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Cyprus

Cyprus holidays

Introduction

Cyprus has been fought over for centuries and been under foreign control for much of that time, meaning there are African, Asian and Eastern influences at work here although the island is culturally European.

Most people head to the Greek-Cypriot southern half of the island; Nicosia is the laidback capital here. Aside from the package resorts there are quiet coves and sandy expanses to see and plenty of history and archaeology to discover inland.

Paphos is a booming tourist town that still retains some of its traditional identity; the fortress of Saranta Kolones and the cliff tombs of Kato Pafos are prime attractions. Agia Napa attracts partygoers the world over but has a sixteenth century monastery at its heart.

In the north, Kyrenia, also known as Girne, is a pleasant coastal resort with a strongly Mediterranean feel, an atmospheric old town and modern strip of hotels.

Inland, discover the Byzantine churches hidden in the Trooddos Mountains and hike the Mt Olympus trails here to stand on the island's highest summit. Inevitably snow-covered in winter, there is skiing on the slopes here too.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
4½ hours

Time zone
GMT +2

Currency
Euro (€) = 100 cents

Language
Greek

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

Special offers in Cyprus

Amavi Paphos

Amavi Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

7-night luxury holiday from £630 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Early booking discount (50% deposit required) – Save up to £75 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019

This spectacular, couples-only hotel in Paphos is set to open in February 2019, and will combine ultra-luxurious facilities with exquisite suites and fantastic gastronomy – making for a truly romantic trip whether you're celebrating a honeymoon or 40 years together.

Top places to stay in Cyprus

Spa pool at Columbia Beach Resort

Columbia Beach Resort, Pissouri Bay, Cyprus

Guide price from £1,370 pp incl. flights

This all-suite resort presides over a quiet pebble beach on Pissouri Bay. An enormous palm- fringed pool forms the centrepiece and the spa is among the best on the island.

Asimina Suites, Paphos

Constaninou Bros. Asimina Suites Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

Contemporary resort

This stylish comfortable all suite hotel is exclusively designed for adults. Situated on a delightful beach in its own private gardens and a short distance from the town centre, shops and nightlife.

Almyra exterior

Almyra, Paphos, Cyprus

Contemporary hotel

This designer getaway oozes chic, overlooking a historic castle and the sparkling Med. Back at base, guests are treated to fine dining, spa treatments and elegant rooms.

Aphrodite Hills, Paphos

Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort

Accommodation

This award-winning five-star resort with its idyllic setting overlooking Aphrodite’s Rock combines a peaceful retreat with sports and leisure activities for all ages and abilities.

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