Cyprus is one of the most stunning destinations you’ll ever come across, located in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Europe. The island nation boasts scenic landscapes of countryside and mountains, plus historic landmarks, pristine stretches of coastline with blue flag beaches, and bustling beach resorts, to name a few. Cyprus and its Mediterranean climate is pleasant all year round, with hot summers and mild, warm winters. Brightsun Travel offers a great choice of Cyprus holiday packages, including luxury holidays to Cyprus.
Cyprus has one of the longest histories in the world. The island has been home to several ancient empires so is filled with rich history; it will feel like you’re stepping back in time here, especially in the resort town of Paphos which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nicosia, Cyprus’ capital also has historic charm; here you can admire ancient Greek ruins, old Turkish monuments and Renaissance style architecture.
Foodies will enjoy Cyprus; the island has a favourable location in between Europe, Asia and the Middle East, so the cuisine here has all kinds of exotic influences. Fresh fruit and vegetables are found in abundance, and popular delicacies include Turkish wraps, halloumi cheese, kebabs, mezze, and fresh seafood. The sweet treats on offer in Cyprus are just as appealing; sugared almonds, carob toffee, palouzes, and shushukos are all delightful for a sweet tooth!
20 Pegia, Coral Bay Ave, Paphos 8575, Cyprus
Coral Bay Ave 70, Peyia 8575, Cyprus
10 8204, Poseidonos Ave, Yeroskipou, Cyprus
27 Chlorakas Avenue, Chloraka, 8820 Paphos City, Cyprus
Currency: You’ll be spending Euros.
Language: Greek and Turkish! Approximately 76% of Cypriots speak English too.
Local Time:Two hours earlier than GMT.
Flight time from the UK: Approximately five hours, five minutes.
Tourist Information: Visit the official Cyprus tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions:To travel to Cyprus, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Cyprus.
A: Recommended vaccinations include rabies and tetanus.
A: There are no COVID-19 restrictions at present.
A: May and June are popular as temperatures average 26°C (78°F).
A: Cyprus can be more expensive than Spain and Turkey.
There are many white, sandy beaches around Cyprus. However, the sea currents in some locations can be unpredictable. Safe areas are usually indicated by red buoys. At Paphos, Coral Beach and Corallia Beach are considered some of the island's finest beaches. Reliably gentle waves, soft sand, and entertaining activities such as watersports and crazy golf, make the beaches family-friendly and fun.
The unique landscape around Paphos is appealing for walkers of all abilities. There are spectacular views of Paphos and the Mediterranean Sea. Some nature trails lead through forests, and a variety of tracks can be found in the Avakas Gorge. One of the easiest walks is along the coast of Paphos, leading to the Saranta Kolones, a seventh-century Byzantine fortress.
There are many more historical sites in Paphos. Some of the best preserved Roman mosaics can be seen at the archaeological park near the town's harbour. Another popular attraction is the Tombs of Kings. These ancient catacombs date back to around 300 BC and are largely cut into the rocks overlooking Paphos. Visitors can explore the excavated tombs that are decorated with elaborate frescoes and pillars.
The subtropical climate of Cyprus ensures the summers are always long, hot and dry. July and August are the hottest months with temperatures regularly reaching 35°C (95°F). Rain only ever falls during the winter months between October and April. December is the wettest with an average rainfall of 2.5 inches. January can be the coldest month with average temperatures of 17°C (62°F).
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