Historic Paphos is teeming with historic sites and there’s plenty to see and do on a day trip. Pay a visit to the Rock of Aphrodite, the birthplace of the mythical Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty, where legend dictates that you’ll earn eternal beauty and fertility by swimming around the offshore landmass.
As one of Cyprus’ biggest and most popular seaside resorts, Limassol has a range of beaches to choose from, but be sure to check out the sights before you hit the sand. Take a wander around the picturesque Old Town, explore the ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the Kourion archeological site and take in the views from the 13th century Kolossi Castle.
The cooler climes and pine-clad hills of the Troodos Mountains offer the perfect backdrop for a hiking or mountain biking excursion, with the highest peak, Mount Olympus, reaching 1,950 meters, but equally enjoyable is a day tour of the many traditional mountain villages.