Picturesque villages, pine-clad mountains, fabulous beaches and a tremendous history all contribute to the infinite popularity of Cyprus.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. Nicosia, its capital, is the last remaining divided city in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and once the countries capital, Paphos, is located on the south west coast of the island. With a plethora of ancient sites in and around the town, a holiday in Cyprus would not be complete without a visit here.
Nearby Coral Bay has a European Blue Flag beach and is a tranquil resort for a family holiday. The smaller coves in the area are superb places if you wish to learn to dive, windsurf or water ski.
Want to escape the crowds? Then Polis, Miliou and Pissouri are ideal locations to sample some Cypriot rural life. The fishing village of Latchi also has some of the best sea food restaurants on the island.
As driving in Cyprus is on the left, hiring a car is highly recommended. Head for time-forgotten villages in the densely forested Troodos Mountains. Keep your cameras at the ready as you will also have some spectacular panoramic views to admire whilst in the area.
If vibrant nightlife is on your holiday agenda, then Ayia Napa, on the east side of the island, is the resort for you. Silver, powdery sand beaches and azure waters combine to offer idyllic conditions for topping up the suntan and catching up on some rest in either Ayia Napa or Protaras. Just to the south, the crystal clear Mediterranean sea at Cape Greco offers excellent snorkelling and diving.
We think that you will return home, having fallen for this beautiful island!