Cyprus is the wonder of the Mediterranean sea, rich with plenty of natural resources and beauty. There are pristine beaches around practically every corner of the island; combined with the mountainous landscape in the central area of the island, there’s no doubt that this island is ripe for exploring. Cyprus is also known for its numerous historical sites that will let your imagination run wild. If you’re looking to explore the island in a way that not many other people have, here’s a list of the best locations that few tourists know about:
The Millomeri Nature Trail in Platres is a small, hidden walking track that’s located deep in the forest. While the trail may be rather short, as it’s only about a mile long, the scenery is truly captivating. The road will take you around the river bends and across the old stone bridge that is expected to have been there for hundreds of years. At the end of the trail is the Millomeri Falls; a beautiful cascading waterfall with a pond down at the bottom. If you’re here during the summer, this is the perfect getaway location from the hectic city life of Nicosia.
Aelia Wellness Retreat
If you’re looking for a place to escape from the stress of your daily life, you should drop by the Aelia Wellness Retreat to treat yourself to an afternoon full of relaxation. The retreat centre is located in the middle of a garden, so you will feel as if you’re walking into a healer’s hut. You can get many types of wellness treatments such as oil massages, aromatherapy, full spa experiences, and organic foods, as well as detox programs. This place also offers accommodation options with other tour services such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and even wine tasting. They also have an outdoor camping area that is wonderful for stargazing with your family or significant other. So if you’re looking for a different type of staying experience, Aelia Wellness Retreat is your best option. Plus, the cocoon-shape lounge will make you feel like you’re surrounded by nature, making it the best place to sit down with your favourite hot beverage and a good book.
If you want to experience the natural beauties of Cyprus, the Akamas Peninsula is the best place to do so. Many Cypriots say that this is the most beautiful location around, so if you want to experience the best that this wonderful island has to offer, the Akamas should be included in your travel plan. There are many nature trails that take you around the wooded areas and to a secluded beach with crystal clear water. If you’re lucky, you may actually spot some turtles and other marine creatures around the area.
Zenobia is the name of the Swedish-built ship that capsized and sunk off the coast of Larnaca, southeast of Cyprus in 1980. Years of exposure to the elements have turned the ship into one of the best diving sites in the world. The shipwreck lies around a mile off the coast of Larnaca and approximately 40 meters under the surface. This means that you will need to be an experienced diver to see the ship, but we can assure you that the dive is worth it. There are schools of fish and other sea creatures you can find here, so if you’re up for some adventure, be sure to visit the Zenobia Wreck.
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