Instagram spots in Cyprus: Tombs of the Kings in Paphos

15 most famous Instagram spots in Cyprus

Discover the most iconic Cyprus Instagram spots for the most unique photos on the island! Who doesn’t want a good photo when going on a trip or a vacation? After all, photos are some of the best memories you can have after a great holiday!

Having good photos as a keepsake is imperative. It does kind of prove that you were there, right? Read along to find out about the most Instagrammable places in Cyprus where you can get the best photos on this magical Mediterranean island!

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1. Bridge of Lovers in Ayia Napa

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Love Bridge Cyprus

Bridge of Lovers is probably the most famous rock formation in Cyprus! It has the looks, it has the name, it has the atmosphere! And it is very easily accessible and looks good at any time of the day!

Bridge of Lovers is a beautiful natural rock formation on the South coast of Cyprus right next to Ayia Napa resort town. Read more about the most iconic and unique rock formations in Cyprus here!

Location: Bridge of Lovers

2. Millomeris Waterfall in Troodos mountains

Waterfalls in Cyprus - Millomeris Waterfall
Millomeris Waterfall

This is the waterfall you can visit any time of the year, any time of the day. It is easily accessible having a parking lot just 150-200 meters from the waterfall.

The waterfall itself is inside a mountain and therefore has this mystical atmosphere around it. Like a hidden gem that almost doesn’t want to be found!

If you are brave enough, you can actually have some swimming photos taken here, because it is not too deep and very suitable for such photos.

Beware tho, that the waterfall is very popular. To enjoy some alone time, come here early! Read more about the most amazing waterfalls in Cyprus here!

Location: Millomeris Waterfall

3. Aphrodite’s Rock / Petra tou Romiou

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Aphrodites Rock Cyprus

This place doesn’t ask for any explanations! Beautiful rocks standing in the sea at the shore. Said to be the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, it attracts many tourists.

You can actually climb the biggest rock. There is a parking lot next to it as well as a wide beach for everyone to enjoy! it is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Cyprus as well as a perfect place for a picnic.

Location: Petra tou Romiou

4. Avakas Gorge

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Avakas Gorge Cyprus

Avakas Gorge is one of the most unique places in Cyprus. It is a deep and narrow gorge that follows a riverbed. This particular spot with a boulder stuck in the gorge above my head is amongst the most famous Cyprus Instagram spots.

It is located less than 2 kilometers inside the gorge, so follow the trail and get the photo! You will definitely not miss this spot! However, the accessibility of this place depends on the weather.

During more rainy and harsh weather (usually in winter or spring) the path could be dangerous, so check the weather forecast before heading there. A little rain won’t hurt you, tho!

Location: Avakas Gorge

5. Tombs of the Kings in Paphos

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Tombs of the Kings in Paphos

Tombs of the Kings located in Paphos city is a former underground necropolis. It sounds like a strange place for sightseeing, but it is one of the most unique places to visit in Cyprus.

And it is just the place to go to get some of the most unique Paphos Instagram spots! The tombs are carved out of solid rock and reminded me of history lessons at school when the teacher showed pictures of ancient Egyptian funeral customs.

This place has opening hours and an entrance fee – see more information about Tombs of the Kings here. When entering the territory, you will be given a map (or you can take it yourself at the entrance) with all the tombs marked with numbers.

There are only three underground tombs with columns, so go directly to those if you want a photo like this. The one in the photo is marked as Tomb 3. This was one of my favorite photo spots in Cyprus!

Location: Tombs of the Kings

6. Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa

Nissi beach in Ayia Napa Cyprus

What is so interesting about a beach? Well, if you have been to Cyprus, you will know, that most of the coastline of Cyprus is rocks, cliffs, and stones. Most parts are not accessible.

But only a couple of actual beaches have sand – some have pebbles, there is Governor’s Beach with black sand, and some have yellow sand, but there is this unique Nissi beach with white sand and amazingly clear and shallow water.

It is the best place to go with kids or if you don’t want to fight waves while swimming. Besides, there is a small island next to the beach, where you can walk to. Although the beach is in a resort and normally is very popular, I still recommend going there. Outside the most crowded hours at least.

Location: OPEN MAP!

7. Sea caves in Cape Greco

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Sea Caves Cape Greco Ayia Napa Cyprus

This is probably the most famous hole in the rock in Cyprus. Many people take pictures inside it and it can be very crowded, but you can always go there in the morning to get some alone time.

You will see many sea caves in Cyprus, but most of them are at sea level and are difficult to access. This spot is actually above sea level and you can easily access it without getting wet. A nice place for some unusual photos!

Location: OPEN MAP!

8. Edro III shipwreck

Sea Caves Peyia Cyprus

Probably the most famous shipwreck in Cyprus. Other shipwrecks are either on the bottom of the sea or further into the sea.

Although it is not allowed to go inside the ship, it is so close to the shore, that you can see everything. How often do you get to see a shipwreck so up close? This place is very easily accessible, as you can park your car next to the beach.

