Holidays to Cyprus are ideal for combining the pleasures of sightseeing with beach life. Steeped in history there are many historical sites to uncover nearby as well as a bustling market in the old town. Perhaps the most iconic of all the sites to visit in Paphos is Aphrodite’s Rock. It is a beacon for couples onf a romantic break and provides a good vantage point to view the island.
Architecturally, Paphos is the best place to learn more about the past influences on the island. As you wander through the streets it is possible to spot influences from the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.
In the modern part of town, life is centred on the beach and bustling fishing harbour. There are places to shop, eat and drink with delicious fish restaurants lining the sea front. Night time also provides plenty of variety of bars and lively discos.
A little further north, Coral Bay is well worth a visit, especially if you want to try your hand at watersports. Latchi has its own European Blue Flag beach, where you can also enjoy a range of watersports. Or why not take a boat trip along the Akamas Peninsula, where you can snorkel in a clear blue cove and enjoy a beach barbecue lunch in a perfect setting?
If you are looking for a lively Cyprus holiday, why not consider Ayia Napa? Equally as famous for the glorious white sands of Nissi Beach as the R ‘n’ B beat of its nightclubs, Ayia Napa delivers the choice of hedonistic heaven or chilled relaxation making it suitable for everyone from young singles to families.
Alternatively Limassol has a developing network of bars, restaurants and clubs to suit most tastes; a network that has helped to establish its position amongst the party going youth on the island. Yermasogea and the old town are the places to be for the bars and clubs.
Along the coast is Protaras where the focus is on the beach with a fantastic array of watersports. This resort has been popular with families looking for a quiet holiday to Cyprus without compromising on facilities such as shops, bars and restaurants.
Long stretches of dark sand and shingle beaches are backed by local tavernas and restaurants in lively, cosmopolitan Limassol. Observe the busy working harbour, visit the 12th Century castle or simply splash around in the water park. If you fancy some retail therapy, why not head to the old town with its outdoor markets and small shops lining the crowded, narrow cobbled streets.
It is also worth taking not of the many picturesque views you will find on your holiday on Cyprus. The island is blessed with a natural beauty that has often given it its luxury status amongst the travelling elect. This beauty is evident across the island. Find great deals on holidays to Cyprus and book online with Jet2holidays.com