Vouni Palace, once an enormous building likely to have contained 137 rooms, is today a marvellous historical site and a must-see on any itinerary to Cyprus. The name Vouni means ‘mountain peak’, and with the palace’s epic location one can understand how it got its name. Amazing views surround the ruins and consist of gorgeous stretches of land and the overwhelmingly blue Mediterranean Sea. Lush greenery embraces the old brick walls and makes the stunning surrounding landscape even prettier. Built by the Persians about 500 BC, Vouni Palace has seen a few centuries and is a very historic place. Excavations have lead historians to believe that luxurious lives were lived here as ornaments made in bronze, silver and gold have been found. A rather newly built road leads up to Vouni Palace and makes the site easily accessible by car.