Having a holiday booked to look forward to is a great way to motivate yourself through those tough work days or cold winter months ahead. It can somehow make the tough days bearable, knowing that you are earning money to pay for that deserved break. Sometimes we are looking for places to go that are warm most of the year so with that in mind, I thought I would share with you some thoughts on the island of Cyprus.
Cyprus is one of those places that happen to have a great climate throughout the year. Making it a great location for people like me who would like to travel outside of school holiday times. There are some places to consider that offer different types of holidays. There are busier resorts like Ayia Napa, popular amongst younger folk for those girls’ or lads’ holidays. Then there is Paphos on the other side of the spectrum, mostly favoured by couples and newlyweds wanting a more relaxed vibe. Thankfully Protaras and Limassol offer a great in-between. Making this island a real versatile holiday destination suitable for everyone.
As you can imagine, an island like Cyprus offers many different accommodation types. Suiting all types of budgets and holidays. For some, you may want to try an all inclusive in Cyprus. Thankfully most of the main resorts have an abundance of hotels offering this type of accommodation. Ranging from three stars through to the luxurious five-star options. There are also plenty of hotels offering self-catering options, and your usual villas and apartments up for rent.
Time to relax
The great thing about Cyprus is that it’s a wonderful destination for being able to relax. Take a walk along one of many beautiful beaches, find a deck chair and spend some time reading a good book. Another option is to grab a seat in a cute cafe, relax with a drink and do some people watching. Cyprus has quite a relaxed way of life and it’s easy to act like a local once you’re there.
Many popular resorts are in the south of the island. Which means they have a Greek influence. There are many Greek Cypriot meals that you can try during your holiday stay. From Kleftiko to Pastichio there will be something to entice your taste buds. With the Greek influence, you are bound to see many light dishes on the menus. Many salads with beautiful dressing for you to drool over. However, in the most popular resorts, you will find an abundance of meal options on offer. Italian, Chinese and English meals can all be found. However, many hotels offer themed evenings making it easy to dine in your accommodation if you want to stay close.
With many airports offering direct flights daily from the UK, you are looking at a flight time of just over five hours. While it may be longer than some of the other popular European destinations, it is still more than appropriate. It certainly won’t be classed as a long haul. You could still comfortably stay there for seven days and still feel like you have made the most of your holiday.
If you’re travelling with children then the flight time is definitely something to consider. Younger children might be not used to flying and if it’s their first time then five hours isn’t so bad. A flight this length is just long enough that you can keep the children busy and occupied, maybe have something to eat and watch a film and then arrive at your destination.
Cyprus is somewhere with so much history and there’s a lot to learn about. If ancient history is your thing then consider visiting Soli, an ancient Cypriot city kingdom located near Lefke. Here you’ll be able to discover things such as ancient churches and monuments. Even just walking around and looking at the old buildings will be enjoyable.
Having a sunny climate and amazing food options. With amazing scenery and beautiful beaches, it’s easy to see why Cyprus is popular. Have you been?