If you are looking for a sunny island with nice beaches, landscapes, history, nightlife I would recommend Cyprus! Cyprus offers you everything, from mountains to beaches, from tasty Cypriot dishes, from quite bars to wild nightlife.
Below I’ve gathered some FREE things you can do in Cyprus so make sure to take advantage of these if you are visiting this beautiful island. These are some of my selections and I’m sure there’s a lot more free things you can do.
1.Take a walk around Paphos Harbour & Castle
The castle is located on the edge of the harbour and a nice walk is enough to relax and enjoy the beautiful scene.
2.Take some beautiful sunset photos and swim around Aprodite’s Rock It’s a beautiful place to visit and take some nice photos and also swim – however the water here is a bit chilly.
3.Walk through the 2km Avakas Gorge (Akamas Area) and see some flora and animal species Find out some tips about this walk through the Gorge by Cyprus Travel Secrets
6.Visit the Agia Solomoni church and catacombs Before visiting the underground catacombs there’s a tree with a lot of handkerchiefs hanged on. Hanging a personal offer on the tree, is believed to cure diseases of those who hang it, and many people, both locals and visitors still do it.
Inside the catacomb of Agia Solomoni – Photo by Φ-Filippos-Κ
7. Make sure to visit Geroskipou and admire Agia Paraskevi Byzantine church
8.Check out Baths of Aphrodite, the place where the Goddess of Love used to take her bath
9.Walk the Aphrodite Trail, the loveliest path on the Akamas Peninsula, famous for its coastal panoramas. Check out the route map on Cyprus Travel Secrets
10.Enjoy Paphos Town View from Armou Village What I love about my village is this breathtaking view of Paphos Town.
12.Discover Limassol Old Townby walking around My favorite one. Just walk around Limassol Castle and the small narrow streets and you’ll be amazed by the historical buildings. Day or night – you’ll get two different feelings.
13.Check the Graffitis at Athinon Street If you happen to be in Limassol beginning of May, make sure to attend the Street Life festival. Every year these graffitis are changed.
14.Visit a picturesquevillage such as Omodos or Lofou Cyprus has a lot of beautiful, stoned, villages. You should at least visit one of these and you’ll discover the traditional side of Cyprus and how it used to be years ago.
15.Wine Tasting (On the way to Troodos) A number of wineries in Cyprus offer free wine tasting. All you have to do is just visit! There are a lot of signs on the road (to Troodos) that indicate where you can find wineries.
18.See the cats at Holy Monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats located at Cape Akrotiri (Gata) According to AtlasObscura, “When a plague of snakes almost prevented the building of what is now known as the Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats, the titular felines were shipped in to save the day” That’s why, when you visit, you’ll see a lot of cats here.
19.Watch the Carnival Parade (around February or March) Limassol Carnival is considered one of the most notable carnival events in the world.
20. Check out the level water at the Kouris Dam You might spot that the Church is covered by water.
21.Walk the Artemis Nature Trail around Mount Olympos. Mount Olympos is the highest hiking path with an altitude of 1800m.
22.Visit the hunted and abandoned hotel Vereggaria in Prodromos. It was known as the “the hotel of kings”. Find out more about the story before visiting here.
23. Around January you will see the flamingos at Larnaca Salt Lake
28. Visit the Agioi Anargyroi Church This small chapel is one of the few buildings in the Cape Greco area.
29. Climb the 300 steps to reach Profitis Elias Church A small ancient church which is built a mountain summit in Protaras. Check out the panorama you’ll see from this point after climbing all those steps on 360 cities.
34. Visit the The National Struggle (EOKA) Museum The museum displays documents, photos, personal belongings of the heroes and other memorabilia related to the struggle ,when Cyprus fought for the ending of British rule.
36. Visit the Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery in Kakopetria
37. See the church of Panayia tis Asinou located in a peaceful location in Nikitari This tiny church which has been granted as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. It preserves brilliant examples of various trends of Byzantine and post-Byzantine monumental wall art.
I’m Cypriot, with a London touch, experimenting with photography, working in marketing, love cooking, reading books and wishing to travel the world. I currently live in Limassol, Cyprus and try to travel as much as I can.
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