Agia Napa, Cyprus
Marketing & Revenue Executive
5 years with TUI
Agia Napa, Cyprus – Edith Spyrou
What do you enjoy most in your job with TUI in Cyprus?
I love to create new excursions and to improve existing ones for our guests. This way they can have the best holiday experience possible throughout the whole year.
What is special about your destination Cyprus?
With a rich history and culture, Cyprus offers something for everyone. The ancient city-kingdom of Kourion, unique villages like Omodos wine village or Agros, known for its cultivation of roses are just some of the places you could visit. The unspoiled Akamas Peninsula in the West and beaches like Nissi Beach or Fig Tree Bay on the East coast are beautiful. Not to forget the northern part of Cyprus where you can visit highlights like Famagusta old town, Salamis ancient site and Kyrenia harbour, or the divided capital of Nicosia.
Which beach or cultural spot would you recommend in your destination Cyprus?
Kykkos Monastery is the wealthiest and most lavish religious institute on the island, situated in the Troodos Mountains. Personally, I prefer the villages where you step back in time and experience the real and authentic Cyprus. But you can also relax on one of the local cruises during summer, which take you to some of Cyprus' best beaches like Blue Lagoon or Cape Greko.
What local food should visitors try in Cyprus?
Cyprus is a heaven for any food lover. The best way to sample all the local dishes is trying a Meze, a selection of small dishes which can include fried vegetables, eggplant salad and different kinds of cheese. Locals tend to drink brandy, but there is also a good choice of local wines and beer. Don't forget to try the sweet dessert wine “Commandaria” or the firewater “Zivania“.
What is the best experience in your region that no visitor should miss?
I would recommend our TUI Collection excursion “Love Cyprus”. On this full day tour you will dive straight into ancient history of one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Cyprus, Kourion. You will visit the House of Eustolios, the Roman baths and the Greco-Roman amphitheatre where concerts are still held to this day. Next, you will head to the Kolossi Castle surrounded by flowering plants and enjoy panoramic views. Last but not least, you’ll head to the mountain-fringed village of Omodos, well-known for its wine, where you’ll have some free time to wander around skinny cobbled streets lined with Byzantine buildings.
… that Cyprus is one of just two republics and the first in the world to include its map on its flag?