"C Y P R U S - THE ISLAND OF APHRODITE" Top 5 Page for this destination Cyprus by greekcypriot

Cyprus Travel Guide: 3,999 reviews and 10,331 photos

The Island of Cyprus

Cyprus hospitality is legendary and definitely a place of beautiful contrasts offering wide possibilities and choices. It has an amazing climate with plentiful of sunshine throughout the year.

It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and its history goes back to 10.000BC. Numerous civilizations have left their mark and it has been said that if you “scratch the soil anywhere in Cyprus you will find traces of the island’s preceding civilizations” –an island full of sites from every period of its turbulent history.

I can assure you of the most beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters ideal for the most demanding visitor.
There is everything for everyone whether the visitor comes here for its beaches, its history, the beautiful trails, …..just anything.

The Guide below includes several tips for memorable holidays.
The best is to combine your beach holidays with rural holidays. Away from the tourist areas the countryside has a diverse wealth including traditional villages, vineyards and wineries, tiny fresco-painted churches, remote monasteries and cool shady forests.
I consider it ‘a nature-lovers paradise’.

In Cyprus villages traditional values remain, while the true character of the Cypriot people shines through wherever you go.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An ideal Paradise for Demanding Visitors!
  • Cons:Very Warm and Humid with Crowded beaches in July and August.
  • In a nutshell:Beach/Mountain/Culture/ Climate/ Hospitality at its Best - Simply a Gem!
  • Last visit to Cyprus: Jan 2013
  • Intro Updated Apr 1, 2013
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  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    I "need" to go soon!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Hello, Popi! Thanks for your excellent and comprehensive description of Cyprus! Your page is the best source of information on this amazing country....

    • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
      Apr 29, 2015 at 11:35 PM

      Thanks so much for rating my tips Victor, and I also want to tell you that I hope one day you do visit my country. Just let me know and I will get there to show you around.

    • hunterV's Profile Photo
      Apr 29, 2015 at 11:43 PM

      Thanks a lot, Popi! It's very kind of you. I keep my finger crossed....

  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    It may take a while but I'm going to check out your Cyprus pages. There's so much info here. Thank you for your message by the way.

    • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
      Jun 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      You are welcome Malcom. Take your time. I am sure after reading a few tips you will want to get a ticket and get there. There are seperate guides for the big cities too, but go to these ONLY after you have made up your mind to fly there....lol
      Don't forget the best time is September till 20th October. After that date several businesses close especially in Ayia Napa or Protaras.

    • EasyMalc's Profile Photo
      Jun 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM

      That's a good tip already. Thanks Popi and thanks for accepting my friend request

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Wonderful tips and photos Popi. Very practical and useful information here. I am about half way through and will continue when I have more time. thank you for a wonderful effort.

    • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
      Aug 15, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      Kate thank you so much that you dropped by and read my Cyprus tips but rated them as well. It counts a lot.

    • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
      Aug 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      I will be back as soon as I can to read the rest of them.

  • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Hi Popi, do I need a passport to travel from Greek part to Turkish side of Cyprus?

    • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
      Jul 31, 2013 at 5:35 AM

      Oh yes. Absolutely you have to show the passport at the green line! When do you plan visiting Cyprus? I will be out there the last week of September till mid October.....it is the best time of travelling to Cyprus that time and still the peak season.

    • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
      Jul 31, 2013 at 6:03 AM

      Not sure yet but will come in August. As you know Croatia is part of CE now and I will travel with my ID card only, not sure if my passport will be ready.

  • HeshamMA's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Nice Review Popi , Well written

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Yasoo Popi, I enjoyed your hotel reviews and you have my vote. Great pages on the hotels of Cyprus. Fantastic work. Larry/travelgourmet

  • CDM7's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Interesting pages and photos.Cyprus(N&S) is very close to my heart.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    great page!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Hello, Popi! Thanks for your interesting story about Cyprus! ~><><><~

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