotherapy health spas. One of the most impressive archaeological sites, the ancient city kingdom of Kourion, overlooks a magnificent stretch of beaches with a sparkling blue sea beyond.
Along the islands sun-kissed coastline, from Agia Napa in the east to Pafos in the west, world-class beach resorts alternate with settings untouched since antiquity.
If you can bring yourself to succumb the slow and seductive rhythms of the interior, it’s guaranteed memory which will never be forgotten. There are old wine-producing villages with atmospheric winding streets and terraced vineyards. You can often stay the night for a song in cozy renovated traditional houses at very affordable prices, which are part of the Cyprus agro tourism program.
Explore Greek Orthodox churches nestled in the hills whose walls conceal vibrantly painted Byzantine frescoes. Many are found among the pine-covered peaks of the Troodos Mountain, where a sublime silence can dissolve all sense of time, not to mention stress.
Sophisticated cities successfully balance the ancient and modern. The capital, Lefkosia (Nicosia), is surrounded by Venetian walls with heart-shaped bastions; Larnaka, site of the major international airport, is also home to St. Lazarus Church and the crypt of the eponymous saint resurrected by Christ.
Near the animated harbour at Pafos are the Roman floor mosaics of the Houses of Aion, Achilles and Dionysus, their depictions of mythological scenes amazingly well preserved.
Limassol with its unique fusion of influences is a fascinating and exciting destination. It is a land where the traditional and modern co-exist offering desirable contemporary facilities yet still extending the local warm hospitality which characterizes Cyprus.
Throughout Cyprus, the typically Mediterranean landscape is still blessed with the timeless beauty of antiquity. There are crusader fortresses framed by tall cypress trees, Greco-Roman theatres carved out of cliffs and Byzantine monasteries perched improbably on mountaintops.
In a few words Cyprus has been a destination of the civilized world throughout history why not makes it yours as well.