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 quiet 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 scenery.
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
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.
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
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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