Luxury Cyprus Holidays

Aphrodite's Island

Jane McDonald graces our screens once again with season 2 of ‘Holidaying with Jane McDonald’ on Channel 5. This series shows her travelling to some of her dream destinations. In episode 3, Jane visits Aphrodite’s birthplace, Cyprus. This Mediterranean Island offers blue flag beaches, world heritage sites and glorious year-round temperatures.

In this episode, we see Jane enjoy a boat trip out to the blue lagoon for a snorkel before learning to make lace back on dry land. She embraces the Greek spirit by trying her hand at halloumi making and enjoys a traditional Cyprian night out. Want to follow in Jane’s sandy footsteps? Explore our range of luxury holidays in Cyprus today. 

Destinations in Cyprus

Latchi village sits next to a panoramic peninsula that legend says was Aphrodite’s stomping ground. Base yourself in this village for days shared between the harbour, beach and hiking trails.
A polished, palm-lined promenade and marina seems to mark the southerly Limassol as a modern city – but delve deeper, and you’ll also find a medieval old town with a castle.
South-westerly Paphos hordes archaeological finds along its coastline – from early Roman tombs to Byzantine churches. The town sprawls out behind, serving up beachfront hotels and a port.
The little village of Pissouri is secreted away among the hills, orchards and vineyards between Paphos and Limassol – and just up the road from Aphrodite’s Rock.
Troodos Mountains
The Troodos Mountains are the longest mountain range in Cyprus, scrolling out along the Limassol-Nicosia border. A national park of forests, waterfalls and trails swoops out from its peaks.
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Ayia Napa
On the southeast coast of Cyprus, Ayia Napa is much more than a party town. Did you know it has 14 wonderful blue flag beaches? Discover the real Ayia Napa in all its natural beauty – you won’t be disappointed! 

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.

Enjoy the cuisine and luxury of Cyprus

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.

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Family Holidays in Cyprus

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.

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Anassa Hotel, Latchi

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.

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When to go

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.

Visa Information

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.

Introduction to languages

The official languages of Cyprus are Turkish and Greek. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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Helen Lippe

What I love about Cyprus is that there's so much culture and history to discover, from the Byzantine monasteries in the Troodos Mountains, to the 15th-century Kolossi Castle near Limassol and the UNESCO-listed Tombs of the Kings in Paphos.

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