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Making the most of your holiday to Cyprus

A turtle makes its way towards the sea at Lara beach (Christos Theodorides)

No matter the holiday, visiting Cyprus is a good idea to take a break from what you know and get yourself towards a beautiful island for a well needed vacation. However, aside from the overall goal of relaxing and not doing work for a while, you might want some more goals for your Cyprus vacation.

No matter how long you are spending in Cyprus, you should have some idea of what you want to be doing on your vacation. Despite being very popular as a tourist and as a holiday spot, there’s still plenty that you can do in Cyprus that isn’t on the tourist guides, and you need to make the most of your holiday with these tips!

Figure out the best time to visit Cyprus

One of the reasons why Cyprus is so popular is because it has 300 days of sunshine and the temperature never seems to drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. However, visiting Cyprus in the summer will often get you near the hottest summer months, where temperatures can reach 80-90 degrees and the crowds are a lot bigger. However, outside of June, July, and August, the temperature cools down and the crowds are reduced. 

If you want to spend a lot of time outdoors seeing what the natural areas of Cyprus have to offer, then going during the colder months can really help you out. There are also a lot of things to do in Cyprus if you want to do more than just spend time at the beach, so if you want to dig into the historical and cultural significance of Cyprus, then you might enjoy spending at least a week especially if you are looking at staying in some wonderful Cyprus Holiday homes.

Nicosia, the only divided capital in Europe
Nicosia, which is in the centre of the island, does not have the beaches that most of Cyprus is known for, but it is unique in that it is the last divided city in Europe. Its northern part is part of the Turkish-occupied territory, while the southern is the capital of the Republic of Cyprus. People can walk to the other side through a checkpoint and experience the effects of political, social and cultural division on a city that was once whole.
Get your mythology with a visit to Paphos

If you love Greek Mythology then heading to the island of Cyprus is going to get you closer to the goddess of love and beauty. The goddess Aphrodite was born in Paphos, and you can also see plenty of Hellenic-related art and archaeology as well. There are also plenty of coastlines for secluded swims and beach coves and even Lara Beach where you can see baby sea turtles crawl towards the sea. 

But of course, many people want to visit Aphrodite’s Rock, where according to myth the goddess rose out of the sea foam. The best part is you can hop into the same sea and swim around free of charge, and you might even be able to get into the magic of love and beauty yourself. Who wouldn’t want a little luck of the gods on their side?

Look off-road to save money

While most of the crowds and the tourists of Cyprus tend to go into the busiest parts of the cities, if you want to discover what the island of Cyprus really has to offer, then you might want to go into the mountains where you can find local food at very cheap local tavernas. If you want to find the real food that the local population of Cyprus eats every single day, then you can go off-road.

Additionally, you can even take on the remote parts of the island inside of a jeep safari, where you drive along with a guide to the hidden corners of Cyprus, which can be a lot of fun! Just make sure that your jeep has air conditioning because no one wants to be bumping around in a jeep without that!

No matter what you want to do, you will find some amazing and memorable adventures on your holiday to Cyprus!

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