- Cyprus Luxury holidays
Cyprus is a republic in its own right - the island does not belong to either Turkey or Greece, despite many people's misconceptions to that effect. It is known to have been inhabited for up to ten millennia BC, and has some of the planet's oldest engineering works in the form of water wells dating to the Stone Age. These coincide with the earliest days of the island's inhabitation, and show not only engineering capability, but an understanding of the environment and the presence of water below ground - an appreciation of the local landscape that is shared by many visitors to the island today.
Cyprus - a European destination
Cyprus officially joined the EU on May 1st 2004 and became a part of the single currency Eurozone on January 1st 2008, meaning visitors from other Eurozone countries do not need to exchange their currency in order to spend it on the island. For UK visitors who regularly visit Eurozone destinations, and have money already in the currency, this may be welcome news; it can also be easier to think about prices in real terms when they are in a more familiar currency.
Soak up the Cyprus sun
Cyprus is known to many people as a sunshine destination, and its year-round high temperatures are a good reason to visit during any month. Once there, the landscape and climate lend themselves to a classic 'sun and sea' holiday, with lengthy beaches dotted with plenty of sun loungers, huge cruise ships pulling into port, harbours and marinas to explore, and the option to join in watersports such as sailing, kite surfing, and diving. Leonardo da Vinci visited the island and commented on the "sweet odours" that circulate around Cyprus as the gentle winds stir the island's floral blooms.
When should I visit Cyprus?
Cyprus has a Mediterranean climate, but with warmer temperatures than many other parts of the region. Along its coastline, the year-round average of 24°C might sound more like a summertime high, while the overnight temperatures average 14°C. Daytime temperatures over 20°C are possible all year round, but July and August are the hottest at over 30°C. The spring and autumn fall midway between the two, with temperatures in the low to mid-20s, making for a relatively comfortable trip to Cyprus at this time of year if you prefer to avoid the hottest days.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays to Cyprus are all about you. If you feel like lounging by the pool with a glass of champagne, your luxury hotel will make it happen, and if your heart is set on a spectacular sea view, they’ll arrange that, too. Paying a little extra for a luxury package in Cyprus is well worth it, and the amount of pampering you receive during your stay is up to you. Cyprus offers luxury from the moment you arrive and through every aspect of your stay. Make the most of pampering spa facilities, great kid's clubs to give the grown-ups a little me-time, and gourmet food. And while you may not have ski-slopes on your doorstep, you will have a lovely Mediterranean climate, stunning beaches and the meticulous attention to detail which Cypriots are renowned for.