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Centrally located on the island, Nicosia serves as the administrative, political, financial, and cultural capital of Cyprus. Nicosia may not have sandy beaches to offer, but its visitors are more than compensated by a wealth of cultural attractions that combine authentic Cypriot culture with modern European amenities. Nicosia is an attractive, enticing city; ideal for experiencing what modern Cyprus is all about. There are great restaurants here, from traditional taverns with bouzouki players and generous portions of meze, to ultramodern, fashionable joints, where young Cypriots dance the night away. As the Cypriot capital, Nicosia is home to some of the island's most significant museums. The Cyprus Archaeological Museum, the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation - Cultural Centre, the Ethnographic Museum, the National Struggle Museum, Leventio Museum, the Ethnological Museum, and the House of Hatzigeorgakis Kornesios that has received the Europe Nostra award in 1988. In the Old City surrounded by the Venetian Walls, one may discover the city’s historic past unfold into a magical labyrinth of museums, old churches, and medieval buildings. Do not forget to take a walk through Laiki Geitonia, where you have the opportunity to see some remarkable examples of traditional urban architecture as well as other small art workshops.
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The New City outside the walls is in a constant state of development, with modern buildings and structures that add a distinctive European character and culture. The regional countryside of Nicosia is full of diverse attractions from all periods of Cyprus’ ancient, medieval and recent history.
Once you have walked around the city of Nicosia, do not hesitate to escape to its surrounding areas. From Machairas Forest and its historic monastery to the tip of the Troodos Mountains, there is much to discover. Although it was abandoned during the 19th century Phikardou Village has been declared an important historical landmark and is a testament to traditional architecture and woodworks from the 18th century. The village is also home to the Agricultural Museum. Two of the best walking routes in the area are Madari Circular Walk (13 km long) and the logistically more difficult route connecting the Unesco World Heritage churches of Stavros tou Agiasmati and Panagia tou Araka (a 7.5 km long linear route). The walks can be combined with stops at beautiful churches, picturesque villages, and possibly watermills and/or medieval bridges.
Nicosia region
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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.
Its unique identity is based on its rich history and culture, its inviting characteristics, and its convenient location, both within the island and on the map, which makes exploring easy, whether it be island-wide or nearby destinations. It is a fascinating area with a diversified character that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences: A sun-lover's haven with 100 kilometers of coastline featuring beaches for every taste, this cosmopolitan destination also boasts high quality accommodation options, countless activities and a wide array of vibrant events and festivals throughout the year. In the midst of its lively nightlife and entertainment, one can still appreciate the cultural aspect with visits to archaeological sites and colourful wine villages. The city of Limassol is situated between the ancient cities of Amathous to the east and Kourion to the west, two of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the island. A significant number of other interesting sites are also found throughout the Limassol region. A short drive out into the surrounding countryside will take you through vineyards and quaint wine producing villages. Fresh Mediterranean flavours can by enjoyed at numerous taverns and restaurants featuring both Cypriot and international cuisine. Don’t miss the chance to try the local wine. Much more than a sun and sea destination, Limassol possesses a copious range of activities and pastimes for all. From the sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, entertainment, and leisure seekers to those who would much prefer to delve into the island’s rich culture, the possibilities seem endless.
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Limassol region
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Feel the romance in the air in the land where Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, once roamed. Swim in the sea by the rocks known as Petra tou Romiou where she was believed to have risen from the waves, make a pilgrimage to her sanctuary at Kouklia, or visit the grotto near Polis where she was supposed to have bathed. The Pafos (Paphos) region is the perfect place to celebrate a wedding or go for your honeymoon. Pafos (Paphos) town, with its pleasant harbour and medieval fort, combines a cosmopolitan holiday resort, spectacular countryside and historical sites. The region offers the possibility of combining sea and mountains as well as getting a taste of culture with its many archaeological sites. Admire the view at Maa-Paleokastro, the site on a peninsula near Coral Bay, where the Mycenaean Greeks first landed in Cyprus in the Bronze Age. Explore inland by going on a wine tour of the villages, stopping off at Chrysorrogiatissa monastery with its fine icons where you can get a taste of the locally produced vintage wine from its own winery. Or indulge in one of the many activities available, from playing a round of golf at a premier golf resort, indulging in a sea sport, such as swimming, diving or sailing, or going for the thrill of a water park or karting centre. Head for the Polis area where you can experience a back-to-basics lifestyle staying in one of the many renovated traditional houses from where you can explore the countryside. The Akamas peninsula is an area of natural wilderness with dramatic coastlines and sandy coves. Visit one of the last Mediterranean nesting grounds for the green and loggerhead turtles on the sandy beaches of Lara. Or walk along one of the many scenic nature trails spotting rare endemic plants that grow there, or watching migrating birds fly by overhead. Or take a boat trip along the spectacular coastline of what forms part of Aphrodite’s playground.

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