A fascinating history, beautiful beaches, pine-clad mountains; there is something for everyone in charming Cyprus.
Cyprus's history is tumultuous and fascinating in equal measure. The island country has seen calm in the 21st century after years of upheaval, and it is now easier than ever to travel between the Greek side and the Turkish side. Be sure to take in life on both sides of the divide in order to get to know the real Cyprus, whether you are visiting for the beaches or the Byzantine relics. Visit the ancient archaeological site the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos, which dates back to the 4th century and was an incredible walled town in its glory days. It is now a stunning testament to Cyprus's long, storied past. If you are looking for a more active way to holiday, you will no doubt be interested to know that Cyprus has become a hub for water sports enthusiasts, while in the country's interior you will find beautiful mountains that provide perfect hiking.