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A to Z Travel Blog - Cyprus

Updated: Mar 11

Two month's ago I started the A to Z Country Blog and the first amazing destination was Australia followed by Belgium. This month I had another frightful decision about which destination to take you to. The world's most populated country - China, classical Cuba, the great all-rounder of Canada, the British Overseas Territory - the Cayman Islands, the beautiful pacific Cook Islands, the Dutch Caribbean island - of Curacao, or the diverse and lush Costa Rica. Some may or may not be classed as countries but all are very worthy of traveling too! In the end, Cyprus spoke to me or perhaps it was the love of Aphrodite, known to the Romans as Venus.

Paphos on a Summer's Day ©MDHarding

A to Z Country Blog - Cyprus


Many of you won't know that in my previous life, I was a travel agent, selling one of the many package holidays, independent travel options, and more. Today Cyprus is still a loved destination as a package holiday but also a charter flight only. You can reach Cyprus in under 6 hours from the UK. There is a lot to explore from the traditional food, culture, and handicrafts, such as lace-making.

There is also a rich history dating back to Neolithic and Roman times. If you travel to Nicosia you’ll also discover the only divided capital in the world — it’s been split between Turkey and Greece since 1961. Narrow streets and Medieval buildings hide behind 16th-century walls in the old city centre.

Limassol Lace Market ©MDHarding


The Cypriot coastal city of Paphos is named after Pygmalion the son of Galatea the spiritual presence of Aphrodite, today you can take a taxi or tour to see Petra Tou Romiou - Aphrodite's Rock said to be the birthplace of the ancient Greek Goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite. Located along the main road between Paphos and Limassol. It is one of the most visited places for both its incredible beauty and mythical legends. Paphos is home to a population of over 32,000 people with almost double that in Larnaca. The largest populations reside in Limassol, and the capital Nicosia.