Cyprus combines classic beach vacation activities with fascinating cultural ruins and museums, so there’s always something to do during your stay at one of many Cyprus vacation rentals dotted around the island.
At Kourion, in the south, you’ll find extensive Ancient Roman ruins. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are many buildings to see here. The most impressive is the Kourion Theater, which dates back 1,800 years. Still in use, it is able to accommodate thousands of spectators. If making use of your Cyprus vacation home during the summer, you’ll be able to see a show at the venue by attending the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama.
One of the island’s most popular attractions is St. Hilarion Castle, a well-preserved castle that dates back around 1,000 years. Aside from exploring the site, which was used to keep lookout for pirates and other invaders, visitors can also enjoy the view from the top as well as the Kyrenia Mountains, on which the castle is located. There are some excellent hiking trails to be found, which range from short afternoon strolls to multi-day treks. If you really want a challenge, try the Kyrenia Mountain Trek, on which you’ll cover 230 kilometers of rocky terrain. Not for the faint hearted!
It’s not all about ruins and strenuous activity, however. People come to Cyprus to relax and you will find plenty of opportunities to do just that. Larnaca is a place that combines the old and the new to create a great beach resort. The laid-back atmosphere and many bars mean it’s a great place to spend a day, especially on one of the many beaches that line the shore. Faros and Kastella are both Blue Flag beaches, while at beaches such as CTO and Mackenzie you can try your hand at water sports. There are many beaches, though, so take a tour and see which one is the best fit for you.