Sun-kissed Cyprus offers all its visitors unique travel experiences, where holidaymakers are transported to other eras linked to ancient civilisations and visit the island’s hidden treasures that have roots that trace back thousands of years. Besides its rich cultural heritage and history past, the island has also been blessed 365 days of sunshine making it the ideal winter destination! It is no surprise that the island has turned into a popular tourist hub over the years attracting enthusiastic travellers who seek to explore the island’s charismatic towns, traditional villages, archaeological treasures and recreational activities!
Let’s take a look at a few things you can add to your Cyprus getaway this winter.
The ancient city kingdom of Kourion, which in the 4th century was an international religious centre and a thriving kingdom, overflows with temples, sacred sanctuaries, monuments and ancient Roman Villas anyone visiting the island must-see! The most impressive are the Temple of Apollo and the Roman palaces. You shouldn’t miss out on visiting Villa of Eustolios with its colourful mosaic floors illustrating stories of gods and goddesses.
One of the best ways to experience Cyprus as a true local is by exploring one of its mountainous villages. One of our absolute favourite is Omodos Village. The picturesque village is steeped in tradition. Omodos is located just over 42 kilometres from bustling Limassol and is definitely one of the most picturesque villages you’ll ever visit. Omodos is without a doubt idyllic for all you history lovers but is also known as one of the most prominent winemaking producers within the district of Limassol. Recognised as a historic gem, the village has plentiful to offer every visitor. One of the most noteworthy is the Monastery of Stavros. The monastery also houses a petit and charming National Museum, where visitors have the pleasure of viewing old coins, wood carvings and religious objects.
Set off on an amazing city tour of Paphos for free and explore the city on foot with a tour guide. The tour takes place every Thursday and will continue till the 27th of December. Those interested should reserve their place 24 hours in advance. The walking tour sets off at 9:15 in the morning at the Market Bus Stop and lasts for 2 and half hours. The Paphos Regional Board of Tourism and Cyprus Tourism Organisation have collaborated to offer these tours to visitors who want to get a better feel of local life, all-year-round atmosphere as well as gain insight on the city’s cultural past and present.
After spending a fun-filled day exploring the island head back to your Louis Hotel and relax! Several Louis Hotels remain open in the winter including The Royal Apollonia in Limassol, Louis Ledra Beach, Louis Imperial Beach as well as Louis Phaethon in Paphos! Take your pick!