Susan Schwartz (right), creator of the Best Bits Worldwide blog, has been visiting Cyprus for 8 years, frequently with her Cypriot boyfriend. Here, she tells us her best bits that every visitor should experience on the island. Also, don’t miss the Hangout BritMums did with Susan and the luxury family hotel group Thanos.
1. Go into Nicosia – Stop at the Cyprus Archeological Museum, have lunch local at Evroullas or at Market Company
2. Treat yourself to a waterside dinner at the Almyra Hotel’s Ouzeri in Paphos. See the water practically lapping at your feet, while eating the best Cypriot food in town.
3. Check out the oldest neolithic settlements in Europe at Khirokitia or the ancient theatre in Kourio or Limassol Castle where in 1191 Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, making her Queen of England.
4. Explore the Troodos Mountains – Stop in Omodos for lunch at Stou Kir Yianni or head all the way up to Kakopetria, another adorable little town with an incredible church, the Agios Nikolaos tis Stegi. You can even check out a few of the wineries nearby.