9 Most Fun and Free things to Do in Cyprus

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cyprus is located in the east of the Mediterranean Sea and so with 300 days of sunshine almost guaranteed each year, it is an ideal place to visit if you want to lie on a beautiful beach and get a sun tan. Obviously just lying on a beach getting a tan doesn’t have to cost you any money but in Cyprus, there are many other things that you can also do for free, making it a perfect place for those sun seekers that are on a budget.

Since its independence from British rule in 1960, Cyprus tourism has steadily grown, especially since its strategic location in the Mediterranean means that affordable flights to Cyprus can be found from several countries. With such a rich history, added to the spectacular beaches, there is obviously a lot of attractions for tourists to see but 9 of them that are free are:

Aphrodite’s Rock

Aphrodite’s Rock

Aphrodite’s Rock

The rock is supposed to be where Aphrodite first appeared from and to swim around the rock from the beautiful beach, in the strong currents but clear blue waters, is supposed to make you come ashore looking 10 years younger.

Limassol’s medieval castle

Limassol’s medieval castle

Limassol’s medieval castle

this castle, like the island is steeped in history and yet is still free to enter the grounds where today, there is a beautiful garden to be enjoyed.

Walking Trails at Akamas Peninsula

Walking Trails at Akamas Peninsula

Walking Trails at Akamas Peninsula

The Akamas Peninsula is located on the north-west coast of the island and has a large variety of wildlife and three official trails. Some things to look out for along the trails are the Blue lagoon, the Baths of Aphrodite and the Avakas Gorge.

The Painted Churches

The Painted Churches

The Painted Churches

Far from the cities in the northern parts of the Troodos Range are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of 10 beautifully painted Byzantine churches.

Visit Kykkos

Visit Kykkos

Visit Kykkos

Perched high in the same Troodos Mountains is Kykkos, a monastery that is the seat of the orthodox Archbishop, the church, only ever lit by candles gives off a beautiful golden glow.

Watch Turtles

Watch Turtles

Watch Turtles

Tens of thousands of Sea Turtles choose the remote and rugged Lara Beach, on the west of the island, to lay their eggs.

Kyrenia Old Harbour

Kyrenia Old Harbour

Kyrenia Old Harbour

this culturally rich old harbour on the north of the island is ideal for serious shopping in the markets and for enjoying a drink whilst looking at some fantastic views of the sea.

Historic City Of Salamis

Historic City Of Salamis

Historic City Of Salamis

The remains of the ancient city of Salamis is located on the east coast and in 1100 BC was Cyprus’s capital. Here there are impressive remnants of the amphitheatre and temples.

Eat a Meze

Eat a Meze

Eat a Meze

These aren’t free but you have to eat anyway but a traditional Cyprus meze is not to be missed, it is basically a bit of everything on the menu and you can either have a meat, fish or vegetable meze.

When it comes to what to do in Cyprus, there certainly is no shortage, even for those that are on a budget.

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