Soaking up culture in Cyprus

Discover the history of Cyprus

There’s a lot of history out there! So we think it should be part of your perfect holiday. Combine with simpler pleasures like walks and wanders, shopping for souvenirs, drinks and meals. Here’s a brief guide to some soaking up culture holiday hotspots.

Kato Paphos

Kato Paphos is the old town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So there’s plenty to do and see at the region’s capital.

Medieval Castle of Paphos

Follow the coastal broadwalk from Paphos Harbour and you’ll come to Paphos Castle. Soak up the culture and the views. Lovely in the evenings when the day’s heat has subsided. Balmy!

Paphos Archaeological Park

Along the way there is the entrance to the Archaeological Park. This is a daytime visit and houses impressive Roman remains with beautifully restored Roman villas complete with mosaics.

Tomb of the Kings

At the north end of the site is the Tomb of the Kings. By car there is a separate entrance, though you can walk 30 minutes along the coastal broadwalk to get here. Read more..

Pafos 2017 European Capital of Culture

And if all that’s not enough Pafos is sharing European Capital of Culture in 2017. So there’s plenty of extra stuff going on or check out the programme on the website. Read more…

Kathikas Village

For those looking for picturesque mountaintop villages then Kathikas is a good place to start. It’s only 20 minutes’ drive from Coral Bay so not too far. It’s a traditional Cypriot village high up in the Kathikas wine growing region. Moreover, it has a donkey sanctuary and Easter reenactment of the Passion of Christ.

Omodos Village

Another mountaintop village high in a winemaking region is the lovely Omodos. Free wine sampling should make the visit interesting with wineries, a pretty monastery, cobbled streets and to-die-for views. This is warmly recommended by the CVR team. Great for an evening at or after sundown. It is a good hour’s drive from Coral Bay however.

And there’s plenty more where that came from. Take a look at our things to do and places to visit and plan your trip.

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