According to legend Paphos is the birthplace of Aphrodite, far more certain is that today it is an excellent family destination. Explore the ruins of Paphos Castle mysterious vaults and caves, and the Tombs of the Kings. There's also a family-friendly Waterpark, Paphos Bird Park (which has a large number of animals too), plus some really lovely beaches.
Cyprus' second-largest city, Limassol has some excellent beaches. Limassol beach is well organised and right in the city, but it's also worth exploring further afield to find more untouched beaches like Governor's Beach and Pissouri Beach. Limassol Old Town is charming, and the city has a lively nightlife. Add to that the proximity of the Troodos Mountains and the ancient ruins at Kourion and Limassol is a great destination for mixing fun, relaxation and culture.
Ayia Napa is known as the party centre of Cyprus, with many people comparing the nightlife to that of Ibiza. The resort is also home to the ancient-Greek themed WaterWorld Water Park, and to an abundance of lovely beaches. Three kilometres east of Aiya Napa you'll find the particularly pretty Limnara Beach with crystal-clear seas.
The capital of Cyprus is Nicosia, a cosmopolitan Cypriot city that's full of history, and notable for being the world's last divided capital. The Green Line dissects the city between north and south. Most tourist activity centres on the charming Old Town in the south. Don't miss the unique star-shaped city walls enclosing the Old Town, where the moat once was has been converted into a pleasant park.