Cyprus Holidays 2015

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Scintillating Cyprus

This idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea boasts unbelievable coastal delights, a rich and engrossing history, a vibrant party scene and delectable local cuisine – all key ingredients in making Cyprus holidays memorable and enchanting. You’ll discover incredible inland landscapes in the form of mountains and plains, a mesmerising coastline characterised by its party vibes and and adventurous water sports scene – you’ll never run out of things to do in Cyprus.

Start your holidays to Cyprus in the bustling and engaging capital of Nicosia where you’ll find yourself immersed in the cultural and historical significance of the island nation, allowing you a great insight into the identity of the country, all before indulging in the sun, sand and sea.

Beach and Party Vibes

Cyprus holidays are synonymous with beach breaks and party-filled getaways, with some of Europe’s most vibrant coastal party destinations located around the perimeter of the island. Ayia Napa is the premier destination for those seeking revelry in the sunshine, famed for its young party crowd, beautiful beaches and vibrant water sports scene. Larnaca is another great option for those hoping to get active in the water, boasting one of the best wreck dives in the continent with the Zenobia dive attracting many underwater enthusiasts to this corner of the island.

If you’re after a more sedate and relaxing beach break for your holidays in Cyprus, there are a number of more tranquil resorts that are more suitable for families than young partygoers. Polis is a great option, located on the west coast of the island, besides the beach, the resort boasts a stunning mountainous backdrop which is a thrill to explore. Latchi is another great option, billed as a sleepy resort and home to some aromatic and welcoming waterfront tavernas that will give you a unique flavour of Cyprus.

Culture and History

If you don’t fancy yourself much as a beach bum, holidays to Cyprus will also satisfy culture vultures who are interested in engaging with the history and identity of the country. There are a number of sites of ancient ruins, archaeological significance and bygone architecture, all waiting to be discovered by holidaymakers. Paphos is a great place to start, allowing you to explore numerous archaeological sites, the amazing Tombs of the Kings, Paphos Fort and the Odean – all key aspects of the country’s eventful past.

Limassol happily combines ancient sites with beautiful beaches, allowing you to flex both your beach bum and culture vulture muscles. Pay a visit to Limassol Castle and some of the area’s surrounding ancient cities, before giving yourself a day off on the soft sand. Finish off your history-filled escapade with some exploration around the capital Nicosia. The city’s architectural prowess that comprises churches, monasteries and mosques will keep you captivated throughout your time in the city.

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Language: Greek (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +2 Hours

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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.

Water Activities

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.

Beach Hotels

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.

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