Island Secrets in Cyprus

Island Secrets in Cyprus

I’ve been meaning to put this post together for so long but it was like, one more taverna photo, one more Greek salad at Londa, one more documented walk across the beach. It would have been impossible to ever finish shooting this photo diary but I’m going to cap it here.

A trip to the Baths of Aphrodite in Paphos was at the very top of our Cyprus checklist.

Legend has it that this is the grotto where the Goddess of Love bathed & where she met her lover, the handsome Adonis. A very peaceful and tranquil spot for exploring some coves and rockpools.

My boyfriend's father showed us one of the most authentic villages hidden away in Troodos. It took us three hours winding up and down through mountains, not 100% sure if we were going the right direction most of the time, but we got there eventually.

The views were unlike anything I had seen in Cyprus so far. Forests of conifers and broadleaved trees spanned across rigged mountain tops-it was like we were in a different country, but you could still smell the salty sea breeze.

The menu was simple with every kind of fresh seafood you can imagine, grilled over hot coals. We ate the local river fish which was caught in the stream just across the restaurant and walked around the beautiful cobbled town.

We stopped here unexpectedly on our drive over to the beach, and I'm so happy we did because it is probably my favorite spot in Cyprus. I love contrast of the sandy mosaic stones against the striking blue sea.

This Greco-Roman Theatre was built in the 2nd century B.C. and is still used for musical and theatrical performances today.

On our drive back we stopped by Ayia Napa to admire the stunning white beaches, nestled between sheer cliffs and olive trees.

Eventually we ended up back in the Londa Hotel, where we checked in for a few days of pampering and relaxation. Moving between the bar for lunch and cocktails in the shade and then lounging back onto the sunbeds.

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