Homeland of Aphrodite, Cyprus has seduced and inspired generations of travelers. From Mycenaean Greeks and the invasion of the Persians to tanned crusaders, Ottoman Pasha, and then British and Russian emigrants - each of them left his mark. Here, Venetian castles coexist with Islamic mosques, and sacred icons from the first days of Christianity are hiding from the heat in mountain village churches.
Limassol Castle acquired its current form during the Ottoman rule. Today it houses the Museum of the Middle Ages of Cyprus.