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 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.
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 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
Get away from the beach and clubs and head to tyhe Troodos Massif - an amazing forest full of black-pines, villages, vineyards and waterfalls.
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.
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.
In some Cypriot villages lace-making has a rich tradition. Head to Lefkara to learn all about local lace and bag some for yourself.
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.
In Paphos in May fresh flowers fill the whole town in celebration of spring.
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.
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