The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos (Orthodox) lies at 1318 m above sea level, in a nice mountain scenery.
The monastery was founded in about 11th century.
Cyprus is a home of a delicious cheese called Halloumi.
Try it while being in Cyprus!
In general, the Cypriot cuisine offers many tasty dishes.
On today’s picture, you can see a unique road we found while driving through the mountains in Cyprus – with a tree in the middle of the road! 😀
Well, Cyprus is a very interesting and nice island, so you don’t really need a reason. 😉
But two main things that probably drive people to go to Cyprus are coast and history.
You can enjoy the weather, relax by the sea and explore the ancient sites (well, dating from the New Stone Age through to the Roman Empire).
Learn more from visitcyprus.com.
As they write: “Cyprus is an open-air museum of prehistoric settlements, classical Greek temples, Roman theaters and villas, Early Christian basilicas, Byzantine churches and monasteries, Crusader castles, Gothic cathedrals, Venetian fortifications, Moslem mosques, and British colonial-style buildings.” 🙂
Spring and autumn are the best periods to visit Cyprus.
It’s still nicely warm, but not extremely hot; and it’s usually not so crowded as in summer.
In winter, some places may be closed, so check details before planning your holidays.
I was in Cyprus in May and it was perfect. 🙂
Nicosia (Lefkosia) is a nice city and worth visiting from both sides.
It should be easy and not problematic to cross “the boarder” on foot; but you should start from the Republic of Cyprus.
Enjoy small streets, old buildings and nice cafes.
Cyprus is divided between two countries and cultures of Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
The situation is complicated and affects travelers, that’s why I mention about it.
Otherwise, it’s a travel blog, so I avoid to talk about politics.
And also while being in Cyprus, it’s better to avoid discussions about it…