Despite the bitter divide between the Turkish Cypriot north and Greek Cypriot south, the beautiful island of Cyprus is one of the most welcoming Mediterranean destinations. Known for its beaches and rugged good-looks of its interior, the island is awash with wonderful wine regions. [ReadMoreMob]
Travellers have flocked to this saucepan-shaped gem in the Eastern Med for decades, and for good reason too. Beyond the sun-kissed stretches of sand, there awaits an island of compelling culture and scenic landscapes. Coastal Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites filled with ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-tiled villas that relate to the God, Aphrodite.
Boasting an intoxicating blend of unbroken, typically Mediterranean sunshine, glorious scenery and inviting beaches, compelling culture and fascinating historic towns and cities, Cyprus always makes for a rewarding cruise destination.
Birthplace of Aphrodite
Cyprus is the mythical birthplace of the Greek goddess of love. The moving scenery and evocative history of this island make for a fitting origin story.
Settlements on Cyprus dates back nearly 10,000 years and the island flourished even before the Classics. The Tomb of The Kings and Choiokoitia Neolithic settlement are highlights of this heritage.
World's oldest wine
Around 1192, the Knights of St, John had perfected the production of their wine to the point where it deserved a label. This label was to be the first in the history of viticulture: ommandaria.