Cyprus provides an ideal holiday for families, couples, young and old generations, as it offers something for everyone! Whether you enjoy picturesque clear beaches, impressive sightseeing, delicious Mediterranean food, busy nightlife, amazing hotels, or mountainous views, Cyprus is definitely the holiday for you! With the sun shinning all year round, Cyprus is the perfect holiday anytime of the year.
Nicosia is the Capital City Centre of Cyprus and combines the old with the new to present this amazing Business centre. Old buildings create great character in Nicosia and a visit to the Cyprus Museum is recommended to sample the vast collection of archaeological Greek artifacts. Nicosia also contains a modern element of busy cafes, restaurants, bars and shopping outlets to gather the locals and tourists together in this vibrant City Centre.
Paphos, in the western area of Cyprus, is a popular holiday resort for tourists due to its impressive beaches, picturesque harbour and vast selection of hotels and apartments. Coral Bay is a popular and ideal beach to visit when staying in Paphos. The Baths of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, are also a highly recommended place to visit as they are surrounded by stunning greenery and full of historical culture, as this is where Aphrodite used to bathe. Also the rock of Aphrodite, known as ‘Petra tou Romiou’ in Greek are an impressive array of large rocks in the ocean, situated where Aphrodite rose from the sea. These provide amazing photo opportunities when visiting so have your cameras at the ready!
Limassol is also an ideal place to stay whilst holidaying in Cyprus. It is filled with ancient attractions including the Kourion, Amathus Archaeological site and Kolossi Castle. The Kourion is an impressive Amphitheatre which dates back to the Roman period, and contains stunning views of the Mediterranean sea. Amathus Archaeological site features the ruins of the temple of Aphrodite and the tombs. For those travelling with children, Limassol zoo and Fasouri watermania waterpark are ideal. Limassol also offers a vast amount of hotels, restaurants, bars and nightlife and so will cater for all generations. Popular beaches include Ladies’ Mile and Governor’s Beach and are perfect for soaking up the Cyprus sunshine and sampling some delicious Greek food. The wine festival is a popular event in September and also the carnival parades for those visiting in February.
Larnaca is also a popular tourist resort and consists of the main airport in Cyprus. A famous and popular spot in Larnaca is the long promenade ‘Phinikoudes’. This is a vibrant promenade, lined with small palm trees and a vast variety of cafes, restaurants and bars. The harbour is also a great place to sit and watch the amazing yachts and boats sail by while you sample some delicious fresh fish in the many local tavernas. Stavrovouni Monastery is another place of interest as it is situated on the peak of a mountain, providing stunning views and photo opportunities. Larnaca is filled with high class hotels for tourists to choose from and is an ideal base to explore Cyprus.
Protaras and Ayia Napa
Protaras and Ayia Napa are situated in the East of Cyprus and are extremely popular resorts for couples, students and party lovers, due to its impressive beaches and nightlife. Protaras is the quieter resort of the two and boasts some amazing beaches of white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. Fig Tree Bay is a stunning example of this and is well worth a visit. Ayia Napa also features some of the most stunning beaches on the island including Makronissos and Nissi beach, which was recently voted best beach in Europe by trip advisor readers. It will simply take your breath away! Cape Greco is a must see spot when in Ayia Napa. Its stunning cliff tops looking out to sea are just the most beautiful scenery you could ever wish to see. Waterworld in Ayia Napa is also a popular water park and a great day out for anyone in Cyprus.
Troodos Mountains are a magnificent and must see sight when visitng Cyprus. Visitors can take excursions, drive or take nature walks in these amazing mountains, which feature many churches, restaurants and breathtaking scenery. Skiing is also a popular event during the winter months. Kakopetria is a must see village when in Troodos. This village still captures the traditional architecture and amazing Greek atmosphere that is true to Cyprus. The most famous monastery in Cyprus ‘Kykko’ is also an impressive place of interest.
Cyprus is an all year round stunning holiday destination. Cyprus is known for its high quality hotels, hospitality, great food, beaches and historical sightseeing. Tourists and holiday makers return year after year as it caters for all types of holidays and all ages. Cyprus is a stunning paradise island in the heart of the Mediterranean.
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My bucket list of destination!