With culture, history, legend and lost civilisations found round every corner, this dazzling eastern Mediterranean land casts an enigmatic spell. Visitors will lose hours exploring the Greek temples, ancient mosaics and medieval castles, set amidst serene and picturesque countryside. Tourists looking for a relaxing beach break will find spectacular sandy beaches, hideaway coves and bustling coastal resorts with sophisticated nightlife. Cyprus holidays offer a kaleidoscope of unforgettable experiences amongst the sun-drenched lands that gave birth to the goddess Aphrodite.
A convenient stepping-stone between Europe and the Middle East, Cyprus is the maritime crossroad of the Mediterranean and boasts a rich historical and religious cultural diversity. Greek temples, Roman ruins and Byzantine basilicas can all be found within walking distance of each other, and the domes of the Orthodox churches and the Muslim minarets stand side by side in the skyline.
To the west of the island, the vibrant resort of Pathos buzzes with life all year round. Explore the excavated Roman villas near the harbour and marvel at the earliest Christian basilica on the island. Pathos is also an excellent place for a cheap package holiday to Cyprus, with the fast-growing Coral Bay to its north and a concentration of ancient sites in the surrounding lush countryside.
Nicosia is the ancient capital city, and although divided by the United Nations’ ëgreen line’ bisecting the entire island, the city is still a fascinating choice for a holiday for Cyprus. Cypriots are famous for their hospitality and will offer you a warm welcome to the café culture of their capital. Within Nicosia’s well-preserved ancient Venetian walls you’ll find a fantastic range of restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy traditional Cypriot cuisine and entertainment.
The lively resort town of Larnaca can be found on the doorstep of Cyprus’ main international airport and boasts a seafront promenade filled with palm trees and tavernas. Enjoy a drink by the deep-water marina or delve into the island’s fascinating past at one of the town’s many archaeological museums. East of the town is the picturesque Larnaca Bay, lined with a range of hotels and restaurants. Larnaca is Cyprus’ main centre of celebration during the festival of Kataklysmos, when crowds gather on the waterfront to enjoy sports, singing, dancing and merriment.
The party capital of Cyprus is undoubtedly the cosmopolitan resort of Ayia Napa. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun, enjoy a vast range of watersports, shop for bargains, or dance the night away in some of the world’s most famous nightclubs, the fun-filled atmosphere of Ayia Napa is infectious.
Wine-lovers will enjoy a visit to Limassol in the southwest of the island, the focus of Cyprus’ wine industry. Each September a lively wine festival is held in the town, with excellent local delicacies also on offer. The nearby Dassoudi beach is a perfect spot to soak up the rays by the glittering Mediterranean Sea.
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