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The third largest island in the Mediterranean- after Sicily and Sardinia- is a veritable treasure trove of vast sandy beaches, spectacular vistas and ancient historical sites. Sitting east of Greece and south of Turkey, Cyprus takes influence from its nearest neighbours, making it a cultural melting pot.

High-tempo nightlife of Ayia Napa, old-world charm of Larnaca, a capital, Nicosia, seeped in history, palm-fringed Paphos…Cyprus’ appeal comes from every corner of the country. The mythical birthplace of the Aphrodite, Cyprus is an island fit for a goddess. Enchanting, fascinating and endlessly beautiful, Cyprus is a delightfully unique mix of ancient and modern.

While Cyprus has its own national foods, you’ll notice clear influence from its nearest neighbours of Greece and Turkey.

 

Cypriot meze is a delightful way to ease in to the country’s gastronomic delicacies. Like Spanish tapas, meze is a sharing dish with small samples of meat, fish, vegetables and dips. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a tavern that doesn’t have a meze option.

For those looking to keep the party going well after sun down, Ayia Napa is Cyprus’ party central. Whatever type of music you like you’ll find it on the seemingly endless neon-lit strip of bars and clubs. Sleep off heavy heads the next day on one of the many beaches, and perk up with a dip into the gently shelving, warm water.

 

Paphos is a beautiful resort which offers up an idyllic combination of stretches of golden beaches lapped by brilliant blue waters and hidden coves, and an old town just waiting to explored. The town itself is a UNESCO world heritage site, seeped in ancient history as the mythical birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Wander amongst temples and archeological sites that date back thousands of years, take a trip to the market in Old Paphos and sit and watch the world go by in the stunning city harbour.

 

Cyprus’s capital Nicosia is the only divided capital in the world: split into Turkish ‘Northern Cyprus’ and Greece’s ‘Republic of Cyprus’ in the south. Within the 16th century Venetian city walls, the Old City is a maze of narrow cobbled streets, cosy bars and restaurants, and charming little shops. 

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Ayia Napa

The party capital of Cyprus, Ayia Napa combines wild clubbing with beautiful Blue Flag beaches.

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Limassol

It's one of the largest cities in Cyprus with one of the biggest nightlife scenes, Limassol caters to those who want to let their hair down for a bit but there is a quieter side to the city which is more than worth exploring with the family!

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Paphos

The ancient town of Paphos on the South West of Cyprus combines stunning scenery, beautiful Blue Flag beaches and authentic Cyprian charm.

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Key Facts

  • Language: Greek, Turkish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: 4 hours
  • When to go: June - September

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