Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. According to legend, Aphrodite, the ancient Greek Goddess of beauty and love, was born in Cyprus. Travellers throughout antiquity came here just to pay her tribute. The island has plentiful sunshine, throughout the year and there is so much history, culture, tradition in Cyprus, one cannot get bored.
Cyprus has alluring beaches, beautiful fragrant mountains, ancient ruins, citrus groves, fields of olive trees, and many vineyards in old stone villages. There are plentiful majestic beaches with clear turquoise waters. In some you will also find water sports as well for some adventure. There are so many beautiful vintage villages that you could visit, with a tradition of their own. Many yearly events and festivals take place in these villages
Cyprus history dates back 10,000 years. There are numerous Byzantine monasteries, churches, archaeological sites, monuments, castles, museums and so many others. The places to visit are endless. There are many taverns and restaurants with the Mediterranean atmosphere and the popular Cypriot 'meze' to enjoy. The Cyprus cuisine focuses on fresh local ingredients, regional herbs and spices, and the light use of natural olive oil. The Cypriot palate is essentially Mediterranean in character.
No matter what season you choose to visit Cyprus, there is so much to do and see. Summer is the ideal season for swimming, sunbathing and a whole range of water sports. In the Fall it is a great opportunity for inland excursions to villages and vineyards for wine tasting and you could even enjoy the traditional cheese making. In the winter the Troodos Mountains and the ski resorts are perfect. During Spring, the countryside is breathtaking with the beautiful fresh green meadows and flowers in bloom. This is an ideal time for nature hikes. No matter when you choose to visit Cyprus, it is a win-win situation. Besides you can always come back for more authentic Cyprus.