Ready for a holiday in the Mediterranean? Pack your camera, it's time for an adventure of a lifetime in picture-perfect Cyprus! This easternmost island in the Mediterranean Sea is chock-full of relics from great empires that have ruled it: from the Greeks and the Romans to the Egyptians and the Persians. Book a holiday home in Cyprus and prepare to be inspired by the nation's multilayered history and culture.
Pamper yourself in luxury villas in Cyprus
Cyprus is immeasurably rich when it comes to things to see and do, and with sunny weather nearly all year round, anytime is a good time to visit. Splurge on a luxury villa rental and feel right at home during your vacation, whether you plan on staying near the sun-kissed beaches or on the slopes of pine-covered mountains and hills dotted with vineyards.
Villa rentals in Cyprus near the beach
With more than 400 miles of coastline meeting the Mediterranean Sea in Cyprus, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breathtakingly beautiful beaches boasting powdery sand and aquamarine waters. Book a luxury beach villa in a coastal city or town and you'll find yourself just a hop, skip and a jump away from the nearest beach, where myriad water sports and opportunities to bask under the sun await.
Explore the deep blue sea in Paphos
For an adrenaline rush, jump off a diving platform into the deep waters at Paphos Municipal Beach in the Kato Paphos district, or have fun with the kids in the rock pools and shallow waters of Alykes Beach close by. And don't forget to visit the Paphos Archaeological Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – where you can see the ruins of ancient Roman villas.
Enjoy the watery delights of Ayia Napa
You won't run out of Blue Flag beaches to explore in Ayia Napa, a bustling resort town in eastern Cyprus. Holiday lettings here will put you close to the soft, warm sand and clear, shallow waters of Nissi Beach and Makronissos Beach. A 12-minute drive away is Cape Greco National Forest Park, home to fascinating sea caves and scenic nature trails.
Marvel at shipwrecks and castles in Larnaca
Larnaca, on Cyprus' southern coast, is said to be the country's oldest living city. It's where you can dive to the Zenobia shipwreck off Mackenzie Beach and relax on the fine, grey sand of Finikoudes Beach. It's also many a history buff's delight, being home to ancient structures such as the 12th-century Larnaca Castle and the Church of Saint Lazarus, which dates all the way back to the 9th century.
Cyprus villa rentals in the hills and mountains
There's much about inland Cyprus to beguile visitors of all ages at any time of the year. Feast your eyes on verdant hills and colourful meadows, stroll in the narrow streets of mountain towns, and visit boutique vineyards to sample award-winning wines. For an extra-special gastronomic holiday, you can take a cooking class and whip up an authentic Cypriot meal in your holiday rental.
Holiday homes with a view in Peyia
Perched on the slopes of the coastal hills at the southern tip of the Akamas Peninsula, the town of Peyia (or Pegeia) overlooks the waters of Coral Bay. Walk along the palm tree–lined meandering streets and sample the local fare in traditional taverns and mezze restaurants, and explore at nearby antiquities like the Tomb of the Kings and the 13th-century BC settlement called the Maa-Paleokastro.
White lace and silver promises in Pano Lefkara
A trip to the village of Pano Lefkara is a treat for cultural heritage enthusiasts. Located on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, it's famous throughout Cyprus for its beautiful lace, called lefkaritika. Walk through the village's cobbled streets and you'll see groups of women hard at work on this centuries-old needlecraft art. Pano Lefkara is also renowned for exquisite filigree work produced by its highly skilled silversmiths.
Enjoy days of wine and sweets in Omodos
Holiday lettings in the Troodos Mountains area will give you easy access to the charming village of Omodos. Believed to date back to the late Byzantine period, Omodos is surrounded by vineyards and is acclaimed for its wines and zivania – a pomace brandy. If you have a sweet tooth, you won't want to miss out on locally made delicacies like palouze, arkatena koulouria and soutzouki.