Cyprus



Cyprus Hotels

Located just south of Turkey and north of Egypt. Cyprus has something for everyone, resorts such as Protaras, Polis and Latchi cater for the more relaxed holiday maker, while Ayia Napa and Paphos are aimed at the 18-30 markets for more livelier holidays. Cyprus is also a very popular winter skiing destination with plenty of snow coverage throughout the winter months.

How Hot?

Cyprus enjoys 11 out of 12 months a year of brilliant sunshine, making it a popular year round destination; the best time to go depends on what activities, if any, you have planned for your trip. Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers starting in mid-May and lasting until mid-October. Winters are mild and quieter running from December to February, separated by short autumn and spring seasons.

For those preferring to avoid the intense summer heat, the spring and autumn seasons still offer sunny days with temperatures of 70F-80F, coupled with a cooling breeze. Alternatively the Troodos Mountains can be refreshingly cooler during the summer months, ideal for hiking, sightseeing or simply relaxing and, during winter snow becomes frequent on the summit lasting for several months.

Out and About

From the party capital of Ayia Napa to the lively cities of Larnaca and Paphos and the more family friendly resorts of Protaras, Coral Bay and Pissouri; Cyprus has plenty of beaches, bars, restaurants and entertainment in well established resorts promising fun holidays in the sun.

But, there is far more to Cyprus holidays and its not hard to discover its beautiful countryside filled with vineyards, pine forests and wild flowers; archaeological sites, quaint villages and cities with old quarters oozing Turkish charm.

Main Beach and Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa are long, sandy and very crowded but, as with the main beaches around Paphos, they generally have good swimming waters. On the south coast, you have the beautiful and famous Aphrodites Beach or, for surfing, try Kourion Beach and Melanda Beach.

Larnaca and Limassol are good spots for diving and there are a number of caves and shipwrecks to explore for experienced divers. Diving centres do of course cater for all abilities from snorkelling and try dives to open water courses. If you just want to have wet 'n' wild style fun, there are 3 aqua parks in Limassol.

Historic attractions include several archaeological sites in the Paphos and Limassol regions. Visit the Tombs of the Kings, see the beautiful mosaics in the House of Dionysos, the Medieval Castle of Limassol and, Kolossi Castle, a fortress close to ancient Kourion.

Dominating the centre of Cyprus, the Troodos Mountain range provides scenic territory for walking and hiking through the forests and along the mountain trails. The highest peak, Mount Olympus, enjoys a short season of snow from January to March and has 4 ski slopes which are ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers.

On the west coast, the Akamas National Park blends scenic nature trails through lush countryside with sandy beaches and is home to the famous Baths of Aphrodite. It is also close to the fishing villages of Polis and Latchi which blends a traditional atmosphere with modern resort facilities.

Out for Lunch!

Cypriots love a feast! They use fresh ingredients with all their food. Souvlakia is the most commonly used product on pork or lamb. Grilled halloumi cheese is very popular in Cyprus as is calamari, octopus and sea bass. Traditional sweets are a big hit here usually made with figs, small aubergines, walnuts and watermelons.

You can find a wide choice of traditional tavernas, restaurants, hotels and snack bars. There are 24 hour bakeries serving great treats. There are traditional souvlaki shops on every corner in every town, sometimes competing with each other.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - Larnaca from London 4 hours 25 mins From Manchester 4 hours 30 mins, From Glasgow 4 hours 40 mins

Paphos from Glasgow 4 hours 30 mins, From Manchester 4 hours 45 mins, From London 4 hours 30 mins

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed with plenty to choose from.

Best Time to Visit: May to October, June to September are the busy months

Top Hotels In Cyprus

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Cyprus, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Protaras
Iris Beach Hotel is a traditional property with outdoor pools for adults and children and the beach is just 100 metres away....

Protaras
With direct access to the beach and a wide range of facilities, Sunrise Beach Hotel is a great destination for a family holiday....

Ayia Napa
The Barbara Tourist Apartments offer self catering accommodation within easy access of the beach and lively night life. ...

Paphos
Contemporary styled apartments on an architecturally attractive complex with landscaped gardens, a Spa and fitness centre....

Latchi
Anassa is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and Charming Hotels. The hotel is an enchanting blend of luxury, classical architecture and offers guests ...

Limassol
Pefkos Hotel offers a welcoming environment and a range of amenities to ensure an enjoyable holiday....

Larnaca
The Sun Hall Hotel is located in the very centre of the town of Larnaca, enjoying a panoramic view and just across the shopping and commercial centre. It is the perfect choice for families and couples...

Ayia Napa
The Melissi Beach Hotel is a great choice for a holiday destination as it has plenty of facilities and is close to both the beach and the local attractions....

Larnaca
A modern hotel offering contemporary style accommodation and a fantastic location close to all the amenities of lively Larnaca....

Polis
Villas with private pools set on a peaceful and relaxing family run complex, next to a long beach and surrounded by orange groves, nature and countryside...

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