The Couples’ Guide to Travel in Cyprus: Three Unmissable Experiences

Posted by on May 25, 2019 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Situated the picturesque Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is a fantastic place to visit for couples. Indeed, a quick browse of the sort of villas listed here by Oliver’s Travels will demonstrate that this is the sort of country that can offer a relaxing and romantic getaway.

But before you start daydreaming about Cypriot delicacies or stunning sunsets over beautiful beaches, here are some top tips to help you map out your dream romantic break.

Quick Cyprus facts:

  • Cyprus has a typical Mediterranean climate, with warm and dry weather most of the year.
  • If you plan on renting a car, you may find it easier than other countries as they drive on the left in Cyprus.
  • Cyprus is split into six areas with some of the most desirable being Paphos, Protaras and Larnaca.
  • The currency for Cyprus is the Euro.

With lots of charm to discover along the coast and through the traditional towns, here are the top three experiences you don’t want to miss out on in your romantic getaway:

Rock of the Greek

One of the most romantic spots on the whole island is Petra tou Romiou, or the Rock of the Greek. This lies on the coastline in between Limassol and Paphos and near to Aphrodite Hills. This interesting rock formation is impressive. According to ancient mythology, this is where Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born from the waves.

If you’re a good swimmer, a swim out to the further rock might be tempting. Local legend has it that any woman who swims around the furthest rock in an anti-clockwise direction then back to land will be blessed with eternal youth. But, the waves have been known to be turbulent, so it’s best to try your luck when the sea is calmer.

Explore sea caves

Adventurous couples can take to the Paphos shoreline, beside the Peyia Village, to explore the natural sea caves. Carved into the cliff face, these wondrous creations are impressive. When the tide is low you can walk right up to the caves that are found along the shore. Throughout the year, pods of Mediterranean Monk Seals use the caves as a safe haven to give birth.

There are also incredible sea caves in Ayia Napa at the sprawling Cape Greco National Forest Park. Discover limestone bridges, secret caves and tunnels throughout the rocky landscape. Some of the caves are huge, spreading up to 80 metres through the cliffs. There’s plenty of marine life to spot here, making it a great place for a sail and snorkel.

Take a wine tour

Relax together as you sip on locally produced fine wine paired with traditional Cypriot food. The Troodos Mountain range creates the perfect grape growing conditions. With several vineyards across the country, you’re never too far away from the fragrant olive groves and wineries.

The Paphos Fikardos Winery is famous for its expansive collection and the Tsiakkas Winery in Limassol is popular for its peaceful location, surrounded by the green Pitsilia mountains.  The Kamanterena winery in Paphos is apart of a collective that has been running since the late 1940s and produces award-winning flavours that’ are sold internationally.

To compare against a more modern facility, visit the Zambartas Wineries. Founded in 2006, the family-run business encompasses the scenic Krasochoria Wine Region of Limassol. It’s famous wine, the floral Zambartas Rose, is definitely worth a try.

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