The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus attract millions of holiday makers every year, a large proportion of which are British. It has plenty to offer holiday makers of any age with over 300 days of sunshine, a huge choice of sandy beaches (49 of which are blue flag), and many historical sites, not forgetting Europes number one clubbing resort of Ayia Nappa which is a huge draw for the 18 to 30 set with clubs open until early morning featuring some of the uk's top DJ's.
From the pine covered Troodos mountains to crystal waters fringed by golden sands, Cyprus has something to offer everyone. Been served by two airports Larnaca and Paphos which cover the different resorts, be careful when booking your holiday that you choose the right one, you don't want to end up on the wrong side of the island.
Larnaca airport serves the resorts of Larnaca, Limassol, Ayia Napa and Protaras, Nissi bay and Fig Tree Bay while Paphos is the correct airport to choose for Paphos, Limassol, Coral Bay, Polis and Latchi.
The popular resort of Larnaca makes a great base from which to explore the island, hiring a car is extremely popular especially as they drive on the same side of the road as we do here in the UK. Stroll the beautiful tree lined promenade to the impressive marina where you can while away many an hour just taking in the impressive view. If you prefer something a little more lively yet still with that cosmopolitan feel then look no further than Limassol where you will find a varied choice of bars, discos and nightclubs making it a great spot for the young and lively, backed by the stunning Troodos mountains which make a great contrast to the sandy beaches where you will find a great variety of water sports. For sheer relaxation then you must head for either Polis or Latchi which are also fantastic for walking holidays, these quaint villages offer peaceful and amazing unspoilt surroundings. The other tourist areas of Cyprus offer a huge range of facilites to suite all age groups and tastes and are well worth a visit.
Its not all lazing around as there is plenty to do whilst on the island, take a 4 x 4 trip to the scenic Troudos mountains where you also get to visit the baths of Aphrodite where it is reputed you can find eternal youth. Why not take a trip to Cairo for that once in a lifetime chance to see the pyramids or the Tomb of tutankhamun finished off with a romantic sunset cruise.
Every type of food imaginable can be found when eating out, from British fast food through to the local meze which can often be made up of upto 30 fish and meat dishes, stuffed vine leaves are also very popular as is a spicey sausage soaked in wine then smoked, absolutely delicious.