Located in the far east of the Mediterranean, Cyprus sits at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, and is an intriguing blend of East and West. Ringed by azure waters, fringed by beautiful sands, and blessed with a seemingly endless summer, Cyprus is perhaps best known as a beach destination. However, its lush mountains, intriguing history, unique cuisine and plush accommodation options, can also be included in a luxury holiday itinerary, tailor-made by Lightfoot Travel.
Cyprus is home to an array of beaches. Some are wild, like those on the rugged Akamas Peninsula at the northwest tip of the island. Elsewhere, there are golden sands, like Golden Beach on the Karpas Peninsula in North Cyprus. Perhaps the most famous beach sits on the south coast, a shingle beach with a large rock, said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love.
Ideal for history buffs, Cyprus is dotted with remains of its fascinating past. The Paphos Archaeological Park houses the monumental Tombs of the Kings, large underground tombs, and Roman houses with impressive mosaics. Inland, the verdant Troodos Mountains are home to Byzantine churches with superb frescoes.
Cypriot cuisine mirrors its unique blend of cultures, including Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern dishes. From halloumi to seafood to mouth-watering tapas, you certainly won’t go hungry here. With some of the finest hotels, villas and spas in the Mediterranean and some of the friendliest locals you could wish to meet, Cyprus has all the ingredients for an exceptional holiday.