Fall in love with Aphrodite's isle on your holiday. Fly to Larnaca to spot colourful fish in the crystal waters at Cyprus' rugged Cape Greco and bronzed bodies on party resort Ayia Napa's sandy Nissi Beach. Explore Venetian walls in the capital, Nicosia, and Roman mosaics in the resort of Paphos. Enjoy fresh fish and seafood at Latchi's habourside tavernas.
The best Cyprus holiday beaches are at Ayia Napa and Protaras, where warm turquoise seas lap the resorts' gently shelving golden sands. Spend lazy days on your Cyprus holiday sipping cold drinks in cafes lining Larnaca's lively promenade, and nights dancing till dawn in Limassol's glitzy nightclubs. In the west, stroll around Paphos' colourful fishing harbour on Cyprus holidays.
Explore Cyprus’ capital, Nicosia, with its archaeological museums, mosques and Venetian walls. Venture west to Paphos' UNESCO Roman mosaics, or Larnaca's Hala Sultan Tekke mosque, where Prophet Mohammed's relative Hala Sultan lies entombed. For cultural Cyprus holidays, wander around Limassol's 12th-century Crusader Castle.
Hike the Troodos' Kaledonia trail, ending at spectacular cascading waterfalls. In winter, ski down snowy Mount Olympus and come summer water-ski in Coral Bay, learn to kite-ski in laid-back Pissouri or dive a wreck off Larnaca. Spot loggerhead turtles at beautiful Lara Bay in Akamas on a jeep safari tour.
Its glorious Mediterranean climate and small but brilliant selection of golf courses makes Cyprus one of the best golf destinations. Arrive in Paphos, on the southern coast, to embark on an adventure. According to legend it is the birthplace of Aphrodite, so you are sure to have a great time on your trip.
Golden sands, verdant mountains and impossibly charming traditional villages are waiting to be discovered on Cyprus villa holidays by James Villas, in partnership with British Airways. Visit historic Paphos and soak up the authentic Cypriot flavour of Polis or Pissouri Bay.