Getting to know Cyprus

Cyprus is a growing favourite among holidaymakers thanks to its peaceful cities, beautiful beaches and unique culture. Its diversity is its selling point with a whole spectrum of activities and sights that can create that perfect summer escape.

Like its neighbour Greece, Cyprus has an incredible history shrouded in mythology. Ancient cities such as Paphos are almost shrines to the country’s past with amazing archaeological sites as well as landmarks meant to bring good fortune. Whether you’re travelling as a family or as a couple, you will have the time of your life in Cyprus.

The difficult choice is deciding where to go! Luckily we’ve put together our favourite destinations complete with our pick of the best all inclusive hotels.

Ayia Napa

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Cyprus’ undisputed party capital, Ayia Napa has somewhat of a legendary nightlife. When it comes to clubbing holidays, Ayia Napa can hold its own against heavyweights likes Ibiza and Magaluf. The likes of Black N White Club, Club Ice and Castle Club are open throughout the year hosting the best DJs in R’n’B, dance and house music.

Chill out on the popular Nissi Beach during the day and as the sun begins to set, get ready for the night of your life. This really is a city that never sleeps.

Sunmaster hotel pick: Electra Holiday Village Water Park Resort 4*

Electra Ayia

Limassol

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Arguably one of the most underrated cities in Cyprus, Limassol exudes a unique charm creating a perfect blend between a city break and beach holiday. Like many of the towns and cities across the island, life in Limassol revolves around its port area. You can watch expensive yachts float into shore as you relax in one of the promenade bars.

The centre of Limassol is a collection of winding streets with hidden bars and cafes serving some authentic Cypriot cuisine. It has a relaxing vibe and provides an excellent base to start your adventure across the country.

Sunmaster hotel pick: Hyaltio Tourist Village 4*

Hyaltio Limassol

Paphos

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When it comes to mythology and historical sites, there is no better place to be than Paphos. Sat on Cyprus’ west coast, the entire city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to some of the country’s most spectacular landmarks.

One of which is the Rock of Aphrodite – a rock formation said to be the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love. Legend has it that anyone who swims around the rock three times will find their true love. Take a stroll into Ktima, Paphos’ old town, and mingle with the locals as they go about their daily business.

Paphos is where you can spend a week or two in true luxury with a choice of high end hotels for prices that won’t break the bank.

Sunmaster hotel pick: St. George Hotel Spa & Golf Beach Resort 4*

St Georges - Paphos

Protaras

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While it may be next door to Ayia Napa, Protaras is very much the smooth jazz to Ayia Napa’s blaring house music. This is a much more refined and laidback part of Cyprus ideal for families and couples looking for a relaxing break in pleasant resort.

Protaras boasts two beautiful beaches – Sunrise and Pernera – which are buzzing with tourists and locals alike during the day. At night you can walk along the seafront taking your pick from the numerous restaurants. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous you can visit the beautiful sea caves or you can hike through Cape Greco, one of Cyprus’ protected nature parks.

For a real unique day trip, visit the town of Varosha. The town was abandoned by its inhabitants in 1974 due to a Turkish invasion but the buildings are still fully furnished making it a ghost town frozen in time.

Sunmaster hotel pick: Malama Beach Holiday Village 4*

Malama - Protaras

Has this whetted your appetite to visit Cyprus? We are offering some amazing deals on 2017 breaks in Cyprus including deposits as low as £49 per person, simply visit www.sunmaster.co.uk for more details. Want to know more about Cyprus? Check out our dedicated holiday guide here.