A Convenient Guide To Cyprus
Cyprus is well established as an island for everyone with its sandy beaches, ancient sights and some of Europe’s top nightclubs. Holiday makers flock to Cyprus year after year for families to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the laid-back areas of the island while the clubbers enjoy the more lively resorts. As you travel inland you will discover sleepy villages, hidden hamlets as well as the beautiful scenery from the Troodos Mountains.
Cyprus are a member of the European Union and have the Euro as their currency, you should also renew or apply for your European Health Insurance Card which will entitle you to free healthcare should you require it during your stay. All you need to do then is book your travel and pack your bags.
When To Go
As Cyprus is located within the Mediterranean it is a country that can be visited on holiday all year round. The island has one of the best climates in all of Europe and blue skies come as standard with sunshine 340 days a year. How do you like those odds? Temperatures start heating up as early as April and gets even hotter in the summer, 30° is standard but don’t be surprised it if strays past 40°. If you don’t like it too hot, you may prefer to go in the autumn when it is still sunny, but slightly cooler which can be ideal for sightseeing or hiking in the Troodos mountains. Most of the rain in Cyprus falls between December and March, but even then it’s not that much and temperatures are still fairly mild.
Located in the south east of the island, Larnaca is the area most favoured by families and home to the resort of Protaras. The golden beaches and shallow waters are perfect for families with smaller children while the main strip has a fine blend of restaurants, cafés and bars. Then further south is Ayia Napa, Europe’s first home of clubbing as well as being home to one of the island’s prettiest beaches. The neighbouring Nissi beach comes complete with a waterpark and its own islet.
Perhaps the best know resort on the west coast of the island, Paphos is a classic harbour town with a selection of golden beaches, a pretty marina and long list of historical sites, such as the Tombs of the Kings. Also in the region is Limassol, with a seven mile stretch of beach, and Coral Bay where you can find a large horseshoe shaped cove. If you’re looking for somewhere where you can enjoy a bit of peace and quiet then the villages of Polis, Amathus Bay and Latchi provide an authentic taste of island life.