A beautiful island nestling in the east of the Mediterranean Sea
The island of Cyprus is a gorgeous destination surrounded by turquoise shallows and deep indigo sea making it a perfect holiday destination. The island is cut through with cultural trails and edged by sandy bays for life enriching exploration and days under the sun.
Cyprus was the reputed birthplace of the legend of Aphrodite and as such there is a certain romance and charm to this bustling little island in the east of the Mediterranean. The UNESCO World heritage Sites at Choirokoitia, Paphos where you will find the Temple of Aphrodite and the painted churches in the Troodos region all add cultural charisma to this island nation.
Holiday boredom will not strike in Cyprus whether you want to feel the sand between your toes on a beach or step back in time at one of the archaeological sites on the island. ‘Must see’ stops include the Sanctuary and Temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion, The Tombs of the Kings at Paphos and for the romantics the Baths of Aphrodite.
Cyprus is laced with different routes for visitors to enjoy, you can wander through the countryside and around the coast on any number of different pilgrimages; choose between the paths that highlight the natural beauty of the island, routes that bring you into the heart of the winemaking territories or cycle paths that let the warm breeze cool you as you bike through the mountains or along the coast.
Eating out or, indeed enjoying the opportunity to cook up a feast in Cyprus is guaranteed to awaken the taste buds. Famed for olive oil, moungra, which is pickled cauliflower, halloumi cheese and glyko karpouzi, as well as Mezedes, or tapas style dishes which are served at celebrations with drinks; the food culture of Cyprus will add an extra special twist to any holiday.