Peaceful retreat in the lush heart of Cyprus
Located in Cyprus’ interior, in the east of the island, holidays to Troodos Mountains are ideal for those wanting to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes and serenity of Cyprus. It’s perfect for couples and families with older children, with lots of opportunities to get active and explore the forests, farmlands and Byzantine architecture dotted throughout.
Soak in the architecture of the towns and visit former spa towns, where you can enjoy a full day of pampering or simply indulge in some fresh locally sourced produce, with Cypriot and international influences. The Troodos Mountains are also home to some excellent vineyards, with locally produced bottles the perfect gift for loved ones back home. Pick up souvenirs and boutique items in the shops or spend your days hiking and mountain biking through the many trails. Look down over valleys filled with forests and villages leading down to the Mediterranean and pack a picnic full of local goods.
Transfer time to the Troodos Mountains is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Larnaca airport or 1 hour 45 minutes from Paphos airport.
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.