Planning a trip to Cyprus? Browse our articles for information about Cyprus, including top phrases to help you get by and a guide to Cyprus’ UNESCO World Heritage sites. We’ve also got the scoop on the best beaches of Cyprus and day trips to consider for your next holiday to this sun-kissed destination.
The official languages of Cyprus are Greek, Turkish and English, with Turkish being the mother tongue in the north of the island and Greek in the south. Cyprus was a British colony from 1878 to 1960 and still retains British military bases as well as many an expat. In the north especially, English is seen as the second language.
Even charming Cyprus has its wild side. Enter Ayia Napa, the island’s official party destination, where the shorts are short and the nights are long.
Our guide will help you skip the most famous of Cyprus’ beaches, such as Aphrodite’s and Coral Bay, in favour of places to spread out and enjoy the view with often not even a sunlounger in sight.
If you’ve got your sights set on Cyprus as your next Mediterranean destination, it’s definitely a great choice. Not only does it boast year-round sunshine but the food is also something to write home about – or Instagram until your heart’s content.
The heartbeat of a place lies in the traditional music of the area and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus can boast a style of music called Rebetiko that pulls on everyone’s heart strings. Imagine the classic black and white film Zorba the Greek with its soulful acoustic soundtrack, and you’ll get the idea.
Thinking of whisking your family away to sunny Cyprus? Here are the best family-friendly hotels that will keep everyone entertained and provide a holiday to remember.