Cyprus has gorgeous a landscape, magnificent beaches, energetic resorts and a tremendous sunshine record.
The beaches of Protaras and Ayia Napa have soft sands sloping gracefully into the balmy Mediterranean Sea. Most of the resorts have an assortment of water sports available and the calm breezes are perfect for windsurfing amateurs. At Protaras the long beach is great for water skiing. If you think about checking out some of the underwater riches there's brilliant scuba diving around the rock strewn coves of the Cape Greco cape. About thirty minutes drive from Paphos is Aphrodite's Rock where, according to legend, the Goddess of Love and Beauty appeared from the ocean.
Away from the beaches, you can take pleasure in walking around the shops for souvenirs which range from hand-made lace to t-shirts and leather items, If you need a new pair of glasses it's worthwhile waiting until you visit Cyprus - as they're much more affordable there! The main resorts are lively well into the early hours, and you can choose between dreamy quayside taverns in Paphos and beach side restaurants in Limassol serving fresh seafood before by mouth watering pastries, or glowing bars followed by live music and discos; Ayia Napa being famous for its exuberant nightlife.
Cyprus has more than its fair share of historical sites and archaeological ruins. Head for Paphos to visit the spectacular Tombs of the Kings, the Byzantine Castle, and the ancient mosaics at the House of Dionysos. It is well worth taking the time exploring inland. A little time spent an the Troodos mountains with their thriving valleys, conformist villages and forests of oak and pine is a day to keep in mind.
Cyprus really can please one and all - couples, families and groups can choose between active resorts and quieter holiday locations with plenty of breathing space to unwind