Scenic Cyprus Sun Holiday
4 Nights in a Gorgeous Deluxe 4* Hotel in Great Location incl. Flights
Treat yourself to a trip to some of the most scenic surrounding in Europe with this Scenic Cyprus Sun Holiday!
Earlybird Cyprus Getaway
7 nights in Well-rated Resort incl. Return Flights
It’s never too early to start planning your dream holiday. For anyone looking for the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure, I found a deal for an earlybird Cyprus holiday next May using TUI. Earlybird Cyprus Holiday This deal will have you staying in the Basilica Holiday Resort in Cyprus. The hotel has a large […]
4 Nights in 4* Resort incl. Half Board Catering and Return Flights
Treat yourself to a relaxing few days away in the sun and let all those worries melt away with this brilliant half-board Cyprus holiday!
Seafront Cyprus Holiday
7 Nights in a Fabulous Seafront Studio Apartment incl. Return Flights
Soak up some serious Mediterranean sunshine with this seafront Cyprus holiday for 7 nights incl. your Airbnb & flights
Gorgeous Cyprus Break
4 Nights in Well Rated Accommodation Close to the Beach incl. Return Flights
Get yourself a rest in the sunshine with this gorgeous Cyprus break for 4 nights incl. your hotel stay & flights
Cyprus Summer Group Holiday
7 Nights for Group of 4 in Airbnb with Pool & Direct Flights
Summer time is just around the corner, although you would never believe it with the near apocalyptic weather we’ve been experiencing the last week. I don’t know about you but when I find myself completely snowed in, one thing I like to do is drift off in my head to sunnier climates. Nothing beats turning […]
Spring Getaway to Cyprus
11 Nights in Superb Hotel incl. Breakfast & Return Flights
When it comes to Mediterranean, Cyprus is a top choice. Lovely climates and a mix of cultures means its a fascinating place to be!
Cyprus holidays – find the best deals online at Holidayguru.ie
If you want a sun-kissed break in the Mediterranean, then a Cyprus holiday is the answer. Dreamlike bays, fine sandy beaches, turquoise blue and crystal clear sea, this island is paradise on earth. In addition, there is a far-reaching history as well as valuable treasures and finds from bygone times. The goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, who according to legend rose from the sea on a cliff, is omnipresent on the island.
The island is divided into two areas where two cultures live. The northern part of Cyprus is full of Turkish influence and heritage, while the southern partis where you’ll find Greek settlers. With this in mind, get ready for a varied Cyprus holiday. Keep reading, because I’ll tell you the most popular destinations as well as the best offers.
The Climate in Cyprus
Cyprus enjoys one of the warmest climates in the Mediterranean, even during winter! The annual average temperature is a balmy 24 degrees Celsius. The island’s ‘warm season’ lasts from April until November. The summer months see temperatures reach over 33 degrees Celsius, while in the autumn the temperatures dip to 23 degrees during the day. January and February are the coolest months with temperatures of 12 degrees during the day and 8 degrees at night. December is the wettest month with rainfall of 94mm during the month.
Flights to Cyprus from Ireland
The island of Cyprus is served by three airports: Ercan, Larnaca and Paphos.
You can fly directly from Dublin Airport to Paphos with Ryanair and to Larnaca with Cobalt Flights. Other airports in Ireland require a layover and there are no direct flights to Ercan airport. The duration of a flight from Dublin to Paphos and to Larnaca direct is just over five hours.
The most popular destinations for a Cyprus holiday
The Island of the Gods has the perfect destination for every vacationer. For culture and history buffs, there are plenty of sights that will give you an insight into past centuries. Cyprus has a pretty varied landscape; For water babies, there are several beautiful beaches and bay where you can partake in water sports. The Troodos Mountains offer beautiful scenery with picturesque mountain villages and dense forests and in the winter you can hit the ski slopes.
