Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. The island has over 400 miles of stunning coastline. Cyprus has a rich and varied history. Many civilizations have come over the centuries, including the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Lusignans, Genoese, Venelians, Ottomans and British, each leaving a part of their heritage. The island has a rugged and mountainous interior that offers breathtaking scenery and many outdoor activities. It offers excellent hidden gems to be discovered in coastal towns and villages, such as taverns serving local produce or workshops and traditional crafts.
Cyprus is home to ten UNESCO-listed churches, some located in the most spectacular and unspoiled areas of the island, and contain rare and astonishing fresco decoration.
St. Raphael Hotel Resort & Congress Center
Located on the outskirts of Limassol, St. Raphael combines all the advantages of a carefully chosen, tranquil location: the calm sea at its doorstep and the colorful liveliness of Limassol. With 43,000 square meters of landscaped gardens and a large sandy beach, the resort is an oasis of pleasure. There are six excellent choices of restaurants to suit all moods and occasions and three magnificent bars. The resort features two floodlit tennis courts, a health club and a fully equipped gymnasium.