Cyprus is a fascinating country known as ‘the jewel of the Mediterranean’. It’s steeped in legend and is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, of which mythical tales bring an atmospheric charm to this beautiful place. There are resorts here to suit all manner of different holidaymakers, from young families to couples and groups of friends. It’s a place rich in history – discover the charm of the finest mosaics in the small fishing village of Paphos. Visit the Cyprus Museum, where you can see the best collection of archaeological artifacts on the island, including a first century AD Roman statuette of Aphrodite of Soli.
The cuisine offers a mouth-watering mix of fresh meats and salads, cheeses, seafood and kebabs. Home of the halloumi cheese and meze, Mediterranean delicacies are best savored in the open air whilst taking in the lovely laid-back atmosphere. Cyprus is one of the oldest grape-growing, wine making regions in the world and continues to produce fine wines today.
There are many things to do to suit both the young and old from rambling in the pine-scented forests to skiing in the snowtopped mountains. For those seeking to discover the history and culture here, there are many ancient temples to be explored and colourful festivals throughout the year. You may be drawn to the glittering clear waters – here you can lose yourself amidst sandy secluded bays or enjoy bathing in the warm Mediterranean Sea.
When looking for accommodation in Cyprus, tourists are spoilt for choice with all types of holiday homes from cottage lets and 3 star hotels offering a cozy and comfortable stay, to luxury boutique hotels and apartments. For those wanting a real authentic taste of the lifestyle away from the touristy spots, a growing number of Cypriots are opening up their homes and tables to oblige.
Cyprus enjoys all year round sunshine with an average temperature of 26°. Tourists come back year after year charmed by the lifestyle, climate, friendly locals and natural beauty of this wondrous place.