Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Cyprus

Having been to Cyprus myself a few times I know that it is far too easy to simply stay in or near the coastal resorts. But take a little time to venture off into this eastern Mediterranean country and you will find some pretty amazing things…



Nicosia International Airport, Egkomi
Nicosia International Airport, Egkomi

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Not many people would want to visit this abandoned airport, but for those looking for the more unusual holiday snaps, this is a goto place.

Ancient Sex Curse of Cyprus, Agios Tychon

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Historians are not really sure what went on here behind closed doors, but it is said that a sex curse was discovered on an ancient tablet here!

Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats, Akrotiri

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What is the best way to deal with a Monastery that has a real problem with snakes? Well, this one imported over 1000 cats to deal with them. Yep, the snakes were never seen again, but for cat lovers this is a goto place.

St. Helen the Martyr Chapel, Paphos

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This unusual looking Greek Orthodox chapel reminds me on a buried piano! Maybe it is just the way the photo was taken.

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The White Church of Ayia Thekla, Sotira

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This small white and blue church seems to capture the beautiful Mediterranean sea that surrounds it.

Agios Nikolaos Tis Stegis Church, Kakopetria

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While it is barely standing this 11th century is on the World Heritage List and it a picture perfect moment of an era gone by.

Adonis Baths, Paphos

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This is apparently where Adonis the lover of Aphrodite used to bathe making it even more magical than it already looks.

Akamas Peninsula National Park, Akamas

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With clear turquoise water and well over 600 plant species, this is a national park that has something to look at everywhere you look!

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Roman Boutique Hotel, Paphos

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When on a tour of the strange why not stay in a hotel that is shaped like a castle and features hand-painted images of Romans in every room!

Akrotiri Environmental Centre, Akrotiri

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While you will have to check what time of the year they fly to this location, it is thought to be home to the Worlds only black flamingo! Now if that isn’t worth taking the time to see, nothing is.

Author: Gus Barge

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