Cheap Holidays to Cyprus
Popular Destinations in Cyprus
Cyprus Holidays & Hotels
The island of Cyprus is famous for being the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and you’re bound to fall in love with this beautiful country. A holiday in Cyprus can be anything you want it to be, whether it’s chilling out on the Blue Flag winning golden beaches, partying hard in Ayia Napa or exploring the ancient architecture and ruins, this sunny vacation spot has it all.
Hotels in Cyprus
There are so many different hotels and resorts to choose to make your holiday to Cyprus memorable. From large chain hotels with turquoise pools and in-house entertainment to small family run guest houses, as well as cheaper self-catering apartments and villas there is a place in the sun for everyone. If you fancy a party holiday with friends, then book yourselves a villa with your own pool where you can pre-game to your heart’s content before hitting up the seaside strips. A family holiday with the little ones will be best spent at an all-inclusive resort where you can get all your meals and a safe place for the kids to splash around, whereas the boutique hotels and sea-view apartments are great for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Where to Stay
The southeast coast of Cyprus is where you’ll find the party town of Ayia Napa. In the busy season which covers the time from June to the end of August, the streets are packed every night with revellers and reps alike. With over 80 bars, you can enjoy a different venue every night before hitting the dance floor at one of the many clubs. Famously keen to rival Ibiza, Ayia Napa has a buzzing nightlife with clubs blasting music from RnB and Hip Hop to the latest EDM and House sounds. The main strip and square is where you’ll find the most popular bars and clubs, many of which will feature famous DJs sets and band performances during peak times. The party starts around 11pm and lasts until the early hours, so you can literally party until the sun comes up.
When going on holiday to Cyprus, aside from the gorgeous beaches there is plenty to do if you’re a culture buff. With its breath-taking ancient architecture, you can take in the stunning historical sites in equally stunning locations. Paphos is located on the southwest coast, boasting many sites that relate to the cult of Aphrodite including the world-famous Aphrodite’s Rock. In the ancient myth, the Greek goddess of love was born in Old Paphos, so fans of mythology can follow in the deity’s famous footsteps. New Paphos is a more modern city with a lot of sights to see with a picturesque harbour, plus ancient ruins of structures such as fortresses, tombs and theatres at the Paphos Archaeological Park. The ancient Limassol Castle is where the Cyprus Medieval Museum is housed and features a collection of centuries old pottery and tombstones. Limassol is also the scenic location of the Prokymea Sculpture Park and the Limassol Archaeological Museum.
Larnaca and Coral Bay
As Cyprus is an island, there is plenty of coastline featuring gorgeous sandy beaches and the warm Mediterranean Sea. If you fancy a relaxing holiday with plenty of sunshine and days at the beach then head to Larnaca or Coral Bay. With plenty of beachside cafes, shops and restaurants as well as beach vendors you’ll be able to spend the entire day outdoors frolicking in the sun. There’s lots of water sports on offer as well to suit those action seeking holidaymakers, so if you fancy paddle-boarding, jet skiing or a speedboat trip then there’s plenty of that on offer at many of the resorts around Cyprus.
With a turbulent political history, there is a lot to learn when visiting the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia. Your Cypriot holiday wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the capital city where you can see a mix of modern and ancient architecture and a buzzing atmosphere. With many traditional bistros, well-known chain restaurants and high-end bars and clubs there is plenty to do in this vibrant city. There are also botanical gardens and theatres, as well as art and history museums if you fancy getting stuck into some holiday culture.
What to eat
With a rich cultural heritage, the cuisine in Cyprus is a dream come true for any self-respecting foodie. Cypriot food mix of Middle Eastern, Greek and Turkish cuisines mixing fresh flavours and traditional local ingredients. From beachside restaurants in Limassol to fine dining in the capital Nicosia and street food in Ayia Napa scattered in between, whatever your tastes, there’s a meal for you. Many resorts also offer continental cuisine and there are many international restaurants to dine at as well if you prefer sticking to burgers and pizza. But we have one word for you - halloumi.
Fast Facts about Cyprus
- Direct flight time: 2.5 hours from London
- Time Zone: CET (+1 hour)
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Cypriot Greek, Cypriot Turkish
- Average price of a domestic beer: 1.10 €
- Average price of a bottle of wine: 5€