An Island full of contrasts
The island of Cyprus is divided between The Greek Republic of Cyprus in the south and Turkey in the north. Cyprus is a popular year round holiday destination. It's rich and has a diverse history as well as natural beauty ranging from golden beaches to rugged coastlines, rolling hills and forest clad mountains. It’s also an ideal destination to explore ancient archaeological Greek ruins and is the birth place of the legendary Aphrodite. Popular holiday resorts include Ayia Napa, Limassol and Paphos.
Flying Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Time Difference: GMT +3 hours
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
August is the hottest month in Cyprus with average temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius. January is the coldest with an average of 13 degrees Celsius. The wettest month is December with an average rainfall of approximately 100 mm.
Fig Tree Bay
Fig Tree Bay is a beautiful sandy beach in the resort of Protaras. Its actually well known for being one of the best beaches in Europe with its crystal clear water and fantastic weather. There are plenty of places to eat as well as shops and bars.
Situated in the Troodos area, Kykkos Monastery was established at the end of the 11th century, although nothing in the existing monastery predates the great fire in 1831. The current buildings are immaculately maintained, and it’s easy to see why it is the richest and most famous monastery on the island of Cyprus.
Tombs of the Kings
This striking collection of underground tombs dates back to the 4th century BC. Situated about 2 Km from Paphos Harbour, the tombs are carved out of the solid rock and some of them are decorated with Doric pillars.
Cyprus in Your Heart
by Caroline Bailey