Captivating Cyprus Holidays
Surrounded by exotic mainlands, and lapped by the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Cyprus has been enchanting visitors for generations. This contentious island has a real mix of cultural influences and is allegedly the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, so it's no wonder so many people fall victim to its spellbinding charm. Widely regarded as the best clubbing spot in Europe along with its neighbour across the sea, Ibiza, Cyprus holidays can provide wild nights, sleepy sun-kissed days, captivating scenery and alluring architecture that oozes with history and splendour.
When it comes to finding things to do in Cyprus that will entertain the little ones, a visit to Ostrich Wonderland Park – the biggest ostrich park in Europe – or in one of the thrilling water parks scattered across the island. To indulge in some r'n'r, a trip to Golden Beach is recommended - nothing but a few solitary sunbathers and a donkey or two will disturb the peace.
The centre of the vivacious Cypriot lifestyle can be found in atmospheric Nicosia, the nation's capital. Explore the rustic streets and discover some tucked away cafés while admiring magnificent backdrop of the Mesaoria plain.
It's impossible to see all of the historical sites on the island in one trip, but if time allows, two must see attractions include the Tomb of the Kings and the ancient city of Salamis, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. With all of that and more, you'll never be at a loss for things to do in Cyprus.
Party All Night
There is one particular destination that springs to mind with Cyprus, Ayia Napa, the island's party capital and world-renowned clubbing hotspot. Here is where visitors come to party until morning, sleep until afternoon, and catch a few rays in between.
If you're looking for more laid-back holidays to Cyprus holidays, try out Limassol. This coastal town has some tantalising places to eat, drink and shop, as well as an enchanting old town and fishing harbour bordered by a long stretch of powdery sand. Paphos and Polis are equally pleasant resorts popular with couples and families, giving a more peaceful alternative to the buzzing party towns.
History in the Making
Cyprus is located in the far east of the Mediterranean within easy reach of a number of powerful countries. This not only makes for a dizzying concoction of cultures but lends the island a real hotchpotch of historical architecture too. Getting a taste for both is one of the most intriguing aspects of Cyprus holidays in Cyprus; from the fusion of Greek and Turkish cuisines, traditions and artwork to visiting ancient Roman, Ottoman and Grecian archaeological sites, some of which are still being excavated.
With two mountain ranges to choose from, Cyprus holidays make an intriguing hiking and trekking destination. Along the coastline are endless striking rock formations, and the vista of glassy water, colourful fishing boats and everlasting coastline from one of the many peaks is sensational. Luckily, the sun shines all year round, so the view will always be picture perfect.
For couples young and old, party animals and outdoor thrill seekers, holidays to Cyprus have something to suit everyone. With a total of four international airports, jetting in to whichever corner of the island you choose to spend your time couldn't be easier.
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