Cyprus is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places on earth, with rugged mountains and picturesque countryside. This sunny island is really worth visiting! The best way to travel is to rent a car for a few days and explore all the "must-see" places, Mediterranean restaurants and beaches. By renting a car you can save money and time but don't rush: Cyprus needs to be seen in a calm way. We have just prepared for you TOP perfect locations in Cyprus that you can visit while traveling by car. Let's go!
Tombs of the Kings. The Tombs of the Kings is the impressive necropolis that is located just outside the walls, to the north and east of Pafos town. It was built during the Hellenistic period (3rd century B.C.) to satisfy the needs of the newly founded Nea Paphos.
Troodos Villages. The villages in Troodos are very charming, and contain folk architecture and cobbled streets. Located on the slopes of the mountains they are mostly situated amid orchards, vineyards and pine trees complete with corresponding scents and aromas. These rural villages are renowned for their warm welcoming hospitality and the traditional local cuisine.
Blue Lagoon. Blue Lagoon is the largest natural bay in Akamas Peninsula. This lagoon has become one of the most popular spots in Cyprus due to its clear, dazzling, turquoise water and the white sandy seabed. The stunning reef, grown in the middle of the bay, are buzzing with sea-life and snorkelling is a must. Fish, assorted types of shells and different aquatic life decorate the impressive seabed.
Akamas Peninsula National Park. The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly picturesque part of the island. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean. The important significance of the Akamas Peninsula has been duly noted; The European Council has included it in its Mediterranean Protection Program.
Baths of Aphrodite. Baths of Aphrodite is a caved shallow pool encompassed by ferns and a large fig tree which caters for the shade. A spring supplies the water to the pool. According to myth, Aphrodite would bathe in this pool and is where she first met her great love Adonis.
Avakas Gorge. Found on the western tip of the Akamas Peninsula, this impressive gorge lies approximately 18 kilometers from the coastal town of Paphos. Deep inside the gorge you will encounter rare plants and flowers, reptiles, immense cliffs and even wild mountain goats.
Kyrenia. Kyrenia, with its picturesque harbor and adjacent castle, is called "Cyprus Treasure". The town was founded circa tenth century BC. Here you can feel the spirit of the middle ages, visit a castle, taste fresh fish in a restaurant and even rent a boat.
Larnaca. Larnaca is a good option for travelers looking for rest after road days. It has great beaches and at the same time the old crumbling Turkish Quarter and ornate Church of St. Lazarus give the town a historical edge, while the center itself has retained the atmosphere of a proper workaday town rather than just a summer resort.
With its laid-back island vibe, warm climate, long stretches of beaches and captivating sunsets, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus ticks all the boxes when it comes to incredible holiday spots. Enjoy your journey!