Places to see in Cyprus
Cyprus is one of the top places for tourism in the world and occupies a prime spot in its economy. Over 50% of the tourism comes in the form of people coming in from the Great Britain, to breathe into the history and see the roles that their ancestors played in the makings of this island.
Here is an overview of Cyprus’s major traveler attractions, which keeps the tourists occupied for most of their visit, captivating them for endless hours, not to forget having a unique attraction for them to see every day.
Ayia (Agia) Napa:
The name Ayia Napa means “holy wooden valley” in Greek. During division of Cyprus in 1974, Ayia Napa served as a miniscule fishing settlement with only two houses and a plain church. Now it’s the biggest tourist attraction of Cyprus, especially for party animals and clubbing freaks, hence no tour is complete to this island without having a go at Ayia Napa. The entire village-turned-town has its exteriors modified like those of ancient times, giving the aura of the olden days back when it was a rural community with dodgy names for clubs and discos. The Nissi beach is where people prefer to sleep their hangovers off during the day, lying under the sun and repeat the same routine during nights, dancing their hearts out at the moonlit coastline.
Ayia Napa also offers a variety of water sports such as water skiing, scuba diving, deep-sea diving, speed boating, wind surfing and canoeing to name a few. Harbor beach is another beach at Ayia Napa, where youngsters like to gather around for a tan or a quick game of volley ball.
Lemesos / Limassol
Lemesos or Limassol is where the famous Cyprus University of Technology located along with many museums and archeological sites. A large marina and fishing point being constructed is near it, attracting the tourists more towards Lemesos. It is also the trade and service providing centers’ in the area.
Lemesos is built between two cities, Amathus and Kourion and its tourist strip now glides east along the shoreline as far as Amathus.