It’s time to stop enviously swiping through everybody else’s beach holiday pics and start taking your own. Cyprus is what sun-kissed dreams are made of with something for every kind of traveller. Families seeking golden beaches should immediately add Nissi Beach to their itinerary, just a hop, skip and jump from the resort of Avia Napa. Attracting sun-seekers the world over with its striking blue waters and epic watersports offering, Nissi Beach has been consistently ranked one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. Foodie folk who are here for the halloumi and seafood (hello, friend) will be like a kid in a candy shop as you wander from place to place sipping, snacking and debating the slight differences between Cypriot and Greek cuisines. Late-night revellers can discover Cyprus’ hedonistic side at the island’s cocktail-filled pool parties and the kind of hazy, wild nights you’ll be reliving for years to come. Don’t go too hard on the cocktails though, because there’s plenty of adventuring to be done including the Troodos mountains, sea caves and the Tombs of the Kings Archaeological Park of Kato Pafos (Paphos) in Coral Bay all promising to fill your days with fun and exciting escapades. Then, when you need a break from the sun and sand, head inland to Nicosia and experience true Cypriot culture and hospitality away from the tourist hubs. It’s the kind of city break you never knew you needed. This is your sign to stop swiping and start sipping, snacking and sunbathing. Our Cyprus package holidays turn dreams into reality.
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Frequently asked questions
This is one of those how long is a piece of string kind of questions as you won’t run out of things to do in Cyprus. Can you ever really get tired of laying by the beach swimming your worries away? That said, a week would be ideal to see, do and eat your way around the island.
This feels like a trick question as there are no bad beaches in Cyprus. As a guide, Limasso is great for families while Lara Beach tends to be a little less crowded than some of Cyprus' main beaches. Nissi Beach is a wonderful all-rounder.
July and August in Cyprus is the high season so expect high rates, high temps and busy beaches. The shoulder seasons, from April to June and September to November are ideal for those who prefer things a little less chaotic.
The beauty of Cyprus is that it can be as busy or as laid-back as you choose. You can strap on your hiking boots and hit the mountains and explore the ancient sites, or you can spend days (weeks) moseying from bar to beach, devouring your body weight in seafood and partying until the wee hours.
Cyprus is a country split in two, North Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus (southern Cyprus). North is Turkish while the south is Greek although both sides are welcoming to all travellers. You will find beautiful beaches and delicious food all around the island, but as a general guide, head to the capital city of Nicosia for Cypriot culture, Paphos for sandy beaches and the mountain village of Troodos for a nature getaway.
Swimmers, a hat, lightweight everyday clothes and, perhaps most importantly, comfortable shoes.
Paphos is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and is where you will find Tombs of the Kings Archaeological Park. For nightlife, a vibrant dining scene and the famous Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa is your place, while its neighbour, Protaras, is a purpose-built resort that is a little more laid back. For something a little more active, explore the Troodos Mountains or visit the ancient city of Salamis.