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Cyprus is an island country located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. It is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, with an estimated population of 1,219,052. Much of Cyprus’ landscape is comprised of two mountain ranges, the Troodos Mountains to the North and the Kyrenia Range to the South. Cyprus also has a gorgeous coastline, with cliffs, white sands and clear turquoise waters. As the island enjoys a Mediterranean climate, summers are hot with many hours of sunshine and winters are mild and somewhat wet.
Cyprus is a popular tourist destination for a multitude of reasons. Its pleasant year-round weather means people flock there due to its warmer and drier climate. The island is visually stunning, with pretty countrysides and mountainscapes. With over 40 blue flag beaches, Cyprus is a great destination for a beach holiday complete with watersports, sunbathing and opportunities for swimming.
Cyprus is a beautiful holiday destination that any type of traveller is sure to fall in love with. Solo travellers and couples alike will enjoy strolling around Cyprus’ quaint streets and lounging on the beach, while families will find that there's no shortage of activities on offer to keep both kids and adults busy.
Ryanair offer weekly flights from Dublin to Paphos in Cyprus, with an estimated flight time of 5 hours. From Paphos Airport to the city centre, it is approximately a 20 minute drive. There are always great deals on holidays to Cyprus from Dublin.
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While Cyprus offers lots of sightseeing opportunities and tourist attractions, it is also a hotspot for nightlife. Ayia Napa has become extremely popular with young tourists looking for an unforgettable party holiday due to the hundreds of clubs, bars and discos in the region which commonly attract world-class international DJs. The nightlife all across Cyprus is incredible, with bars, clubs and restaurants to suit everyone.
Cyprus has many dishes that are popular amongst both locals and tourists. One of the most popular, and one that has grown in prominence outside the island, is halloumi – cheese made from goat or ewes milk soaked in brine. Traditional tavernas are very popular in Cyprus and are great locations to try the local foods on offer, but restaurants serving international cuisines such as Italian, Thai and Indian food have also grown in popularity over the past couple of years. You’re sure to find a meal to suit everyone’s palate while in Cyprus!
There is no shortage of activities to keep the whole family happy on a holiday to Cyprus. See the beauty of the island on horseback with a day trip to Eagle Mountain Ranch, a unique way of seeing the Cypriot countryside. Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark is sure to go down a treat too, with loads of water features suitable for the whole family. In the evening, a visit to Parko Paliatso Luna Park will give you the chance to enjoy all the fun of the amusement park for a reasonable price, so it's great for families.
Cyprus’ coastline is made up of a mixture of secluded bays, sandy beaches and resorts. With over 40 blue flag beaches, Cyprus has something to offer no matter what type of beach day you’re after, whether it’s sunbathing, watersports or surfing. Cyprus is a great destination for a beach holiday all year round.
Cyprus has lots of opportunities for a shopping trip while on your holiday. ‘My Mall’, a massive shopping mall with stores selling clothing, games, books, appliances, and food among other things, is a one-stop shop for whatever you could possibly need. ‘The Place’ allows visitors to watch the manufacture of traditional Cypriot crafts, such as pottery pieces. Traditional Cypriot food made on-site can also be bought here. Cyprus has many varied and diverse stores waiting to be explored.
The Walnut Festival takes place every year in the town of Lefke. During this event, a range of activities and festivities take place including concerts, exhibitions and folk dancing. This festival will give visitors a unique opportunity to get an insight into Cypriot culture.
The best time to visit Cyprus is during the summer months, between May and June. During these months, temperatures can reach between 23 and 28 degrees, and the island sees an average of 13 hours of sunshine a day.
Euro is the currency used in Cyprus.
Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of Ireland.
Getting around Cyprus couldn’t be easier. Lots of tourists choose to simply walk as it allows them to take in all the sights and sounds of the island. Alternatively, some rent bikes as this is a cheap and environmentally friendly way of getting around. If you’re planning on going longer distances, there is a reliable bus network and taxis are also readily available.