1 Foinikoudes

Larnaka’s splendid palm-fringed promenade is a perfect spot to grab an iced coffee or something stronger.

2 Potamos Liopetriou

Two tavernas, a small beach, plus dozens of bobbing boats make for an idyllic combination.

3 Fig Tree Bay

Despite the crowds, clutter and noisy jet-skis, this is still an exquisite beach.

4 Cultural Centre of Occupied Famagusta, Deryneia

Food for thought on the division of the island, with views across to the ghost town of Varosha in north Cyprus.

5 Mazotos Camel Park

A classic family day out, plus a great restaurant.

6 Costas Argyrou Museum

Lovely naive artwork with a subtle sense of humour, in a crumbling building designed by the artist.

7 Choirokoitia

Ruins of a hillside village from nine thousand years ago, brought to life by imaginative reconstructions.

8 Stavrovouni Monastery

Traditional Cypriot monastery which, at almost 700m, offers wonderful views (though it’s off limits to women).

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