Cyprus has more Blue Flag status beaches per stretch of shore than anywhere else in the world. West Coast Cyprus is home to some of the most stunning swathes of sand in the Med, while East Coast Cyprus offers both family-friendly bays and pumping beach parties.
History buffs will be in heaven. The island is peppered with ancient ruins, from the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos to the remains of the ancient cities of Amathus and Kition. And then there’s the island’s capital, Nicosia, with its cobbled old town and 16th-century city walls.
Ayia Napa is known across the globe – and with its silky soft beaches, blissful boat-lined harbour and upbeat after-dark scene – it’s easy to see why. History buffs, check out the amazing Monastery, it dates all the way back to 1500! Meanwhile, Limassol is cosmopolitan with a classic twist. Think old-school tavernas and medieval streets meet glossy malls and cocktail bars.