I’m sure that if you have reached my pretty (I certainly hope) little page here you are a more or less travel addict, like myself. And when you plan your next trip(s) how do you go about finding the right places to visit, the most Instagrammable places in Cyprus, having all the right ideas and knowing where exactly to go?
You’ve got it, mainly in order to live the city/country to the fullest and not leave anything untested or undiscovered, but also to fulfill that secret desire you hold dear in your heart: come back home with a phone/camera full of incredible pictures I usually do tons of research.
While having the right type of phone or camera helps a lot, in most cases it is the location that does the trick and counts the most.
And how do you find these picture-perfect locations? Let me tell you about my way of doing things:
This social platform plays a huge role when I’m setting up my itinerary and the checklist for a certain destination.
All the “Top X places to visit” type of articles available here from all over the world come in really handy when I start doing my plans.
This point is of course linked to other travel blogs since Pinterest is where I follow most of my favorite travel bloggers out there.
Friends & Family
I ask and obtain all the information I can from all the people I know who have already been to the place I am going to visit.
This can become really tricky because people are different and have different perceptions about things and sometimes without realizing it you create an opinion and some expectations about a certain place. Before even getting there.
And I prefer seeing things with my own eyes and building my own impression.
And that is, Check in’s. I’m sure you do it too, scrolling down on Facebook, looking at different pictures in different locations and thinking to yourself “uh, this place is lovely, I wanna go there!”.
I never do that! Just kidding, as a matter of fact, I did it this morning, and I’m planning to visit that place next week when I will be in Bulgaria.
I left the best for last because it is true, Instagram has become in the last years the main driver when it comes to locations. Everyone is crazy about having Instagram perfect pictures, bright colors, minimalistic, facing away from the camera, impressive landscapes, cool food, you name it.
And I have to admit I’m guilty as charged because in the last 2 years or so, I have found a lot of great places only by scrolling through Instagram and every time I am planning to go somewhere new the firsts thing I do is look at the pictures people post in that particular location.
Usually, whenever I take a trip I try to blend in all of the above and I recommend you do the same. But don’t forget to also let yourself get lost as well while on location, step outside the beaten path because there is where you will find all the hidden gems.
Those will be the experiences you will remember most after years and years.
And if you are looking for the best places to stay in Cyprus, here are some great ideas for every budget.
We have done everything without a car, and if you need more inspiration for day trips from Larnaca without a car, make sure to check the link out.
Going to Cyprus for the first time? Check out my Cyprus guide
My top of the most Instagrammable places in Cyprus
Protaras – Fig Tree Beach
Recommended by a friend and widely spread on Pinterest, this is one of the greatest beaches on the island, or at least out of the ones I have gone to.
From the clear turquoise water to the sandy beach and the lovely restaurants along the sea, here you will certainly have many opportunities of capturing great pictures.
Another place recommended by a local, but where we got to without actually knowing where we were going :))
We kind of just stepped outside the Airbnb we were renting and decided to go searching for the beach and a nice place where to eat.
And there it was, this incredible location with great fresh Cypriot food, overlooking the lovely Konnos Bay, making it a perfect scenery for both breakfast/brunch and dinner.
And of course, Instagram.
Only a few kilometers away from Konnos Bay, you will find this heavenly spot where you will feel on the top of the world indeed. No wonder I chose to put it on my list of the most Instagrammable places in Cyprus.
The only problem you will encounter will be leaving it behind, because of all the picture potential it holds 🙂
ON the Sea
Ok, this is not one particular spot on land, it can be anywhere but when you’re on the sea you can capture the natural beauty of the island from afar while also admiring in fascination the different colors the water hides.
I have to admit this was a tour we discovered on location when we were handed flyers for the half-day cruises along the coast of Cyprus and felt this is something we need to do.
Cape Greco National Park
With its many trails and benches where you can stop either to regain your breath, refresh yourself (just make sure you bring water because there won’t be many places from where to buy it) or simply to take some awesome pictures, this is a place to visit for sure. And have featured on your Instagram of course.
