Cyprus is situated between three continents in the Mediterranean Sea giving an east-meets-west feel to its culture, not to mention fascinating and expansive history that stretches back many thousands of years. Although Cyprus has cultural ties with Greece and Turkey, it is not under their control. It has in the past been under British control, up until the 1960s. This apart from offering great historical value gives the country a rich and diverse culture and it is ever-present as you tour through the streets.
The island itself has different regions depending on where you visit. Cyprus holidays have been linked to crazy clubbing getaways for hen and stag parties and young revelers, yet this is limited mainly to Ayia Napa. To the west coast you will find traditional charm with laid back lifestyles and plenty of heritages both architecturally and culturally. To the east coast you will find the island’s best beaches and bays with coves that beg to be explored. This is prime package holiday territory and many operators like Thomas Cook organize holidays here. There are plenty of resorts that offer excellent family facilities including children’s clubs and more than enough sports activities during the day to keep the teenagers entertained. They can choose from fun-filled water sports such as jet skiing or something a little more sedate such as horse riding.
If water is your passion then scuba diving will certainly be a real treat. With such a beautiful marine world on the doorstep you can see everything from brightly coloured fish to sea turtles. Of an evening Cyprus comes alive with a mix of either traditional festivities or more up to date themed music, depending again on where you are staying. The cuisine is just as varied as the music. You can find fine dining, local freshly prepared cuisine or bangers and mash, so fussy eaters will certainly not go hungry.
With so much to see and do, Cyprus holidays are certainly a treat for the senses.