Cyprus is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean which is unsurprising when you learn of the variety it has to offer. From pumping clubs in Ayia Napa to traditional villages and medieval castles, people from all walks of life are likely to find something of interest.
If adventure is your thing, then you’re bound to enjoy hiking or mountain biking in the Cyprus Mountains. Alternatively, there are water – sports, tennis, golf, surfing and all other activities you would expect from a popular tourist destination.
Local tour operators and most hotels can help you when it comes to booking excursions which are available all year round. As well as this, there are plenty of spa and health centres located around Cyprus.
Serious clubbers will feel at home in Ayia Napa, Nicosia and Limassol. Every kind of music can be found in the dozens of clubs around Cyprus so finding something to suit your taste won’t be a problem. Clubs stay open until late so if you’re looking for something lively these are the places to go. If you would prefer something more chilled out, then any of the cities or towns along the coast, from Protaras to Polis Chrysochous will be more to your taste.
Fresh fish and meat dishes are a speciality in Cyprus which are reasonably priced and served by fully trained English speaking staff. The price of eating out in Cyprus depends where you are and what kind of food you like. However, it does remain relatively inexpensive wherever you go. Alternatively, fast food is widely available and most places deliver free of charge.
Local patisseries offer delicacies such as Kadayif and Baklava which are normally always served with coffee or water.
Where to Stay
Like most places, Cyprus offers a wide variety of places to stay from hotels, villas, hostels and camp sites. Ayia Napa, Nicosia and Limassol are recommended for those wishing to laze on the beach in the day and party away at night. Most tour operators do good package holidays to Cyprus which includes flights and accommodation. The quieter places for families and people who want to relax can generally be found along the coast, such as Protaras which is a popular resort.
Nicosia is the capital and has many attractions such as museums, churches, palaces and a fair at the end of May. Limassol is the centre of Cyprus’s wine industry and in September the town holds a wine festival where food and wine are served for free.
If you’re one for stunning scenery then pay a visit to the Troodos Mountains which is an ideal base for excursions.
Larnaka is popular due to its scenic seafront where crowds enjoy water sports, singing, dancing, eating and drinking.
Note that they drive on the left side of the road in Cyprus.
June until September are peak tourist times so it’s very lively and prices are high. If you are on a budget it is recommended that you go in April/May or September/October.