Cyprus - What We Know
It has been said that Cyprus is one of the most beautiful islands in the world, even more beautiful than the Maldives. How much truth there is in that is questionable, but it is a beautiful island none the less. Surely the best way to find out is to book a holiday to Cyprus and judge for yourself whether this statement is true or not!
Cyprus has a nice selection of some very popular destinations; whether you want to party all night long, and sleep all day on one of the many spectacular beaches of Ayia Napa, or if you just want to relax and have a quiet holiday in Paphos, Cyprus enables you to spend your break the way you want.
The beaches are probably the most popular attraction, since Cyprus is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With its crystal blue waters, and clean soft sands, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa is popular among the young tourists, with its festive atmosphere and music pumping out of the beach bars.
Being a well established destination for holidays, Cyprus has a large range of accommodation from the humble camping ground where you can pitch your tent for a budget stay all the way through to luxury 5 star hotels and resorts. So whatever your tastes or budget, Cyprus is sure to be able to accommodate you.
Activities and Attractions in Cyprus
The obvious answer to the question what to do on your holidays to Cyprus? Would be to say, why would you want to do anything when you can lie around on the beach all day, soaking up the sun and enjoying the crystal clear blue water. But there is so much more to this picturesque island than simply sun bathing. Did you know that Paphos actually has an Archaeological Park that people rave about? Or that in Limassol there is the ancient lost city of Kourion? Sounds like there might be a little more going on than just thrilling banana boat rides.
If the historical attractions aren’t wild enough for you then you can check out the Water World in Ayia Napa which has numerous water slides and swimming pools - a perfect combination with the Cypriot sun. There are a number of other water parks as well, a few popular ones of which are Wet ‘n’ Wild, Water Mania and the Paphos Water Park.
Eating & Going Out
People rave about the food in Cyprus, they talk about juicy plump prawns and succulent steaks. People who eat Cypriot cuisine use words like “superb” and “excellent”, which to me is a massive green light to visit the local taverns and restaurants of the area and start indulging in some delicious local cuisine. The best part is that most of these places remain open all night long, as there are no licensing hours in the island.
If after dinner you are looking to carry the night on, Limassol is the perfect destination for party lovers, while the nightlife in Ayia Napa and Paphos is largely seasonal. These towns offer you the most vibrant nightlife, with bars, nightclubs and discos that remain open all night long. So you can be dancing and drinking the night away with the sole aim to watch the sun rise over the water as you sip on your beverage on a rooftop, sounds great doesn’t it?
Anyone that takes a Cyprus holiday will have a different experience. If you are family, there is something for you. If you are a party animal, there is something for you. If you are couple going for some romance then there is something for you too!
Weather in Cyprus
Probably one of the main reasons Cyprus holidays are so popular is that the weather remains pleasant all year around. Its summers can get a little hot, while very pleasant and comfortable temperatures prevail during the winter. Temperatures during summers can be somewhat uncomfortable, both at day and night, so check for air conditioning at the place you’re staying. Clear skies and sunshine is guaranteed almost all the year round, especially during the summers, which peak in the month of August, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C.
Winters are very pleasant and mild, with January being the coolest part of the year in Cyprus, with a maximum temperature average of 17°C. Most tourists camp around the coastal towns in Cyprus, and that is where you can get the best weather, as the temperatures and humidity are brought to milder levels by the sea breeze.
For those looking for a tan, June and August are the best months, during which Cyprus receives no less than 12 hours of sunshine daily. Cyprus does not see a lot of rainfall (approximately 40 days per year), most of them lying between December to February. But the weather usually recovers its clear and sunny quality almost immediately after rain.