If you’re looking for a beautiful holiday destination that ticks all the right boxes, you can’t go wrong with Cyprus. After all as the fabled birthplace of goddess Aphrodite, it’s certainly got the looks – and a lot more besides.
Cast out into the Mediterranean Sea, this glittering gem of an island serves up one spectacular holiday experience after another. It’s got the perfect climate, with long sizzling hot summers and temperate winters which makes it a superb escape for sun-drenched holidays. Spend your days lazing on the beach, snoozing the hours away under a parasol or splashing in the surf. Take the kids to a water park, hire a car to explore its stunning mountainous interior, or explore its historic cities and ancient ruins.
As the sun goes down, this Mediterranean gem hots up with a vibrant party atmosphere in popular resorts like Ayia Napa, a classic clubbing hotspot that’s packed with lively bars, pubs, karaoke venues and nightclubs. Other resorts like Paphos and Protarus have their fair share of nightlife, but it’s on a much quieter scale than Ayia Napa’s legendary party atmosphere.
In fact, Cyprus is a superb family destination. Whether you’re after bucket and spade territory, local activities to keep the kids entertained, or a bit of buzz for older kids and teens, there’s a great selection of resorts offering all manners of different family experiences.
And thanks to its popularity, holidays in Cyprus don’t have to cost the earth. Of course if you’re after a touch of luxury, this stunning island is happy to oblige and you won’t have to look far to find five-star extravagance with lashings of first-rate facilities. For those on a modest budget, the main resorts are home to self-catering apartments and plenty of great hotels offering tasty local cuisine and tempting summer deals.
Whatever holiday you’re after, there are certainly plenty of reasons to visit sizzling Cyprus this summer.