Cyprus Cities

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Cyprus Cities
Paphos (Pafos), a city rich in history & culture, is a gem of western Cyprus. There is archaeological evidence supporting the city's existence from the Neolithic period. Paphos, the birthplace of the Greek Goddess of love and beauty ‘Aphrodite’, proudly boasts the remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs that belong to Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Paphos is included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites as a natural and cultural treasure.
Paphos, roughly divided into Old Paphos and New Paphos, is famous for its white sand beaches and vairous landlandmarks. It was a major port during Roman times. Later, when the British colonized the island, it started losing its value. Today, this small harbour has slowly emerged as an attractive tourist destination.

Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus with the population of 280.000 people, the largest economic, trade and touristic center. It is conveniently located 70 km away from international airports of Larnaca and Paphos.
City is considered to be a special city, because it is a business center and at the same time marvelous Mediterranean resort.
Limassol is not only a large business center of Cyprus but it is also a sunny touristic city with wonderful hotels, modern residential compounds and villas located along the seashore. The climate here is very favorable and mild providing 320-340 sunny days a year. Mountains are within a stone’s throw from the city.
It is the largest center of maritime traffic in the European Union. The largest international port of Cyprus is situated here. It is located in the Akrotiri bay. From here ships sail off to Israel (Haifa Port), Egypt (city of Port Said), Lebanon, Greece (Piraeus Port and Greek isles of Patmos, Crete and Rhodes) and to many other countries. Cruise ships put into Limassol, and there is also ferry connection.
City is the leading center of international trade. It comprises historical city, cultural center and wonderful resort. Limassol is divided into three main touristic zones: central district of Limassol, district of Potamos Yermasoyias (5 km away from the center) and Amathus district (8 km away from the center).

Ayia Napa was a small fishing village which in 1994 was declared as a Municipality and it is today one of the best tourist destinations worldwide, very well known as a cosmopolitan resort. 
Ayia Napa is located in the eastern coast of Cyprus very closed to Famagusta City. Ayia Napa is the town of natural beauty – golden sandy beaches with crystal clear varying shades of blue waters, of history and culture with friendly and hospitable people is definitely a unique place for all of you who wish to have unforgettable vacations. 
As the Greek Nobel Prize Poet George Seferis wrote in one of his poems ‘’Ayia Napa, where all the colours of the rainbow blend into a harmonious whole, different languages resound everywhere, where the hearts beat as one and offer a warm welcome’’. 
Don’t forget to visit the Monastery and the Old and New Church inside and outside of it dedicated to Virgin Mary, the Picturesque Harbor, the Municipal Museum ‘’Thalassa’’, the Makronissos Archaeological Tombs, the Venetian Aqueduct, the rural churches and chapels all around the town, the Sculpture Park, the Celebrities’ Square, the Love Bridge, and the Sculpture ‘’I Love Ayia Napa’’ at the Central Square so as to take a memory photo with it. 
Discover the 14 golden beaches with crystal and clear waters all awarded with Blue Flag, and indulge into the warmth of the sun, enjoy your swimming, all water sports and a cruise around the coast of Ayia Napa. Explore the wild natural beauty of Cape Greco, do biking or hiking on nature trails with wildflowers and fauna. 
You can visit the variety of restaurants and taverns to taste the local and international cuisine, the pubs and nightclubs for fun and pleasure and the trendy boutiques and souvenirs for shopping. 

 Situated on the east side of the Island, Protaras covers approximately 5km of the golden Famagusta Coastline.

Protaras flourished into a charming tourist resort in the 1980s as a more sophisticated alternative to the buzzing and wild atmosphere of its neighbouring town; Agia Napa (located 5 miles west of Protaras).
Before becoming a tourist resort Protaras was essentially uninhabited; the area was mostly covered by a multitude of windmills, some of which still stand, adding to the character of the Protaras landscape. Artefacts uncovered during recent excavations dating back to the Greco-Roman era (58 BC - 395 AD) suggest the land where Protaras now exists may have been the ancient town of Lefkola, notable in those times for its hustling port.
Protaras became an idyllic holiday resort largely due to the beautiful sandy beaches in its vicinity. There are several excellent beaches, each developed to appeal to a particular type of holidaymaker. For instance, the main beach “Fig Tree Bay”, regarded as one of the most popular beaches on the island, offers a wide range of water-sports, while to the north of the coastline, the tranquil waters of Skoutari Beach, make for great snorkelling.
Protaras is particularly apt for package-holidays owing to the impressive array of hotels that have been built in the area since not many people actually reside in this town. Some hotels are enormous comprising several swimming pools and have been purpose-built to fulfil their guests’ every need. The “All-inclusive” deals at these hotels often cover the use of deluxe sports facilities such as: Tennis courts, Gymnasiums and Spas, and even offer useful services such as babysitting and hairdressing.

Larnaca is a port city located on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is the third largest town after Nicosia and Limassol and home to the second largest commercial port.
The city which is built on the ruins of ancient Citium is endowed with numerous attractions such as Larnaca Castle, the Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke etc. Larnaca's waterfronts, scenic vistas, parks and beautiful beaches with leisure and sporting facilities enhance its beautiful coastline.
The city's International Airport is located on the fringe of the city with easy access to and from the city centre.
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