Cyprus has a fascinating and unique history. Due to the island’s location, close to three continents, many different countries and cultures have had an impact on the island, and evidence of this remains to this day. For anyone with an interest in history or archaeology, Cyprus is a true treasure trove.
Here are just some of the amazing ancient sites waiting to be discovered in Cyprus…
Ancient Amathus dates back to 1100 BC. It’s a large site with a lot to see so give yourself a good few hours to explore this intriguing site. You can see the ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite as well as tombs from the early Iron Age and displays of ancient treasures that have been unearthed in the area.
This impressive 2nd century BC ancient theatre is actually still used to this day for theatrical and musical performances. The structure you see today dates back to Roman Times. The curved seating is very well preserved; however, the stage would originally have been much higher, only the foundations remain today.
The site of Idalion has a fantastic museum filled with the finds that have been discovered in the area which has been subject to many archaeological excavations of the settlements and cemeteries of this ancient city that was one of the most influential in Cyprus during the Iron Age and the Classical period.
One of the most captivating ancient sites of Cyprus, the Kato Pafos Archaeological Park has features that date back to the 4th century BC. There are some stunning Roman mosaic floors that are so well preserved you can clearly make out the scenes from Greek Mythology.
No visit to Paphos is complete without a visit to the hauntingly fascinating Tombs of the Kings, the resting place of 100 Ptolemaic aristocrats. You’ll discover a range of tombs there, from simple tombs carved out of the rock, to elaborate tombs bedecked with frescoed walls and Doric columns.
Living surrounded by the rich history of Cyprus is such a wonderful opportunity and just one of the many benefits of making Cyprus your home. With year-round sunshine, one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, world class education and medical facilities, and a relaxed pace of life, it’s no wonder that so many people are choosing Cyprus as their perfect place to live and work.
Luckily, with the Cyprus Investment Programme, the Cyprus government have made the process of moving to Cyprus much easier. If you’d like to find out more about the programme, then visit our website and learn everything you need to know.