Cyprus is one of those little summer hotspots that seems to have been overlooked of late. Not just great for the young party-goers, the country has a lot more to offer than that, and it might surprise you to learn that there is a whole truck-load of history attached to the place too.
Head there before mid to late June, and you‘ll have the best of the weather. After this point, it gets seriously hot, and even the locals have a hard time king it through the day, but mountain retreats do help to make things a little on the cooler side.
So, aside from beautiful sandy beaches, and crystal clear, balmy waters, what else does Cyprus has to offer? Let‘s take a peek:
5 Reasons Summer in Cyprus is a Great Idea!
1 – If you want somewhere a little on the quieter side, with a beautiful salt lake and lightly-blowing palm trees, you should head to the sleepier town of Levantine Larnaca. There has been amazing progress around the area to make it more popular to new tourists, and as well as cycle paths for those that want to take a leisurely ride around town, and there are no better designed pedestrian centers – something the area struggled with before.
2 – There‘s plenty of mythological stuff happening here, if you‘re into that kind of thing. You could following behind Aphrodite, the protector of Cyprus, and the Goddess of love and beauty. The Palaepafos Aphrodite Cultural Route is most associated with the fabulous Goddess, but there are plenty of walking routes you can take to find yourself back in time.
3 – If you love wine, you‘ll have a great time here, especially if you head to the wine routes of Pafos or Lemesos. With plenty of history, wine-tasting events, and plenty of time to get a bit drunk in the sun in a more cultured environment than your back yard, it‘s the perfect time to relax, have fun with friends, and maybe even find love.
4 – If you want a beachier vacay. there are plenty of beaches to choose from in Cyprus, that‘s for sure. Konnos Beach is one of the most beautiful the country has to offer, but Phinikoudes Beach is one of the most famous and therefore, most tourist-packed. Agia Thekia Beach is a quiet beach with a calm sea and relatively small area, and Fig Tray Beach is one of the most popular because it has everything to offer!
5 – For a more diverse holiday, you should check out the many local things you can do. There‘s the hop-on, hop-off tram tours in Paphos, for example, or the Cyprus Wine Museum. If it‘s shopping you‘re after, you‘ll find it pretty much anywhere, with cute and quaint markets dotted around, and plenty of boutiques to part with your cash in.
See – Cyprus is a good idea, not just for your summer holiday, but for spring too. The later you go, the hotter it will be, so if your not a fan of sweltering heat, you‘ll probably want to avoid July and August. For the earlier summer, however, you can be treated to a little piece of Mediterranean heaven!