Average 5 hour flight
Time difference +2 hour(s)
Average temperature 25°C
It's clear to see why Cyprus is one of the most popular holiday destinations for British travellers. With a rich and captivating history, stunning scenery, winding cobbled streets and globally renowned cuisine, few can resist Cyprus' allure. Fortunately, experiencing the beauty of Cyprus for yourself is easier than you think, with flights from most UK airports taking around four hours - so you and your loved ones could be soaking up the sun sooner than you think!
Are you a solo traveler looking to unwind, or perhaps you and your partner are seeking a romantic getaway? Maybe you'd like to take a laid-back family holiday, or party the nights away with your closest friends? Look no further than a holiday in Cyprus, where every type of getaway is on offer. But every type of holiday maker can't fail to be charmed by its stunning resorts, golden beaches, rugged coves and tranquil pine forests, which sit beneath the blazing Mediterranean sun, just waiting for you to come and explore. But, don't forget plenty of sunscreen - temperatures during the summer months average around 25 degrees!
There are many fabulous resorts in Cyprus to choose from, and each has its own unique character. Head to the southern coast where you'll find Larnaca, populated by a scope of stunning towns. Here you can immerse yourself in Grecian culture as you wander around the charmingly antiquated cobbled streets of Kyrenia. Alternatively, bring the whole family to cool off at Limassol's local water parks, Wet 'n' Wild and Fasouri Watermania, for a day drenched in fun. Or, maybe you'd prefer to dance the night away in Ayia Napa's world-famous clubs, bars and karaoke spots!
Alternatively, head to the south-west coast to Paphos, the infamous birthplace of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. A popular destination among holidaymakers looking for a romantic escape, Paphos is also home to the breathtaking Coral Bay. Here you'll find untouched olive groves and rustic tavernas. Why not explore the serene villages and forests by horseback? Or, for any visiting thrill seekers, enjoy an array of water sports from diving to jet skiing.
Wherever you choose to visit on your holiday in Cyprus, you can be rest assured that the UK’s Best High Street Travel Agent will ensure your holiday is hassle-free. At Hays Travel, we've spent over 40 years specialising in quality holidays and personable customer service. Our staff are incredibly well-travelled, highly informed and expertly trained, so don't hesitate to contact a member of our team to begin planning your perfect holiday to Cyprus with Hays.
Holidays in Cyprus are packed with things to see and do. Choose from a huge choice of water sports in the larger resorts, as well as boat trips and scuba diving. Try cycling, hiking and horse riding in the Troodos Mountains. Go shopping in Limassol and Nicosia. Paphos makes a great day out, boasting the Tomb of the Kings, St Paul's Pillar and the Temple of Aphrodite. There are also three excellent golf courses in the area. For families, there are water parks in Paphos and Ayia Napa, plus great days out at Pafos Birdpark, Limassol Donkey Sanctuary and the Camel Park at Larnaca. Don't miss a day trip to Cairo by sea. As the sun goes down in Cyprus, resorts come to life with entertainment to suit all tastes. There's famous Ayia Napa, popular with the party crowd who flock to its bustling bars and nightclubs. Limassol has plenty of clubs and bars too, whilst Paphos has a good selection of pubs and quieter venues. There's plenty going on in Protaras after dark with a family oriented atmosphere . In Larnaca, the promenade is lined with bars and clubs. Nicosia nightlife is more sophisticated, with restaurants with live Cypriot music and traditional bars. Many hotels offer in-house entertainment, including local shows, dancing and karaoke.
Local cuisine includes Halloumi cheese and strong coffee, as well as meals cooked with fresh, locally-grown produce. Cypriot food is best sampled al fresco in a tiny taverna. Try freshly caught seafood at Paphos harbour, or head to one of the many international restaurants in the larger resorts. For great value, book an all-inclusive hotel, where snacks, meals and selected drinks are included in the cost of your holiday.