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    Alex H. Panteli

    Zenobia Wreck Dive

    By Alex H. Panteli , Local expert
    01.08.2016 | Nature , Active , Exploring
    Zenobia Wreck Dive

    Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 recreational dive sites in the world, the Zenobia wreck lies off the coast of Larnaca. The Zenobia was a Swedish cargo ship on her maiden voyage from Sweden to Syria, with several port stops in between, Larnaca being among them. When the ship arrived in Larnaca, the captain noticed that, due to a software error, the ship’s system was pumping excess water into the ballast system, which caused the ship to list to the side. This eventually caused the ship to sink, losing all of its cargo which was estimated at roughly 200 million USD. This dive site offers several challenges to divers, spanning a wide range of proficiencies... Read More
  • 2 Nicosia
    Nicoletta  Fierou

    Ledra Street

    By Nicoletta Fierou , Local expert
    01.06.2016 | City , Outdoors , Exploring
    Ledra Street

    This is a very famous street in the capital, Nicosia, not only because it is littered with small restaurants and lots of shopping opportunities, but also because it leads straight to the crossing point between the Greek and the Occupied sides of the island.   You can spend an entire day out on this one little street, starting from one end and working your way to the other, going through a handful of delicious little restaurants and shisha places to spend time sampling their wares at. One small recommendation is the Papafilippou ice cream store towards the end, a delicious end to any meal. If you have the time and inclination, as well as your passport on you (you... Read More
  • 4 Nicosia
    Alex H. Panteli

    Tombs of the Kings

    By Alex H. Panteli , Local expert
    30.05.2016 | Outdoors , Exploring
    Tombs of the Kings

    Located near the town of Paphos, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, these impressive ruins were built during the 3rd century B.C. Despite the name, the necropolis is not connected with the burial of kings; the name derives itself from the immense structures and magnificent appearances of its tombs. The place was used as a burial site for the higher administrative officers, aristocracy and their family members. The tombs are located underground, rock cut and characterized by an underground open air rectangular atrium. The walls were originally covered with frescoes, however today only small parts are preserved. The similarities of the tombs with the ones found in... Read More
  • 4 Nicosia
    Alex H. Panteli

    Aphrodite's Rock

    By Alex H. Panteli , Local expert
    26.05.2016 | Beach , Nature , Exploring
    Aphrodite's Rock

    Also known as Petra tou Romiou, this is known as the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. This is situated on the coastal road from the city of Paphos to Limassol, and according to myth Aphrodite was born from the waves hitting the shoreline. This is one of the most visited tourist spot on the island, especially known for its beauty. Swimming is largely discouraged as the sea is quite rough in this area, however strong swimmers will venture in now and again. The beach is a pebbly beach as well, some would advise to wear shoes/sandals when visiting. The area is perfectly suited for a picnic, with beautiful views of the Mediterranean and the foamy waves ... Read More
  • 4 Nicosia
    Alex H. Panteli

    Curium Archaeological Site

    By Alex H. Panteli , Local expert
    20.05.2016 | Nature , Culture , Exploring
    Curium Archaeological Site

    A listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Curium was once a thriving settlement found on the south-western coast of Cyprus near the modern day city of Limassol. These ruins, dating back to before the Roman period, have been wonderfully preserved and are a fantastic place to visit for a day out. There is everything on exhibit, from the beautiful amphitheatre and residential houses, to the public baths and the stadium used for running events. The area is littered with beautiful mosaics depicting the particular area they are in. For example, the House of Achilles has several mosaics showing the history of the hero Achilles while the baths area has several... Read More
  • 2 Nicosia
    Theoni  Papaiacovou

    My day out in Old Nicosia

    By Theoni Papaiacovou , Local expert
    20.05.2016 | City , Outdoors , Culture , Exploring
    My day out in Old Nicosia

    Today started with me getting up at around 7am to get ready for the day ahead. I packed and had breakfast, and then I walked to the beach to grab the intercity bus to Nicosia. The bus left at 9am and we arrived sometime around 10:20. I then took a city bus towards the apartment I rented and had to look a bit to find the right street. The landlady showed me the studio; it was quite small but had everything I needed, and by everything I mean air conditioning. Nicosia is not on the coast and is even hotter, at around 38 degrees Celsius; air condition is a must have.  It took me about 20 minutes to get into the old city by foot and I needed a while to orient myself... Read More
  • 2 Nicosia
    Theoni  Papaiacovou

    Best beaches in Cyprus

    By Theoni Papaiacovou , Local expert
    20.05.2016 | Beach , Outgoing , Exploring , Nature
    Best beaches in Cyprus

    Being a small island in the Mediterranean Sea, there are literally hundreds of beaches one can visit. Here you can find a list of the most popular beaches to visit during your stay.   Fig Tree Bay This Blue Flag awarded beach was recently voted as one of the best beaches in Europe, being ranked number 9. Location: Protaras, next to the Capo Bay hotel   Nissi Beach Yet another Blue Flag award receiver, this white sand beach is small yet picturesque. Location: Ayia Napa, next to the Nissi Beach resort   Cavo Greco Not a traditional beach in the sense of sprawling sandy shores, this is more suited for the adventurous due to the scuba diving sites as well ... Read More
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