Things to do in: Limassol, Paphos, Ayia Napa, and North Cyprus

“Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.”

So, you’re planning on visiting us here in Cyprus – great! It’s a beautiful island that has everything you could possibly need: amazing food, tropical weather, powder-soft beaches with water as clear as glass, archaeological sites that would make Indiana Jones blush, a party scene that never ends, and much, much more. But where to start? What are the top things to do here in Cyprus? Let us show you some of our top picks…

Top things to do in Limassol

“Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus. It’s known for the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones. On the seafront is the Prokymea (Molos) Sculpture Park, with sculptures by Cypriot, Greek and international artists. To the northeast is the Limassol Archaeological Museum, exhibiting artifacts from the Neolithic to the Roman periods.”

  • Fasouri Watermania
  • Troodos Mountains
  • Troodos Jeep Safari
  • Limassol Zoo
  • Wine Festival
  • Limassol Lunapark
  • Κourion Ancient Amphitheater
  • Courion Beach
  • Lady’s Mile (Beach)
  • Heroes Square

Top things to do in Paphos

“Paphos is a city on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has several sites relating to the cult of goddess Aphrodite, whose mythical birthplace was at Old Paphos (Kouklia). New Paphos is the modern city that incorporates the harbor, and the ancient ruins of tombs, fortresses, theaters and villas at Paphos Archaeological Park.”

  • Aphrodite Water-Park
  • Aphrodite’s Rock
  • Kato Paphos Archaelogy Park
  • St. Pauls Pillar
  • Tomb of the Kings
  • Paphos Mall
  • Pahos Harbour
  • Harbour Medieval Castle
  • Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

Top things to do in Ayia Napa

“Ayia Napa is a Mediterranean resort town on the southeast coast of Cyprus, known for its beaches. The town’s main landmark is the storied, Venetian-era Ayia Napa Monastery, which stands in the central square of Plateia Seferi, surrounded by bars and clubs. Freshly caught seafood is served at Ayia Napa Harbour’s busy tavernas, while adjoining Pantachou Beach offers a stretch of golden sand.”
  • WaterWorld Water-Park
  • Konnos Bay
  • Nissi Beach
  • Cape Greco
  • Makronissos Tombs
  • Ayia Napa Square (nightlife)
  • Parko Paliatso Lunapark

Top things to do in North Cyprus

“Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is a de facto state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey, Northern Cyprus is considered by the international community to be part of the Republic of Cyprus.”

  • Kyrenia Harbour
  • Kyrenia Castle
  • Turtle Beach
  • Bellapais Castle
  • St. Hilarion Castle
  • Buffavento Castle
  • Salamis Ancient City
  • Glapsides Beach