Cyprus Holiday Day Trips
Aphrodite Water Park
The best water park in Cyprus; attracting over 100,000 visitors every year. It has some really unique water rides including Zero Gravity – speed slide 15m then boomerang back up and get the feeling of no gravity. Black Hole – is a runaway journey into the darkness, making you lose all sense of space.
The park boasts the largest wave pool in Europe, as well as the biggest family rafting ride, accommodating 4 people. When you’ve had too much excitement, you can relax in the leisure pool or giant Jacuzzi. Make your day worthwhile by having a free trial dive with qualified scuba diving instructors.
Myth & Magic – Aphrodite’s Rock
25 km east of Paphos, off the coast along the main road to Limassol, lays Aphrodite’s Rock; the legendary birthplace of the goddess of love. The site is known as Petra tou Romiou which means Rock of the Greek, referring to Byzantine frontier guard Dighenis, who threw rocks (petra) at Saracen pirates.
A visit to Aphrodite’s rock is a great day out. It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty; you can walk the pebble shores and take a dip in the brilliant blue sea. Legend has it, if you swim around the rock 3 times, you’ll be blessed with eternal beauty. Couple with a visit to the nearby hill top village of Pissouri for a real taste of rural Cyprus.
Ancient History – Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Another holiday day trip is the Pafos archaeological Park includes which sites and monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. The majority of the remains are from the Roman period, you can see 4 Roman villas and their World famous mosaic floors.
Buying the ticket gives you entrances to a whole complex of monuments including, the Asklipieion, the Odeion, the Agora, the Saranta Kolones (40 Columns) Fortress, the Limeniotissa and the Tombs of the Kings.
City & Culture – Nicosia
Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus. Rich in history, it is the world’s only divided capital, since the fall of the Berlin wall. The city is split by the Green Line, take a walk along it and you can spot some of the North’s well-known sights, like the Agia Sofia mosque. Cyprus Archaeological Museum is a must-visit, housing the archaeological treasures of Cyprus within 14 different galleries.
Step through the stone gates of the old quarter and you can explore the maze of narrow, winding streets. The main shopping district is Ledra Street with big-name department stores and hundreds of smaller outlets. Visit the 16th century Turkish baths at Omeriye Hammam where you can indulge in a range of invigorating treatments.
Scenery & Wine – Cyprus Wine Tour
Very popular holiday day trip is the wine tour. The production of wine in Cyprus dates back some 6000 years, studies indicate that some of the 100 grape varieties are amongst the oldest in the World. There are 2 main wine growing areas, the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains and the south west of the island in the Paphos region.
You can follow one of 6 designated wine routes by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and choose from 40 regional wineries to visit. You’ll see brown road signs containing the name of the wine route which will take you through the scenic landscape and picturesque villages.
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