Most visitors to Cyprus are there for the sun, sand and the sea. They love the beautiful beaches and quiet coves. But, Cyprus has more than just this to offer. Apart from its fabulous coast it has picturesque inland villages and the Troodos Mountains.

There are free guided tours in and around Nikosia, Larnaka, Limassol and Agia Napa.

On these tours you can visit quaint fishing harbours, beautiful and tranquil countryside, archaeological sites, chapels, nature trails, craftsmen at work, forts, picturesque streets, traditional homes, prehistoric sites, castles and mosques.

There is also the beautiful National Forest Park of Athalassa. It contains 840 hectares of parkland and trails. It is a great place for a gentle walk and a picnic or a good 20km hike.

The Troodos Mountains and the Troodos National Park covers an area of 9337 hectares, where you can hike, ski, mountain bike, nature study, picnic and take photographs to your heart’s content. There are a number of trails in the Park all with something of interest to see.

So when planning your Mediterranean holiday in Cyprus remember there is more to the island than just fabulous beaches. Try to get out and about either on a gentle walk or a longer hike and discover more of what the island has to offer.

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