8 cool things to do in Cyprus

Cyprus is well known as a ‘flop and drop’ holiday destination. By that I mean it’s the kind of holiday you book to relax in the sunshine, laze by the pool, paddle in the sea and spend long evenings munching your way through the delicious Cypriot food.

If this is all sounding a little too relaxing for you, there is a lot you can do to keep you entertained during a holiday to Cyprus.

Here are some of my favourite activities in Cyprus and just a few of the things I got up to.

1. Cycling tour

I took a cycling tour with Bikin’ Cyprus and loved seeing the country from a different point of view. Cycling in Cyprus is really popular, just make sure you avoid the midday heat as it’s intense!

Bike rides in Cyprus

2. Visit the Baths of Aphrodite

Cyprus is a country filled with Greek mythology and ancient legends. One is the legend of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. You can visit the natural grotto where she used to bathe and seduce her lovers. Splash your face with the water for eternal youth.

Baths of Aphrodite

Travel tip: There’s a small restaurant next to the entrance to the Baths of Aphrodite. It’s worth visiting this restaurant purely for the views…

Sea in Cyprus

3. Visit Vasilikon Winery

Let’s be honest, any day that includes a wine tasting tour is a good day. Vasilikon Winery is a small winery making delicious wine using local grapes. They have a really interesting tour and a great tasting session at the end.

Wine tasting in Cyprus

Life is too short to drink bad wine


4. Explore Paphos archaeological park

Wander around the ancient ruins and monuments that date back to the Middle Ages. There are four Roman villas and inside you can still see the intricate mosaic floors with each one telling a mythological story.

Paphos archaeological park

5. Swim out to Aphrodite’s Rock

Legend has it that this was where Aphrodite was born and any person who now swims out and around the rock will be blessed with eternal beauty. Even if you’re not the swimming type, Aphrodite’s Rock is a beautiful place to visit.

Aphrodite's Rock

6. Admire Kourion Ancient Theatre

Kourion theatre is one of the most impressive archeological sites on the island and was originally built in the 2nd century BC! You have to visit and make a speech in the center of the ‘stage’ to hear how your voice is projected through the theatre.

Ampotheatre in Cyprus

7. Enjoy a massage at Le Meridien, Limassol

The massage I had at Le Meridien was so good it deserves a post all to itself. Keep your eyes peeled because it’s coming soon!

Le Meridien Limassol spa

8. Stretch it out with early morning yoga at Zening Resort

I don’t think there’s a better way to start the day then with a yoga session beneath the shade of a tree overlooking the ocean. Absolutely pure bliss.

Outdoor yoga in cyprus

My trip to Cyprus

Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!


  • August 27, 2014

    Swimming out to Aphrodite’s Rock sounds amazing. I love swimming at the best of times, let alone when the weather is really warm and the scenery is stunning!

  • August 27, 2014

    Looks lovely! I’ve been to Greece but didn’t make it over to Cyprus…just another place to add to the list!

  • August 29, 2014

    Great list! Lovely photos

  • August 31, 2014

    Cyprus sounds like a lovely destination. Wines, yoga and beaches! Wow!

  • Martin
    November 18, 2018

    Cyprus is a really nice place to visit, lots of nice outdoor things to do and beautiful weather! I lived there and really like visiting the wine years and also quite like trekking up on Troodos Mountains.

  • Emma
    January 8, 2019

    Cyprus is a beautiful destination.It is the heart of glorious Mediterranean sea.Great job Monica! Photos are awesome.


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