Think of Cyprus holidays and what springs to mind? Gorgeous golden beaches, rugged mountains and ancient ruins? You’ll find all of these on this stunning Mediterranean island, and a lot, lot more besides.
One of the most endearing features on a holiday to Cyprus is its glorious beaches. Sink your toes into golden sands so soft that it feels like you’re walking on feather-filled pillows, where sparkling shores lap gently and the sun beams down to warm your skin. For those of us who’ve been wrapped up seemingly forever against drizzly skies and wintry chills, Cyprus holidays offer a welcome and much-needed sun-drenched relief.
Of course, sizzling Cyprus isn’t all about sunshine and beaches. Head to capital city Nicosia and explore its Venetian walls, historic quarter and modern high street shops. Its rather unfortunate claim to fame is that Nicosia is the only divided capital city in the world. It’s possible to see the Green Line – a zone that separates Northern Cyprus from the Southern half, which runs for 112 miles and splits the Turkish-ruled area from that controlled by the Cypriot government.
If you fancy a change from beaches and politics, head into the rugged Troodos Mountains and soak up its stunning villages and hidden monasteries. The scenery is spectacular, and there are endless hiking and biking opportunities on offer for anyone from snap-happy tourists to adrenalin-seeking adventurers.
Getting here couldn’t be easier. You’ll find plenty of package Cyprus holidays through tour operators like The Co-Operative Travel – http://www.co-operativetravel.co.uk/holidays/cyprus/ – or you can build your own break by combining scheduled flights with your own choice of accommodation. This is great if you want to tailor the experience and enjoy more flexibility. Add car hire and you’re well on your way to enjoying a truly bespoke, and no doubt unforgettable, Cyprus experience.