EuroVelo 8 follows a circuit around the southern part of Cyprus taking in all of the major settlements and attractions. Cyprus’s four largest cities are all on the route. Nicosia is the capital city and combines the historic past with a lively modern city. The historic centre is encircled by the original medieval walls, while outside the wall, the modern town with its contemporary comforts pulsates to cosmopolitan rhythms. Between the cities there are ample opportunities to explore the countryside and coastlines of Cyprus, UNESCO World Heritage listed Byzantine painted churches, Neolithic settlements and ancient archaeological sites and of course, many inviting beaches.