Holiday Guide to Cyprus
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The island of Cyprus lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, below Turkey which occupies the northern end of the island. Cyprus holidays should involve plenty of sight seeing as there are many beautiful ancient ruins, medieval castles, museums and churches. The 2nd century BC theatre at Kourion has been fully restored, whilst the spectacular Tombs of the Kings and Kolossi Castle are well worth a visit.
Out of season the temperatures on a Cyprus holiday can reach 20°, whilst in the summer months into the 30`s, perfect for sunbathing on one of the many gorgeous sandy beaches and cooling off in the crystal clear sea.
Whether you are looking for a quiet relaxing Cyprus holiday or a vibrant resort with a crazy party nightlife this is the island that has it all. Flamingo Bay and Fig Tree Bay are very popular golden sand beaches, whilst Ayia Napa is filled with nightclubs, discos and outdoor venues, offering a party scene that never slows down. Limassol is also a buzzing vibrant resort, though not quite like Ayia Napa.
Paphos and Larnaca offer great cheap holidays and are popular with families, couples and groups alike due to the wonderful beaches, great bars and restaurants and activities, such as theme parks and water parks, filled with exciting chutes, slides and pools.
The Turkish occupied, northern Cyprus boasts some lovely resorts like Famagusta and Kyrenia, whilst the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia is divided by the `Green Line` of the two countries making it the only divided capital in Europe.
Ideal for Couples
Cyprus holidays have been popular with British tourist for years due to the excellent beaches, gorgeous beaches and glorious sunshine. Protaras is a favourite with couples who descend on Fig Tree Bay.
Great for Families
A family holiday to Cyprus should include a trip to Limassol for it`s wide selection of beaches, or Paphos where the whole family can enjoy hours of fun at the water park.
Whether you want to sample the delicious local cuisine, such as mezze and freshly caught fish dishes, or international cuisine from all over the world, Cyprus holidays really are a culinary delight. Try Larnaca for it`s wide selection of superb restaurants and cafes.
If you want your Cyprus holiday to involve all night partying, then head for Ayia Napa, the party capital of Cyprus. Here you will find heaps of bars, pubs, discos, live music venues and nightclubs featuring the best DJ`s around.
Cyprus holidays give you an incredible choice of superb sandy beaches, from Ayia Napa and Paphos, to Protaras, Larnaca and Limassol.
Great Day Trips
No Cyprus holiday would be complete without a trip to the famous Tombs of the Kings, the Venus Rock and the Baths of Aphrodite, whilst Paphos Old Town is wonderful for exploring.