Update: May 16, 2012
Whether you like soaking up the sun on a beautiful beach, exploring ancient ruins or partying until dawn, Cyprus has it all. This tiny island in the Mediterranean Sea is a heady mix of European, Asian and African influences, making it like no other island in Europe. Work on your tan while gazing at panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea from your own gorgeous holiday villa. Or take a walk through fields of flowers, passing by scenic villages, medieval castles and ancient ruins. Stop in one of the island’s many welcoming cafes and sample some meze (similar to Spanish tapas), halloumi (grilled cheese) or a glass of sweet but robust local wine. The capital city of Nicosia is interesting for it’s characteristic Venetian walls and multitude of chic restaurants and bars. Here you can dance the night away with other bronzed holidaymakers at one of the city’s many nightclubs. And if the partying gets to be too much you can always opt to sleep it off next to the calm, refreshing waters of the pool at your holiday rental.