Stunning beaches, tranquil shorelines, a UNESCO World Heritage gem, snow peaked mountain ranges and some of the best food in the Mediterranean, are only a few of the outstanding beauties that a Holiday to Cyprus has to offer.
Best Beaches in Cyprus
Miles of sandy shorelines and warm crystal clear waters are in abundance in Cyprus. With over 64 blue flag beaches, with a variety of quiet coves, vibrant and busy resorts and beaches that are ideal for families.
For those looking for a traditional resort with golden sands and crystal clears waters, Fig Tree Bay in the Protarus region is a perfect destination. Couples and groups looking for a more lively beach resort with white sands and a party atmosphere, then Nissi Beach or Maronissos Beach in the Ayia Napa region are ideal.
The more lively beaches have a variety of water sports and activities on offer. These include jet ski’s, para gliding, canoeing, scuba diving and paddleboarding. The quieter beaches and coves will typically have scuba diving, paddleboarding, canoeing and catamarans.
Things to do in Cyprus
Explore the Tombs of the Kings
A UESCO World Heritage site located in the western region of Cyprus approximately two miles north of Paphos Harbour. It is large necropolis which has at its heart a network of underground tunnels and chambers which date way back to the 4th century BC. A real gem for the those that want to experience a part of the ancient history of Cyprus. We recommend an early start as temperatures can reach the mid 30’s by lunchtime in peak season.
Fig Tree Bay
Located on the Eastern side of Cyprus, in the Protarus region is Fig Tree Bay. Calm, tranquil, turquoise waters accompanied by a wide sandy beach with sun beds and umbrellas for hire. Swim out to the island, snorkel around the rocks or hire a pedalo, this bay is a family favorite. Beach bars, tavernas and shops located on the beach front and in the town. There are also many cafes to have a coffee or ice cream and take in the stunning scenery whilst enjoying some shade to cool down.
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark
Located in Kato Paphos on the coastal road. Slides to suit all, children’s play pools, the lazy river, surge pool and if you’re feeling really adventurous the kamikaze slide!
A full member of the European Water Association (EWA) ensures the quality standards for the waterpark are maintained to a high standard.
Things to eat in Cyprus
Ripe, fresh super tasty Mediterranean ingredients are the heart of Cypriot food. Dine at one of the local Tavernas to get a real feel for Cyprus food and culture or visit one of the Gyro stands for Souvlakia, which is the real taste and heart of Cypriot food. Try one of the favorites such as Kleftico, Moussaka, Sheftalia, kolokasi or go for a Meze which includes a taste of all dishes as well as pittas and dips hmmmm delicious!
A traditional Greek salad consists of sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, feta and oregano. Topped with an olive oil dressing.
Considered the most famous product Cyprus has to offer and a truly delicious cheese when grilled.
Greek Meze is a selection of all the cuisine Cyprus has to offer. From pittas and dips to moussaka and kleftiko, truly delicious!
Important information about travelling to Cyprus
How long does it take to fly to Cyprus?
It takes about four and half hours to fly to Cyprus from the UK.
Whats the time difference between the UK and Cyprus?
Cyprus is two hours ahead of UK time.
What currency do they use in Cyprus?
The official currency in Cyprus is the Euro.
What language do they speak in Cyprus?
The official languages spoken in Cyprus are Greek and Turkish.
Whats the weather like in Cyprus?
The Mediterranean climate of Cyprus brings dry and hot weather with average temperatures ranging from 12 – 13 degrees in January through to 25 – 30 degrees in the summer months. Cyprus weather is among the best in the Mediterranean and long hot sunny days are what attracts holiday makers from around the world.
The Trodos mountains provide a cool relief during the summer months and during the winter, provide a thriving ski resort.