The island of Cyprus is divided – the southern part called the Republic of Cyprus and the northern part referred to as North Cyprus. One can drive to North Cyprus from the South through few approved border crossings. North Cyprus’s natural beauty as well as its history in its many castles is worth a visit. You can see all the details on the main North Cyprus page.
Some of the main places to visit in North Cyprus include the town of Kyrenia and its harbour, St Hilarion Caslte, Buffavento Castle and the border town of Famagusta. If you are planning to visit North Cyprus, check out Go North Cyprus for hotel/flight bookings.
The beautiful Bellapais Abbey near to Kyrenia is a must-vist.
Almost anyone coming to Cyprus as a tourist visits Petra Tou Romio also known as the Aphrodite’s rock, the place where Aphrodite was born out of foam. If you are not interested in mythology, you can still visit this place for its scenic beauty.
You can go to Aphrodite’s rock from the highway between Limassol and Pafos. The exit then goes for a while along the sea before coming to the parking for the actual place. You then cross the road through a under-bridge and come out onto the beach where you can see the actual rock.
Just as you reach the sea, you will see few viewpoints where you can stop and enjoy the work of nature on the limestone cliffs.
If you have the energy and time, you can do a bit of exploring. Just before the first viewpoint, there is a narrow path down to the beach. If no path exists, just scramble down. Then, keep going to the left until see rock formations. They are beautiful and you can spend hours climbing the cliffs and going inside the small caves formed by the cliffs.
If you are not the kind who enjoys climbing all the rocks, just sit back and enjoy the beautiful sunset on this beach.