Two sides to Cyprus
Beautiful beaches and lots of opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy, holidays in Limassol are ideal for couples and families. This busy port is the largest resort in Cyprus and full of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, shops and more. Families with older children will love the lively bar scene, while those wanting to simply relax should head to the harbour where you can watch the luxury yachts over a glass of fine wine.
Limassol holidays are great for families, with a Blue Flag beach stretching for miles and backed by restaurants and cafés. You’ll find loungers and bustling areas with lots of water sports, as well as private secluded spaces where you can simply unwind. Limassol’s Old Town is perfect for history lovers who want to soak up some of the island’s culture. Wind through the little streets which lead down to the sea and take in the 19th Century architecture and little cafés where you can people watch over ice cream.
Transfer time from Paphos airport to Limassol is approximately 50 minutes; from Larnaca airport to Limassol is around 40.
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.