Holidaying after COVID-19 lockdown
We want to start by saying that we are most definitely bias. We ♥ Cyprus. But we wanted to share with you why we feel like this and give you the Top 10 reasons to visit Cyprus this year.
We know that these are strange times with a lot of uncertainty. Everyone wants a holiday but they also want to keep themselves and their family safe.
As you know we’ve put into place ‘new normals’ in terms of hygiene and safety procedures and you can get a full refund if travel plans change too with our ‘book with confidence‘ promise.
But why else should you visit Cyprus this year?
1. The Weather
One of the most talked about topics if you are British and one of the reasons why around one million British nationals visit Cyprus every year*. With the monthly temperature on average 10℃ warmer than the UK and an average of 3000 sunny hours per year, Cyprus is a fabulous destination for your holiday. Temperatures can soar to the mid-thirties and the water is in the mid-twenties. So, leave the midsummer rain and come to our Mediterranean isle and soak up the sun.
2. The Beaches
The beaches in Cyprus are sandy and clean and the water is crystal clear! Don’t take our word for it; many of the beaches in Cyprus have been awarded the blue flag for recognised water quality and cleanliness. Cyprus has hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline overlooking the Mediterranean sea offering an incredible array of beach moments. Whether you are looking for a beach to splash about with kids, beaches to lounge near to, unspoilt beaches for wild swims, secluded spots for privacy or somewhere wonderful to scuba dive or snorkel – Cyprus has it in spades.
3. The Food
By now you’ll know that food is high on our agenda. Cypriot dishes are a mix of Greek and Turkish influence but one thing is for sure; everything is fresh, super healthy and grown on the island! Think charcoal grilled pork and chicken ‘souvla’, fish, sausages, big salads, vegetables, rich pasta dishes and of course halloumi. Share small plates and graze the afternoon away.
Cyprus’s history goes back some 10,000 years to the Neolithic and Byzantine age. Pay a trip to the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia to get a better understanding or visit the various ancient ruins that can be found all over the island. From the Tombs of the Kings and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park to the Colosseum in Paphos; if you’re into architecture and fancy yourself as a historian, then Cyprus has so much to discover.
5. The Culture
As you’d expect from a country steeped in history, the island is a culture hub for festivals celebrating music, food, wine and dance. From Limassol Carnival, which takes place 50 days before Lent and goes on for 11 days and the Classical Music Festival in Larnaca in April to the Limassol Wine Festival in the Summer and the Jazz Festival in the Winter, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And if you needed any more evidence of the country’s cultural status, then look no further than Paphos which was crowned ‘European City of Culture’ in 2017.
6. Things to do
Now, we’re not suggesting that you have to do anything at all on your Cyprus villa holiday. You can simply come and stay with us and enjoy your luxury villa with its private pool and amenities galore or you can explore all that Cyprus has to offer. If you’re into nature, then trekking the Avakas Gorge or taking a seafront hike along the stunning Coral Bay is one of our favourite things to do here, especially as a family. But if you’re after something a bit more ‘racy’ then why not explore the island by quad bike or challenge your family at go-karting. If you’re drawn to the sea then we’d suggest hiring a boat in Latchi, swimming the in the crystal clear water and finding the EDRO III shipwreck, just off Sea Caves. Despite being a small island, there is so much to explore. We just hope you’ve got enough time.
7. Night Life
If you’re after something a little more lively from your holiday, then you’ve come to the right place. Whilst it might not be something that you can even imagine right now, but Cyprus is also well known for it’s buzzing nightlife in places like Ayia Napa, Limassol and Paphos. With clubs, pubs and bars providing a wide range of entertainment you’ll find something to suit all tastes! Typically, bars and clubs don’t tend to get busy until after midnight, so soak up the sun and culture during the day and party til dawn! But if don’t fancy being in a sweaty club, then Paphos Old Town is full of wine bars and restaurants and there are also some great Beach Clubs along the coast. Sandy Beach, Cabana Beach Club and Alpostro in Limassol are some of our favourites. With DJs everyday until late, enjoy a cocktail and fruit platters from your sun lounger.
8. The Wine
Cyprus isn’t typically known for its wine, but in fact, it is one of the country’s biggest economic contributors. Cyprus is also thought to be where it all began some 6000 years ago, with Italy, France and Greece then jumping on their bright idea and developing their own wine industry as a result. Wine tasting and visiting the plethora of vineyards in Cyprus is one of the most popular activities in Cyprus. We can help you to organise your excursion and make sure you have a taxi booked to get you home.
9. Friendly Faces
One of the reasons that holidaymakers keep coming back and many people move to our little island is the friendly locals and their attitude to life. They are passionate in life and love and go out of their way to make people feel at welcome and relaxed. Regardless of how long you are staying with us, Cyprus will soon become your second home.
Cyprus is one of the most romantic countries on the planet. We’ve played host to countless engagements and weddings, so we really know what we are talking about here. Whether it’s Aphrodite’s Rock in Paphos, which is said to be the birthplace of the Goddess of Love, the warmth you feel from the locals or the stunning scenery, it will be hard not to fall in love with Cyprus.
With cheap flights available from all UK airports plus the excellent transport connections between cities, getting here and then around the island couldn’t be easier. We can’t wait to see you, so as soon as the travel bans are lifted we will be here, waiting to welcome you.