If you are planning for a getaway to a beautiful island in the Mediterranean, then Cyprus is a fantastic choice. This country, which is advantageously situated in the junctures of Asia, Africa and Europe, is renowned for its mixture of its mythical story of Aphrodite, culture, interesting history, fantastic sunny days, and beautiful beaches.
Cyprus, being in the Mediterranean, caters to various types of tourists as a destination and offers a wide array of activities, sights and experiences. It is a great place for romance, adventure, and especially for a family vacation. The island of Aphrodite as it is known, is a perfect paradise for romantic celebrations such as weddings, honeymoons, marriage proposals, and wedding anniversaries. A traveler more inclined to fun and adventure would also surely love this little island with great mountain spots for hiking during sunny days, all year round natural rambling routes, waterskiing, cycling and mountain biking as well assnow skiing in winter time. The all year round mild climate means that all these activities are available all year round. In most of the seaside towns such as Limassol, Paphos or Larnaca, visitors can go for some sailing, hiking, and fishing.
For a family vacation, Cyprus has always been a favourite holiday spot. A family can enjoy days out swimming at the beach, walking along stunning shore lines, dining together to in family friendly restaurants serving Cypriot cuisine coupled with its famous wine produced by its picturesque wine-making villages.Protaras also offers a variety of great spots where the entire family can have a fun time in theme parks, beautiful beaches, and appreciate cuisine from all corners of the world as well as Cypriotrestaurants.
Among the many wonderful tourist attractions in Cyprus here are some of the much loved places and are worth visiting:
• The Paphos mosaics – it is famous for its complex Roman mosaics which were encountered during the 1960s. • Paphos Harbour and Castle – multicolored fishing boats in the harbor at Paphos are a terrific sight to behold. The 1390s castle that the Venetians destroyed later became a dungeon and then a salt storehouse later on. • Ayia Napa – is attracting a sizeable number of tourists and offers impressive water sports amenities and a variety of activities for youngsters and adults. You can enjoy relaxing on the beautiful white sandy beaches with family or enjoy the large number of excellent dance clubs and top DJs on offer every night near the village square. • Protaras – one of the most stunning resorts on the island with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Protaras offers family friendly fun with nearby water parks, activities and an excellent array of restaurants. • Fig Tree Bay is one of most popular sandy beaches of Protaras and took its name from the many fig trees across the beach planted many years ago. You can enjoy swimming in the sparkling clear waters of the sea or you can try one of the many water sports on offer. • Profitis Elias is another highly recommended place to visit when enjoying your villa holidays in Cyprus. Profitis Elias is a church in Protaras, located on the top of a hill at 115 metres height and is aged centuries back. Once you climb the 156 steps to the church, you can enjoy spectacular views of the whole town of Protaras and the Cape called Cavo Greco, a stunning natural picturesque landscape. Protaras is also known for its wonderful walking trails. • Families will also enjoy the spectacular show of the "Magic Dancing Waters" in the centre of Protaras square. Here you can watch colorful combinations of waters literally dancing to the rhythm of "Zorbas" – a unique experience for holidays in Protaras.
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