Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, and has an interesting mix of Greek and Turkish heritage which is reflected in the architecture, local culture and cuisine. With temperate winters and sizzling summers Cyprus holidays are a popular destination all year round, and its status as a much-loved resort means there’s no shortage of things to do whether you’re visiting as a couple, a family, or with a group of friends.
If you’re heading to Cyprus for a romantic break then don’t miss the Baths of Aphrodite. Legend has it that this is where Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, took her beauty baths, and in times gone by this was a place of fertility rites. If you’re not so keen to find out if there really is something in the water, then simply take your beloved for a romantic stroll to the nearby Fontana Amarosa (The Fountain of Love).
There are loads of family friendly hotels to choose from on the island, and many have playgrounds, kids’ pools and clubs, as well as sports facilities and family entertainment. Kefalos Beach Village in Paphos is among the best. And if you want to get out and see more of the island, why not take the kids on a glass bottomed boat trip? Cyprus waters are teeming with sea life.
In fact, wildlife flourishes on this peaceful Mediterranean island, and nature lovers will be in their element, whether admiring the wild landscape of the Akamas Natural Park or taking a dolphin-seeking boat tour in Ayia Napa.
If you’re looking for nightlife, then a holiday to Aiya Napa will not disappoint. Over the last few years this thriving hotspot has earned itself a reputation as a party capital to challenge the likes of Ibiza and Rimini. Head to one of the famous afternoon parties at the beautiful Nissi beach or wait until dark and make your way to one of Ayia Napa’s renowned nightclubs Play or Club Fantastic.