Given its southerly position in the Mediterranean and its excellent selection of hotels, Cyprus is extremely popular with families and those seeking early and late summer sun. Although very hot in summertime, Cyprus offers a mild climate in March, April, September and October making it ideal for half term breaks and for walking and sightseeing holidays.
Many visitors to Cyprus do not stray far from the often excellent facilities offered by the coastal hotels and resorts which make the country such a popular destination. However, Cyprus has a wealth of historical sites to discover including the ancient UNESCO listed Tombs of the Kings near Paphos and a string of crusader castles scattered across the island. The landscape, particularly the Troodos Mountains, is a joy to explore, especially for birdwatchers.
The cuisine of Cyprus is a delicious blend of Eastern Mediterranean influences and wine lovers will enjoy exploring the small wineries which make up the Krassochoria (Wine Villages). Hiring a car for a day or indeed taking a fly drive itinerary around some of the more remote parts of the island makes for a rewarding experience.
- Enjoy time on some of the island’s popular beaches such family-friendly Coral Bay as well as lesser known gems such as Lara Beach, a nesting ground for turtles.
- Visit the capital, Nicosia, to learn more about Cyprus today as well as the history of the island at the excellent Cyprus Archaeological Museum.
- Visit some of the many crusader castles which are dotted across the island.
- Enjoy wine tasting at some of the small vineyards which make up the Krassochoria (Wine Villages) north of Limassol.