Beautiful and rugged Cyprus

Cyprus view ANL-151020-113941001
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Cyprus is a popular year-round holiday destination with a rich and diverse history and natural beauty, ranging from golden beaches to rugged coastlines, rolling hills and forest clad mountains.

For a truly captivating island escape, luxury Cyprus holidays are the perfect way to indulge in all that the Mediterranean has to offer.

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and boasts stunning beaches and rocky coves, beautiful scenery and traditional villages. The locals are friendly people and the island holds a rich cultural heritage.

According to legend, Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. More specifically, myth tells of Aphrodite’s Rock, or Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek) a sea stack in Paphos, said to be where the goddess was born from the waves which came to shore.

The legend makes Cyprus a popular destination for a wedding, renewing vows or a honeymoon. Needless to say, holidays to Cyprus are an enchanting way to experience the island, whatever your intention.

Cities worth a visit on the island are Nicosia, the largest city and the capital of the island, to see its historic city walls and churches; and Limassol, a large cosmopolitan resort on the coast and the second city of the island.

It has a busy and bustling centre with excellent shopping and a wide range of tavernas, restaurants and bars along a 15-mile stretch.

Situated midway between Limassol and Paphos, is the idyllic bay of Pissouri boasting a sand and shingle beach, crystal clear azure waters, a few tavernas and shops, and the traditional village of Pissouri nestling in the hills behind the bay.

Luxury holidays in Cyprus would not be complete without a trip or two to the islands most breathtaking beaches. Paphos lies further along the coast and with its charming harbour, superb historical sites and ancient monuments, the resort is a popular choice of holidays in Cyprus.

Just north of Paphos is the peaceful and beautiful resort area of Coral Bay. It offers a fabulous white sandy beach and an array of watersports for those who like to keep active or try something new. In fact, divers are often attracted to exploring the crystal clear waters and underwater ruins in the warmth of the sea. The temperature ranges between 16-27 degrees Celsius, which is ideal for snorkelling or scuba diving.