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1. Beautiful Nature. Cyprus is blessed with sunshine all year long and with beautiful beaches with the clear blue water and glittering sand. The Akamas peninsula, Limassol, Paphos, Protaras and Ayia Napa are home to exotic and amazing beaches and are definitely worth exploring. In Cyprus you will find great places in the mountains and small picturesque villages such as Lemythou and Troodos Mountain. The beauty of Caledonia Falls, a waterfall in Platres, will definitely amaze you.
2.Local Cuisine: Cypriot cuisine is based on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern style due to the fact that the island was colonised from time to time from different countries. Plenty of seafood, fresh fruit, vegetables, olive oil and meat are a characteristic of Cypriot cuisine. Halloumi, the famous cheese of Cyprus, is amazing! If you have a sweet tooth then you should try the delicious, hot loukoumades (mini-doughnuts dripping in honey syrup).
3.Local wine. Cyprus is also home to the oldest wine in the world, Commandaria. This sweet, red wine has a rich flavor and will make you want to drink it all the time. You can also enjoy the wine festival in Limassol that takes place every year late August.
4.Wonderful tourist attractions: Cyprus is full of history and in every city you will witness parts of the ancient mysteries of the island. It also holds three UNESCO Heritage sites:
Another popular tourist attraction is the famous Petra tou Romiou also known as Aphrodite’s Rock where, according to some myths, this is the place where the goddess Aphrodite was born.
5. Nightlife. Restaurants, clubs, bars, and cafés for all tastes can be found everywhere. Ayia Napa is a must if you like clubbing, with a lot of nightclubs ready to welcome you in different sounds and rhythms and will make you dance until the morning hours. In Limassol you will definitely have a great time in the Old City. This part was renovated recently and it is now full with stylish cafés, bars, shops and restaurants around the Old Fishing Harbour.
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