Cyprus - Said to be the Island of Love and golden beaches
Cyprus has the kind of setting that location scouts dream of. Cyprus is the third largest island laid out to be a bi-cultural landscape hidden away in the Mediterranean Sea and is a place which has a large variety of blue flag awarded beaches, ancient sights, and bars and restaurants. Birthplace of Aphrodite and crossroads between three continents, Cyprus has seduced and inspired generations of travellers for hundreds of years. Stunning landscapes are everywhere you turn; the pine forested Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of the island, where churches precariously perch on mountain peaks and picturesque hamlets cling to terraced hill slopes. The island enjoys abundant sunshine, and even in December and January, there is an average of six hours of bright sunshine per day it is the one of the best destination in Europe all year round.
The cosmopolitan resort of Protaras has become a European holiday hot-spot in recent years. Situated on the south-east coast of Cyprus, the resort stretches for over 10 kilometres, from the high cliffs of the Cape Greco national park to the hidden sandy coves of Paralimni.Known as ?the land of windmills? Protaras maintains the nostalgic quality of its past through its original windmills and Venetian architecture, whilst offering every amenity. In the hot months of July, the Paralimni Municipality organises the Paralimni Cultural Festival. This festival is dedicated to the cultural heritage of Paralimni that is renowned for its folk poets and strong traditions. Events take place in Paralimni and Protaras, with the programme of the event including traditional dances, music performances and story telling.
Protaras has easy access to the towns of Paralimni and Deryneia, and the resorts of Kapparis, Pernera and Ayia Napa. Although Protaras has supermarkets, restaurants and bars, we feel that a car is really essential for maximum pleasure.
Ayia Napa - fun filled family resorts, luxury beachfront getaways and everything in between
Ayia Napa is a Mediterranean resort town on the southeast coast of Cyprus, known for its beaches. The town's main landmark is the storied, Venetian-era Ayia Napa Monastery, which stands in the central square of Plateia Seferi, surrounded by bars and clubs. Freshly caught seafood is served at Ayia Napa Harbour’s busy tavernas, while adjoining Pantachou Beach offers a stretch of golden sand.With 14 Blue Flag beaches, that legendary nightlife and Water World water park on your doorstep, the fun never stops on holidays to Ayia Napa, reputable for its tourist resort all over Europe. It is one of Cyprus most popular beach resorts. The beaches are awesome with thin and fine sand, hidden among a chain of rocky boulders that form many small and cosy bays. The bustling, friendly town has a charming harbour and cobbled streets crammed with shops, bars and eateries catering for every taste. WaterWorld Themed Waterpark is an Ancient Greek-themed water park that is one of the biggest themed water parks in Europe, with over 25 rides and attractions. It opened on the 10 April 1996 and has since become one of the most visited places in Cyprus, with over 4 million visitors to date.
Paphos - a staggering region of dramatic bays and incredible views
Paphos is a city on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has several sites relating to the cult of goddess Aphrodite, whose mythical birthplace was at Old Paphos (Kouklia). New Paphos is the modern city that incorporates the harbor, and the ancient ruins of tombs, fortresses, theaters and villas at Paphos Archaeological Park. One of the greatest things about Paphos is that it offers an incredible choice of things to do. It is a magical city rich with fascinating things to see and areas of exquisite natural beauty. There is an ancient castle and the Archaeological park in the harbour area which you can visit. There are many restaurants in Paphos which serve the most authentic Cypriot cuisine, prepared mainly from meat and other exotic ingredients. Most of the restaurants have charming interiors and are frequently used as wedding venues by the local people. Multi-cuisine cafés and restaurants which specialize in Italian and American food are also a favourite amongst the visitors.
Paphos has a beautiful countryside, a cosmopolitan resort, historic sights as well as sporting activities. The Paphos region has something for everyone at any time of the year. Paphos enjoys a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island.
Larnaka – the oldest town in Cyprus full of history and attractions
Larnaka, which was initially known as Kition, is the oldest living city of Cyprus. Larnaka has continuously been inhabited since the city was founded 6000 years ago and today Larnaka is a holiday resort and the third largest city in Cyprus, ready to accept thousands of visitors each year. Larnaca evolved into one of the hottest holiday resorts in Cyprus. It's also known for Finikoudes Beach, a sandy strip in the city center backed by a palm-lined seaside promenade. Buzzing bars line the waterfront at Mackenzie Beach. Just offshore, the MS Zenobia wreck is a popular dive site. The 9th-century Church of Saint Lazarus contains the tomb of the saint said to have risen from the dead.The Larnaca Fort is also worth a visit, standing proud at the south end of the Finikoudes Strip and at the start of the Piale Pasha, housing the District Medieval Museum. Some sources indicate that the fort was founded during the Byzantine era as the first fortification of the island, but 18th century sources insist that the castle was built by the Turks in 1625 AD. Larnaca is home to the country's primary airport, Larnaca International Airport. It also has a seaport and a marina.
Aphrodite Hills PGA National - peaceful place with its own 18-hole golf course and a traditional-style village square filled with restaurants.
Aphrodite Hills is a coastal resort between Paphos and Limassol in Cyprus. It is named after the goddess Aphrodite and the resort is only one mile away from Aphrodites Rock. It’s a peaceful place with its own 18-hole golf course and a traditional-style village square filled with restaurants.
Just a couple of minutes driving , there’s a private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas for hire. There’s also a Blue Flag beach at Pissouri, around 45 minute drive away.
The Aphrodite Hills resort offers many activities to keep you and your family busy. These include 18 hole Championship standard Golf Course and practice facilities, Tennis Courts, Health Spa, Gymnasium, Shops, Restaurants, Kids Club, Kids playground, 24 hour Medical Centre, Cash Point and Bars, all in a traditional Cypriot setting.
The resort is conveniently situated only 15 minutes from Paphos airport and 75 minutes from Larnaca airport, very close to motorway links from both.
The village square is where all of the facilities, activities and venues are on resort. Events take place here regularly, including markets, dancing, local bands and activities for the children.
The Village Square bars and restaurants have many different styles of food and provide excellent service and facilities.