Cyprus Holidays

Cyprus Holidays

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A stay in Cyprus breathes new life into familiar myths and legends. Think magnificent mountain ranges, dramatic coastlines and tranquil beaches, and it’s easy to see why this island is often the backdrop for tales about ancient adventures and Hellenistic heroes.

With a warm Mediterranean climate, calm waters and a rich backstory, a holiday in Cyprus is ideal for sun-seekers and history buffs alike.



Beaches
The beaches of Cyprus typically feature warm Mediterranean waters and fine sand. If you’re looking for a secluded sunbathing spot, head to Golden Beach – be sure to keep an eye out for shy wild donkeys grazing nearby. Alternatively, the shallow waters of Fig Tree Bay are perfect for families with young children, and Aphrodite’s Beach is a great choice for swimming and sightseeing.

Food & Drink
From Turkish influences to cosy Greek tavernas, the food of Cyprus is certainly something to celebrate. Grilled halloumi is a must-try, as is lahmacun – the Turkish answer to pizza, which is often sprinkled with lamb and herbs. Meze meals and fresh fish are other common dining options, accompanied by locally-made fruit juices or spirits such as ouzo or the grape-based zivania.

Culture
Greek traditions from the south of the island and Turkish culture from the north blend harmoniously to create the unique melting pot of Cypriot culture. Sample the full spectrum of this exciting country by checking out local festivals. Limassol offers a celebration of spring with a colourful parade called Anthestiriya and the theatrical Medieval Festival takes place in Ayia Napa during October - though there are many more to choose from.

Nightlife
From the non-stop party scene of Ayia Napa to the modern, lively ‘Bar Street’ in Paphos, the nightlife in Cyprus is not to be missed. Karaoke, discos, bars and clubs are plentiful in town centres, and intimate tavernas provide food, drink and music until the early hours elsewhere. Check out Club Deep in Larnaca for RnB beats or look out for the neon sign of Notorious Bar in Paphos, which welcomes revellers from all over Europe.

Important Information
Flight Time: 4.5hrs
Time Difference: +2hrs
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Greek; Turkish

Vaccinations
Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Visa
British Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Cyprus. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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Top Cyprus Hotels

Golden Bay Beach Hotel

Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus

Theo Sunset Bay Holiday Village

Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus

King Evelthon Beach Hotel and Resort

Chloraka, Paphos, Cyprus

Cavo Maris Beach

Protaras, Larnaca, Cyprus

St. George Hotel Spa & Golf Beach Resort

Chloraka, Paphos, Cyprus

Tsokkos Paradise Village

Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Cyprus

Tsokkos Constantinos The Great Beach Hotel

Protaras, Larnaca, Cyprus

Azia Resort and Spa

Chloraka, Paphos, Cyprus

Venus Beach

Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus

Avlida

Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus

Pavlo Napa Hotel

Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Cyprus

Horizon Crown Resorts

Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus

Panareti Coral Bay Hotel

Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus

Coral Beach Hotel and Resort

Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus

Ascos Coral Beach Hotel

Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus

Avanti Holiday Village

Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus

Alva Apartments

Protaras, Larnaca, Cyprus

Paphiessa Hotel and Apartments

Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus

Avanti Hotel

Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus

Mediterranean Beach

Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus

Anmaria Beach

Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Cyprus

Debbie Xenia Apartments

Protaras, Larnaca, Cyprus

Nissiana Hotel and Bungalows

Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Cyprus

Cosmelenia Apartments

Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Cyprus

Green Bungalows Hotel Apartments

Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Cyprus

Crown Resorts Elamaris

Protaras, Larnaca, Cyprus

Tsokkos Anastasia Hotel

Protaras, Larnaca, Cyprus

Aquamare Beach Hotel and Spa

Geroskipou, Paphos, Cyprus

Capo Bay Hotel

Protaras, Larnaca, Cyprus

Roman Hotel

Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus

Cyprus Weather

Sun-soaked Cyprus offers an average 326 days of sunshine each year, making it a great choice for a brilliant beach break. Visit in July for average coastal temperatures of 33°C, when the thermometer rarely drops below 27°C. Even if you choose to see the island in its low season – between November and February – the temperature tends to be a pleasantly mild 12°C on average.
Jan 14ºC
Feb 14ºC
Mar 18ºC
Apr 22ºC
May 25ºC
Jun 27ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 25ºC
Oct 23ºC
Nov 19ºC
Dec 16ºC

Things To Do on Cyprus Holidays

Tombs of the Kings
To the west of the island, close to Paphos and surrounded by desert-like landscape, sit the Tombs of the Kings. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an underground network of tunnels and chambers dating all the way back to 4th century BC. Exploring the Egyptian-inspired resting places will give you a real feel for ancient Cypriot history, and if you get there early you can avoid the afternoon hustle, bustle and heat.

Lara Beach
A short drive along a rocky road on the Akamas Peninsula will lead you to Lara Beach, a stretch of unspoilt coastline with a reputation for natural beauty. This is a quiet spot, but Lara Restaurant is on hand for beachside dining and drinks if you need a break from the sun. To preserve this piece of paradise, you won’t find sun loungers or parasols here – though you might spot some native sea turtles and monk seals if you’re lucky.

Emira Pottery
About a five-minute walk from Finikoudes Beach in Larnaca you will find a hidden gem called Emira Pottery. This shop sells stunning ceramics, including traditional cooking pots and decorative vases, and also offers a history of Cypriot pottery-making techniques. Whether you pick an artfully-made original piece or channel the film Ghost by creating your own vase, you’re bound to find the perfect souvenir here.

Cyprus Wine Museum
Immerse yourself in the vineyards and exhibits at the Cyprus Wine Museum, and learn about the island’s colourful history of wine making. When the short tour is done, head downstairs to taste the fruits of the vineyard’s labours - you might even meet the friendly cat that’s made the winery his home.

Cyprus Resorts

Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is perfect for those wanting an exciting nightlife or some relaxation in this tranquail old fishing village. Situated in the south east of C…

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Kakopetria

Kakopetria

Kakopetria is a village south-west of the capital Nicosia and is one of the most popular destinations on the island. The village has a natural beauty…

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Larnaca

Larnaca

Larnaca is the oldest city in Cyprus and is one of the major seaside resorts on the island. Larnaca holidays are extremely popular with families as th…

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Limassol

Limassol

Limassol is Cyprus's biggest resort, so you certainly wont be lacking in things to keep you busy. Located on the southern coast, Limassol is known for…

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Nissi Beach

Nissi Beach

Nissi Beach is the quieter area of Ayia Napa, one of the most popular destinations for Cyprus holidays. With its sandy beaches, Nissi Beach holidays a…

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Paphos

Paphos

Paphos is another one of Cyprus' top resorts which is full of culture and history and enough to have you spoilt for choice. A beautiful coastal city,…

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Polis

Polis

Polis is known for its beautiful scenery, which will surely be one of the highlights from your holiday. This is a quiet resort situated at the north w…

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Protaras

Protaras

Protaras holidays offer a quiet life but with its fun-loving neighbour Ayia Napa, you get the best of both worlds. This is a great choice for family h…

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