My husband Chris and I recently spent about a week on the beautiful Mediterranean island. We have been much on the road with the car.
Most visitors come to Cyprus for the beaches. This is understandable, because the beaches of Aphrodite’s mythical birth island are among the cleanest in the world. But why is the island more than a large tourist beach?
1. Cyprus offers culture of 10,000 years
Stone Age, the ancient Greeks, Romans, Persians, Assyrians …
All have left their mark. The cultural wealth is so great that you could spend weeks just with archaeological sites, churches, frescoes etc.
2. Cyprus is Diversity
Cyprus has charming villages. I love these idyllic places with stone houses, flowers and cobblestones. Modern cities with hip-quarters are often not far away. The capital has a bit of both. There you can find lots of cats – often in the shadow under the car. Walks across cultures are possible if you just cross the border in the capital Nicosia.
3. Cyprus has a wonderful Food Scene
Delicious food: Mediterranean meets Middle East.
What is more, incredibly beautiful cafes and restaurants. Often outside and between ancient walls. In Cyprus there are also very good wines. There are special wine routes you can drive.
4. Cyprus is fantastic landscape
As measured by its small size, the island is very diverse. Cyprus has a desert-like landscape that seems oriental, as well as forested mountains that are up to 2,000 meters. When I think of Cyprus, I always see this great clear water in front of me. Mostly far away from rows of umbrellas:
I like capturing architectural details like beautiful doors and there are particularly pretty ones in Cyprus. So I decided to create an own gallery for them:
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