Top 10 Cyprus Attractions

KOURION RENT A CAR   Ancient Kourion - Limassol

Kourion (Greek: Κούριον), also Curias or Latin: Curium, was a city in Cyprus, which endured from antiquity until the early Middle Ages. Kourion is situated on the south shores of the island to the west of the river Lycus (now called Kouris), 16 M. P. from Amathus.  and was recorded by numerous ancient authors including Ptolemy, Stephanus of Byzantium, Hierocles, and Pliny the Elder. Today the site lies within the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area, which forms part of the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia but it is maintained and administrated by the Republic of Cyprus according to the Treaty of Establishment. On the 5th of July 2012, the Cyprus EU presidency ceremony was held in the ancient theater of Kourion. read more....


petra tou romiou rent a car   Aphrodite's Rock - Petra tou Romiou - Paphos

According to one legend, this rock is the site of the birth of the goddess Aphrodite, perhaps owing to the foaming waters around the rock fragments, and for this reason it is known as Aphrodite's Rock. Gaia (Mother Earth) asked one of her sons, Cronus, to mutilate his father, Uranus (Sky). read more...


kato paphos rent a car   Kato Paphos Archaeological Park - Paphos

The inclusion of the Kato Pafos archaeological site in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1980 was the starting point for the creation of a General Plan whose aim would be primarily to protect and maintain the archaeological remains, as well as to promote them..... read more....


zenobia wreck car rentals   Wreck of the Zenobia - Larnaca

She arrived at Larnaca on 2 June 1980, where the ballast problem had reoccurred, engineers discovered that the computerised pumping system was pumping excess water into the side ballast tanks, making the list progressively worse. On 4 June, the Zenobia was towed out of Larnaca harbour to prevent her becoming an obstruction should the worst happen and was left a.... read more....


Tombs of the kings car hire   Tombs of the Kings - Paphos

The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BCE, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the third century CE (the name comes from the magnificence of the tombs; no kings were in fact buried here). Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls. read more....


ayia napa car hire   Ayia Napa & Protaras Beaches

Ayia Napa features a number of bathing beaches, on which water sports such as water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, scuba diving and speed boating are popular. The Cyprus Tourism Organization supervises the beaches and is responsible for protecting the interests of all tourists. The most popular of these beaches is Nissi beach, which is visited mainly by younger people in the summer and..... read more....


bellapais car rentals   Bellapais Abbey - Kerinia

Bellapais is a small village in Northern Cyprus, about four miles from the town of Kerinia. The village was the home for some years of Lawrence Durrell, who wrote about life in Cyprus in his book Bitter Lemons. He mentions passing the time drinking coffee under the Tree of Idleness in the village and there are two places which lay claim to being the spot. ..... read more....


halla sultan car hire   Hala Sultan Tekke - Larnaca

Located some 6,5 kilometres from Larnaka (Larnaca) overlooking the Salt Lake, Hala SultanTekke is the grave of Umm Haram, wife of Ouvadas Ibn - as Samiz, a general of Moavias who was the leader of the first Arabic invasion of the island in 649 B.C. She was killed during this campaign, when she fell off the mule carrying her. The Hala Sultan Tekke was built at the place of her death, but..... read more....


akamas car rentals   Akamas Peninsula - Paphos

The Akamas peninsula, named after an Athenian warrior and son of Theseus, who arrived here after the Trojan war, is a unique area, both geologically and physiographically and with regard to flora and fauna...... read more....


kykkos car rentals   Kykkos Monastery - Troodos Mountains - Nicosia

The Monastery of Kykkos, the richest and most lavish of the monasteries of Cyprus, is found in the region of Marathasa. It is situated on a mountain peak, at an altitude of 1318 metres northwest of Troodos. Dedicated to Panagia, it possesses one of three icons attributed to Agios Loukas the Evangelist. The icon, covered in silver gilt, is in a shrine made of tortoise shell and mother - of - pearl that..... read more....


 

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