Most people visiting Cyprus are there for its beautiful beaches and wild nightlife, but there’s so much more to this island country than meets the eye. Cyprus is home to some pretty unusual hidden gems, and these three are definitely worth exploring.
Fairy Tale Museum
Located in the capital city of Nicosia, this museum lives up to its name and it will make you feel like you’re a kid again. It’s filled with interactive exhibits, rare books, artwork, and whimsical objects inspired by some of our favorite fairy tales, such as Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella.
If we had to pick the best scuba diving spots in all of Cyprus, it would be the shipwreck of MS Zenobia. The water is so clear that you can even get a glimpse of the mysteriously sunken ship from the surface, but the real magic happens when you dive in.
Monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats
Cat lovers visiting Cyprus have to put the village of Akrotiri on their travel itinerary. It’s home to the ancient monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats, which became home to countless felines after they were imported to Cyprus to fight a plague of poisonous snakes on the island.