The resort at Ayia Napa, or Agia Napa as it can be called, is one of the most popular holiday spots on Cyprus. Beaches are strung out along the south east shore but the main resort centres around two streets; one parallel to the beaches and the other striking inland.

Larnaca lies to the south-east of the island of Cyprus and its airport is the main entry point for the thousands of annual holiday visitors that choose a Cyprus holiday. Larnaca, also sometimes spelt Larnaka, is the third largest city after Nicosia and Limassol with a population of around 75,000 and one of the biggest beach resort areas of Cyprus.

Limassol, or Lemesos, is Cyprus' second largest city, its main port and fastest growing metropolis - the result is a clash of the old and the new that often. Limassol has the island's most important historical sites, its most notable old buildings. The landscape around the city port is of rolling hills that slowly rise from the coastal area to the Troodos Massif in the north, a tamed wilderness and the highest point on the island.

Nicosia, or Lefkosia, is the only divided capital city in the world. Not only is there division between Turks and Greeks - the Green Line runs through the middle of the Old City - but there is a split between the old and new. 

A forgotten backwater before Cyprus was split in two by the Turkish invasion, the region of Paphos, or Pafos has grown into a major tourist holiday destination. The Pafos region can be divided into three main areas. To the south is the popular tourist holiday resort of Paphos Town, served by an international airport and packed with luxury hotels and family apartments that run right along the south coast. 

Polis Chrysochous in short Polis which in Greek means town, is one of the most beautiful areas in Cyprus, near romantic sites, close to where Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, used to meet her beloved Adonis. Polis is built on the northeast of Cyprus, near Akamas Peninsula with its renowned Baths of Aphrodite. Akamas is a nature reserve of exceptional natural beauty and eventually become a national park.

Protaras and its neighbour Pernara were once separate village but are now linked by a plethora of holiday hotels, bars and restaurants following an explosion of tourism along this once sleepy stretch of coastline. Protaras is more suited to couples and families.

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