All inclusive holidays to Cyprus give the whole family time to relax on a sun-drenched island. The Greek islands are a well-loved holiday destination, mostly due to the white sandy beaches, history and friendly communities living in the area. Cypriots welcome tourists to shop, dine and stroll in their natural paradise. The coastal resorts and archeological sites, Larnaca beach, Limassol Castle and and Old City walls create a memorable Cyprus holiday. Cheap all inclusive holidays in Cyprus combine flights, meals and accomodation in one purchase, which makes it possible for the whole family to visit Cyprus for less.
The mild sub-tropical weather and azure seas of Paphos make this a great place to relax or stroll on the beach. This harbour town is popular with tourists who flock to the Blue Flag beaches during summer. The town centre is brimming with historic monuments and landmarks and restaurants and bars line the coast. Paphos was once the capital city of Cyprus and mosaics from the Greco-Roman era can still be seen in the Roman Governor's Palace.
This small town can be found in the north-west of Cyprus. It is generally quieter than some of the other areas and is situated on the edge of the Akamas Peninsula Nature Reserve. Local people still make their living by farming and fishing, meaning that there is a wealth of natural, local fish and vegetables to enjoy when venturing out to the local restuarants in the area. Latsi Beach, Latchi Harbour and the Baths of Aphrodite restaurant make this a great location for family holidays.
Visitors who want to enjoy the clubs, bars and beaches of Cyprus will love Ayia Napa. Nissi Beach offers soft sand and shallow waters for safe swimming. Fig Tree Bay is a secluded area where you can relax in the sun for a few hours. The town is also popular for the Zenobia wreck which can be visited for a spot of scuba diving. Dolphin Boat Safaris offer a peaceful way to enjoy the town but for something faster there is Fast Boat touring in Formula 3 speedboats. This is an adventure island with plenty of peaceful hideaways to enjoy after the fun is over for the day. Ayia Napa is the "Ibiza of Cyprus" and there is plenty of nightlife to enjoy.
One of the most exciting options for all inclusive holidays to Cyprus, Protaras has sandy beaches for walking and swimming and tranquil resorts to enjoy. Protaras is known as "the land of the windmills" and this relaxed resort embodies Greek culture in an unhurried way. For visitors who want a holiday filled with watersports there is snorkelling and dving to enjoy.
Taking a bus is the cheapest way to travel in Cyprus. If you're in the south you can travel to your hotel by taxi, private shuttle or bus. Private taxis can take your from place to place while on holiday or you can hire a rental car. There is no train service or air service on the island. Buses run from Larnaca and Paphos airport. Taxis service the north.
There are a number of stadiums in Cyprus including the GSP stadium and Makario stadium in Nicosia and Tirium stadium in Limassol. The GSP stadium is the largest football stadium in Cyprus and can seat about 22 859 people.
Theatro Ena, Latsia Municipal and Dentro Theatres, as well as numerous other venues in Nicosia showcase performing arts in Cyprus. Arts and culture are well loved in the Greek islands and there are numerous ballets, shows and musicals throughout the year.
Ayia Napa and Larnaca offer locals and tourists the best nightlife on the island, but there is plenty of evening entertainment to enjoy all over Cyprus. The legal age for drinking in Cyprus is 17 but rules are very relaxed on the island. Ayia Napa is a party resort and offers bars, clubs and discos to suit every taste.
Easter is the most important religious event on the island for Orthodox christians. The annual Limassol Carnival is a pre-lent carnival and parades, masquerade, music, costumes and dancing is enjoyed. The Paphos Flower Festival goes back two thousand years and is held in honour of Dionysus each year.
Cyprus cuisine includes traditional dishes and more modern fare. Souvlakia are grilled meat kebabs which are a beloved food on the island. Along with shaftalia (grilled sausage), afella (marinated pork) and halloumi, cheese, olives, vegetables and rabbit stew (stifado), visitors will find plenty of tasty foods to suit their taste buds. Cypriot wine ranks 50th in the world for production and some would say much higher for taste.
Cyprus has long, hot summer days and mild, wet winters. In general, the weather is perfect for a beach holiday and there are plenty of milder days during winter. Winter temperatures average at about 17 degrees during the winter months and rise to around 31 degrees in summer. The best holiday weather occurs from June until October and the hottest month is August. The average temperature along the coast is a balmy 24 degrees. The weather combined with striking Greek scenery makes it a true dream holiday spot.
If you live in one of the countries on the embassy- approved list you don't need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. These include citizens of Argentina, Austria. Denmark, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, Japan, the UK, US and many others. Short stay visas must be requested and visa applications take between 24 hours and two weeks to be issued. Non EU visitors need a passport which is valid for three months from the date of return and EU residents need valid passports for the duration of the visit.
Cyprus is divided into two political zones, the Independent Republic in the south and the Turkish-governed northern region. This means that a visit to the island allows tourists to experience both exciting cultures. The island is a cultural hotspot with Turkish and Greek art, music and food offered everywhere.