Summer feels like an eternity away in this cold place and made me want to do a little post about the best places I went to in this warm and lovely island, Cyprus. I went there begin September. At that time of the year, in Belgium, you can already wear your jeans and a sweater, but there you can still walk in crop top and highwaist shorts. Which is pretty awesome if you just have spend your whole summer working and studying. I had an excellent time there, eat very well and saw a lot of exeptional places. Here’s a list of the best places to go there.
Places to eat:
- Paphos: Moulia Fish & Seafood Taverna
A lovely place in Paphos, just near the sea. A quite terras to eat typical fish from Cyprus with a stunning view on the sea. We went there to try their traditional Fish Mezze. We loved every single fish, even if we couldn’t eat them all. My friend and I didn’t knew how much fishs they have in a mezze and were very enthousiastic with the first ones till we had the feeling there was no ending. It was delicious even though it was kind of too much.
- Coral Bay: Corallo restaurant.
There’s like one street in Coral bay, and in the evening, it’s probably the place you’ll find the most people in Cyprus. It’s all restaurants, bars and things like this. Here you can find
Corallo Restaurant, not charming from the outside but the meals are excellent. They have vegeterian moussaka there. My expectations of it were very high, I love to eat moussaka, but it didn’t disappoint me. The place is a little bit busy but every restaurant in that street was so, I think it’s just because a lot of tourists go to Coral Bay. Also, the service was more
than excellent, they were lovely and told us places to visit in the environment.
- Polis: The Chix Chox Restaurant
Near the blue lagoon and the Fontana Amorosa, there is this little town Polis. Not much to see, it’s just very cute, lovely and typical. We just were back from a daytrip to Fontana Amorosa and the blue lagoon and found this restaurant on the town square. We sat there, outside underneath an 2OO years old tree. I took an Yemista, which is the vegetarian version of koupepia. It are stuffed vegetables like tomatoes and aubergines with rice and herbs. It was so good even if on the picture it doesn’t seem like it.
Things to do:
- Cydive: Diving between historical ruins.
There’s a magic world underneath the water. Every place is the same and still slightly different. In Cyprus, you find a lot of historical ruins from the Romans or shipwrecks. It’s such a stunning thing to see history in another place that you’re used to. In Paphos, I only found one place you could do some diving, Cydive. I loved it there, ‘cause before you went to the sea, they learned you some usefull things like how to remove water out of your mask while you are under the water. It’s a very safe and unstressfull place.
- Eat a traditional mezze
We didn’t knew exactly what a traditional mezze was, so one of the first days we wanted to try it. I’m a pescatarian (vegetarian who also eat fish), so we couldn’t take the one with meat, only with fish. You receive at the beginning some tatzhiki, hummus, homemade bread, salad and olives and then you got a compilation of fishes. It’s so delicious but do it on a day you won’t do a lot. There is a lot to eat and you won’t see the end of it.
Places to see:
- Adonis Baths
Want a day off, in a peaceful and quite place near waterfalls? Yes, it is possible in Cyprus. It’s between Paphos and Coral Bay. You need to take a rocky road, who feels like not ending, to get there but it’s worth the road!
- Aphrodite’s rocks
Greek mythology is telling us that on that place, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, came out of the water. Now, what you see, is a beautiful bathing place with a blue sea and some rocks which makes it exceptional. There’s mostly of the time a lot of people, that’s the only disadvantage.
- Blue lagoon
When you go to the North of the island, near the Aphrodite’s Baths, there is the place I loved the most in Cyprus: Fontana Amorasa and the Blue Lagoon. You need to take a ride in one of the jeeps they have there, cause the road is very rocky and dangerous but once you’ve got there, it’s heaven! Perfect blue water, a view like nowhere else and when you go in the water for some snorkeling, you see a lot of fish! If there’s one thing I could recommend you to go, it’s this place!