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Cyprus Holidays 

 

If you’ve been dreaming of a Mediterranean island holiday, why not try Cyprus? Imagine a country that's small enough to get across in less than a day, but full of history, culture, nightlife and adventure. This top destination has it all, so stop dreaming and start exploring with our range of brilliant Cyprus holidays.

33 °C

For most of the year the temperature in Cyprus is warm, but the main tourist season is from April to October, when the temperature ranges from a pleasant 24°C all the way up to a sizzling 33°C.

4.5 hours

Larnaca International (LCA): 4km from downtown.

Paphos International (PFO): 6.5km from downtown.

Ercan International (ECN): 13km from North Nicosia, but all flights to this airport include a stop in Turkey.

Book a cheap holiday to Cyprus with Airtours and discover the laidback charm of this great destination. There are plenty of adventures to be had in Cyprus, or you could just choose to stretch out on the beach and relax. 

Featured holidays in Cyprus

Andreotis Apartments

Protaras, Larnaca Area

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Within 500m of the beach and main nightlife
  • Open-air restaurant and bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool and kids' pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 544 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£160

Paphos Gardens Hotel & Apartments

Paphos, Paphos Area

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Only 300m from the beach
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and one kids' pool
  • Choice of two restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1014 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£162

Apartments Cosmelenia

Nissi Bay, Cyprus

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Only 600m away from Waterworld waterpark
  • Restaurant for evening meals with half-price kids' meals
  • One outdoor swimming pool and splash pool for kids

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 288 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£163

Sofianna Apartments

Paphos, Paphos Area

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the beach
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Near the shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 315 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£178

smartline Paphos

Paphos, Paphos Area

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Two large outdoor pools and one kids' pool
  • Refurbished for 2015
  • 800m to Paphos resort centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 530 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£180

There are plenty of great All Inclusive and Self Catering resorts around Paphos, Limassol and Ayia Napa, whether you’re planning on heading out as a family, a couple or just a group of friends. 

Cyprus has so many interesting and fun things to do that you won’t know where to begin. Make it as action-packed or as laidback as you like, with opportunities for swimming, lounging on the beach, history tours, snorkelling and more. Booking your holidays in Cyprus with Airtours is a doddle. 

The beaches of Cyprus are lovely, though they can get a little crowded during July and August. The weather in Cyprus is still great out of the high season, so why not think about a cheap springtime deal?

You’d find it hard to visit Cyprus and ignore the incredible history that surrounds you. This island famous as the goddess Aphrodite’s birthplace but is legendary in more ways than one, and you're sure to make some historic discoveries as you explore.

 

If you're fit for the task and you know how to dive, you'll enjoy spending time swimming among the ruins and seeing the amazing variety of marine life. The water is very clear and visibility is excellent, so grab your mask and get going.

Cyrpus is best for

Honeymooners: Cyprus is a great romantic getaway. It’s known as the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, so is often called the "Island of Love". With gorgeous beaches and great weather, it’s a great wedding destination and you’re sure to have a great time if you choose to honeymoon on the island. 

History Buffs: For such a small country, Cyprus has a rich history. It’s home to plenty of historic sites that are worth visiting on your holiday – check out Amathus, Kalavasos-Tenta and the Church of Agios Lazaros to name a few.

Divers: Cyprus has plenty of beautiful scenery on land but you’ll see some of the most incredible sights under water. Go snorkelling to see the colourful marine life and explore the many wrecks that are littered all over the sea floor.


Fast facts

Language: The official languages of Cyprus are Greek (in the south) and Turkish (in the north). Because Cyprus was formerly under British rule, many people speak English fluently.

Currency: Euros. 

Local Time: Cyprus is in the EET zone, 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly To: Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is the main airport for Cyprus. Low cost carriers such as Ryanair use Paphos International (PFO) instead because of its lower fees. It’s also possible to get to Cyprus via Ercan International (ECN) in the north, but your flight will include a stop in Turkey. There are no direct flights to Ercan from any other country.  Airtours can help you get the cheapest deals on holidays to Cyprus and international flights to hundreds of other destinations.

Flight Time From UK: A flight from London to Larnaca is around 4.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Check out the official website of the Cyprus Tourism Office here.

Visas & Health: You don't currently need any special vaccinations for Cyprus, but you may want to check with your GP for advice about what vaccinations are recommended. For tourist visits of 90 days or less, UK passport holders do not require a visa.


Weather and climate

Temperature: The average daily temperatures in the warm season (April to October) range from the mid 20s to the mid 30s, dropping only slightly at night. 

Best time to visit Cyprus: Travel during April to October to get the best of the weather. If you aren’t fussed about going in the usual summer holiday weeks, take a look at our holiday offers for spring and autumn dates to get yourself a great deal.


Getting Around

By Taxi: In major cities, taxis have meters but in rural areas, most taxis don’t, so make sure you agree on a price before heading off.  

By Bus: There are excellent buses in southern Cyprus and they’re easy to get around on. Fares are around €1 for a single journey, €2 for a daily ticket, €10 for a weekly ticket and €30 for a monthly ticket.

By Hire Car:  You can rent a car for around €35 per day from the major car rental agencies, and smaller agencies might offer better prices. Driving in Cyprus is safe and easy as long as you stick to the main roads and highways.


Events

For culture vultures: One of the biggest events in Cyprus is the Limassol Carnival Festival, an event that takes place before Orthodox Easter each year. Locals dress up and parade through the streets singing songs and getting the crowds involved. 

For beer & wine lovers: Also in Limassol, you’ll find festivals dedicated to wine (September) and beer (July). Both offer free tastings and cheap drinks deals – why not go and discover your new favourite tipple?

For romantics: The Aphrodite Festival in Paphos is a beautiful open-air opera performance which takes place in the Medieval Castle Square. It's a lovely way to spend an evening enjoying Cypriot music in stunning surroundings.


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