Flamingos in Larnaca
Larnaca's salt lake is one of the most beautiful in Cyprus. It is part of a network of four salty lakes (three of them interconnected) of different sizes. The largest lake is Lake Aliki, followed by Orphani, Soros, and Spiro. Between all of them, and due to their size, they form the second largest salt lake on the island. It is considered one of the most important wetlands in the country and has been declared a Natura 2000 site and special protection area under the Barcelona Convention. It is surrounded by halophytic shrub vegetation and is visited seasonally by different birds.
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
The Paphos Archaeological Park (also Kato Paphos Archaeological Park) contains most of an important ancient Greek and Roman city. Paphos is located on a small peninsula on the southwestern coast of Cyprus, protected on its northern slopes by the Troodos Mountains. Still, under excavation, the park is situated in the Nea Pafos ("New Paphos") section of the coastal city.
Avakas gorge, a magnificent natural landscape
The Akamas Peninsula is incredibly famous for its rich flora and fauna. Different species grow in this region, especially the favourite endemic plant called Centauria Akamantis, a purely Cypriot shrub. The plant in question is an essential part of the place we will refer to in this article: the Avakas gorge.
Baths of Aphrodite where the goddess met her love Adonis
When we talk about Cyprus, the first things that come to mind are the sun, the beach, summer, nature, and of course, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite.
City of Kourion, an UNESCO World Heritage Site
From the top of a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean are the remains of the Kourion ancient city. They are undoubtedly a Romans testament to the sophistication with the underfloor heating system, their beautiful mosaics, and their excellent acoustics understanding. In fact, the 2nd-century theatre of these Cypriot ruins is precisely one of the tourism jewels in Cyprus crown. Arranged on the top of a cliff, the sound of the waves below is barely perceptible, and it is possible to hear what is whispering above the stage with total clarity.
Saint Lazarus from Judea to Larnaca
Lazarus resurrection is probably one of the most important events in the miracles performed by Jesus. As is known, Lazarus and his sisters lived in Bethany and received Jesus in his house, whenever this was possible. This friendship relationship was then key to the miracle in question, synonymous with resurrection to this day.
The story behind Aphrodite’s birthplace
In the southwest of Cyprus, there is a town full of stories and multiple attractions, typical of the charm that Greek mythology offers us. Of Phoenician origin -although the region was inhabited since the Neolithic-, Paphos is considered the birthplace of Aphrodite, a Greek deity who represents beauty, sensuality and love.