Lefkara, not Lefkada. For me, it was a bit confusing when I first heard about this place, only because the latter one in Greece is so much more popular.
But Lefkara in Cyprus should be on any of the most Instagrammable places in the Cyprus list because of the pretty white and blue houses. These are typical for the Greek islands, but I hadn’t seen them in Cyprus.
Ok, this might not be Bali and its impressive waterfalls, but if you don’t want to (afford, or have the time to) travel all the way to Asia, the Caledonia Waterfalls should definitely go on your list of the most Instgrammable places in Cyprus.
Even though you need to seat a little in order to get to the waterfalls, the 3 kilometers hike will be rewarding for sure.
Venetian Walls in Nicosia
The Venetian Walls in Nicosia surround Cyprus’ capital, making it also a great picture spot. While the original walls were dating from the Middle Ages, the current ones have been rebuilt in the mid-16th century by the Venetians and are one of Cyprus Instagram spots.
Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Mansion
Don’t have the time to travel to Capadoccia? Look no further than the Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios mansion in Nicosia.
All the colorful door of Nicosia
Colorful doors are such a signature of many Mediterranean countries. And Cyprus is no stranger to them.
And I always love me a lovely picture with a colorful door.
Love Bridge of Agia Napa
A natural destination in Cyprus, the Love Bridge of Agia Napa makes me think about the one which got destroyed in Malta.
Oniro by the sea
A place to kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation in Cyprus. But also a great place for taking some Instagram worthy pictures with the shipwreck at sunset.
Right by another one of the most Instagrammable places in Cyprus, the Sea Caves, Oniro is the place you’ll remember for the great food and drinks with a view.
Pétra tou Romioú
Another natural attraction in Cyprus, this is the place where you’ll come to for some Iceland like views.
Aelia Wellness Retreat
Don’t come here only to relax and unwind, come also for the pretty pictures you can take here.
Such a delightful town, with vibrant colorful streets, beautiful marina, and so much more.
Built-in 1888, the lighthouse has a height of 36 m above the sea and makes for a great Instagram spot in Cyprus.
Other Instagrammable places resources:
- Most Instagrammable places in Seoul, Korea
- Most Instagrammable cafes in London
- Most Instagrammable places in Bucharest, Romania
- Most Instagrammable places in Munich, Germany
- The ultimate list of the Hong Kong Instagrammable spots
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These pictures are so pretty. My parents took me to cyprus when I was 6 months old so I really need to return haha! Love the coffee picture 🙂
Yes, it’s a must! to see the beautiful island with new eyes ha ha 🙂 Thank you!
I love your style so much! The portraits you take of yourself are absolutely tasteful and the colors are vibrant just the way I like them! Thank you for sharing these places, so many instagrammers like to keep them to themselves!
Thak you so very much Dany for the kind words!
Saving this for inspo when I visit next year. I am moving back to Europe which means it’s time to visit Cyprus once and for all.
Good luck in your moving plans! You will most certainly have the chance to travel to Cyprus, since you will be really close, and you will love it!
Thanks you! I sure will 🙂
Great post! I plan on going to Cyprus in a few months and a few of these places are on my list! Its great to get the visuals as it helps plan where I want to go! 🙂
Thank you very much! Enjoy the island, you will fall in love with it for sure! Looking forward to seeing your great pictures in some of these places!:)
Thanks so much, glad you like it!
Cyprus is on my round the world bucket list, your recommendations are so beautiful <3
Justen Martian says
I definitely have to visit Cyprus! I have bookmarked this for when I do. Thanks!
What beautiful pictures you shared. i got that feeling of getting away and Cyprus looks like a perfect place. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Meghna Malhotra says
Cyprus looks so beautiful! I haven’t visited yet but I am guilty of using Instagram as well to search for the prettiest places to travel to! Love your blue dress and the fig tree beach looks very welcoming =)
Loved Cyprus, we were one week here in June 2015, and it was a great trip!
And about Cyprus I actually wrote one of my first travel articles;)