The sun shines all year round on this diverse, culturally rich island, which was the birthplace of Aphrodite. The country is rich in antiquities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sandy beaches and medieval castles. With its warm, welcoming people, Cyprus is one of the true gems of the Mediterranean.
Renting a car is the perfect way to explore the capital Nicosia, with its 16th Century Venetian ruins. You can then take a short trip to the ancient city of Salamis on the island’s northeast coast and the Kyrenia Mountains with their imposing Bufavento, St Hilarion and Kantara castles. A visit to the fishing village of Ayia Napa is essential to experience a vibrant resort full of cafés, clubs, pristine beaches and exciting nightlife.
Cyprus is a beautiful island and you will fall in love with the island’s quaint locals restaurants serving distinctively Middle Eastern-style food, including figs, olives, dates and stuffed vine leaves. It is all part of a wonderful holiday experience on Aphrodite’s magical Cyprus.
The Old City, which dates back to the 16th Century,
checkout old Amathus City, Cedar Valley, Tombs of the
Kings at Paphos
Culture and entertainment.
Cyprus Art Gallery, Museum of Natural History, Jeep safaris, wine tasting
Activities and sports.
Water sports, hiking, clubbing, picnicking, sea cruises
Anthestriria Flower Festival and International Historic Car Rally (May), Kataklysmos Flood Festival (June), Ancient Greek Drama Festival (July - August)
Useful information about Cyprus
EUR - Euro
Abu Dhabi - Larnaca 4:00
Paphos is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite. This is a small town with a big history, and is where you will find the Tombs of the Kings set on a cliff above the azure Mediterranean. Other incredible attractions include a Byzantine castle and fine mosaics. Aphrodite Hills is a relaxing spot scattered with archaeological ruins and olive trees with spectacular views of Aphrodite’s Rock. If you are looking for a round of golf, Aphrodite Hills is one of the finest locations on earth to play.
Larnaca is renowned for its cafés, taverns, shops and bars. The town has a relaxed, leisurely atmosphere with luxury hotels dotted along its immaculate sandy beaches, making it a popular holiday destination.
Set high on a hillside 1000 feet above the sea, Pissouri is a quiet resort between Paphos and Limassol and is the ideal location for those who wish to escape the crowds. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean coastline while being surrounded by vineyards and natural flora. Pissouri also offers a selection of quaint taverns serving excellent local cuisine.
Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus and is the centre of the winemaking industry. Limassol appeals to a wide range of visitors, from those interested in the sun, sea and sand to those who prefer museums and archaeological sites. This lively south coast town on Akrotiri Bay has an exciting nightlife, while attractive cafés line the town’s seafront.
With great beaches and a famous night scene, Ayia Napa has something for everyone. During the day you can enjoy the white beaches, cobbled streets and quiet shady squares, while in the evening cutting-edge clubs and trendy bars are all within easy reach.