Beaches galore and beautiful coastlines
With no fewer than 59 Blue Flag beaches, you can rest assured that you’ll encounter some mighty fine stretches of sand on this idyllic island getaway. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly and amenity-stocked beach like the one at Coral Bay or prefer topping up your tan in privacy at a secluded cove such as Governor’s Beach, there’ll be something for you.
Loved-up adventurers might want to swim around Aphrodite’s Rock near Paphos, said to be the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love. Circle the outcrop three times and – legend has it – you’ll be head over heels in no time. Alternatively, you could conduct your own sea-monster search at Cape Greco, where a six-headed, 12-limbed female Leviathan is said to lurk.
Investigate archaeological treasures from antiquity
Over the ages, the island has passed through the hands of various conquering empires – the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans and even the British have all laid claim to this beautiful and strategic location.
The result of all this conquest is an eclectic mix of enchanting ruins, with each civilisation leaving its own unique mark on the nation. Marks & Spencer’s and red post-boxes are just two British contributions.
From the impressive Tomb of Kings near Finikoudes to the chunky but well-maintained castle in Limassol, archaeological aficionados will be in their element. The crumbling amphitheatre at Kourion and the stunning mosaics in Paphos are other stand-out attractions for history buffs.
Stretch your legs and fill your lungs in the country's interior
No visit to Cyprus would be complete without a trip to the scenic Troodos Mountains on its western flank. As the largest mountain range in the country, the peaks are incredibly popular with skiers and snowboarders during winter months. The highest peak is Mount Olympus, soaring to almost 2,000 metres and hosting four ski slopes.
If you’re more excited by architecture and history than sheer adrenaline, the range’s past as a centre of Byzantine activity should set your pulses racing. With numerous monasteries and chapels nestled in among the peaks and valleys of Cyprus’s interior, it’s home to a cluster of picturesque villages and countless impressive works of period art.
All kinds of urban life
It’s not often you get the chance to walk from one culture to another, all contained within the same capital city. Nicosia was split down the middle by the Greeks and the Turks in 1961 and still retains the distinction today, making it unique in the world. The old district is full of charming courtyards and winding passageways.
Outside Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca compete for attention as the island’s principal port destination, while laid-back Paphos in the extreme southwest is now a firm favourite with British expats and holidaymakers. Inland, you’ll find sleepy villages to send you off into a blissful slumber.
Party like it's 1999
Cyprus enjoys a reputation as a magnet for all-night ravers and boozy holidays. Ayia Napa, situated on the island’s southeast coast, has been a draw for clubbers for decades, and those looking for a particular kind of good time will surely find it here.
However, that’s not to say that all nightlife in Cyprus is as overbearing as a Ministry of Sound promotional video. Elsewhere in the country, more relaxed locales offer up alternative evenings full of traditional entertainment, chilled cocktails and a laid-back vibe. Whether you want to party like it’s 99 or like you’re 99, you’ll find your spot in this versatile destination.
Frequently asked questions about holidays to Cyprus
Question: What is the best month to go to Cyprus?
Answer: You’ll find that temperatures stay in the higher range of degrees, making it a lovely destination for any sun seekers. If you’re planning on lounging around the pool or even exploring, you can be guaranteed excellent weather to let you do so. Be flexible with your dates and duration, as well as your departure airport to find the best prices. If you’ve got an ideal time in mind then be sure to check out our discount codes and exclusive offers.
Question: How much are holidays in Cyprus?
Answer: Cyprus holidays are very popular due to their affordability. You’ll find that most families and holiday goers choose to book all inclusive holidays to Cyprus to make sure that everything is included in the up front price. For example, by including drinks, food, hotel and flights among other aspects, you save yourself money further down the line.
Question: Where are the best beaches in Cyprus?
Answer: Ayia Napa has some fantastic beaches, as does Limassol. There are plenty of beaches to choose from when you go on holiday to Cyprus. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from a beautiful beach where you can unwind, relax and soak up the sun.
Question: What months are hot in Cyprus?
Answer: May and June are the hottest months of the year, with constant sunshine and no rain at all, so you can head out in shorts, t shirts and even swimwear if you want to. Pack light and enjoy warm temperatures that will leave you wanting so much more. You’ll never want to come back to the UK once you’ve experienced the heat in Cyprus.
Question: Which part of Cyprus is best for a holiday?
Answer: Paphos, Coral Bay, Ayia Napa, Limassol and Protaras are just some of the resorts in Cyprus that are attracting tourists. Don’t forget Pernera, Nicosia and Larnaca too. Whichever destination in Cyprus you choose to fly to, you’re sure to have the best holiday possible. If you’re on a budget then be sure to check out all resorts in Cyprus, shop around and be flexible with your dates to ensure you get the most for your money.