14 November 2016
et more from a winter break than just sun and sand in Cyprus is Winter and Spring.
There is so much to see and do , including a walking tour of Paphos which will illuminate the intriguing history of the coastal town.
Visit the incredibly well-preserved Paphos Mosaics, spread among several Roman villas, and the ancient Tombs of the Kings.
Away from the lovely seaside town of Pafos , which is the European Capital of Culture for 2017 , are the wonderful Troodos Mountains and isolated villages, Byzantine churches and the mountaintop Kykkos Monastery, home to a museum resplendent with Byzantine icons and other treasures.
You can also visit the divided capital city, Nicosia, with its cosmopolitan cafés, restaurants and shops and nearby Pano Lefkara, a village known for its exquisite lace. Optional excursion takes you beyond the Green Line to Turkish Northern Cyprus, including a visit to Bellapais, once home to writer Lawrence Durrell, and featuring the dramatic ruins of a Gothic abbey. You can also opt for a tour that takes in the Greco-Roman city of Kourion with its impressive amphitheatre, Limassol’s old town, and the rock where, according to legend, the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite emerged from the sea.
Wonderful beaches , Winter snow on top of Troodos complete with snow lifts and ski runs , Wine regions with excellent Wineries to visit , Ancient ruins of the World Heritage sites , in fact so much more than you expect is waiting to be explored.