Cyprus Travel Guide Travelers. Tourism. Vacation Packages. will find many interesting things to do in Cyprus. Beautiful nature parks, ancient shrines, magnificent amphitheatres and numerous monuments will only add to overall delight from visiting this popular resort. Akamas Nature Park, which is located not far away from Paphos, is one of the most famous landmarks of the island. The park is internationally famous because of Baths of Aphrodite a big complex of pools with crystal clean water. According to a legend, the water in these pools has a mysterious healing power, so those who swim in it become healthy and beautiful for many years. However, swimming is prohibited in Baths of Aphrodite, but witty tourists take small bottles with them and then fill these bottles with the magic elixir of life. The ancient city of Kourion is an internationally famous destination. The city is located on a high cliff. Kourion was founded more than three thousand years ago. According to one theory, the city was founded by Greek warriors who participated in the Trojan War. That happened in 12th century B.C.; the city was developing during almost 16 centuries, until it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in the 4th century. The Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, which dates back to the 7th century B.C., is one more archaeological landmark. The sanctuary is located not far away from Kourion ruins. The construction was severely damaged and only the gates and steps that once led to the altar have survived. There are many beautiful legends connected with the sanctuary. For example, it was considered that only the bravest and most honest people can climb all the steps and reach the altar.