Mon, December 7th, 2009 - By

Spotlight – Cyprus holidays


The popular destination of Cyprus has so much to offer its visitors regardless of interests and age, not only is the island blessed in year round sunshine it has glorious beaches, great bars and restaurants as well as being rich in cultural heritage.

  • Get wet and try out some of the many watersports on offer from windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and snorkelling. For divers the shipwreck ‘Zenobia’ is rated in the top 10 among all wreck diving sites in the world.
  • Beach-lovers are spoilt for choice with dozens of golden sandy beaches from Polis in the west to Protaras in the east. The beaches in the larger resorts offer much in the way of activities from banana boat rides to doughnuting.
  • Enjoy nature at its best and go hiking in the Akamas National Park, there are several suggested walks and apart from the scenery, it’s here in Lara Bay that protected loggerhead turtles return to each year to lay their eggs.

    a baby loggerhead turtle makes it way to the sea

    a baby loggerhead turtle makes it way to the sea

  • For more breathtaking scenery a trip to the Troodos Mountains is a must, located in the centre of the island the mountains highest peak almost reaches 2000 metres and in the summer is a cooler alternative to the heat by the coast.
  • Take a trip to the Turkish side in the north of Cyprus and visit the divided city of Nicosia.
  • Visit one of the many ancient sites in Paphos such as the Tomb of the Kings or Paphos Castle.

    Paphos Harbour Castle - one of many historical sites in Cyprus

    Paphos Harbour Castle - one of many historical sites in Cyprus

  • Party the night away in Ayia Napa, the major clubbing resort on the island with hundreds of bars and nightclubs to choose from.
  • For a real taste of Cyprus feast on a Meze – a meal consisting of a selection of 20-30 local dishes ranging from dips and vegetables to a variety of fish and meats. It offers good value for money as well as a great way to try out many Cypriot delicacies.

    a tasty sample of a traditional Meze dish - chicken with okra

    a tasty sample of a traditional Meze dish - chicken with okra

  • If your travelling with the family there’s a great range of entertainment options with several waterparks, an aquarium and a bird park, as well as bowling and go-karting in the busier resorts.
  • The best way to get around the island is to hire a car, but don’t worry if you’ve never driven abroad before as traffic in Cyprus drives on the left-side of the road.
Posted : Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 11:58
Category : Spotlight
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