Cyprus Holidays - Fun in the Sun
A superb Mediterranean climate, safe beaches, golfing, water sports, skiing, mountains,
fun nightlife, and an easy-going British feel about it.
So what makes Cyprus special? Well for starters there's the welcoming feel of the
island, the superb climate, the rugged beauty of the landscape, the crystal blue
sea, the cool pine forests, the mountains and the value for money a holiday in Cyprus
Cyprus packs a remarkable array of sights and attractions into such a small space:
museums and archaelogical sites that span more than five millennia of history, throbbing
beach resorts, medieval fortresses, age-old temples standing on empty hillsides,
cool mountain forests and pretty valleys chequered with vineyards, grain fields
and olive groves all complete the landscape. On an island where one can swin and
ski all in the same day, this is truly a holiday paradise with something for everyone.
So where do you start in discovering Cyprus? Well, to get you started, here’s a
quick summary of Cyprus with a few facts and figures thrown in.
Find out about the top
10 Cyprus attractions and why you don't want to miss them.
Birthplace of Aphrodite
Known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, Cyprus has an incredibly diverse history.
Due to it's location, many conquering peoples have left their mark on the island,
including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Phonecian, Persian, and Christain crusaders.
These can be seen today with temples, tombs, mosaics, forts and churches dotted
on the island. For those interested in the antiquities the island presents plenty
of opportunity to explore and discover.
Cyprus is situated in the Eastern Mediterranean at the cross roads of three continents.
It is located about 200 km north-west of Israel, 380 km north of Egypt, and 800
km east of the Greek mainland. The island is the third largest in the Mediterranean.
Cyprus is a member of the EU and no visas or vaccinations are required to enter
the country for EU members. Flights from the UK take roughly 4h 30mins.
On average you get 340 days of sun per year. Winter averages 17 deg c and summer
around 30 deg c. The coastal resorts are much more temperate and pleasant than Nicosia
for example due to the influence of the sea. Basically perfect for sun and
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more detailed look at the Cyprus climate.
Cyprus was once a British colony (1878 - 1960) resulting in over 80% of the population
speaking English. It is also useful to note that all street signs, direction signs,
shop signs etc. are written in English. Cypriots are friendly and open people who
welcome visitors with simple and honest hospitality.
Greek in style, Greek temples, Roman mosaics and 15th-century frescoes litter the
towns and villages. People dine out in local taverns. Restaurants cover many international
tastes including Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian, Mexican and good old fish and chips!