Cyprus has been a centre of cultural significance for centuries. With such a rich and expansive history, it is perhaps no surprise that the theatre has played an important role in Cyprus that spans from ancient times right up to this very day. When you are visiting this island, with its sun-drenched beaches and fascinating historic and archaeological sites, do add these beautiful ancient theatres to your list of places to visit…
The Kourion Amphitheatre is just one feature of a large archaeological site, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore. You really could spend all day here. Built to entertain the people of the ancient city of Kourion, it is said that the theatre was also used for gladiator games. The location is picture perfect, set at the top of the Acropolis, offering amazing sea views. You should certainly take your time to soak up the views and capture the moment with some photographs. Take your time and explore the site well, it is a fantastic opportunity to take a long walk, with something of interest to see wherever you turn.
Paphos Ancient Theatre
Located close to Paphos, this ancient theatre is thought to date back to around the end of the 4th century. With Alexandrian influences, the styling is of this theatre fits with the time period, when the island was ruled by Ptolemais. Partly built on a hill, with the rest being a man-made structure, this remarkable building is of great archaeological interest, and you may well see archaeologists at work when you visit, uncovering the hidden secrets of this fascinating site.
Paphos Ancient Odeon
Paphos Odeon, in Kato Paphos is close to the tourist areas and so is easily accessible. Built as part of the Roman Agora buildings, the theatre itself dates back to the 2nd century. It has since been restored and is used to this day as a working theatre. Booking your ticket to one of the many performances is certainly a fantastic experience, bringing the modern-day world into this ancient setting, giving you a feeling of stepping back in time that is almost dreamlike.
A journey through time on this sunshine island
All these ancient sites are brilliant to explore and of course, with over three hundred days of sunshine every year, you will have plenty of days with the perfect weather for strolling around these beautiful locations, steeped in history. With wide open spaces, breath taking views and a feeling of wonderful tranquillity, Cyprus’s ancient places are certainly perfect for visiting if you are relaxing in Cyprus, recuperating after a medical procedure. With fresh air, sunshine, and the opportunity for some gentle exercise in stunning surroundings, Cyprus is paradise for medical tourists.
Of course, it is not just the beauty of the island that has seen Cyprus become one of the most popular destinations for medical tourism, it is also due to the low costs, high quality of treatment from highly skilled medical professionals and short waiting lists. To find out more regarding seeking your medical treatment in Cyprus, please visit our website or get in touch. We are always happy to answer your questions.
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