The island of Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of love - will be attractive to romantic and honeymooning couples, but it also offers so much for many others. Situated near Turkey, Cyprus has stunning scenery and is rich in the history of ancient civilisations. A large number of tourists are British - it is after all an island with which we have always had strong historic links. The region of Larnaca has beautiful beaches and is ideal for the family holiday. The Troodos Mountains are a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of life, where the beautiful pine forests and mountains are breath-taking.
Inland there are sleepy, traditional villages that are well worth exploring. There is also an exciting nightlife, especially in the town of Ayia Napa (once known as the holy wooded valley - which now seems incongruous due to its buzzing nightlife!). So, Cyprus really does have somewhere special for everyone.
With a sunny, Mediterranean climate all year round, holidaymakers can be confident of good weather. Cyprus has exactly the weather needed for sunbathing. Visitors are spoilt not just by the stretches of beach, but also by the weather. It can get really hot in midsummer, so for those less keen on the heat it would be best to visit out of season. The water is a suitable temperature for swimming by April. Autumn provides perfect weather for walking, and is a good time of year to explore the mountains of Troodos.
Who goes here?
Cyprus has something for everyone - couples, families, those who want to have fun nights out and those interested in the history of European civilisation. So, sunbather, scholar and partygoer will all leave with very happy memories of this beautiful island!
The cuisine in Cyprus is very similar to what you would expect to find in Greece and Turkey. It's food also has influences from all over the world, making it perfect for anyone and very diverse. The most famous Cypriot dish is Meze, which is similar to the spanish influenced - tapas. Meze includes vegetables, fish, hummus and cheese, making the mixture of all these flavours extravagant to your taste buds. Meat options are also on offer, such as the dish called ‘Souvaki’, which is very similar to a kebab. The cuisine for Cyprus has dishes to suit everyone and like all popular destinations the British holiday maker is very well catered for if you are not interested in sampling the local specialities.
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