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first_img5. Saint Hilarion CastleThe stone work of this ruined castle almost blends in to the jagged mountain face, but that didn’t stop Walt Disney using it as inspiration for his Magic Kingdom. Looking for more island escapes? Check these out: The 17 most beautiful places in the Balearic IslandsSecret Islands: 7 European islands you’ve never heard ofSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Golden Beach, Karpas PeninsulaAlong the northern peninsula you’ll find some of the islands most secluded and unspoiled beaches, one of the best being Golden Beach on the Karpas Peninsula. More: 10 of the world’s best beaches: In pictures Greek in the south and Turkish in the north: since the opening of the Green Line in the early 2000s, Cyprus’s unique selling point gives visitors the chance to dip into two very unique cultures.In the north you’ll find some of the island’s best beaches, Islamic mosques and huge crusader castles, while in the south you can embrace the Greek’s laid back way of life in its pretty fishing towns. Here are the top 10 places not to be missed.Find flights to Cyprus1. Aphrodite’s RockAlong this beautiful stretch of coastline is the geological rock formation that is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and fertility. 7. Churches in the Troodos MountainsDotted around the Troodos mountain range you’ll find plenty of isolated villages and traditional ornate churches. 8. Roman ruins in KourionDiscovered through excavation in the 1930s, this labyrinth of ancient ruins gives an insight into the lives of the island’s Roman settlers. 2. Cape GrecoA few miles east of Ayia Napa you’ll find this little piece of heaven. Escape the madness of 18-30s clubs and Irish bars and enjoy the peace and quiet of this secluded resort.center_img 9. Paphos HarbourThis busy tourist town is one of the most popular places to visit in Cyprus and for good reason. Along with plenty of bars, restaurants and other amenities are some incredible museums and historical landmarks. 4. Kyrenia (Girne)A Venetian castle, bustling harbour and impressive mountainous backdrop makes Kyrenia, (or Girne in Greek) one the island’s most popular towns. 6. LarnakaLarnaka manages to seamlessly blend all the elements of Cyprus into one town, with its busy promenade brimming with shops and cafes, its archaeological landmarks and a massive salt lake with the town’s Turkish quarter as its backdrop. 10. Famagusta’s ghost townA sad and eerie reminder or the north and south’s troubled relationship, the once lively resort of Varosha in Famagusta was abandoned during the Turkish invasion in 1974. Through binoculars you’ll see dust-covered 1970s cars and crumbling homes.More: 9 creepiest ghost towns in the world RelatedBargains of the week: Menorca | Dubrovnik | MadeiraSkyscanner’s bargains of the week feature some of the best beaches in Europe and North Africa.Where to go on holiday for early summer sun in 2019Looking for a summer holiday but don’t want to travel during peak season when prices go through the roof? Check out these short-haul destinations perfect for early summer and bag a cheap flight while the kids are still at school…Alternative beach holidays for summerFancy a beach holiday, but don’t want to battle through the crowds to find a good spot for your towel? We’ve rounded-up some exciting destinations that are a little off the beaten track – some in far-flung countries such as Japan and Malaysia, while others are a little closer to…last_img read more