Nicosia – the two-part island capital
In the heart of the island is the capital Nicosia. What makes this city special is that it is divided into two parts. One side is inhabited by the Greeks, the other by the Turks. It is definitely worth visiting the wall surrounding the Old Town. Stretching out for miles, and still very well-preserved. Make sure to check out the Freedom Monument. The city’s numerous boutiques and shops are located on the famous Ledra Street, which leads you to the Green Line. If you are in Nicosia, you can not avoid looking at the archbishop’s palace. Other attractions include the Cyprus Museum, the Icon Museum and the Omeriye Mosque.
Larnaca – sun, beach and more
In the southeast of the island is one of the most popular destinations for a Cyprus vacation with the sun, the beach and the sea. The port city of Larnaca has an airport, which is served by flights from Ireland. Larnaca’s Mackenzie and Phinikoudes beaches are a hit with holidaymakers. Here you’ll find fine sand in the clear, blue water. The Phinikoudes beach has a beautiful beach promenade that attracts tourists from all over the world and offers everything you need for your daytime and evening entertainment. Hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars alternate. The Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque is one of the main attractions of the region. This magnificent building is located directly on a salt lake. It serves as a resting place for the migratory birds and in the spring, attracts many beautiful flamingos. Make sure not to miss out on a diving or snorkelling tour. Near the port is the Shipwreck of the Zenobia. Other landscapes include the Archaeological Museum, the Armenian Genocide Memorial, the Pierides Museum and the remains of the Cyclopean walls.
Limassol – visits the second largest city in Cyprus
If you go further west of Larnaca, you will reach the second largest city of Cyprus: Limassol. The city is a popular destination for a Cyprus holiday due to the many beautiful beaches on the south coast. Again, you can combine a swim time with excursions and attractions. The waterfront is long and during a walk, you’ll feel at peace while you over at the glittering sea. As a break from sunbathing, you can go to the old town. Here stands a castle surrounded by narrow streets. Walk through them and you pass beautiful bars and cafés and there’s plenty of entertainment at night. Alternatively, you can visit the clubs on the beach promenade. To quench your cultural thirst, visit the Kykko Museum, Kolossi and the Ethnographic Museum. The Archaeological Museum, the Castle and the Medieval Museum complete the sightseeing tour perfectly. If you like maritime flair, you have to visit the two ports. In the old harbour, you will find restaurants and cafes that welcome holidaymakers. A must on your Cyprus vacation in Limassol is the Turkish Quarter as well. Marvel at the market hall, sit down in one of the many cafes and enjoy the break.
Paphos – European Capital of Culture 2017
Aphrodite is said to have climbed out of the sea near the cliffs of Paphos and the city’s history is closely tied with the Goddess of Love. On the coast you can see numerous sculptures that have been specially built for Papho’s status as a European Capital of Culture in 2017. .Aphrodite is among them – as she looks at the rocks that represent her birthplace. The bath of Aphrodite is also worth seeing – legend has it that she met the god Adonis here. You’ll find numerous relics from bygone times throughout the city. The Royal Tombs and the Archeological Park are among the city’s main attractions. For anyone interested in Greek mythology, Paphos should be at the top of your list. You can walk in the footsteps of history, marvel at archaeological finds and immerse yourself in another world. The whole thing is peppered with great entertainment and the delicious cuisine of the island.
Eerie atmosphere in Varosha
The highlight for all lovers of deserted places is undoubtedly Varosha, a once favourite tourist spot right on the Green Line it sits the buffer zone between the “Greek” and “Turkish” parts of Cyprus. In the past, tourists strolled along the promenade, but today the place is a true ghost town and restricted area. Drone shots show how nature has gradually recaptured the city.
Since 1974, time has stood still here, hotels have fallen into a dilapidated past, and there is a scary atmosphere. This is another, sad side of Cyprus and yet all the more worth seeing. If you visit the beautiful, historic port city of Famagusta, then you can stare right at the deserted city. Part of the beach is still accessible and actually quite nice, even if one of the eerie hotel ruins literally sit on the neck.
The Best Deals for a Cyprus Holiday
If you book in advance and aim for an off-peak time, you can find fantastic Cyprus holiday deals. Keep an eye on my website and cross this incredible city off your bucket list!