With its year-sun, variety of resorts and fabulous beaches, Cyprus really is a fantastic holiday choice. Here are 10 reasons why you should go this summer.
1. The amazing beaches
Beach babies will fall in love with Cyprus which boasts a selection of beautiful sandy stretches right across the island.
2. The weather
Cyprus enjoys year-round sunshine with the mercury hitting around 29C during the summer months. The coolest month of the year tends to be January, so avoid travelling then if you’re looking to bask and bake on the beach.
3. The great nightlife
Ayia Napa has reigned high on the list of best clubbing destinations for years, and party animals will love this resort. Whether it’s cocktails and glamour or clubbing till dawn, Ayia Napa is the place to go.
4. The prime walking territory
Dig out those hiking boots and prepare to be wowed with a hike up the Troodos Mountains. Not only be treated to awesome vistas but you can also visit 9 UNESCO-listed churches on your travels. Cape Greco is another option for walking enthusiasts with several hiking trails.
5. Selection of accommodation options
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious resort with your every whim catered for, or a self-catering apartment where you have ultimate flexibility, Cyprus boasts a variety of options for your stay. There is something to suit everyone, whatever type of holiday you are looking for.
6. Its fascinating history
Cyprus has a variety of ancient historical sites so culture-vultures will be in their element. Highlights include Paphos Archaeological Site, the Tomb of the Kings and Ancient Kourion.
7. Scrumptious food
Fancy digging into a delicious mezze and refreshing glass of Cypriot wine? Food here will not disappoint, with halloumi, tzatziki, taramosalata, hummus and tahini just a few of the delicacies you can look forward to trying.
8. For the hamam baths
It’s great to try out new things on holiday so why not experience a hamman bath where you can sit back, relax and let your cares drift away. You’ll emerge feeling refreshed and raring to go!
9. The selection of resorts
Cyprus has a variety of resorts whether you’re looking for busy and bustling or quiet and laid back.
Popular options include Larnaca, with its beautiful seafront and abundance of historical attractions, Limassol with its fantastic beaches and Paphos with its traditional tavernas and laid-back atmosphere.
10. For the variety of activities
If you tire of lying on the beach, there are plenty of activities to get involved in. You could go on a boat trip of the island, take to the coastal path from Kato Paphos or visit the bustling capital city of Nicosia.