Top Cyprus Beaches
If you are looking for great beaches then visit Ayia Napa on the far eastern shore. With it’s fine white sand beaches, it is hard to beat, but Paphos does it’s best to compete, with EU blue flags for cleanliness, and vendors renting every water sport toy imaginable. Protaras is a great family friendly location, as is Limassol, with its water park.
At the Beach
If your holiday based around the beach, then look no further than Cyprus. With fine white sand beaches hugging the islands coast, you will be hard pressed to find a better location that this. Most beaches have plenty water sport rentals, and lessons, available, as well as cafés and restaurants along the ocean promenade. So, with everything you want right there, all you have to do is book it.
If you’re looking for a holiday with a panache, Cyprus has it. With great water to snorkel, and a soft Mediterranean breeze to try your hand at sailing, spending your holiday along the sea in Cyprus may be the best decision you have ever made. There are stands along the beach renting everything from paddleboats to jet skis, so whatever it is you have in mind, just ask, and you’ve got it.
If you want to stay in a beautiful beach location then look no further than the Mediterranean Beach Hotel. A superior four-star resort set on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the Limassol area. In addition to the spectacular sea views, this hotel is only 100 metres from the nearest shops, bars and restaurants.
Historic and Cultural Sites
Rich in history, and culture, there is so much to do and see in Cyprus. From the Akamas Peninsula, where legend has it Aphrodite used to bathe, the ancient ruins of the Odeon, an ancient Greek amphitheatre in Paphos, or the Kykkos Monastery, where you will find one of the three remaining icons painted by the apostle Luke. Cyprus is not only home to historical sites, but also, a fantastic forest in the Troodos Mountains. There are hiking trails throughout the island. Also, along the beaches of Limassol, you may have the chance to see the sea turtles come to nest.
Extreme Sports in Cyprus
If you are looking to stay active on your holiday, then look no further than a holiday in Cyprus. With clear, beautifully blue water, Cyprus is an ideal location to strap on the scuba gear, and dive. But, that’s not all. With rich vegetation strung along mountain paths, Cyprus has terrific hiking on offer. Or, if you prefer a different way to traverse the mountains, then rent a mountain bike, and off you go!
Like much of the Mediterranean, the Cypriots know how to party. There is no better example than the Limassol festival. Beginning on Shrove Tuesday, the festival lasts a full ten days, and has parades, performances and other goodies that you will just have to come and see. Also, the Feast of Kataklysmos is a great day to be in Cyprus. With festivities taking place throughout the island, there is special enthusiasm in Larnaca, where people flock to the shore to sing, dance, eat and be merry. Cypriots also enjoy celebrating Dionysus with the annual Wine Festival at the municipal gardens in Limassol.
Most of the main cities in Cyprus have an exceptional nightlife, but none of them compare to Ayia Napa. With beautiful beaches and a lively nightlife, Ayia Napa is the place to go. With hundreds of bars, and discos, you can dance all night long as most clubs stay open until daybreak. With all of the partying taking place, Ayia Napa has very little anti-social behaviour, which just adds to the appeal.
Cyprus is a lovely island in the Mediterranean, and with so much to offer, it is a perfect place to make it your holiday destination this year. With the Aphrodite Water Park, Paphos Bird Park, The Odeon in Paphos, Nicosa’s motorcycle museum and more, you and the family are certain to have fun exploring all of the great things Cyprus has to offer.
Shopping is a popular activity among tourists in Cyprus. With wonderful local items at hand, such as, Cypriot wine, jewellery and leather goods, you’ll have great mementos of your trip. Throughout the country Horse riding trips are available, which is great way to see the country, and a few of the ruins.
There are great restaurants throughout the island, with one of the tourist favourites being the local meze. But, if that isn’t quite what you’re looking for, there are a number of western fast food chains, as well as restaurants ranging from Mexican to Chinese. So, whatever you’re looking for, you will be sure to find it in Cyprus. Or, for a truly special night out, have dinner at one of the awe-inspiring water shows. Water plumes into the sky with smoke, lasers and fire, all to incredible results.
The Aparthotel Kefalos Beach Village is perfect for families being in the idyllic location for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing break in Paphos. Situated right by the beach and overlooking the azure Mediterranean. This luxurious and modern 4-star resort provides a variety of spacious rooms including self-catering apartments that would suit families and groups and offers a wonderful selection of leisure facilities that will all help to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay.
Things to Do
A holiday to Cyprus is a great way for couples to soak up sun and enjoy sandy beaches, whilst also experiencing the great wineries the island has to offer. Take a tour and try some wine, it is a perfect way to spend a romantic day. Follow that with a Segway tour of some of the most historic sites in the world; or, wander in to some of the art galleries, which are home to some fantastic local artwork. Cyprus is a romantic place for people looking to spend some quality time together.
For those who find solace on the links, Cyprus has world-class links for you to enjoy, and the picture-perfect weather is hard to beat. But, if Golf isn’t your game, there is still plenty to do on this little island. Visit the House of Dionysus and the House of Theseus in Paphos; or any of the number of museums in Nicosia; and, while there, pay a visit to Ledra Street, which is a great place to pick up a few souvenirs, and it’s within the medieval city walls.
With a wide range of cuisines available, Cyprus holidays have a lot to offer. But, if you are looking for a traditional fair, then try Xefoto in Nicosia, where they serve mezes, and the seating spills onto the pavement, giving the diners a lovely, Mediterranean experience. On other parts of the island you will similar restaurants, but with a stronger traditional feel. Similarly, throughout the island, there are wonderful theatre companies running plays throughout the year. So, why not take in a show, where Dionysus has his home.
The luxurious Hotel Le Meridien Limassol Spa and Resort is situated on 100,000 square metres of landscaped gardens and is the islands only five star international chain hotel on the beach. The hotel is renowned for its award winning Spa, delicious range of dining options and not forgetting its impeccable service and warm hospitality. There is a good selection of International restaurants and some superb shopping.