Holidays to Cyprus for 2016/2017
Cyprus holidays appeal to travellers of all ages. Families book late deals in Cyprus for the safe beaches and child-friendly activities of Coral Bay; fun-loving youngsters take cheap Cyprus holidays in Ayia Napa for the water sports and night-life. Older people book Cyprus package holidays to explore the ancient ruins around Paphos. Whatever your reason for visiting Cyprus, we at Co-operative Travel have plenty of cheap deals available.
The year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, fascinating cultural sites and fantastic resorts of Cyprus bring people back year after year. One of the top European destinations for weddings and honeymoons, bargain holidays to Cyprus can be booked in villas, hotels and all-inclusive resorts all across the island. Look for Cyprus holiday offers on the West coast if you want heritage, traditional charm and a laid-back way of life, or book last minute Cyprus holidays on the East coast for the fantastic beaches and nightlife. Whichever area you decide on, you’ll be bowled over by the beautiful scenery and wildlife, the superb cuisine and the unique friendliness of the Cypriot people.
For family-friendly fun in a stunning location, look for Cyprus holiday offers in Limassol and Episkopi. Although the descent to the stunning Akrotiri Bay is quite steep, there are plenty of family-friendly hotels and villas allowing easy access to the beach - with two water parks to keep children amused! The magnificent mountain and forest backdrop entice you to explore further inland, while culture is offered in the form of a medieval fortress and other historical sites.
While party-loving singles book bargain holidays to Cyprus for the bars and clubs of Ayia Napa, romantic couples prefer quiet, traditional villages like Latchi on the other side of the island. Here, you will find an unspoilt fishing harbour with some superb seafood restaurants, and the history and romance of archaeological sites such as the Baths of Aphrodite. Last minute holidays in Paphos blend ancient historical sites with all the benefits of a large, modern resort. For families, we at Co-operative Travel recommend Cyprus package holidays at Coral Bay - which has a superb crescent-shaped beach - with activities such as turtle-watching expeditions.
Booking Ahead - Cyprus Holidays in 2017/2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Cyprus holidays in 2017/2018.
Whether you're looking for Paphos or Ayia Napa, booking ahead for your 2017/2018 holiday to Cyprus has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holiday time off in advance so they can reserve their time for forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book an all-inclusive Cyprus holiday for next year and save money now.
Cyprus - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is one of the most culturally diverse and beautiful holiday destinations in Europe. There are two distinctive cultures on this island - Turkish and Greek. Cyprus is an independent island and has developed into a highly popular holiday destination. Cyprus has six distinctive districts with the most popular districts being Larnaca and Paphos.
Its blue waters, silky beaches and rich heritage bring back returning visitors year after year. If you’re looking for European destination to relax by the sea and bask in the sun, then a holiday in Cyprus is perfect for you.
Ideal Time to Go: Cyprus has a Mediterranean climate which offers long and dry summers with cool and mild winters. The best time to visit Cyprus is between April and May or September to October. These months aren’t uncomfortably hot and the hotel prices should be far lower than other times of the year. Although the weather may be cooler and milder, you’ll find more cheap holidays to Cyprus during these months.
If you want to make the most of the sunny weather, then July and August are the months with the most amounts of sunshine and heat. The summer season tends to be the most popular time when tourists book holidays to Cyprus. Although there may be more visitors at this time of the year, there will also be more events and activities to explore.
Weather: Cyprus is known to have a Mediterranean climate which means that you can expect hot summers and cold winters. This island provides consistent sunshine throughout the year - even in the winter months. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures rising up to 30°C, whereas the cooler months are January are February with average temperatures dropping to just 5°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Cyprus from the UK can take around 4-5 hours and connecting flights may take longer.
Time Difference: Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Cyprus is home to the world’s oldest wine label, Commandaria.
Top Tip: Their emergency services number is 112, we recommend saving this to your phone before visiting.
Places to Visit on Your Cyprus Holidays
Cyprus is a very popular holiday destination which attracts all types of travellers. There is a balanced mix of vibrant resorts and relaxed golden beaches, which makes this the perfect destination for families and young singles. Here are a few of our recommended places to visit during your holiday in Cyprus:
- Larnaca – this district is known to be very popular with families due to its silky beaches, blue waters and the great range of restaurants, cafes and bars. Larnaca is one of the top destinations in Cyprus due to the numerous hotels.
- Ayia Napa – if you love the nightlife and clubs, then Ayia Napa is the holiday destination for you. This party resort offers a buzzing atmosphere due to the vibrant clubs, bars, live entertainment and golden beaches. You can see Ayia Napa’s true colours at night when everything comes to life.
- Kyrenia Castle – Kyrenia is located in Northern Cyprus and is an excellent location to experience the history and heritage of Cyprus. The Kyrenia castle was built in the 7th century and provides spectacular moments for photographs. This is a great destination for a family day out.
How to Get There
Direct flights to Cyprus are available at airports across the UK. Cyprus is part of Europe which means that flights can be quite cheap and affordable. Direct and connecting flights to Cyprus should be available all-year round due to its popularity as a holiday destination.