An island whose rich dramatic history can be traced back over nine thousand years. Today’s experience of Cyprus can be as varied and rewarding as the geography of the island itself. Wonderful five-star resorts within, walking distance of well-preserved Greek and Roman ruins, offer every facility the modern traveller has come to expect and more.
One of the most impressive archaeological sites, the ancient city kingdom of Kourion, overlooks a magnificent stretch of beaches with a sparkling blue sea beyond. Along the island’s sun-kissed coastline, from Agia Napa in the east to Pafos in the west, world-class beach resorts alternate with settings untouched since ancient times.
Along the route that leads from the port city of Lemesos (Limassol) to Pafos, the roadway opens up to reveal a stunning stretch of coastline where chalky white cliffs stand watch over an aquamarine sea.
Throughout Cyprus, sophisticated cities have successfully balanced the ancient and modern. The capital, Lefkosia (Nicosia), is surrounded by Venetian walls with heart-shaped bastions; Near the harbour at Pafos are the Roman floor mosaics of the Houses of Aion, Achilles and Dionysus, their depictions of mythological scenes amazingly well preserved.
The perfect location, of course, never goes out of style. With such a historic and legendary background it is hardly surprising that Cyprus has developed a character that is quite unique.
Cyprus island is an independent country, 97 km west of Syria and 64 km west of Turkey nestled into the eastern Mediterranean Sea and a stepping-stone to three continents. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and an ideal starting point for the discovery of other exotic locations such as the Greek Islands, Egypt and the Middle East – in fact, mini-cruises set off for these places from Cyprus almost every day. But close as Cyprus may be to the world’s centre stage, it is a unique place that can feel blissfully apart from it all.
Weather in Cyprus
Warm Mediterranean climate. Hot, dry summers with mild winters during which rainfall is most likely. April/May and September/October – are the most pleasant times, climatically, to visit Cyprus. Summer – June to August – can be very hot, and winter is sometimes wet but still pleasant.
Golf holiday in Cyprus
If you love your golf then you will love Cyprus. Golfing in Cyprus in the winter months can be a very pleasant experience and the courses offer a challenge to all levels of golfers. Call goeasy travel for you tailor made quotation.
Essential Facts on Cyprus
Capital City – Nicosia
Currency – euro
Flight time average from London 4.5hours
Time difference – March 27 to October 30 GMT + 3 hours, otherwise GMT +2 hours
For more information visit the Cyprus Tourist Board
Languages spoken English Cypriot
Visa requirements Nationals of the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the EU can stay in the Republic of Cyprus for up to three months without a visa. If you entered Cyprus in the North (ie, from Turkey), it is illegal to cross to the Republic. Travel from the Republic to the North on a day trip is legal and straightforward. It’s also illegal to travel from the Republic to the North and to then continue to Turkey. You cannot take luggage with you across the Green Line. Travelers may enter the Republic only through the legal ports of entry: Larnaka and Pafos international airports, or the ports of Larnaka, Lemesos and Pafos.