Enriched by a wealth of churches, antiquities and natural surroundings and with beautiful, diverse scenery, holidaying in Cyprus is sure to suit all tastes. With over 330 days of sunshine yearly and 9000 years of beguiling history, Cyprus, as a holiday retreat, has something for everybody. Feasibly you could vacation in Cyprus all year round and it’s an outstanding place for a family vacation as there is something for all ages and preferences. For those who want to spend long lazy days in the sun as well as seeing many World heritage sites villa holidays are excellent .
Cyprus provides all that you would require in a holiday, with the family beaches at Protaras and the clubs of Ayia Napa, the harbors of Larnaca and Limassol and the diversity of Nicosia, the Troodos Mountains and the Akamas Peninsula near the more subdued west coast resorts of Latchi and Polis that offer splendid walking vacations.
Paphos, an enchanting resort with an appealing harbor with a wealth of nearby historic sites and a good choice of inexpensively priced bars and tavernas is on the west coast of the island . Yet more placid than Paphos is Polis with more modest unspoilt beaches and coves to search whereas Pomos is a small town close to the foothills of the Paphos mountains with stunning sceneries, sandy coves and deserted beaches. Pissouri is also near to Paphos and is enveloped by high cliffs. Paphos is excellent for family vacations, with a profusion of things to see and do, and has a wealth of water sports available on the Coral Bay Beach.
Known as the clubbing capital of Cyprus, Ayia Napa is on the eastern side and visited by many of the large European clubs who set up home on the island for the summer and is an alternative to Ibiza. The beaches here are excellent, but can get crowded, whereas Protaras, similar in style to Ayia Napa, has more space. Family holidays in Cyprus are best spent in Protaras, where the beaches are long and sandy with safe clear water for youngsters and nearby Pernera has one of the quietest and least crowded beaches in the Protaras area.
Those seeking a Cyprus holiday integrating beaches with more veritable Cypriot life should think about one of the larger coastal towns like Limassol. The islands second largest city, Limassol offers a good foundation for exploring while enjoying your holidays in Cyprus and is ideal for those planning a trip to the Troodos Mountains and the nearby villages. There are numerous attractions as well as authentic Greek tavernas and music clubs.
One of the oldest continuously populated cities in the world is Larnaca, which is acknowledged for its’ large harbour and international yacht marina and is home to one of the two principal airports on the island. It is a modern oceanfront town with first-class shops and restaurants and the endearing Palm Tree Promenade and is located on the south-easterly side of the island.
Nicosia, modern day, compelling with diversity between a flourishing New city and an old walled city with a outstanding range of shops and street markets is the capital of Cyprus. The largest city on the island it is reputed to be the shopping heart of Cyprus and you can consume hours just wandering the old cobbled streets revelling in the entrancing mixture of old and new.
It is frequently said that holidays in Cyprus are holidays in paradise and with sunshine and pleasurable temperatures almost ensured with rarely any extremes of temperature. In all sections of Cyprus you will be acknowledged by accommodating Cypriots and have opportunities to taste delightful traditional cuisine and exceptional wine so if you have the good fortune to visit Cyprus it is to be recommended. .