If you are seeking history then you are spoiled for choice on this fascinating island. The unique Neolithic site of Choirokoitia is one of the most important and best preserved prehistoric sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Dating back 8,000 years, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998.
In Pafos, you can see beautiful Roman mosaics and other remains, see the pillar to which St Paul was tied when he brought the message of Christianity and the Tombs of ancient Kings. Not far along the coast is the Roman theatre of Kourion, where musical and dramatic productions still take place against the backdrop of the Mediterranean.
Lemesos district boasts venerable castles and the ancient city of Amathus, while Lefkosia's old city is bounded by the walls built by the Venetian rulers. Here, too, is the Cyprus Museum containing the full history of the island.