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Ideas for a Holiday in Cyprus

Welcome to the year-round island Cyprus! There’s always a new world to discover on this island, here are some ideas for those who are planning a Cyprus vacation …….

Lying at the crossroads of three continents you find Cyprus; where East meets West and a new experience waits under the sunny sky every day. Discover championship golf courses, beautiful sun kissed beaches, and breath-taking mountains.

The expansive coastline provides a wide variety of beaches to choose from. Secluded bays, lively resorts, golden beaches, rocky coves - take your pick it is all here in Cyprus. There are many activities offered on the island with water sports featuring strongly. The waterpark offers a thrilling experience, or even try a bungee jump for those more daring travellers. If you want to discover the magic of the underwater world try snorkelling or even diving in the warm crystal clear seas. To be enjoyed all year round are the sports of windsurfing and sailing, thanks to steady winds and calm predictable seas, while coastal cruising and deep-water fishing are also popular. Some even use the island as a port for a short cruise to other nearby countries.

More than a place just for lazing in the sun, there’s lots of events happening in Cyprus all the year round. There is a lot to enjoy here from cultural performances, sports events, religious festivals, to informative conferences.

Visit the town of Ayia Napa to acquire the very best of both worlds. The islands buzzing party paradise bustles with leading clubs and trendy bars. Yet there is also a peaceful and relaxing side to this once fishing village; snow white beach fronts and narrow cobbled streets that lead to serene shady squares. Make a visit to the medieval monastery for a stroll around its stunning gardens. Bathe on the silvery sands of Nissi Beach crystal sparkling waters or just watch the world go by at a cafe in the atmospheric main square.

Step back in time with a visit to one of the best preserved sites of a prehistoric settlement found in the Eastern Mediterranean – Choirokoitia. Its reconstructed round dwellings provide a vivid representation of what life was like at the dawn of civilisation.

Lying on the coast is Paphos the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Here you can admire the exquisite floor mosaics of the Roman villas depicting scenes from mythology, arguably the best in the eastern Mediterranean. Nearby lay the impressive underground Tombs of the Kings, carved out of solid rock and decorated with Doric pillars. You may enjoy an ancient Greek play performed in a Roman theatre on a cliff with the most spectacular view overlooking the sea.

Many fine examples of Byzantine art have survived on the island, which you can see for yourself in one of many Cyprus’ painted churches. With origins that go back thousands of years you can marvel at that pageantry of Greek Orthodox religious festivals that held are on the island. Tour the priceless collection of artefacts that are displayed in the various archaeological museums; objects spanning the island’s history, including pottery, coins, jewellery, tombstones and statues.

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