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  • 4 Nicosia
    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
  • 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

    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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