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Destinations > Cyprus

Holidays to Cyprus

Cyprus

For an authentic Mediterranean experience, Cyprus is your holiday destination. As Europe's sunniest island, it is ideal for year round holidays.

Whatever the season, Cyprus provides ample opportunity to experience something new, interesting and exciting,
including activities, events, customs and places that are unique and special to the island. A small island with a long history and a rich culture that spans 10.000 years, making it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean - as evidenced by the many fascinating cultural sights, museums, monuments and galleries.

Few feelings can compare to that of sinking your toes into warm sand… of the sun kissing your skin, and your senses taking in the fresh, salty breeze and the endless views of glittering blue waters.

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Food lovers – From hearty meat dishes and specialty cheeses to unique desserts of carob and grape, the Cypriot cuisine is an exotic blend of Greek and Middle Eastern cultures, sprinkled with remnants of ancient civilisations such as indigenous Roman root vegetables or old Phoenician delicacies

Beach Lovers and Sun Worshippers – Considered one of the healthiest climates in the world, with 300 to 340 sunny days a year, Cyprus is subtropical Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters. The beaches are some of the best on the along the Mediterranean Sea. 

Weddings – Cyprus is one of Europe’s leading destinations for weddings, blessings and honeymoons, and is famed for its wonderful climate, beautiful scenery and myriad of options for venues, ceremonies and celebrations. From sundrenched vows and sacred ceremonies to newlywed adventures, Aphrodite’s island is love personified.

Night Owls – If you enjoy living it up after dark then Ayia Napa is seen to be one of the most legendary party spots in Europe. Open until the early hours, Ayia Napa offers a wide variety of bars and clubs.

Paphos

Paphos is a delightful harbour town in the south-west of Cyprus. As the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, Paphos possesses a beauty and magic all of its own, and its delightful seaside location makes it a favourite destination for promenading, people-watching and enjoying excellent local food and drink

 

 

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Larnaca

Perfect for anyone looking for golden beaches, crystal-clear waters and a slower pace of life. Larnaca has a keen focus on wildlife and is known for it's abundance of winter-season Flamingos.

Larnaca has a sensational range of Cypriot dishes, locally-sourced seafood, and tastes from other cultures across the world.

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Nissi Beach

This resort is one of the most tranquil yet popular across the island, and while the white-sand beach tends to get busy during the day you’ll find Nissi Beach the perfect place to relax. Ayia Napa is just a stone's throw away so if you like peaceful day's and lively evenings this resort is ideal for you.

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Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is most widely known for its nightlife scene and, while it serves up clubs and party venues in spades, that’s hardly all it offers travellers. Whether you’re an adventurous globetrotter looking for a Mediterranean destination with a mix of both nightlife and history and culture, or a family with absolutely no interest in nightlife activities but still looking for a fun and new destination, you can find lots to love in this popular town on Cyrpus' eastern coast.

Beyond the glow of neon lights and pumping music of clubs, Ayia Napa offers stunning beaches, breathtaking natural features and significant cultural and historical monuments. Here are some of the best things to do in Ayia Napa.

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Limassol

As Cyprus’s largest resort, Limassol is a cultural hotspot and a place with almost endless things to do. Everything here tends to be bigger and more sophisticated than other resorts in Cyprus: there are designer shops, crystal waters, golden beaches, wine festivals, atmospheric ruins, and a seafront lined by attractive palm trees. The old town is a hub of history and culture which houses many of its shops, cafes and restaurants in 19th century buildings.

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is not just the Coral Bay beach itself, but also the neighboring area including the village of Pegeia packed with funky little shops, roadside stalls, and vendors of fashion, trinkets and souvenirs.  Visit the historic water well or vrisi, or dine in one of the many taverns, meza houses and traditional cafes either near the beach or up the hill in the town. 

This is a lovely, friendly place to relax in, as well as somewhere from which to visit the ruins of Paphos just a 15-minute drive away. The Coral Bay shore is particularly safe for families with children due to how shallow its gorgeous clear waters are.

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Must visit

Cyprus is made up of “must dos”, but some of the most impressive are the scenic views and the historical sites like the House of Dionysus and the glorious Fig Tree Bay. Make sure you sample a meze meal, take a splash in WaterWorld Water Park, and don’t miss the Cyprus Wine Museum if you’re a vineyard fan.

Family fun

Boat rides, snorkelling, a waterpark and of course the Blue Flag beaches are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. If you do not have water babies then there are plenty of castles, ancient sites, parks and museums to explore.

Natural attractions

Cyprus is home to some very attractive mountainsides, while its beaches and coves are a glittering contrast to the island’s more rugged scenery.

Lara Bay also has a Turtle Conservation Station where you can meet these cute shelled creatures.

Food and drink

Cypriot cuisine takes influence from both Greece and Turkey, so expect hearty and liberally seasoned dishes. Souvlaki is an irresistible pork kebab, and don’t forget to try the locally-made Halloumi cheese, which tastes better than most examples you’ll find back home. Meze is a kind of Greek tapas, and Cyprus offers some of the best examples of the dish.

Night life

The nightlife in Cyprus is deservedly famous, particularly when it comes to the wild nights you can experience in Ayia Napa. There’s more to the Cyprus night life than euphoric abandon though: you can find seaside tavernas, elegant bars, live music venues, art cafes, and LGBT-friendly clubs throughout.

Need to know info

  • Airport Information

    Larnaca International (LCA), Paphos International (PFO), Ercan International (ECN)

  • Useful Words/Phrases

    • Hello/goodbye: Γειά σου (Yah-soo)
    • Thank you: Ευχαριστώ (Eff-kha-ri-stoe)
    • Please: Παρακαλώ (para-kah-loe)
    • Yes: Ναί (neh)
    • No: όχι (OH-hee)

  • Best time to visit

    When you visit Cyprus, make sure you remain aware of the high temperatures and use sunscreen, stay out of the sun in the afternoon if possible, and drink plenty of water. There are sometimes reports of aggressive street vendors, hoping to make some quick money from inexperienced visitors. These also include timeshare vendors, who may offer you something pleasant but expect you to sit through a 3-hour timeshare presentation to get it! So be prepared to turn sellers down.

Holidays in Cyprus:

Paphos, Larnaca, Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa, Limassol, Coral Bay

Popular Destinations:

Turkey, Benidorm, Canaries, Lanzarote, Mexico, Florida, Tenerife, Orlando, Ibiza, New York, Majorca, Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Costa Dorada, Portugal, fuerteventura, Gran Canaria

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