Cyprus is located close to Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece. The places to visit in Cyprus are innumerable and its historical tours are legion with Cyprus’ main attractions coming from relics of its chequered past. From the ancient city-state of Kourion to Petra tou Romiou, the mythical birthplace of the Goddess of beauty Aphrodite, and her fabled baths en route to Paphos, the ancient capital of the island with its Archaeological Park, Cyprus will hold you in its thrall.
Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and a member state of the European Union. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and east of Greece. The earliest known human activity on the island dates back some 3,000 years, to the Neolithic village of Khirokitia. Strategically located in the Middle East, Cyprus was settled in by Mycenaean Greeks, the Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians, the Greeks under Alexander the Great, Ptolemaic Egypt, the Romans, the Byzantines, Arab caliphates, the French Lusignan dynasty, the Venetians and the Ottomans. 4VIP Tours organises excursions in Cyprus to any site you would like to see, or a tour in Cyprus to take in vestiges left behind by each of the invaders.
Cyprus came under British administration in 1878 until independence in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the northern portion of the island and remains there, resulting in the partition of the island. Nicosia is the only divided capital city in the World and the famous Green Line is included in every tour around the island, combined with a visit to Famagusta, the ghost city of Varosha, Kyrenia and more.
The ghost town of Varosha is best left undescribed, and discovered in an excursion. The Tombs of the Kings located north and east of Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which entombs high ranking officials and their kith and kin, but not royalty. It is majestic in appearance and a place worth seeing in Cyprus. The design is Macedonian. Lefkara in the Troodos mountains is also famous, apart from lefkaritika, for silver handicraft. All these sites are on 4VIP Tours agenda.
The Basilica of Chrysopolitissa, the Castle of "Saranda Kolones" are all worth a tour in Cyprus, which 4VIP Tours will gladly organise.