The Most Insta-Worthy Moments to Capture in Cyprus

The Most Insta-Worthy Moments to Capture in Cyprus
22nd August 2018 James Brooke

The Most Insta-Worthy Moments to Capture in Cyprus

With its impressive cultural sights, glittering blue waters, meze feasts and authentic hillside villages, Cyprus offers a myriad of experiences just waiting to be enjoyed and captured on camera.

The Mediterranean isle recently scored third place in a list of most hash tagged destinations with more than 249,000 mentions on Instagram in the first quarter of 2018. With its natural beauty, rich culture and stunning scenery – it’s easy to see why.

Here, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation recommends its top things on the island to share on Instagram:

Spectacular Mountains

The largest mountain range in Cyprus, the Troodos Mountains is the ideal vantage point. Those who venture to the top will capture mesmerising views of endless green peaks and gaze upon magnificent Byzantine monasteries in the distance. The range is also dotted with characterful, hillside villages, all of which are worth a visit in their own right thanks to their rural charm – Kalopanayiotis, Pedoulas and Kakopetria, are a must see.

Magical Sunsets

Akamas Peninsula will truly take your breath away. From its rare and diverse flora and fauna, to its rolling hills and beautiful coastline, the photo opps are never-ending.  Renowned for its heavenly sunsets, the Akamas Peninsula is the perfect place to stop, roll out a blanket and have your camera on standby – this is one view you don’t want to miss.

Mythical Wonders

The rumoured birthplace of the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty, Aphrodite’s Rock is a spectacular cluster of rocks in the shallow waters of Paphos. Tourists photograph the rock for many reasons, namely its huge size but also to capture the beauty of the waves rising and breaking during certain weather conditions.

Mouth-watering Cuisine

Cyprus has many traditions when it comes to cuisine. From magnificent meze platters, to mouth-watering moussaka, expertly crafted bread, and freshly made halloumi, food is most definitely made with love in Cyprus – the island is an epicureans dream.

Hidden gems

Aside from its popular beachside resorts, Cyprus has many charming hillside villages just waiting to be discovered. Idyllic villages like Omodos, Tochni and Lefkara, whilst all slightly different, boast similar stand out features; stone built buildings, long cobbled paths, narrow streets and historical architecture. When strolling the peaceful streets, keep an eye out for bright colourful doors – they make for a striking background.

For further information on Cyprus and information on when and where to visit, please see www.visitcyprus.com

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About the Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Cyprus – the third largest island in the Mediterranean – attracts over two million tourists annually. Cyprus is a year-round island appealing to a wide range of personal tastes and lifestyles, from families and couples, to the most discerning of culture and nature-oriented travellers.

Tourists are attracted by the island’s legendary hospitality, glorious coastline and stunning mountain villages. There is something to suit everyone – family resorts, world class spas, golf courses, marinas, agro-tourism and food and wine trails. The active can enjoy the warm waters of Cyprus for diving and waterskiing while adventure seekers can explore the island’s beauty with trekking or bird-watching tours, while golfing enthusiasts play on award winning courses.

The island boasts the cleanest bathing waters in Europe, combined with a rich cultural heritage, a variety of agro-tourism projects and a wide choice of special interest activities.

For more information: www.visitcyprus.com