Location: OPEN MAP!

9. Mitsero Red Lake

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Mitsero Red lake in Cyprus

Mitsero Red Lake is one of the most unique places in Cyprus. How often do you get to see an actual red lake? Note – the red color will be visible only on a clear sunny day. Otherwise, the red color won’t shine as bright.

Why is the lake red? The lake is toxic due to high acidity levels and no life living there, so I don’t recommend going too close to the edges or to the water. There is a fence, but you can easily access the area and see the lake.

Location: Mitsero Red Lake

10. Venetian bridges in Troodos mountains

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Venetian bridge in Cyprus

One of my favorite Cyprus Instagram spots is the iconic Venetian Bridges! Sitting alone on a medieval stone bridge sounds like a cool idea to me! You will find many Venetian bridges in Cyprus’ Troodos mountains.

The bridges were built during the Venetian rule in Cyprus island in the 15th and 16th centuries and today they serve for…well, some nice photos and for a place to relax in nature!

The biggest of the bridges is the Tzelefos Bridge, however, it is extremely popular among locals and tourists. It is very difficult to catch some alone time there. We went twice to Tzelefos Bridge and it was just like we were in a parking lot at a rock concert.

But some 3.5 kilometers further is another Venetian bridge – smaller, but beautiful. It is called Elias Medieval Bridge. If you see large crowds at Tzelefos Bridge, I recommend going straight to Elias Bridge just a couple of minutes further!

Location: Tzelefos BridgeElias Bridge

11. Madari Fire lookout station in Troodos mountains

Madari Fire lookout station Troodos mountains

During the day this is one of the most beautiful hiking places in the Troodos mountains, but during the evening it turns into the most special place for watching the sunset you can have.

Madari Fire Lookout Station is a building on a 1613-meter mountain and offers you amazing views over the Troodos mountains as well as a glimpse of Northern Cyprus and its Kyrenia mountain range.

There are a couple of other peaks around the station, so you can explore them as well. There are many benches to sit on and have a picnic with unforgettable views. And there are trails in every direction to walk to and get some nice photos.

Probably the best part is that you can actually drive your car up to the top and park it a couple of meters from the station. Read more about the most amazing nature hiking trails in Cyprus.

Location: OPEN MAP!

12. Akamas peninsula, top of Moutti tis Sotiras

Akamas peninsula Cyprus

This is the highest you can get at the Westernmost part of Cyprus – the Akamas peninsula. There are many nature hiking trails like Aphrodite’s trail, which leads to the top of Moutti tis Sotiras peak.

It is a 370-meter cliff with amazing views over the whole peninsula, the sea, and the Troodos mountains behind you. A perfect picturesque place to have a picnic and enjoy nature. The climb to the top can be demanding, but it is worth the effort!

And you will get the desired picture from the trip as well as some unforgettable memories. It is a 7.5-kilometer (4.6-mile) trail, so be prepared to dedicate a couple of hours to this adventure!

Location: OPEN MAP!

13. Aiva Natural Arch in Peyia

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Prestos beach Cyprus

Who else is a fan of natural arches? Isn’t it amazing how nature can form them in such a beautiful way? Prestos Beach and Aiva Natural Arch are some of the most stunning seaside areas in Cyprus. Sometimes it felt like I was on another planet!

The rock formations there are crazy and I really recommend you to explore this area. There is a parking lot at the end of the street uphill from Prestos Beach and a trail down to the shore.

The walk downhill can be quite steep, but take your time, because it is worth it! And grab some snacks, because you will probably want to sit there and take in what you have seen!

Location: OPEN MAP!

14. The abandoned Tseri airplane

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Abandoned airplane in Tseri
Tseri airplane in Cyprus

Tseri airplane has become more popular on Instagram. Although the airplane has been lying there for quite some time, people started to post more and more pictures of it and it became more popular.

There is absolutely nothing else to see around, but if you are into airplanes or have never seen an abandoned aircraft, then follow the link to find its exact location!

Location: Tseri airplane

15. Stairs of Love in Lympia

Instagram spots in Cyprus: Love stairs in Lympia Cyprus

Stairs of Love sound just wonderful, right? And they look even more wonderful. These colorful stairs are a popular Instagram photo spot for locals because not many tourists stop in Lympia and not many tourists know about the stairs. However, if you are a local and haven’t been there, here is the link to the exact location of the stairs.

Location: OPEN MAP!

Happy exploring!

I hope at least some of these places and photos gave you a wanderlust to explore more about this beautiful island. We stayed there for a couple of months and lived in different cities, so we got to explore it as tourists as well as locals.

Most of the treasures in Cyprus are located outside the cities, so I would highly recommend you to rent a car and drive around the island. By the way, if you can, please, leave a comment below if there are any significant changes to anything that is written in this blog post! Many thanks!


15 famous Instagram spots in Cyprus
15 famous Instagram spots in Cyprus

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