Cyprus Holidays

Cyprus is that island in the Mediterranean Sea from which shores the goddess Aphrodite is believed to have arisen. Blessed with unparalleled natural beauty and home to some of the best UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is equally famous for its beaches and pine-clad slopes as it is for its colorful festivals.

Famous Cyprus Holidays Attraction

There is much to see and do during a holiday on Cyprus:

Sight-Seeing- Nicosia, Larnaka, Limossa, Pafos and the Trodoos Mountains are all main tourist centers. Nicosia,the capital city has many museums, Byzantine churches, cathedrals as well as mosques. Larnaka also has quite a number of museum and the ruins of the ancient Kition. Limassol is a base for those who love beaches. Pafos has many historical sites, including excavated Roman villas. Trodoos Mountains has ski resorts and its villages Prodomos and Marathasa are famous for their apples and cherries, respectively.

Activities- In this island, you get the chance to ski in snow clad slopes and snorkel near sunny shores. You can also go for cycling, visit the national parks to check out the wildlife of the island, take part in the festivals and enjoy adventure sports such as paragliding and windsurfing or party away at Ayia Napa resort.

Food and Drinks- Tourists also like this island for the unique gastronomic adventure. Cypriot food resembles Greek cuisines and may contain the usual olives and lemons. Meze (similar to the Spanish tapas and made of meat or fish), Halloumi (cheese) and Taramosalata (made of the salted roe of cod or carp). When it comes to drinks, do not forget to taste Cypriot wine, the local beer Keos and Zivania, a local made spirit.

Top Cyprus Holidays Beaches and Hotels

One of the biggest crowd pullers of Cyprus is the beaches. The best among them are Lara Bay in Akamas Peninsula, Chrysochous Bay, Relax Beach at Pomos, Mansuras Beach and Coral Beach.

As for accommodation, this island has over 500 villas, hotels and guest-houses. The top-rated luxury hotels include Almond Holiday Village, Napa Mermaid Hotel, Nissi Beach Holiday Resort, Kefalos Beach Tourist Village, Hotel Bellapois Gardens, Athena Royal Beach Hotel.  The International Youth Hostel Association also has its bases in Nicosia, Larnaca, Pafos and Troodos Mountains.

Shopping Places for Cyprus Holidays Traveler

Shopping opportunities are not low in Cyprus; in fact, many people have shopping in the upper half of their itinerary when they are holidaying on this island. The most commonly bought items are Cypriot wine, Zivania alcoholic drink, jewellery, pottery, leather goods, apparel, accessories, silverware, basketwork, handwoven curtains and table covers and, of course, lace. The finest quality lace is believed to be the one that is made in Lefkara. Although you will find enough shops to browse for your favorite souvenirs, Kato Phapos is the most famous shopping center of the island.

Cyprus is one of the most compact and blessed islands in the world. When you are on a holiday in this island, there is nothing that you will miss.