An island country found in the Eastern Mediterranean, the third largest and third most populous island in the whole of Mediterranean, the Republic of Cyprus, has been renowned for its mineral wealth, superb wines, produce, and natural beauty since ancient times.
Cyprus Webcam View From Denizkizi Beach
Nowadays Cyprus stands as one of the most popular tourist destinations, with over 4 million tourists visiting the country annually, most people coming from Europe. When it comes to tourism infrastructure, Cyprus stands as one if not the best in the world, being home to the top of the line beaches, both in popularity and cleanliness all across Europe, which is what tourism in Cyprus is mainly focused on.
This can be seen reflected in the times tourists choose to visit the country as the summer months are the peak time for a visit, but if you find yourself at this famous island country, you will surely find much more than their beaches.
If you ever visit Cyprus, you’ll quickly find out about not only why the beaches are renowned worldwide, but also about its long history, art, mixed and varied culture, and absolutely beautiful architecture.
For example, Ancient Kourion is one of the ancient sites found across Cyprus. Located right across a coastal cliff it showcases amazing views of the countryside found below, it is a majestic and romantic sight.
Another great site for relaxing with style, Larnaca, is a beautiful southeast side seaside resort. It is considered to be one of the most laid-back spots on the island, where facilities for sun and sand-based activities can be readily found, but where the area really shines is the old Turkish Quarter, called Skala, and ornate Agios Lazaros (Church of St. Lazarus).
Spots like these, full of ancient architecture is a trend when it comes to the island, as you can find these beautiful, well-preserved buildings all across the country.
Ancient is no the only impressive you’ll find around, as Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus is a wonderful mix of old and new. The city has been inhabited for around 4,500 years, so there’s plenty to find. The brand new apartment buildings are mixed with wonderful gothic churches and so much more.
With homemade food, local produce, wonderful national museums, and an immaculate old town, it stands as one of the most beautiful European capitals around.
The climate found on the island will surely satisfy your vacation needs. The warm, Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers and mild, wet winters.
The former season sees almost no rainfall all through the min-year months, with temperatures jumping all the way up to an average of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), with winter seeing plenty of rain (rainfall jumping all the way to 90% from almost 0% found during summer) and the temperatures falling to a comfortable 17 degrees Celsius (62 degrees Fahrenheit).
This could also lead to a better understanding of why most tourists are found on the island during the dry, hot summer months, but if you feel like exploring a scenic, romantic ancient island with plenty of rain and moody atmosphere, it might be one of the best choices out there.
The island is truly something to explore, from its array of wonderful ancient sights, gorgeous architecture from many periods in time, more than enough clean beaches with top of the line resorts, a restaurant of local or specialized food for any taste, and much much more.
There is no debate when it comes to Cyprus dominating the tourism world and standing as one of the most dominant forces in Europe. But if you don’t feel like going on a dry, hot summer or wet, calm winter adventure, feel free to take a look by using one of the free webcams you can find on this site!