Last minute Cyprus deals: sun, shore and so much more
Soak up the sun on secluded beaches
With nearly 350 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus is the perfect place for basking on beaches and swimming in crystal clear waters. On the island’s southern coast, Limassol offers 16 kilometres of beach and sparkling sea, set against the scenic backdrop of the Troodos mountains. Take a stroll along Limassol’s promenade, relax with a coffee on the marina and watch the yachts come and go in the port.
Immerse yourself in ancient culture
A holiday in Cyprus in not just about sunbathing and swimming. This Mediterranean island, the meeting place of three continents, has a long and fascinating history with influences from Greek, Egyptian, Persian and Russian culture. Limassol is the perfect base for many day trips and excursions. Step back in time at Kolossi Castle, explore the archaeological excavations at ancient Amathus, or marvel at the intricate Roman mosaics at Kourion. Traditional crafts such as leather or Lefkara lace make ideal souvenirs for your holiday.
Less than an hour from Limassol, the country’s capital, Nicosia, is steeped in history, including the impressive Venetian walls preserved around the city. The Hamam Omerye, a kind of spa originally built in the 14th century, has been restored to its former glory and is now a popular place for Cypriots to relax and revive themselves. Away from the cosmopolitan bustle of the cities, the country is dotted with enchanting towns, ancient ruins, and rustic vineyards. Nestled in the mountains, picturesque villages like Phini and Kakopetria are home to clusters of cottages and traditional buzukia, tavernas with live music.
Feast on meze, moussaka and more
Mediterranean countries are renowned for their fantastic food and Cyprus is no exception. Here you’ll find mouth-watering meals like moussaka, a dish made with savoury spiced minced meat layered with slices of aubergine and potato and béchamel sauce. One of the best ways to sample a range of Cypriot specialities is to order meze, a selection of small dishes to share. Enjoy freshly-caught fish with lemon and parsley, warm grilled halloumi cheese, and succulent stifado beef stew.
After dinner, sit back and relax with a glass of commandaria, a sweet dessert wine, or try something a little stronger like the alcohol drink zivania. Whatever your tipple of choice, the warmth of the Cypriots rivals that of their climate, so you can be sure of a brilliant evening enjoying local hospitality before you stroll back to your luxury hotel. So whether you see yourself sipping cocktails at a beachfront bar or sampling local wines in a cosy tavern, take a look at our exclusive deals and book your last minute Cyprus break now. Sign up for email alerts to be the first to hear about our handpicked offers and exceptional discounts.