The island of Cyprus is one of the most sunny and warm destinations in Europe, perfect for those looking for a bit of sun, sea and sand. The island is split between the Greek section to the south and Turkish to the north, and so you’ll find both languages spoken on the island. Cyprus is rich in history with an imposing and mountainous landscape, giving its visitors beautiful sights both natural and manmade. Visit the ancient Neolithic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Choirokitia, which dates back as far as the 7th millennium BC: reportedly one of the oldest cities in the world. Or let yourself be surprised by the stunning natural beauty of Cyprus with a visit to the Troodos Mountains.And make sure you don’t miss the Kykkos monastery; at 1,140 meters you’re guaranteed to enjoy the view over Cyprus, as well as beautiful icon of Mary inside.
Start your journey around Cyprus in the capital, Nicosia. Here you’ll find mainly three star hotels, especially around the National Museum of Cyprus and in the walled Old City. There’re also great shopping opportunities at Ledra Street, where you’ll find great boutique shops and big name brands.
It can get very hot in Cyprus in the summer, but luckily almost every hotel is equipped with air conditioning. Moreover, you can take a refreshing dip in the pool or stay a little longer in your hotel room and get pampered with a little room service before venturing out in the pleasant late afternoon sun.
If it’s a beach holiday you’re looking for then look no further than Paphos. This popular tourist hotspot offers several four and five star resorts, mainly along the beaches of the Mediterranean coast. Visit Aphrodite's Rock; while the stone itself isn’t actually all that special, it does occupy a central role in the story of the Greek goddess. Chill out on one of the top beaches, such as Alykes Beach, Vrisoudia II Beach or Pachyammos. Don’t forget to view the excavations going on at the archaeological park or at the royal tombs of Nea Paphos.
After a party? Then book a stay in Ayia Napa, for a long time known as the ‘new Ibiza’. Dance into the wee hours at the numerous beach bars and clubs in the main square. The hotels and resorts of Ayia Napa offer everything you’d need for recover after a night on the town, such as all-inclusive packages, WiFi and several large pools where you can relax.
Whether you’re looking for culture, relaxation or just a place to let your hair down, you’ll find it in Cyprus. Book a hotel with Expedia today!