The year-round island of Cyprus is the type of destination where you can expect almost anything, from championship golf courses, inviting beaches and breath-taking mountain trails that surround luxurious hotels.
Cypriot hospitality is legendary and you’ll find reasonable rates and any type of accommodation to suit a wide variety of likings and budgets, giving you great value for money. Whether you want to relax in luxury at a five-star hotel right on the beach, or if you choose a hotel apartment or villa with a pool, or even a quiet retreat in the hills in a simple family-run establishment, you will find what you want here.
Prices in Cyprus varies depending on the season and the location, but as an indication a beer costs between €3.50 and €5, a lunch on a fixed menu costs between €10 and €13.50 and dinner at a taverna (meze, including beer or cold drink) costs around €20.
Cyprus has an intense Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers starting in mid-May, lasting until mid-September, and then rainy, mild winters from November to mid-March. Spring and autumn have generally smooth weather, and with almost year-round clear skies and sunshine, the hottest months of July and August the average maximum temperatures are between 27°C and 37°C.
With a spread-out coastline and a mixture of beaches to choose from, ranging from isolated bays, to energetic resorts, sandy beaches and rocky coves, you will find what suits you. The eastern coast has beautiful fine white sandy beaches with shallow turquoise waters and in its deeper water bays with rocky outcrops they are perfect for snorkelling and diving. The stretched out exceptional grey sands of the southern coast are perfect for serene walks or going for a run, while the sheltered coves of the western coast are just what you would look for when you want some unaccompanied time away from the crowds.
Being an island, water sports are plentiful with numerous activities taking place at any time, some of which are visiting the waterpark, snorkelling or diving, windsurfing and sailing (which can be enjoyed all the year round, thanks to steady winds and calm seas), while coastal cruising and deep-water fishing are also popular.
In terms of public transport there are different types of buses in Cyprus that will link you between all the towns on daily frequent routes, and there are also different types of taxi services available covering the entire island. Driving in Cyprus can also be enjoyable and sometimes it can important if remote areas are of interest to you during your visit.
Cypriot food is basically Mediterranean, similar to that of Greece and with a hint of the Middle East and Asia. The Cypriot way is to enjoy your meal, taking your time, trying lots of different dishes and just relaxing when you eat – it’s very social and enjoyable. Finding the best places to eat should be easy and you just need to find your own little Cypriot taverna up in the hills where the locals welcome you hospitably and where you will eat well for next to nothing – a good tip on what to eat is to just ask the taverna owner what they are cooking that day and what is available for you to try out.
Cyprus is a paradise island that will suit your every need when travelling, accommodating any budget and requirement and offering the best beaches, hotels, resorts, activities, venues, food and hospitality… we suggest you give it a try if paradise is what you are looking for…