It might be a cliché, but Cyprus is definitely one of those places with something to keep everyone happy. Beach lover? You've got some of the best stretches of sand in the Med here, as well as some lovely shingle beaches. History buff? The island's archaeological sites date back to the Bronze Age. Be sure to visit the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos, and the 16th-century walls and cathedral-turned-mosque in Nicosia. Explorer? You'll find walking trails, cycling routes and off-the-map hamlets in the Troodos Mountains. The mountains are shaded by cedars and fragrant pines, so they're ideal if you fancy escaping the heat for a while.
Cyprus is spot on for romantics, too - Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was supposedly born in Paphos, Richard the Lionheart married Queen Berengaria here, and Mark Anthony presented Cleopatra with the island as a token of his affection.
The weather is another tick in the island's book. Thanks to its south-east Med location, it basks in more than 300 days of sunshine every year, with hot, dry summers and mild winters.
Hotels in Cyprus
We've got plenty of luxury hotels on our books in Cyprus, from the exclusive Anassa Hotel in Latchi, to the award-winning Columbia Beach Resort. Style-lovers should try the Four Seasons Limassol, where the guest rooms have been refurbished by Italian designers and the chic spa is by top-end brand Shiseido. The spa at the Amathus Beach Hotel is also worth a mention - it's a member of the Leading Spas of the World and offers treatments from five continents. If you're travelling with children, check out the Hotel Almyra. The kids' clubs here cater for everyone from tots to teens, and line up plenty in the way of games and activities.
Take a look at all of our hotels in Cyprus.
Meon Villas, our sister company, has been designing award-winning holidays for years, and has an impressive portfolio of luxury villas in Cyprus to choose from.
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Columbia Beach Hotel
Cyprus, Pissouri7 nights Half Board
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Columbia Beach Resort
Cyprus, Pissouri7 nights Bed and Breakfast
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The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.