About Cyprus

Whether this be your first visit, it will be the first of many, or if you are a returning visitor you will find that the Cyprus culture, the cuisine, the people, laid back lifestyle and the wonderful climate will give you the feeling of wanting to experience more.

DRIVING IN CYPRUS (CAR HIRE)
We drive on the left hand side of the road.
Speed limit on the motorways is 100km per hour, main arterial roads are 50km per hour or 80km per hour and built up (residential) areas the limit is 30km per hour.

CYPRUS PLACES TO SEE
The main cities in Cyprus are Nicosia (the business capital), Larnaka, Limassol and Paphos.  Heading east from Larnaka you will find Agia Napa and Protaras which have beautiful beaches and night life for those that wish to dance the night away.


Cyprus, an island full of legends and love. It is here where the goddess Aphrodite was born, washed ashore carried by sea foam. A visit to Aphrodite’s Rock (on the B6 heading out of Paphos towards Pissouri/Limassol) will leave you breathless.

It is here where you will find yourself surrounded by beauty, from the mighty Troodos Mountain range to the harbours of Paphos and Latchi.  There is much to see for the visiting tourist.  Start from Paphos Castle situated at the harbor entrance, followed on by the Tombs of the Kings.

For the shopaholics, there is the new Kings Avenue Mall where you will find many shops to tempt you. 
Sailors are well catered for with boat trips aplenty, hire your own or walk the plank on the pirate ship, you can even dance the night away on a luxury yacht.

Be sure to head for the village of Mamonia if you are heading Troodos way.  It is here where you will find a small café called ‘MILOS’ perched on a hillside with a view that will stay with you forever.  Sit outside on a graveled patio and listen, hear the birdsong, the rustle of the trees.  Order a freshly squeezed orange juice or maybe a coffee, it is here you will find Cypriot hospitality at its best.  Go around the back of the café and you will see a small room filled with the most amazing wooden carvings depicting days gone by, work was hard for these people who were farmers by trade.

Kykkos Monastery lies 20kms west of Pedoulas, this is well worth a day trip as it is the most beautiful Monastery on the island. 

In Limassol, be sure to visit the Limassol Marina, take a walk along the promenade and if it is a beach you are after then Ladies Mile Beach is the place to go.  If you want somewhere a little quieter then head along the A6 towards Larnaka and take the exit to Governor’s Beach.  Governor’s beach got its name before the island got its independence from the British Governor that used to visit there. This is an oasis of tranquility, a beautiful secluded sandy beach surrounded by rocks, with transparent water to swim in.

There are many tour companies that can take you island wide, but in my opinion, the best of course is to go with your own car.  This way you are free to explore wherever you want, pack a picnic, grab a map and head to who knows where, but you can be sure that whatever direction you follow, there will be amazing views and something to explore.