Cyprus has long been the holiday destination of choice for tourists from all over the world. Yes, the sun and the warm beaches are major factors in deciding to visit but there are so many other reasons why you should consider a vacation in Cyprus.

Wonderful Beaches and Resorts: Cyprus is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and resorts to be found anywhere in the world. Rest assured you will have clear blue waters and golden sands. We all know of the major resorts at Paphos, Protaras, Ayia Napa, The Akamas Peninsula and Limassol. Each of these resorts are home to fantastic beaches that are just waiting to be explored!

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Tourist Attractions: Cyprus has enjoyed a rich and varied history, with many civilisations thriving on the islands, from the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras to the present day. Some of the most famous attractions on the island include Paphos Harbour and Castle,nearby Aphrodite’s Rock on the south-western coast, Curium and Kolossi Castle near Limassol, the city of Nicosia and its ancient and mysterious city walls, the wonderful Troodos Mountains and the delights of Northern Cyprus.

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The Local Cuisine: Cypriot food is something that has to be experienced throughout your holiday. Typical Cyprus dishes are a merging of Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern and African dishes. The main native dish of Cyprus is Mezze, which in general is a selection of Cypriot foods that make up a meal, and in total can comprise up to 30 small courses! Meze dishes usually contain meat and fish dishes, along with fruits and salad. If you enjoy fish, you will be guaranteed some fine dishes, as Cyprus is one of the most important fishing locations of the Mediterranean. Exotic dishes like squids, octopus and red mullet are popular catches of the day wherever you go!

Great Nightlife: Cyprus is well known for its brilliant nightlife and suitable for all tastes, so if that is your thing, you will be well catered for here. Ayia Napa on the east coast is a paradise for clubbers, with around 20 nightclubs catering for revellers. The nightlife in Larnaca is in the main located around the seafront and palm tree lined promenade. Limassol is similar to Ayia Napa in terms of nightlife but at a smaller scale. You will be guaranteed a great welcome and a wonderful Cypriot experience.

Picturesque villages,green forests and mountains: Besides the great beaches, Cyprus is blessed with incredibly beautiful forests and mountains like Troodos, Macheras and Stavrovouni. Additionally, you can visit picturesque villages like Fikardou, Omodos and Lefkara to admire their unique architecture, meet the friendly locals and enjoy traditional delicacies!

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A richness of history and culture: If you are into history and you get excited about exploring a country’s past, then Cyprus will not let you down. Impressive archeological sites like the Ancient city Kingdom of Kourion in Limassol, Tombs of the Kings in Paphos and various museums in the rest of the cities will fill your days with joy! Additionally, the majestic Aphrodite’s rock in Paphos is one of the most popular attractions on the island. Make sure you include it in your plans!

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