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Nature of Cyprus - national parks and reserves for active recreation

The beauty of nature of the small island of Cyprus makes the hearts of travelers beat faster. Here they can find waterfalls in the mountains and sandy beaches, pebbled seashore and dense forests, dunes and parks, lakes and rivers, lagoons and gorges. Many plants and animals of Cyprus are not found anywhere else in the world. This island is a perfect destination to relax in nature. Cape Greco National Forest Park in Ayia Napa is good for leisurely walks and cycling. The bravest jump from high cliffs into the emerald-clear water hiding caves. In the park, you can sit on one of the benches, visit a beach or a small chapel.
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In Troodos Geopark, tourists will be greeted by beautiful cedars and babbling meandering rivers flowing down the mountains. The fresh air, rich flora and fauna, and beautiful mountains will remain forever in the memory of guests of this amazing place. This is where endemic and rare species of plants such as Chionodoxa luciliae and Troodian onosma grow and animals such as the Cypriot mice, goshawk hawks, black vultures, lake frogs, many species of bats and butterflies live. You can spend a whole day in the Geopark and not be tired. This is a unique opportunity to see rare animals with your own eyes, so it's better to refrain from loud talking in order not to scare away the park's inhabitants.
Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station in Paphos is a gorgeous beach where green turtles live under the supervision of professionals. Here you can swim and sunbathe, as well as watch the slow reptiles. Those hungry for breathtaking views and silence should head to the Akamas Peninsula in the west of Cyprus. This untouched, incredibly quiet and beautiful place with wide valleys, the famous Blue Lagoon, deep gorges, and soft beach sands is home to many rare animal species, including chameleons and moufflons. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Oroklini Salt Lake in Larnaca is the best place to go for all those who dream of seeing pink flamingos in their natural habitat. In winter, the lake is wide and calm, and in summer it dries up, and the ground is covered with salt. Apart from flamingos, almost two hundred species of migratory birds gather on the lake. Birds can be watched from specially equipped viewing platforms. Another salt lake, Akrotiri, is located in Limassol and also dries up in the summer season. It is the largest lake on the island, and here you can also watch pink flamingos and other birds.
Agios Georgios Church, Agios Georgios Pomos Harbour in Paphos is attractive with its warm cliffside beaches, peace and silence. The traditionally Greek village of Pomos is located on the cliffs. Silent open spaces and pleasant solitude can be also enjoyed among gray sands of Limassol dunes. Turtles like to lay eggs in this untouched area. The white sand gleaming in the sun on Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa is so dazzling that its visitors will have to wear sunglasses. In winter, at low tide, you can walk to tiny Nissi Island along a path that appears here, and in the summertime, it is good to splash in the crystal-clear water.
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The noise of the water pacifies many people, so they should definitely explore waterfalls of Cyprus. The best time to visit the famous Adonis Baths Water Falls in Paphos is on a hot day when the cool waters of the lake are ideal for swimming. At other times it can be quite cold here, but this place can nevertheless be called amazing in any weather. You can also take a mud bath in the "Baths". But no matter how beautiful these places may seem, in Platres, there are the island's highest waterfalls - 15 meters of cold water striking with its indomitable power fall down the mountains.
High white cliffs in Limassol known as "The White Rocks" attract cave explorers. In Kouklia, you will find a popular natural landmark, “Petra tou Romiou”, or “The Rock of Aphrodite” - a group of small rocks standing in the sea close to the shore. According to legend, Aphrodite was born in this very place. Many locals believe that the one who swims around these rocks gets natural beauty that will not fade until death. The landmark is also popular as a place for making spectacular photos.
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Cultural sights in regions of Cyprus

Paphos
According to researchers the theater was built in the 2nd century BC. After the renovation the Odeon theater has been an established place for holding summer open air concerts and theatrical performances. Not far from the theaters the guests of the city will find the ruins of an ancient temple and a contemporary lighthouse which are as well significant spots of tourist attraction. The territory of the resort is developed by archeologists today. Their inestimable findings tourists may observe … Read more
Ayia Napa
Limassol
Among religious sites, Church of St. Catherine is worth mentioning. This is one of the few Catholic places of worship on the island. The church was built in best traditions of the Baroque style. Thousands of tourists come here every day to admire the spectacular structure. It’s worth to look inside the church and see high vaulted ceilings decorated with artful Byzantine painting. Limassol area also houses many interesting excursion sites, so travelers should not be limited to only one city. … Read more
Larnaca
Several ancient mosques have preserved in the city; Al Kebir is the most beautiful among them. Built in 1835, it has never been subjected to major renovation; formerly an old church was located on the site of the mosque. In the immediate vicinity of the city is an important archaeological area, where excavations are held until these days. Here, archaeologists have discovered ruins of ancient buildings. They are nothing like the buildings of Kition, a major trading city, which has certainly … Read more
Nicosia
An interesting architectural monument in the Byzantine style is Archaggelou Michael Church dated 1695. From the moment of its construction, one of the main features of the church are a wave-shaped roof and a large dome, and its walls are decorated with elaborate bas-reliefs depicting mythical creatures. At the beginning of the 19th century, a rich iconostasis adorned with skillful carvings and gilding was installed in this church. The walls of the church contain valuable ancient icons, some of … Read more
Famagusta
The must see sight is the St. Barnabas Monastery. Since the late Middle Ages, it remains one of the most revered holy sites on the island. During the long history, the building has repeatedly changed its appearance. The building got its current look in the 18th century. The part of the monastery is converted into a historical museum that houses unique artifacts and archaeological finds of different ages. The Othello's Tower built in the 14th century to protect the rapidly developing city has … Read more

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