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Enjoy Ten Beautiful Sites In Cyprus

Feb 10, 2008
Cyprus is an island that is situated in the Mediterranean Sea. It is also recognized as the third biggest island after Sicily and Sardinia that is located in the Mediterranean Sea. This is a wonderful and idyllic country that it is one of the top favorite tourist destinations.

1.) Cyprus Museum

When you are in Nicosia, visit this museum. You will see here the most beautiful of Cypriot artifacts and archeology. You can also take a leisurely snack in its café before you go on exploring what else the museum has in store for you.

2.) Byzantine Museum

This is a wonderful place to visit. Not only will you enjoy what the museum features, but you will also see here a gigantic statue of Archbishop Makarios. Here, you will get your fill of Orthodox icon collections as well as other kinds of artworks.

3.) National Struggle Museum

For a bit of Cypriot history, visit this museum in Nicosia. You will learn about the Cypriot independence movement here as well as about the EOKA guerilla movement. You will also see many objects related to the movements here.

4.) House of the Dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios

This is a wonderful place to see. It is an 18th-century building that was renovated and restored to its usual glamour. Now, there is an ethnological museum here that visitors and locals alike visit.

5.) Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre

This is a special building in the first place because it is a very beautiful illustration of Cypriot industrial architecture. It was once neglected and nearly in ruins before it was renovated and became a fashionable modern-day art gallery. There is also a restaurant here where you can take a leisurely meal.

6.) Ledra Observatory and Museum

You can find this observatory and museum on the Shakolas Building's 11th floor. Once you get here, you will surely be in awe at the beautiful view it gives of Nicosia City. You can also appreciate the beauty of the medieval old city below this tall building.

7.) The Town of Lanarca

This is a little town were you can have a pleasant walk along the seaside of Larnaca Promenade. There are also lots to see here, the Church of St. Lazarus for one as well as the Larnaca Salt Lake where you can usually see pink flamingoes during the winter season. You can also visit the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque and the Tomb of Umm Haram, the Mohammed's foster mother.

8.) The City of Limassol

Recognized as Cyprus' second largest city, this is also fast becoming a tourist spot. Here, you will get to see the Limassol Castle, a historic site for this is the castle where Richard the Lionhearted supposedly married his wife, Queen Berengaria of Navarre. You can also visit in Limassol the ancient cities of Curium and Amathus.

9.) The Town of Paphos

This is where the famous Greek goddess named Aphrodite was said to have been borne. You will see here the Paphos Archeological Park that contains the Roman villa ruins of the House of Dionysos and the House of Theseus, and these two are renowned for their mosaic designs. You can also visit the Paphos Fort and learn about its lively history.

10.) The Tombs of the Kings

This is not really the burial site of kings and queens of olden times but the burial site of Cyprus' prominent and wealthy citizens as well as officials. What is sad is that their tombs have been pillaged free of its many treasures, but nevertheless, it is still a wonderful place to visit. The richer the citizen, the grander and more complex his tomb site is.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/cyprus to view or share Cyprus travel videos.
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