Cyprus has some of the most beautiful places in the world. Right from historic sites to beautiful Mediterranean culture, what’s not to love? Nothing. Cyprus seems irresistible to most discerning travelers. If you haven’t visited Cyprus yet, we are going to give you some reasons why you should give it a visit as soon as possible! There is something for everyone, from its varied beaches to the quiet backwaters to the beautiful resorts.
The Best of Mediterranean Cuisines
Cyprus is right at the crossroad of three continents, and hence its cuisine is a blend of a variety of Southern European, Middle Eastern, also Central Asian influences.
Locals are big on veggies, and hence they serve several vegetables, whether fried or served raw or even served cold in cream or served with dollops of yogurt. In some places, it is first dried and then cooked to perfection. You choose your favorite. The much-loved Turkish wrap, traditional meat, or veggie wraps fillings such as dürüm is a crowd favorite.
If you are holidaying in Cyprus, you cannot forget the melt-in-the-mouth traditional sweets. Our pick is the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots. The honey and fruit-juice soaked walnuts and almonds and later sundried are sweet and syrupy and preferred with coffee and tea.
A Trip Down the History Lane
With your tummies full and your soul satisfied, you can discover some ancient history, and can trace Cyprus’s oldest history dates back to 1100 BC. It was a day trip to Salamis, a city once governed by city superpowers, including Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, and Romans. Or you can try and manage a trip to Soli, an ancient Cypriot city-kingdom. There is a smattering of ancient churches, museums, and other monuments that coerce the ongoing travelers to give a dekko.
The Beautiful Sunny Weather
It’s always sunny in Cyprus that enjoys mild winters, longer summers, and short autumn and spring periods. Tourists cannot stop themselves from enjoying this Mediterranean climate, especially for people who like to avoid the cold and slushy snow in their home countries. Even in the winter, you can enjoy the bright and sunny weather all around.
The Best Kind of Seaside Activities
The come-hither beautiful and sandy beaches with pristine clean waters drive the tourists in the first place. The European Environment Agency recognizes Cyprus’s beaches as one of the cleanest in Europe. You can be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, as there are as many as 40 of them. All the beaches boast of water sports. Each one is more exciting than the other. You can get a good look at the Mediterranean Sea from each city and boasting of expansive coastlines such as Aiya Napa, Larnaca, Famagusta, Kyrenia, Limassol Paphos.
Say Hello to Peace and Tranquility
If you are in the mood to soak up the sun amidst tranquil and beautiful weather, Cyprus is certainly the place to go. A beach on one side and rugged mountains on the other, you cannot have enough of the picturesque places, the countryside is also a sight for sore eyes. Also, tourists can enjoy the wonderful weather without a care in the world.
And it is a safe place, and even immigrants find peace and tranquility in this piece of heaven. Even the locals are friendly and warm up to the tourists at the drop of a hat. Most of the Cypriots are known for their warm and effusive nature. They will always greet you with a warm hug and a quick peck.
Turkish-Cypriots never lose a moment to enjoy themselves. North Cyprus’s calendar year boasts of a colorful festival-filled period, with events filling up your calendar like no tomorrow. There are quaint and fun festivals like the walnut festival to the Memetçik grape celebration, the Agri Cyprus fair, and olive fêtes. Tourists get nothing short of a bonanza. You will have something to tease your senses and eyes. There is something for everyone.
Sit Back and Enjoy
It is increasingly difficult to catch up with the frenetic pace of life. We need some time out from our laden schedules to breathe, relax and enjoy. Cyprus is as laidback as it gets. You can laze under the hot sun on the beach and look like a toasted acorn, take strolls under a starlight sky, and forest bathe in the lush green- enwrapped forests in Cyprus.
The call of the blue is a call that very few of us can ignore. Add to that citrussy sweet fruits, the warm sun, the gorgeous, expansive beaches, and the swaying palm trees in the cool breeze. Cyprus is a beauty you could fall in love with again and again.