Glorious Holidays in Cyprus
If you want a Mediterranean vacation, then a holiday to Cyprus is just what you might be looking for. The lovely country has a lot to offer, whether you are visiting with your family, partner or friends. Start off with relaxing at the Paphos region and move on to Larnaca for some intense clubbing holidays at Ayia Napa. With picture-perfect beaches, historical sites and monuments, mythological significance and enough clubs and pubs to drink the night away, this island paradise is a vacationer’s heaven. With cheap flights to Cyprus easily available through our website, you can start packing your bags right away.
Planning your Visit
Being an island, the temperature remains obliging for most of the year. Summers get quite sultry with the mercury hovering near 35 degree° Celsius- the perfect weather for a swim in the sea or for participating in beach activities. There might be some amount of rainfall in winter, but the mild, cool weather more than makes up for it. Spring and autumn are pleasant and dry, and can be the ideal time for family holidays when you want to explore and see the sights. Additionally, being the off-season for tourists, we might be able to get you great deals on cheap flights to Cyprus at this time of the year.
Making your Itinerary
The Paphos region of Cyprus has lots of attractions for tourists. According to mythology, Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, was born from the sea foam at Paphos. Visit the Rock of Aphrodite, and do not forget to circle it thrice for some divine help in finding true love! With remains of an age-old civilisation, history enthusiasts will have a gala time. See the millennia old city of Marion, drop in to the Houses of Dionysus and Theseus to admire the famous Greek mosaics and feel the chill up your spine as you visit the Tombs of the Kings- the burial site of the rulers from 3rd Century B.C. Make the most of your family holidays by going horse-riding or biking through the beautiful countryside, or go for a day of bird-watching at the little, old village of Episkopi, with a picnic lunch at the end of it. If you are visiting with friends for clubbing holidays, you must definitely go to the Larnaca region for some serious partying. The summer months will bring you innumerable beach parties at the Nissi Beach. For some retail therapy or a delicious Mediterranean meal, head to the shops and restaurants at The Square in Ayia Napa, and follow it up with drinks and dancing at the clubs. However, Larnaca is not just about wild parties- there are lots of options for sightseeing. While the 9th Century Church of St. Lazarus houses the tomb of Lazarus of the Biblical renown, the Hala Sultan Tekke is a significant Islamic shrine. The Larnaca Salt Lake is a beautiful place to see as flocks of flamingos gather there near the waterside. Thrill seekers can go diving for the wreck of the cargo ship Zenobia or hurl themselves towards the surging sea from the Napa Bungee.
Holidays in Cyprus can be really enriching because of the fact that the country is at a place where the eastern and western cultures meet. Most of the people in Cyprus are from Greece or Turkey and Greek Orthodox Christianity and Islam are the two main religions followed. Though Greek and Turkish are the official languages, English is widely spoken. The people here live a family-oriented life where elders are loved and respected. Even at social gatherings, elders are introduced first and are usually the ones to lead a meal. Shaking hands is a common way of greeting, though women from very conventional Muslim families do not shake hands. One part of Cypriot culture that you cannot afford to miss is the traditional food. Fresh Mediterranean produce makes for some excellent meals of feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, kebabs seasoned with fragrant herbs and zesty seafood. Fresh pita bread and hummus, tahini and Tirokafteri (a cheesy dip) are served as accompaniments. Sweet grape wine, and desserts featuring honey and almonds will round off the meal. Note the restaurants and taverns that the locals seem to favour and you can be sure that they serve the freshest, most authentic food.
Let Us Help You
Holidays in Cyprus can thus be a lot of fun because it gives you the opportunity to try new things. From a transcendental time at Paphos to a thoroughly indulgent one at Ayia Napa, you can have it all. So let us help you find cheap flights to Cyprus for your family holidays, or quick last minute ones for wild clubbing holidays with your gang. With the travel taken care of, all you have to do is pack your summer clothes and your sunglasses.
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