Cyprus overview

Cyprus in the Mediterranean is split, with the north being occupied by Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus in the south. The island attracts a mix of visitors, with resorts like Paphos and Ayia Napa catering for party-goers and the glorious beaches of the Karpas Peninsula for those looking for a quieter holiday.


The popular town of Larnaca in the south is a tranquil resort. Here you can stroll along the palm-fringed promenade or enjoy a relaxing cappuccino. There is also an excellent tourist infrastructure here. Nearby, in Kiti, the Angeloktisti Church displays rare 6th-century Byzantine mosaics. Similarly, Limassol is a major port and important tourist resort. Here you will find the archaeological site of Curium, one of the most impressive of its kind in Cyprus.

Those coming to the island to party head for tourist towns like Paphos and Ayia Napa where you can find a colorful, vibrant nightlife. On the west coast, the Akamas Peninsula, you will find one of the few unspoilt places on the Cypriot coast. Attractions include the Baths of Aphrodite and some excellent walking trails. But if you just want to chill out, you will discover some stunning beaches on Cyprus.

Hotels in Cyprus

The majority of travelers to Cyprus book package holidays. The island boasts a nice selection of international standard hotels. However, there are many bargains to be found at a fraction of the cost of these hotels, with a big choice of smaller, family-owned hotels and guest houses.

Airports in Cyprus

Visitors can arrive in south Cyprus via Larnaca International Airport or Paphos Airport and the north is served by Ercan Airport. There are passenger ferries to Greece, Syria and Lebanon from the south and a ferry service from Turkey to the north.