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Holidays in Cyprus

An enchanting island, steeped in myth and romance. Cyprus has been welcoming visitors for thousands of years – Romans, Greeks and Arabs have all added to the island's culture. And now, holidays in Cyprus offer superb beaches, secluded villages and cosmopolitan resorts to thousands of British visitors.

30 °C

Spring or autumn when it’s sunny but comfortable.

4-5 hours

Paphos International Airport (PFO) is in western Cyprus, about 145km from the capital, Nicosia. Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is 50km south east of Nicosia.

Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Cyprus for captivating ancient ruins, pristine sandy beaches and mouth-watering meze in traditional tavernas.

Recommended Offers in Cyprus

Dome Beach Hotel & Resort

Nissi Bay, Cyprus

  • Family swimming pool with two whirlpools
  • Four à la carte restaurants
  • On two golden-sand beaches

What is included?

from

£618

Olympic Lagoon Resort

Nissi Bay, Cyprus

  • 2km from waterpark
  • Adults–only relaxation pool with whirlpool
  • Kids' and teenagers' clubs

What is included?

from

£909

Tsokkos Marlita Beach Hotel

Protaras, Cyprus

  • Lagoon-style outdoor swimming pool
  • Lively family complex
  • Directly on Marlita Bay

What is included?

from

£288

Avanti Hotel

Paphos, Cyprus

  • Within 250m of beach, shops‚ bars and restaurants
  • Ideal for weddings
  • Family-run hotel

What is included?

from

£458

Anastasia Beach Complex

Pernera, Cyprus

  • Within 1km from resort centre and beach
  • Thomas Cook Kids' Club
  • On–site waterpark

What is included?

from

£493

Crown Resort Horizon

Coral Bay, Cyprus

  • Family rooms
  • 300m to Coral Bay's sandy beach
  • Only 50m away from resort centre

What is included?

from

£384

Odessa Hotel

Protaras, Cyprus

  • Two restaurants
  • 50m away from the resort centre
  • Only 100m away from the beach

What is included?

from

£397

SENTIDO Cypria Bay

Paphos, Cyprus

  • 2km from the old harbour and resort centre
  • Refurbished in 2014
  • Perfect beachfront location

What is included?

from

£658

Nelia Beach Hotel

Ayia Napa, Cyprus

  • Regular entertainment
  • Relaxing location
  • On the beachfront

What is included?

from

£490

SENTIDO Thalassa Coral Bay

Coral Bay, Cyprus

  • 500m from bars and restaurants
  • Ideal for couples
  • Perfect beachfront location

What is included?

from

£631

An enchanting island, steeped in myth and romance. Cyprus has been welcoming visitors for thousands of years – Romans, Greeks and Arabs have all added to the island's culture. And now, holidays in Cyprus offer superb beaches, secluded villages and cosmopolitan resorts to thousands of British visitors.

Recommended Offers in Cyprus

Dome Beach Hotel & Resort

Nissi Bay, Cyprus

  • Family swimming pool with two whirlpools
  • Four à la carte restaurants
  • On two golden-sand beaches

What is included?

from

£618

Olympic Lagoon Resort

Nissi Bay, Cyprus

  • 2km from waterpark
  • Adults–only relaxation pool with whirlpool
  • Kids' and teenagers' clubs

What is included?

from

£909

Tsokkos Marlita Beach Hotel

Protaras, Cyprus

  • Lagoon-style outdoor swimming pool
  • Lively family complex
  • Directly on Marlita Bay

What is included?

from

£288

Avanti Hotel

Paphos, Cyprus

  • Within 250m of beach, shops‚ bars and restaurants
  • Ideal for weddings
  • Family-run hotel

What is included?

from

£458

Anastasia Beach Complex

Pernera, Cyprus

  • Within 1km from resort centre and beach
  • Thomas Cook Kids' Club
  • On–site waterpark

What is included?

from

£493

From lively resorts like Ayia Napa, where you can dance the night away, to traditional Cypriot villages high up in the Troodos Mountains, you’ll find cobbled streets sharply contrasted with modern beachfront hotels. If you want to simply unwind and relax in the idyllic climate, then experience the friendly tavernas and traditional Cypriot welcome in the village of Latchi or stroll the palm-lined promenade in Larnaca, the oldest town on the island. On the south-west coast, Paphos is the place to explore the island’s ancient history. For immaculate soft sand beaches, head east to Nissi Bay.

