Cheap Holidays to Cyprus

When you think of Cyprus, do you think of partying in the sunshine? Well let us tell you, there's plenty more to it than that. The third largest island in the Mediterranean, cheap holidays to Cyprus are all about the beautiful beaches as well as luscious, green scenery making it a great place for a relaxed getaway or the holiday adventurer. All inclusive packages to Cyprus include great skiing in the beautiful Mount Olympus resort or golf retreats across this picturesque island. Get the best deal on Cyprus holidays today from Purple Travel.

 

Where to Stay

 

Paphos

 

Paphos Town is the best known resort for Cyprus holidays. You'll find a handful of golden beaches, a pretty marina and a whole host of historical sights such as the Tombs of the Kings.

 

Ayia Napa

 

Found in the same region as Protaras but located further south is Ayia Napa a remowned party mecca perfect for clubbing holidays to Cyprus. However it's got more up its sleeve than just that. It also has a great beach and a charming old town.

 

Protaras

 

Protaras is a family favourite. The golden beach and clear shallow waters make it a hit with the little ones plus there's some good restaurants bars and cafés thrown in too making for pleasant evenings.


Things to do

 

Nature

 

Get away from the beach and clubs and head to tyhe Troodos Massif - an amazing forest full of black-pines, villages, vineyards and waterfalls.


Family Attractions

 

If visiting the Turkish side you can see the old Kyrenia gate and the Selimiye mosque. Those looking for ultimate relaxation might like to try the Buyuk Hammam for a traditional Turkish bath. Of course there are many other attractions in and around the resorts, especially by the beach where there are numerous water sports to try. For an exciting day out head to Europe's largest waterpark, WaterWoirld, it really is a massive park with more than enough rides and slides for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Nightlife

 

All the major resorts have a lively atmosphere but Ayia Napa is the real place to be for partygoers as the party rarely stops here.

 

Food & Drink

 

You'll be delighted at the quality of the fresh seafood available and other local dishes including halloumi. You might want to wash it all down with a locally produced wine.

 

Shopping

 

In some Cypriot villages lace-making has a rich tradition. Head to Lefkara to learn all about local lace and bag some for yourself.

 

Weather

 

Cyprus is blessed with with a long summer season of around eight months so you can take a holiday any time here from April - October. At the height of the summer temperatures regularly reach the low 30s but can at times hit the 40 mark. If you're into hiking and sightseeing it's best to visit in autumn or spring when temperatures are pleasant but not scorching.


Events

 

Anthestiria Festival

 

In Paphos in May fresh flowers fill the whole town in celebration of spring.

 

Aphrodite Festival

 

At the end of the summer each year a famous opera is performed for the Aphrodite Festival. It's performed outside the medieval castle in Paphos and is one of the island's most popular events.

 

Limassol Wine Festival

 

Also happening at the end of the summer, the Limassol Wine Festival will let you enjoy a glass or two of locally produced wine while enhoying traditional Cypriot music and live theatre.

 

Read more: What to do in Paphos, Cyprus


 
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Reviews for Cyprus

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2 reviews
(4/5)
10/01/12
Miranda
A gorgeous place
Had a brilliant time in Cyprus last year with my two girls. Looking forward to a trip back again soon.

09/01/11
Johnny R
Breathtaking Cyprus
Great location, amazing hotel, gorgeous views! Loved Cyprus.

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