Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. It is a prime holiday destination for British holiday makers. Known for its beautiful beaches, good people and calm lifestyle. It should definitely be on your lists of places to go at least once in your lifetime.
But, why? What separates Cyprus from any other sun, sand and sea holiday you can enjoy in Europe?
A fair question to ask, so here are a few answers as to why it should be on your bucket list.
A Cuisine Dream
Cyprus sits off the coastlines of three different continents, and the country builds off this advantageous location to offer a cuisine that mixes the best of Southern European, Central Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. The island is a veggie fans dream. Dishes such as Koupepia and Kolokouthkia are just a couple of wonderful mezze options. Their biggest export and most famous product, however, is halloumi. So cheese fans can rejoice in sampling the authentic product!
Those with a sweet tooth shouldn’t feel left out. Cypriots love using walnuts and almonds with fruit juice and honey to make some seriously tasty syrupy sweets.
Rich in History
For those looking to go back in time, Cypriot culture dates back a good 3000 years. It has welcomed influences from ancient superpower civilizations such as the Romans, Egyptians, Assyrians and Persians.
The city of Salamis, the ancient site of Kourion, St. Hilarion Castle and the Karpas Peninsula are just a few notable attractions worth visiting that will help you understand the country’s rich history and archaic beauty.
365 Days of Sun
A typical Mediterranean climate, chances are you won’t need to worry about anything other than shorts and flip flops, regardless of what time of year you visit.
With mild winters and longer summers that eat into spring and autumn, you can expect blue skies and plenty of sunshine on your trip.
Additionally, with it’s rolling landscape of mountainous areas mixed in with marvellous countryside, Cyprus has an all-year round air of calmness, serenity and relaxation that is reflected in its culture and people.
Perfect for the Family
With great food, plenty to see and super weather, Cyprus is an obvious destination to take the family. If all you want is a beach holiday, Cyprus will have no problem providing you with that but with some great additional extras.
For the kids there are a selection of water and amusement parks, even the option to take them horse riding. Accommodation wise, Villa Plus offer a range of spacious, well-priced villas, complete with activity areas and pools to keep the little ones happy.
Considering its location, its also a great island to introduce the kids to a little bit of new culture and history, mixed in with some more familiar elements to keep them comfortable.
So, what’s not to like? When it comes to booking your next family trip, Cyprus should definitely be in the mix!