Cheap Flights to Cyprus
Flights to Cyprus
Officially the Republic of Cyprus, it is an island country located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is considered to be the third most populous and third largest island in the Mediterranean. The island is situated near neighboring countries of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece.
Cyprus, a popular tourist destination in the Mediterranean, is home to many interesting archaeological remains with some dating back as far as the 10th millennium BC through the Roman Empire. These archeological remains include the Neolithic village of Khirokitia, as well as the oldest water wells in the world. These archaeological wonders are dotted throughout the island so wherever there is always something worth exploring when travelling through Cyprus. The country also boasts of its beautiful coastline, with pristine beaches in western Cyprus including those in Coral Bay, Limassol, and Paphos.
Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, is known for its rich history. Visitors to the city will find preserved Venetian walls surrounding the city with several chic bars and excellent restaurants operating within it. The ‘green line’ is also situated in Nicosia. It cuts through the center of Nicosia and serves as the dividing line between the south, which is controlled by the Greek Government of Cyprus and the north, which is administered by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Another popular tourist destination is the Troodos Mountains located in the center of the island. The Troodos Mountains is considered to be the largest mountain range in all of Cyprus with its highest peak, Mount Olympus, standing tall at 1,952 meters. Several mountain resorts are located in the area with most offering trail walks and ski slopes. With a hike up the mountain peaks of the Troodos Mountains, tourists can visit several monasteries and churches located there while trekking further downhill on the slopes will be quaint little villages worthy of a visit.
Cyprus is also known for its unique and specialty cuisines particularly the Cypriot meze, which is served in most restaurants in the country. The Cypriot meze is an appetizer that is similar to the tapas of the Spanish. They come in varieties of meat or fish, sometimes a mix of both. Another local food to try would be the halloumi, which is a Cypriot cheese, made out of a mix of cow and sheep milk. It is best to try the halloumi when it is grilled. The taramosalata is also a dish to try. It is considered to be a staple in Cyprus’ cuisine made from taramas “fish roe” that is mixed with breadcrumbs or mashed potatoes.
The Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is the country’s primary airport located near the borders of Larnaca. The Larnaca Airport is the larger airport between the country’s two commercial airports. The other airport is the Paphos International Airport (PFO), which is located near the city of Paphos. This is the airport to use when planning a vacation in the western area of Cyprus including Limassol, Coral Bay and of course, Paphos.
Book a holiday in Cyprus now and experience its rich history, visit the many archaeological wonders, hike through the Troodos Mountains and partake its unique cuisine. Start searching for cheap air tickets and promo fares to Cyprus on Skyscanner Philippines.
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