You’ve been blessed with the good fortune of a long weekend off. You’ve grabbed one of the few late deals to Cyprus left and the next few days belong to you and you alone. You’ve caught your flight and you’ve left all thoughts of work and the daily grind behind you. Your boss won’t even cross your mind. It’s time to refresh, relax, and recharge. Cyprus is brimming with wonderful sites for sightseeing and excellent dining establishments as well. Prepare to pamper yourself as you feed your hunger and your soul in one of the world’s favourite getaways.
Travel Back in Time
Once you arrive in Cyprus, you’ll be torn in many different directions as you plan your itinerary. Make sure you visit the Tombs of the Kings to the north of Paphos Harbour. This necropolis contains intricate carvings in the native stone dating back to the 4th century BC. Marvel at the craftsmanship of early civilization and wander into the past for a spell.
Khirokitia is another fascinating archaeological find. This prehistoric site is well-preserved and dates back to the Neolithic age. It shows evidence of a true community where people actually build fortifications to protect themselves.
You’ll want to drop by Coral Bay, Aphrodite Hills, the Kykkos Monastery, Cape Greco, Kantara Castle, and Kyrenia Castle as well.
Savour the Flavour of Authentic Cuisine
Veer off the beaten path and head to the hills for unique dining experiences. The Phyti Tavern is perched high above the Evretou Valley in the tiny village of Phyti. Venture to the stone village known as Neo Chorio and experience the wonders of the Kouppas Stone Tavern. You’ll be able to sample a variety of native dishes and will not have to worry about walking away hungry. If you prefer the coast, you’ll enjoy the Mansoura Tavern. Head north from Polis for nearly an hour. You’ll be poised over the ocean as you eat the fresh catch of the day. Viklari Last Castle and Laona Tavern are popular eateries in Paphos, while Seven St. Georges in Geroskipou will offer you a unique experience as well. Be sure to get your fill of local favourites.
Hit the Club Scene
If live music is one of your favourites, don’t miss out on Castle Club. This hopping night spot has been in business for nearly a quarter of a century. As the largest club on Cyprus, it ranks at number 31 out of the top 100 clubs in the world. You’ll be able to enjoy an eclectic blend of music with three rooms to choose from when you step inside. Visit 14 bars, listen to the musical selections chosen by 9 DJs, head to the VIP lounge, or check out the open air terrace. You’ll be swaying to the beat and chilling out all night long.
Cyprus is waiting with a warm welcome. Experience life to the fullest for your extended weekend. You’ll be planning a return trip for your next holiday because you’ll never fit in everything the first time!