Weekends in Cyprus
Get away from it all in Cyprus
Beautiful, with a sunny climate and only a short flight away from the UK, Cyprus is the perfect destination for luxury holidays and short breaks. Whether your passion is exploring ancient wonders, sampling delightful cuisine, dancing all night or soaking up rays, this beautiful island will have the perfect weekend getaway for you.
The island is blessed with a profusion of sunshine, which makes it the perfect spot for sun holidays with many happy hours of lazing on beaches. Sand and sea lovers have plenty of idyllic spots to choose from, whether it be the soft unspoilt golden beaches of Kyrenia in the north, the family-friendly shallow waters and amenities of Protaras or the array of picture-perfect sandy coves a short drive from the resort of Paphos.
Tour Cyprus' ancient wonders
If all that laziness leaves you with itchy feet, it's time for some sightseeing. Cyprus is a hotspot of well-preserved souvenirs of a rich and ancient past. Perhaps the most famous is Kourion, a vast ancient Greek city which sits majestically overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean waters. There is the gorgeous windswept hilltop ruined castle of St Hilarion, the marble ruins of ancient Salamis, the UNESCO-protected churches and monasteries in the Troodos Mountains with their colourful Medieval frescoes, and many more.
Paphos is another hotspot of historic sights, such as the beautiful Byzantine fort on the harbour front, and the evocative ancient burial spot named Tombs of the Kings.
Live the high life
All that sightseeing will tend to work up an appetite, and luckily Cyprus offers much to satisfy travelling gourmands. Try some traditional meze, which often incorporates up to 30 dishes including mouthwatering taramosalata and hummous with aromatic pita bread; or tender deep-fried squid with fresh lemon juice.
Once you've digested that feast, the night is still young, and Cyprus is a haven for those who like to drink, dance and while away the small hours. Drinkers and clubbers flock to the southeastern town of Ayia Napa, where DJs play all night long. For a more relaxed night of atmospheric bar-hopping, explore the narrow cobbled streets of Limassol's Old Town, where there are plenty of delightful places to whet your whistle.
So whether you're into big party weekends away or quiet beach breaks, Cyprus is the destination for you. Make sure you take advantage of our exclusive offers on handpicked hotels and resorts with special discounts, and it'll be a weekend to remember.