- 7 Nights,
16 Dec 2015
- Self Catering
- London Gatwick
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A small island placed perfectly in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is versatile enough to offer everything from rich cultural experiences to exciting party getaways. Hundreds of beaches, modern resorts and historical ruins are just some of the highlights on Cyprus holidays.
According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite the goddess of love rose from the sea in Cyprus. She must've put a charm over the island because ever since, holidaymakers have been seduced by its sweeping beaches, mountain peaks and olive groves that crisscross stone villages and ancient ruins.
The third largest Mediterranean island, Cyprus caters for all of its visitors whether you're after wild parties or a romantic honeymoon retreat. Families are well catered for in the majority of resorts where hotel complexes and family-run tavernas are suitable for visitors of all ages.
The party capital of the island, Ayia Napa is also one of the most popular clubbing destinations in Europe. Visitors from all over the continent flock here to sample the hectic, exciting and lively nightclub scene which is found in the centre square.
Once you're all partied out, you have 14 beaches to relax on across an 8km long coastline. They vary in size and personality but whichever beach you choose, the gorgeous Mediterranean sun will be tanning you all the way.
There is plenty more to discover around this packed resort so there's no chance of boredom setting in while in Ayia Napa.
A smaller resort just north of Paphos, Coral Bay is a fun resort town with its own selection of beaches, bars and beautiful scenery.
Coral Bay has a wonderful beach looked over by nearby limestone cliffs. The sandy area is brilliant for tourists thanks to the bars just off the beach and the scuba diving and water sports available off the coast.
For the best shopping and nightlife in the area, take a convenient bus down to Paphos just six miles away. Coral Bay does offer its own brand of holiday must-haves with smaller shops and entertaining evening venues.
A city filled with history and tourist appeal on the south coast, Larnaca is a peaceful getaway that the whole family can enjoy.
Conveniently located next to the airport, Larnaca's roots date back 6000 years and ancient icons such as the churches and monasteries are still displayed around town. By the shore, the beaches are stacked with shops, bars and restaurants catering for your days out.
The beach promenade appeals to visitors after dark too as a good number of bars and small clubs are a great location to enjoy the warm summer nights with a cocktail.
While this resort is found within Ayia Napa, the relaxing Nissi Beach feels a world away from the manic and animated party town.
Nissi is so popular because of the clean peaceful beach which also has great water sports on the clear ocean surface. Nissi Beach also has a small town area that is packed with quality shops and restaurants.
The resort is nestled in between the family friendly Water World Waterpark in one direction and the crazy parties of Ayia Napa in the other. Both are within walking distance of this lovely middle ground.
Famous for being the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, this city is steeped in fascinating history as well as providing plenty of facilities for tourists.
Castles, caves, monasteries and mosaics, there are dozens of fantastic relics at the large UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
There are also several beaches along the large coastline with many providing idyllic surroundings to enjoy the Mediterranean sunsets every night. The town stays awake at one of the many friendly pubs and beach bars, making Paphos one of the most fun destinations in Cyprus.
Cyprus boasts around 330 days of sunshine a year. The summer months reaches an average temperature of around 27C while the winter gets much milder and settles at an average of 12C in January.
With many great child-friendly resorts and accommodations, family holidays to Cyprus are ideal during the summer break from school. Visitor numbers will be up around this time so if you want to avoid the rush, May, June or September are ideal times to visit.
Found in Ayia Napa but accessible to many nearby resorts, a trip to this waterpark will be worth the journey. Kids and big kids of all ages will love the selection of slides on offer as well as the paddling and wave pools. The park is closed during the winter.
Rated as one of the top ten wreck-diving sites in the world, experienced scuba divers need to discover this Swedish cruise-liner that sank in 1980. If you're a scuba beginner then there are plenty of other opportunities to swim under the Mediterranean shores just off Larnaca Bay.
There is a complex network of four salt lakes just outside of Larnaca and the whole area is a natural beauty. There is plenty to see in the area including thousands of flamingos that migrate here as well as a couple of religious structures that impress visitors.
An ancient city found outside of the modern city of Limassol. Across the beach you can enjoy serene views of the setting sun over the cliffs while inland you can walk among the century old ruins of Kourion. One of the best sights is an amphitheatre that is a relic from ancient Greece.
Following Aphrodite's Trail stop by the iconic Aphrodite's Rock. It is told that the goddess of love rose from the white waves here. A place of inspiration among painters, writers and poets, take a long walk, or enjoy a bit of solitude away from the city in this peaceful setting.
This city is teeming with great areas of ancient history and every site has a story to tell. The Tomb of the Kings is a wonderful green space leading to a caved tomb. Saint Paul's Pillars are a rustic treat by the harbour with a centuries old stone church. There are dozens more highlights too.