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Discover the Beauties of Cyprus

Discover the Beauties of Cyprus

Cyprus is a special location which welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors both from Turkey and all around the world since it attracts attention with its natural beauties and historical values. The country, also known as the foster-land, Cyprus is also very precious, especially for Turkish citizens, as it is one of the overseas countries where it is possible to enter only with an identity card. To discover Cyprus in every sense and have a pleasant journey in time within all its historical values, all you need to do is rent a car. Although Cyprus rent a car is a question mark for many people, it is in fact a very easy process. One of the biggest question marks in the car rental process is that the steering wheel is in reverse position compared to our country in this country where the traffic flows from the right lane. However, you do not need an additional driving license to drive in Cyprus. You can easily rent a car from Avis car rental office with your current driver's license.
 
There are many different alternatives you have to experience in Cyprus. Ruins that shed light on both near and distant history, local flavors, beautiful beaches and much more await you in Cyprus. In this article, you can find what you need to know about Cyprus and get recommendations for your travel plan.

Local Flavors of Cyprus

Local Flavors of Cyprus

Cyprus has many different unique but memorable flavors. It is possible to taste delicious dishes in the region, which has been home to different civilizations and thus influenced by many cultures. Walnut paste, halloumi, flaouna, bigla, samarella and halloumi pastry are among the dishes you must try in Cyprus. These flavors, which suggest that snacks and breakfast foods come to the fore in the regional cuisine in the first place, are of course just some of the flavors you will experience during your trip to Cyprus. When it comes to the main course and appetizers, culinary cultures of different civilizations combined with the influences from the Mediterranean cuisine have been effective in the creation of unique dishes. You should definitely try different flavors such as peach kebab, colocasia, pierogi and Cyprus meatballs.

Where to Eat in Cyprus?

Having so many alternatives to eat in Cyprus actually helps you make your travel plans much more comfortably. There are many historical beauties to be explored in each of the cities of Nicosia, Kyrenia, Güzelyurt, İskele and Famagusta. It is possible to experience special Cyprus flavors in all of these cities.

Historical Places of Cyprus

Historical Places of Cyprus

We mentioned that Cyprus has hosted many civilizations. The most prominent effect of this situation is observed in the castles and monasteries in the cities. Kyrenia Castle is one of the most popular multicultural buildings. You should definitely include the castle in your Kyrenia travel plan and oversee the city from above. The touches made by the Lusignans, Venetians and Ottomans in the castle built by the Byzantines allow you to travel in time while visiting the castle. St. George Church and Sunken Ship Museum inside the castle are among the important historical values of the region. Of course, the castle is not the only historical place in Kyrenia. St. Hilarion Castle, Pella Pais Monastery and St. Mamas Church are among the must-see places in the city. Another popular city of Cyprus after Kyrenia, Nicosia is known for hosting many historical monuments. Nicosia is a must-see, even as the world's last divided capital. Surlariçi, Büyükhan, Selimiye Mosque and the Museum of Barbarism, which sheds light on the inhuman events that took place on this island in the past, are some of the must-visit places in the city.

Places to See in Cyprus

Although the two prominent cities of Cyprus are Kyrenia and Nicosia, Güzelyurt, Famagusta and İskele are among the places you will want to see on the island. Especially during your visit to Famagusta, you can research about the Restricted Varosha region, where it is still forbidden to enter and watch the neighborhood that looks like it was abandoned from the spots where you are allowed to approach. Once the island's most popular holiday destination, Varosha was captured during the Peace Operation in 1974. Afterwards, the region was evacuated upon agreement. While you are in Famagusta, Namık Kemal Square, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Salamis Ruins and St. Barnabas Monastery are also among the places you should see.

Nightlife in Cyprus

Nightlife in Cyprus

Cyprus is undoubtedly known for its deep-rooted history and cuisine as well as its very vibrant and extraordinary nightlife. It is possible to find entertainment venues serving different concepts in every city. When you want to relieve the fatigue of the day and experience the nightlife in Cyprus, major nightclubs and entertainment venues in hotels are among your options in addition to bars and cafés. One of the indispensable parts of Cyprus nightlife is casinos serving within big hotels. Everything you need to spend a pleasant night in Cyprus, where there are options for every taste, is at your disposal.