Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is located in the northeastern area of the Mediterranean Sea where East meets West at the crossroad of three continents!
Cyprus really is an island of contrasts: from the cool pine covered Troodos mountains to the miles of attractive coastline with golden beaches and crystal clear waters, Cyprus Holidays have something for everyone. On average this beautiful island enjoys 330 days of sunshine, encompassing a delightful spring season which produces an abundance of flora and fauna, to deliciously hot dry summers.
The Cypriots themselves are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. Greek is the main language; however you will find that English is extensively spoken throughout Cyprus. This combination of glorious climate, driving on the left, varied and exciting restaurants and nightlife, familiar brand names in the shops, and a fascinating history make Cyprus your ideal choice for a holiday.
Six large cities punctuate the island, with Lefkosia (Nicosia), the capital in the centre, and Larnaka (Larnaca), Lemesos (Limassol), Pafos (Paphos), Ammochostos ( Famagusta) and Kerinia (Kyrenia). Ammochostos and Kerinia are occupied as Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974 and occupied the northern part of the island.
They are busy modern commercial and business centres, with old town centres with picturesque historical buildings, where you can wander along narrow streets and browse through interesting markets and shopping centres.
Lefkosia combines both old and new, characterised by its old quarter surrounded by a Venetian sandstone fortress wall, beyond which spreads a cosmopolitan city.
Lemesos, the island’s second largest city, is the centre of the wine industry and a bustling holiday resort, renowned for its varied nightlife.
Larnaka, with its marina and palm-lined promenade, has important shrines to both Christianity and Islam.
Pafos to the west is an archeological treasure trove, with some of the finest mosaics in the Mediterranean.