Romantic coves, rich in culture, and boasting a pleasant climate all year round, it is easy to understand why Cyprus is such a popular tourist destination – especially for those in search of a classic beach holiday with a few amazing extras. Here is everything that you need to know about holidaying in Cyprus and why you would want to in the first place.
Where to stay
There is no shortage of hotels and resorts in Cyprus. However, if you are really looking to beat the crowds, enhance your privacy, and make the most of your time away, it would be to your advantage to consider staying in a villa instead. The villas in Cyprus will satisfy every possible need. For example, most villas will be able to sleep up to six people and come with air conditioning for maximum comfort, as well as free WiFi for your entertainment and convenience. Don’t forget the private pool! When you stay in a villa just once, you will never return to a boring hotel ever again.
When to go
Cyrpus's climate is sub-tropical and is generally pleasant throughout the year. Its warmest months are July and August, where temperatures average at 31 and 33 degrees Celsius respectively. January and February with average temperatures of 17 degrees Celsius during the day. From a rainfall perspective, most of it takes place during December and January when the sea is a bit too cold to swim in. If you are keen to enjoy a beach holiday with all of the trimmings, the best time to visit Cyprus is anytime from June through to October. However, be aware that the peak season is in summer, which is June – August each year.
Which beaches to visit
This can be tricky as there are just so many to choose from. Having said that, some of the most popular beaches and areas for general relaxation and water activities include Coral Bay which is perfect for boating and swimming, and due to the shallow waters is the best place to takes your kids. However, if you would prefer a more chilled beach experience without all the watersports, Lara Beach is the place for you!
What to do
Aside from spending hours working on your tan and taking in the beauty of the beaches, there are many other amazing things to see and do in Cyprus. The most notable attraction is arguably Aphrodite's Rock, which can be found in Paphos. The large, uniquely formed rock is a sight the behold in itself, but it is also sought-after due to the fact that it is said to mark the birthplace of Aphrodite.
The Tombs of the Kings is a massive ancient necropolis that provides insight into the history of the region and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Nature and animal lovers will also enjoy visiting Akamas which is essentially a nature reserve in which you will find numerous memorable adventures, including breath-taking lagoons, endless vistas, and adorable sea turtles.
As you can see, Cyprus has plenty to offer tourists from all around the globe. If you have yet to book your flight tickets for 2020, now is the time to do so!