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Cyprus is a jewel of the Mediterranean which has been coveted by several world empires throughout history, including the Assyrian, Egyptian, Persian, Ottoman, Roman and even Arab empires.
The island nation is located at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean basin. It is the third largest and the third most populous island in the Mediterranean.
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Paphos is the smallest city in Cyprus. Located on the southwest coast of the island, it is also one of the most picturesque places on the island. The old town and the port area are ideal for a romantic sunset stroll.
According to Greek mythology, the baths of Adonis were a favorite place of the god Adonis and the goddess Aphrodite, and where they had many of their children. Today visitors to the site can swim in the pools below the waterfalls, use the hiking trails, visit the small museum and photo gallery, or indulge in mud therapy.
Tombs of the Kings
The Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis located about two kilometers north of the port of Paphos in Cyprus. In 1980 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Paphos and Kouklia.
The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BC.
Rock of Aphrodite
According to a legend, this rock is the site of the birth of the goddess Aphrodite, possibly due to the foaming waters around the rock fragments, and for this reason it is known as the rock of Aphrodite.
It is located off the coast along the main road from Paphos to Limassol. The combination of the beauty of the area and its status in mythology as the birthplace of Aphrodite makes it a popular tourist spot.
Covering 100,000 square meters, Fasouri Watermania is Cyprus’ most popular water park. With 30 different slides, three restaurants, six snack bars and the country’s largest wave pool, there’s something for everyone.
Other rides include the Kamikaze slide, which reaches speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour, the six-story Aqua Tube slides, and the Black Hole slide, in which visitors plunge into total darkness. Baby bungee swings are available for children up to three years old. Other activities include a massage parlor, fish spa, and temporary tattoo parlor.
The Cyprus Museum is the main and largest archaeological museum on the island. It traces the evolution of Cypriot civilization from the Neolithic age to the first Byzantine period (7th century).
The museum’s collections are findings from extensive excavations from across the island that have contributed to the development of Cyprus’s archeology, as well as its research into the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean.
The Avakas Gorge is a 3 km long natural wonder with limestone walls reaching 30 meters in height located on the Akamas Peninsula.
Halloumi is an unripened, semi-hard cheese made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk, and sometimes also cow’s milk. It has a high melting point and therefore can be easily fried or broiled, a property that makes it a popular meat substitute.
Halloumi is probably Cyprus’ most famous product, with its popularity spreading to many countries in Europe and the Middle East.
Souvla is a Cypriot style barbecue. These are basically large pieces of pork or lamb that are cooked slowly on a long skewer over a charcoal. What’s great about souvla isn’t the complexity or the flavor but the ritual that goes with it.
Souvla is an integral part of Cypriot culture. Usually, men are responsible for making the souvla. They enjoy slow cooking with a glass of beer and good conversation, while the women prepare other dishes in the kitchen.