Places

Here is just a bit of brief information about the various regions of Cyprus.

Paphos/Pafos
Paphos is a coastal city located in the south-west of Cyprus and is also known to be the mythical birthplace of the godess of love, Aphrodite.
Home to an attractive fishing harbour, it is divided into two major quarters: Ktima, on the sea terrace, is the main residential district, and Kato Pafos, by the sea, is built around the medieval port and contains most of the luxury hotels and the entertainment infrastructure of the city.

Limassol/Lemesos
Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus, it is located on the southern coast of the island.
Limassol is the island’s main port, the centre of the wine industry and a bustling holiday resort.
Limassol has a great number of museums and archaeological sites and is also not far from the fantastic Troodos Mountains.

Larnaca/Larnaka
Larnaca is located on the east coast of Cyprus, and is home to a major international airport.
Larnaca is the island’s second commercial port and an important tourist resort.
To the north of the town lies the island’s oil refinery, while to the south of Larnaca the International Airport is situated.
There are numerous beaches in and around Larnaca which extend for approx 25 km.
There is a wide variety of restaurants, tavernas, cafeterias and bars catering for varied tastes between ‘traditional Irish pub’ through international chains like McDonalds to local Cypriot fare. The Cyprus ‘meze’ is the food specialty of the town. Cultural life is rich and many events are organized by the town’s municipality almost daily.

Nicosia/Lefkosia
Nicosia, known locally as Lefkosia, is the capital and largest city of Cyprus.
Nicosia is located almost in the centre of the island, it is the seat of government as well as the main business centre and remains the only divided capital city in the world with the northern and southern portions divided by the “green line” which is a demilitarized zone maintained by the United Nations.
Nicosia is a modern, dynamic capital with lots of shops, modern shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment

Ayia Napa/Agia Napa
Ayia Napa is a resort at the far eastern end of the south coast of Cyprus which is famous for its sandy beaches. In recent years, apart from being a family holiday destination, it has become a ‘party capital’.
All beaches in Ayia Napa have been awarded with the EU blue flag for their level of cleanliness and the comprehensive facilities offered in line with the uniform standards set by the EU.

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