For an all-day party atmosphere, it’s hard to beat Nissi Beach. Located on the east coast, its white sands and turquoise waters make this one of the best places in Cyprus. Sip a cocktail at one of the lively beach bars or try one of the many watersports on offer. Nearby Fig Tree Bay Beach is a great spot for families. The beach’s shallow waters make it ideal for paddling with the little ones. Looking for a place to unwind? Then head to tranquil Lara Bay Beach in the north-west. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a loggerhead turtle emerging from the sea.

One of the most popular places to visit in Cyprus is Paphos’ House of Dionysius. A restored Roman villa, its collection of intricate mosaics attracts visitors from around the world. North of Paphos, you’ll find the ancient burial site known as the Tombs of the Kings. Here, 100 Greek aristocrats were laid to rest. You can wander around their great stone tombs, some of which are recreations of their grand homes. One of the best Cyprus attractions is the ancient settlement of Kourion with its restored amphitheatre overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Come here in the summertime for live performances of classic plays.

For a real taste of Cyprus, visit a taverna and try a collection of small dishes known as meze. Tuck into freshly grilled halloumi cheese, crispy fried calamari drizzled with lemon juice and juicy Cypriot sausages known as sheftalia. Another classic Cypriot dish is afelia, succulent chunks of pork, slow-cooked in red wine with spicy coriander seeds. Traditional coffee shops are a great place to stop and watch the world go by. Try a cup of strong Cypriot coffee and delicate fruit sweets known as glyko. The most famous sweets are the soft and sugary Cyprus Delights, known locally as loukoumi.

Recommended offers in Cyprus

Dome Beach Hotel & Resort

Nissi Bay, Cyprus

  • Family swimming pool with two whirlpools
  • Four à la carte restaurants
  • On two golden-sand beaches

What is included?

from

£618

Olympic Lagoon Resort

Nissi Bay, Cyprus

  • 2km from waterpark
  • Adults–only relaxation pool with whirlpool
  • Kids' and teenagers' clubs

What is included?

from

£909

Tsokkos Marlita Beach Hotel

Protaras, Cyprus

  • Lagoon-style outdoor swimming pool
  • Lively family complex
  • Directly on Marlita Bay

What is included?

from

£288

CYPRUS IS BEST FOR...

Families: Cyprus' waterparks are some of the largest in Europe.

Nature lovers: Discover the scenic Troodos Mountains and visit the home of the island's loggerhead turtles on a Cyprus Jeep Safari.

History fans: The ancient ruins of Paphos and the Kourion amphitheatre.


FAST FACTS

Language: The languages spoken in Cyprus are Greek and Turkish.

Currency: The currency used in Cyprus is the Euro (€).

Local time: Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of UK time (3 hours during the summer).

Fly to: Paphos International Airport (PFO) is in western Cyprus, about 145km from the capital, Nicosia. Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is 50km south east of Nicosia.

Flight time from UK: 4-5 hours

Tourist Information: Further Cyprus tourist information can be found at www.visitcyprus.com

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Cyprus.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 30°C and upwards in summer.

Best time to visit Cyprus: Spring or autumn when it’s sunny but comfortable.
Cyprus enjoys some of the warmest weather in the Mediterranean.

Summers are hot and dry. During the winter months, Cyprus weather is pleasant and mild, with temperatures settling in the high teens (°C).


GETTING AROUND

By bus: Buses in Cyprus don’t run to a set schedule, but they are cheap and comfortable. They make a great option if you’re on a budget and just want to visit the island’s main attractions.

By hire car: If you fancy exploring rural Cyprus then it’s worth hiring a car. Take a leisurely drive to the Venetian watchtower at Potamos Liopetriou or the wineries of Lania.


EVENTS

Flower power: In May, fresh flowers fill the town of Paphos for the Anthestiria Festival. Floats decorated with brightly coloured blooms travel through the streets in a celebration of spring and nature’s rebirth.

For opera lovers: At the end of summer, an international theatre troupe performs a world famous opera for the Aphrodite Festival. The opera is performed outside Paphos’ medieval castle and is one of the most popular annual events on the island.

Wine tasting: Taking place around the same time is the Limassol Wine Festival. Have a glass or two with the locals as you enjoy live theatre and traditional Cypriot music.


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