Have you ever visited Cyprus? If so, there’s no doubt you had an amazing time relaxing on the gorgeous golden sand beaches, dining on the seafront with spectacular views and delicious cuisine.
Have you ever visited Cyprus? If so, there’s no doubt you had an amazing time relaxing on the gorgeous golden sand beaches, dining on the seafront with spectacular views and delicious cuisine, and perhaps visiting the historic attractions of the island. But have you ever taken time to step off the beaten track, and explore beyond the usual tourist attractions? You’ll unearth some truly stunning hidden gems when you make the effort to drag yourself away from the sea and the beach, to visit the villages of Cyprus. These pretty locations have a timeless beauty. You can stroll the quaint streets and discover a true traditional side to the island. Take your time, and soak up the sights, the history, and the warm local welcome. You’ll find local crafts that make the most unique souvenirs to take home and don’t forget to stop for a bite to eat. The most delectable local delicacies are served up in relaxing picturesque surroundings.
If you’re visiting Cyprus for your medical treatment, springtime is the perfect time of year. The weather is perfect for gentle exploration. You’ll feel pleasantly warm, without being too hot; walking isn’t arduous, yet dining alfresco is an enjoyable experience. The scenery is lush, and the flowers are blooming. There are many beautiful villages dotted around the Cypriot countryside, each with something special and unique to offer, but if you’ve never visited the small villages of Cyprus before, let us recommend our top 3 must-visit destinations for your next trip to Cyprus in the springtime…
Beautiful Kalopanayiotis in the Troodos Marathasa valley is known for its natural healing springs. The perfect complement to your well-being break. The traditional architecture and cobbled streets give a real authentic feel to the village. You’ll find some spectacular hiking trails here, with some stunning Venetian bridges to discover along the way and some great picnic spots too. Kalapanayiotis is home to several historic churches, including the UNESCO-listed Monastery of Agiou Ioanni Lambadisti. Just outside the village are two further attractions well worth a visit, the Kalopanayiotis Byzantine Museum, and the Kykkos watermill.
With pretty cobbled streets lined with bougainvillea flowers, many say that Lefkara is the most beautiful of all the Cyprus villages, and it certainly looks its best in the springtime. Famous for traditional crafts such as silversmithing and lacemaking, you’ll be able to see products being made first-hand by the highly skilled men and women of the village. It is thought that Leonardo da Vinci once visited Lefkara to buy lace, and with that superior recommendation, you may wish to visit the local shops to buy some for your own home.
Platres is home to some awe-inspiring waterfalls, including the Caledonia falls, the tallest waterfall in Cyprus which can be found along a beautiful forest trail just outside of the village. For those with a sweet tooth, the Platres chocolate factory is sure to be top of your must-visit list. In winter, Platres is busy with tourists flocking to the Troodos mountains for the ski season, but in the spring, the crowds dissipate, and the village becomes a tranquil haven once again.
With fresh air, beautiful scenery, and fantastic views, exploring the villages of Cyprus is as good for your mind as it is for your body. If you’re seeking a true wellness break, to get away from it all and destress, a trip to explore Cyprus and its village is an amazing idea. If you’d like to team up your trip to Cyprus with your medical treatment, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our expert team is here waiting to help and guide you on your medical tourism journey.
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