About Cyprus

A land of Beauty and Culture.

Whether you’re in search of complete tranquility or exuberant nightlife, sporting pleasures or cultural riches, ancient history or cutting-edge technology, Cyprus is the perfect location for any traveller all year round. And because of the small distances between the major cities and the resorts, the best way to get the most out of your visit to Cyprus is by driving your own car. So, rent a car in Cyprus and write your own exploration story.

Cyprus is the eastern most and the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the fabled birthplace of Aphrodite and playground of the Gods and has a history spanning some 11,000 years. The island’s colourful past, together with its strategic location at the crossroads of three continents, has created a country of unique character and tradition and a people renowned both for their resilience and for their warm, spontaneous nature.

Cyprus map

From independent travellers to honeymooners, nature lovers to archaeology aficionados, every visitor to Cyprus enters a world in which there are always new joys to discover. And with a climate that guarantees more than 330 days of sunshine a year, magnificent scenery and a culture famous for its hospitality, a relaxed and rewarding lifestyle is a promise that Cyprus always keeps.

About Cyprus beaches

You can find everything here in Cyprus, from dark and light sands and private havens, to populated strips, motionless waters and wild, untamed seafronts. Cyprus is a place which has a large variety of blue flag awarded beaches, a certification which recognizes the environmental quality and water cleanliness of bathing sites, and Cyprus’ beaches continuously rank highly when measured against other seaside spots in Europe.

Coral Bay at Peyia, Paphos

Coral Bay at Peyia
The coast is incredibly family-friendly, and the blue flag winning waters here are clean and safe for swimming. Coral bay offers a wide range of umbrellas, sun loungers and water-sport options.

Nissi Beach at Ayia Napa

Nissi Beach
Arguably the best beach in Europe, a large curve of white sand creates a cove of beautifully clear and shallow waters here. When the tide is low, a sand walkway is unveiled leading to the small island of Nissi.

Lara Bay at Paphos

Lara Bay
You may need a fair amount of time and a 4×4 vehicle to reach this isolated landscape. The absence of nearby artificial light makes this site a popular nesting spot for Green and Loggerhead turtles.

Kourion beach at Episkopi

Kourion beach
Limassol Offering a stark contrast to the typically calm waters found throughout Cyprus, Episkopi is famed for being a popular destination for kite surfers as the winds here make this region ideal for the sport.

Latchi at Polis area

Latchi at Polis area
Another coastal spot which is often less well known amongst tourists is Latchi beach. The waters are clean and undisturbed so sit back, relax and take in all of the impressive natural scenery which surrounds the shore.

Konnos Bay

Konnos Bay
Found almost exactly halfway between Protaras and Agia Napa, Konnos Bay welcomes a mix of visitors. This small cove has a modest amount of reasonably priced umbrellas and the water here is always calm due to the sheltered position of the bay.

Other well-known beaches for which it is worth to visit and enjoy are Makronissos Beach at Ayia Napa, Akti Olympion at Limassol, Fig Tree Bay at Protaras, Kalamies beach at Protaras Blue Lagoon at Akamas and Mackenzie beach at Larnaca..

Places to visit

Blessed with endless blue-sky days and miles of sandy coast, Cyprus is any traveller’s dream. But Cyprus is more than its sand and sunshine. There are countless resorts to visit and traditional villages to explore, and you’ll discover an alternative island away from the beach.

Here is a quick list of places of interest that will definitely make your visit to Cyprus memorable.

Agiou Andreou street (old Limassol town), Kolossi Castle, Stavrovouni Monastery, Avakas Gorge at Akamas, Kourion Theatre, Laiki Yitonia at Nicosia, Panagia Machaira Monastery, Kalidonia waterfalls at Platres, Kelefos bridge, Klarios river at Kakopetria, Kykkos Monastery and Omodos village.