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Re: alternative places to visit

Postby IMPOSTALIEDUS » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:35 pm

a.hill43 wrote:Loking for alternative places to visit.We are coming back to Protaras in Septmber :D and are looking for places to visit.Last year we went to :D into Northern yCyprus and also went into Farmagusta(which we loved),we have been to the Troodos Mountains(again enjoyed immensly)
Also alternative excursions from the boat trip maybe cycling or horse riding for beginners.
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Re: alternative places to visit

Postby a.hill43 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:05 pm

IMPOSTALIEDUS wrote:
a.hill43 wrote:Loking for alternative places to visit.We are coming back to Protaras in Septmber :D and are looking for places to visit.Last year we went to :D into Northern yCyprus and also went into Farmagusta(which we loved),we have been to the Troodos Mountains(again enjoyed immensly)
Also alternative excursions from the boat trip maybe cycling or horse riding for beginners.
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What a thought.Ican only imagine :D :D
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Postby bubblechris » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:44 pm

I always recommend Lefkara even though i haven't been myself for some 34 years. You must also go to see the mosaics in Paphos - unbelievable quality workmanship. If you've got the time go to see Akamas and especially 'ta Loutra tis Aphroditis' Aphrodite's waterfall.
Whilst there go to Coral Bay, some of the best beaches in Cyprus, almost as good as Famagusta's beaches in the good old days.
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Postby natureofcyprus » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:51 pm

U have been to Troodos, but that is big. What did u see and what r ur interests? How about wineries? Picturesque villages? Have u seen at least one of the Unesco World heritage painted churches?

If you are into walking, there are various lovely trails in Troodos and Paphos Forest. Some are in luscious valleys, with shade.
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Postby a.hill43 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:25 pm

bubblechris wrote:I always recommend Lefkara even though i haven't been myself for some 34 years. You must also go to see the mosaics in Paphos - unbelievable quality workmanship. If you've got the time go to see Akamas and especially 'ta Loutra tis Aphroditis' Aphrodite's waterfall.
Whilst there go to Coral Bay, some of the best beaches in Cyprus, almost as good as Famagusta's beaches in the good old days.


I did enjoy Lefkara :D :D when I visited it three years ago, as yet haven't ventured to Paphos,so this year will hopefully get there.
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Postby a.hill43 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:39 pm

natureofcyprus wrote:U have been to Troodos, but that is big. What did u see and what r ur interests? How about wineries? Picturesque villages? Have u seen at least one of the Unesco World heritage painted churches?

If you are into walking, there are various lovely trails in Troodos and Paphos Forest. Some are in luscious valleys, with shade.


When we visited the Troodos,we went on a jeep safari tour(full day).I remember on the way we stopped at some lake which had copper on the bottom which was beautiful for swimming(don't know the name of it).We then stopped at an old village where some of the houses where made of mud (a truely fantastic place)with a church in the middle(again don,t know the name),ut I would like to visit it again.Then went up the mountains passing a monestry and had fantstic views.I also remember having the most fantstic lunch overlooking the valleys surrounded by trees(very windy roads).
I like a variety of things walking,churches,beaches,little quaint towns,history,wineries.Quite diverse really.Cyprus ahs so much to offer,its finding ie!
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Postby MoonageDaydream » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:35 am

If you're in Protaras the 'red villages' are worth a day trip. Protaras itself is a good base, but is really geared to undiscerning Brits who like loud bars with Elvis and Robbie Williams impersonators! It does have a good kebab takeaway, and a nice traditional taverna on the main road. Paralimni is nicer and just up the road.

I'd also suggest you see the views of Varosha (Famagusta) from the museum in Deryneia, then cross over and take a closer look by crossing the Green Line at Agios Nikolaos, drive into Famagusta, and follow the signs to 'Maras'. You will see the waste that is the ghost town, and it'll give you an idea of what was a bustling resort town, and what has been needlessly lost.

I can also recommend Glapsides Beach on the north side of Famagusta just past the Eastern Mediterranean University. Large golden sands, calm sea and a gentle slope into it. Its not usually ver crowded in September and there's a good cafe on the beach which rents out sunbeds and umbrellas too.

Do hire a car and explore, you can hire cheaper over there, but be careful , many of the companies will not let you take the cars over the Green Line, so check before you hand over any money.

If you want to travel a bit further, then the Karpas peninsula is worth seeing, fabulous beaches, and quiet.
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Postby SKI-preo » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:16 am

we stopped at some lake which had copper on the bottom which was beautiful for swimming.


I think you were swimming in an asbestos dump.
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