Cyprus Holidays

Climate: Boasting a typically hot Mediterranean climate Southern Cyprus attracts thousands of visitors each year in search of guaranteed summer sunshine and cloudless blue skies.

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz.
The UK-style three square-pin plugs are used.

Language: The majority of Cypriots speak Greek, and a small percentage speaks Turkish. The Greek Cypriot dialect differs from mainland Greece. English, German and French are spoken in tourist areas.

Phone Code: +357

Time: GMT +2

Tipping: A 10% service charge is levied in hotels and restaurants so a tip is not obligatory, but small change is always welcome. Taxi drivers and porters appreciate a small tip.

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A Cyprus holiday will take you south of Turkey and to one of the hottest islands in the Mediterranean sea. The heat is generally at its peak from June through to September, as are the daylight hours, but temperatures in the high 20s can still be found a couple of months either side this period, making it a failsafe getaway from the unpredictable UK climate during the spring and autumn.

Cities have an astonishing mix of old and modern architecture. Whilst you'd be hard pressed to tell some shopping centres and government buildings from their Western equivalents, there are mosaics that date back to the Roman period, and landmarks that hold much historical value for Christians and Muslims. Those not so interested in the island's historical side can of course pitch up at one of the fabulous beaches, often also boasting an array of watersports opportunities. For anyone looking for that perfect blend of sun, sea and culture, they needn't look any further than one of our Cyprus holidays.

Our holiday destinations in Cyprus

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