It wasn't that long ago that Cyprus was a very expensive destination to get to, but with low cost carriers competing for business on routes to Cyprus, it's now cheaper than ever to get a flight to Cyprus. Prices are comparable to other Mediterranean destinations such as Turkey, Greece and Malta, when once they were more than a flight to Dubai! So if you haven't been, it's time to take advantage of these great prices on Cyprus flights and see what all the fuss is about!
This pretty island boasts hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline offering sandy beaches, as well as a liberal amount of ancient ruins and great nightlife - plus, you can even go skiing if you've caught a flight to Cyprus for some winter sun! So get booking and organise yourself a holiday in Cyprus.
Although Cyprus is less divided now than it has been in the past, it's still worth choosing if you're going to go to Northern Cyprus, which is Turkish, or Cyprus, which is Greek, before you book anything. This will help you book the right airport for your flight to Cyprus, and make sure that you will be able to take your hire car to your accommodation!
If you want to go to Northern Cyprus, then head here to book your holiday. Expect to fly into Ercan.
Use our search tool to find and compare all the prices for flights to Cyprus on your travel dates. Look for flights to both Larnaca, which lies in the south, and flight to Paphos in the west to make sure you get the best price. Cyprus is pretty small and easy to get around using a hire car so it can be worth saving some spending money by driving slightly further - plus you get to see more of the island!
Another change in the way we Brits are enjoying Cyprus is a move away from package holidays. If you're looking for Cyprus package deals in 2013 and 2014 then you'll definitely be able to find a great deal. But it's also getting even easier to book your flight to Cyprus and accommodation separately to tailor-make your stay.
Expect your Cyprus flight to take between four and a half and five hours to arrive. There is no need to have a visa if you are a UK passport holder. There are buses available for onward travel to the main resorts if you prefer to stay car-free!
Cyprus is crammed full with things to do - that is if you can drag yourself away from your local beach! Since the weather is pretty much warm and sunny all year round, most things are outside activities, apart from the legendary nightclub in resorts such as Ayia Napa! If you get caught in a rainstorm, duck into the nearest bar and we're sure that the weather will have cleared up before you know it.
Fans of snorkelling should take a special trip to Cape Greco, and culture vultures will want to explore the intriguing Archaeological Park in Paphos. Cyprus flights book up quickly in the summer, so make sure that you book early! Or you could consider visiting away from the peak season - as Cyprus has got lovely weather all year round. Whenever you go, here are our top five must-dos:
Troodos Mountains - The Troodos mountains are located in the centre of Cyprus, so they will never be too far from where you're staying. They are great for hiking in summer and skiing in winter! The highest peak is Mount Olympus, and once you've mastered that, be sure to explore some of the villages. Head to the Pitsillia region where picturesque villages cling to the mountains, and visit the Kykko Monastery for spectacular views.
Aphrodite's Rock - It's worth making a detour to this unusually-shaped rock on the Paphos shoreline. It's said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love, and the beach is in a very pretty setting. If you're on a winter sun holiday it's often pretty empty as well. According to legend if you swim three times around the rock you will be blessed with eternal youth - but as you see from our photos we've not tried it!
Kourion Ruins - Located close to Episkopi, in one of the most beautiful spots in Cyprus, you will find the ruins of the ancient city of Kourion. The ruins are extensive and include mosaics, baths and many other buildings, and it's easy to imagine how grand this would all have been in 365AD. The most spectacular sight is the restored Greco-Roman theatre which has a view of the Mediterranean as the backdrop. Plays are frequently performed here throughout the summer, so plan ahead to experience this.
WaterWorld - This water-based theme park is located in Ayia Napa and it's the best known attraction in Cyprus, thanks to its status as award-winning. It boasts 18 attractions set in the world of Ancient Greece, with rides named after popular Greek myths. So you can get lost in the Minotaur's Labyrinth, or be daring with Apollo's Plunge and Zephyr's Breeze. The park is known for its innovative interactive games and rides as well as the ever-popular favourites, so it's guaranteed to please everyone from the very small to the biggest thrill-seeker.
Diving in Protaras - The Mediterranean is clear and warm around Cyprus, meaning that conditions are ideal for snorkelling or scuba diving. A great combination of sandy beaches, calm conditions, shipwrecks and a rich underwater life in Protaras make this resort on the south-east coast the centre of diving on Cyprus. You can hire snorkelling equipment and head out to explore alone, or join a diving school and learn to scuba dive.
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