The Most Spectacular Islands to Experience in Cyprus

Popularly referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’ and the birthplace of the goddess of love and beauty, Cyprus is a stunning all-year round holiday hotspot packed with memorable experiences. From exceptional sights, sparkling blue Mediterranean sea, perfect weather, spectacular beaches, exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, fascinating history, myths, romance and culture, captivating mountains, leafy countryside and hospitable people, Cyprus is simply a superb holiday destination that is more than just ‘sun and sea’.

Cyprus being the homeland of love, it’s considered an ideal destination for getaways or honeymoons. And guess what, it does not disappoint. Romantic couples get to enjoy a generous dose of romantic ancient legends that spice up those special moments by the sea.

As a remarkable Mediterranean island, Cyprus boasts interesting rocky coves, secluded bays and long stretches of unique golden sandy beaches. Regardless of age, budget, gender or interest, Cyprus has something special for everybody.

There are many exciting things to do in Cyprus. Whether sprawling through the pine-scented forests, skiing on Snowy Mountain peaks, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea’s blue waters, cycling through the green countryside or strolling through the iconic Byzantine churches and Greek temples, when it comes to holiday destinations, there’s nowhere like Cyprus.

Accommodation is also in plenty. Whether looking for sophisticated resorts, 5-star luxury accommodation options or affordable self-catering apartments, you will feel at home. Cheap flights to Cyprus are also available as well as an extensive highway system to take you to some of the best places to visit in Cyprus.

The next time you are in Cyprus, be sure to visit these islands in the Mediterranean for a time of your life.

Crete

Crete

Crete

Located on the southern Aegean Sea, Crete Island is characterized by a mountainous topography that features wide open plains, fertile plateaus, beautiful gorges and amazing river valleys. The island boasts rich natural wonders and unique wildlife that can be reached after a day of hike through the Gorge of Samaria.

The island is also home to archaeological and natural history museums, Venetian fortress that dates back to the early 1500s, the Minoan Palace of Knossos and Agios Titos. Other interesting places to visit include the Valley of the Dead, where Minoan Graves were found, the E4 European Walking Path, two freshwater lakes; Kournas and Aghia popular for bird watching and Crete’s southwest coast famous for whale-watching tours. As if that’s not all, the island is home to Europe’s largest natural palm forest and is reputable for its delicious wines, grapes, olive oil, lemons and oranges.

Salina

Salina

Salina

Deemed as the most luxuriant of Sicily’s seven Aeolian Islands, Salina Island is simply a paradise that is well endowed. From panoramic views, fabulous Pollara beach, lush vegetation, steep cliffs, whitewashed houses to narrow streets, you will have an exciting time here.

Love hiking? Well, Salina Island is the place for you. Its two inactive volcanoes, Monte Fossa delle Felci and Monte dei Porri offer great hiking trails and spectacular views of the sea. The pristine waters that surround Salina are ideal for swimming and diving. Visitors can also enjoy clear views of the island from a boat ride around it.

Stromboli

Stromboli

Stromboli

Stromboli is an active volcano located off Sicily’s northern shore. The island is full of fun activities including diving or swimming in the cool waters of the island and sunbathing on the beautiful black volcanic sandy beaches while enjoying delicious fresh seafood at a nearby restaurant.

Stromboli Island’s landscape is fascinating and with its narrow streets it can only be explored on foot. The island’s whitewashed buildings are a real attraction besides the deep blue sea, coal black volcanic sand and the sunlit deep green slopes of the volcano. For real adventure, add Stromboli Island to your itinerary.

Pantelleria

Pantelleria

Pantelleria

Pantelleria is another volcanic island lying northeast of Tunisia and southwest of Sicily. Today, the island is a haven of peace and unique culinary specialties like muskato dessert wine, sweet amber passito and pesto pantesco, yellow grape jelly, fish couscous, sea urchin, ricotta and mint raviolis, crab, lobster and sciakisciuka, a famous Mediterranean spicy vegetable stew.

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