Cyprus holidays are full of sand, sun and wonderful culture all year round. This island is set in the Mediterranean Sea, close to the west coast of Turkey, meaning you can enjoy temperatures of up to 35 degrees in the summer months and 18-22 degrees for the autumn and spring half term holidays. Surrounded by golden sands and the crystal clear waters of the sea, this is the ideal place to relax and unwind or make the most of the many water sports available.
Culture lovers will find plenty to explore, including pretty cobbled streets, ancient churches and ruins. Paphos is the ideal holiday destination for families, groups and couples, with sweeping sandy beaches, three golf courses and a medieval castle. Those who prefer a relaxing break will find the Troodos Mountains the ideal mixture of activity, culture and peaceful surroundings. It’s home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites which date back to the byzantine era, monasteries, farmlands, forests, hiking trails, vineyards and much more.
Cyprus is the ideal destination for a luxury holiday, with its winding cobbled streets, world heritage sites and rich history. Choose restaurants serving everything from fine dining to local tavernas, with friendly locals taking pride in every dish produced. Fresh fish and seafood is caught by local fishermen and served straight to your plate, while local farms offer delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.
Wine lovers can choose from wine tasting courses and delicious local bottles served alongside dinner, with Latchi and Pissouri perfect for foodies. Families will love the Blue Flag beaches, while those wanting to pick up gifts and souvenirs will enjoy the local markets, little boutiques and designer shops dotted throughout the towns. Spend your evening wandering beside the beautiful marina in Limassol before stopping off for a glass of Cypriot wine as you watch the sunset. For a spa day visit the Troodos Mountains which has a long history of healing and spa towns.
Cyprus is full of sand, sea, sun and fun, making it the ideal choice for your family holidays. There are plenty of soft sandy beaches where little ones can build sandcastles while Mum and Dad relax on their loungers.
Featuring family suites and villas, the Anassa Hotel is perfect for your summer family holiday. Surrounded by open green landscape and hilltops, you will be able to make the most of this relaxing atmosphere.
Cyprus has Greek island-style summers that warm up quickly, with temperatures sticking in the low 20s around April and May. In the middle of summer, highs are well into the 30s, and you can still get away with great beach weather (in the slightly more comfortable 20s) around September and October. Cyprus doesn’t get particularly cold; things hover in the late teens throughout winter, with the odd rain shower.
Visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Cyprus.
Most restaurants and hotel bills will include a 10% tip, so you don’t have to tip wait staff or bar staff. Even still, extra tips are always appreciated, especially if you received good service. Taxi drivers appreciate a tip; aim for about 10% of the fare.
The official languages of Cyprus are Turkish and Greek. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.