Cyprus – Perfect for a winter holiday

The island of Cyprus glistens in the eastern Mediterranean and it enjoys an average of 300 days sunshine a year making it a great winter holiday destination. Just when the UK is cold and gloomy Cyprus is basking in temperatures of between 16C to 18C and it’s warm enough to swim in the sea in December and March.Cyprus, Aphrodite RockCyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sardinia and Sicily and it stays open for visitors all year round. Some people even go to Cyprus for a long stay holiday to escape high fuel bills here in the UK. Surprisingly, it is possible to be skiing in the Troodos Mountains in the morning and then be back on a warm beach by the afternoon.Cyprus is four and a half hours flying time from the UK. There are two airports in the southern, Greek part of Cyprus; Paphos and Larnaca. Cyprus is even accessible for a winter short break and you don’t have to travel far from the airport to find lively towns such as Larnaca, Paphos and Limassol. With hoteliers introducing recession beating holiday offers Cyprus shows every sign of continuing to attract a loyal following of visitors.Here are a few ideas for what you can do in Cyprus:-The outdoor life– Cyprus has an excellent year round climate and with its varied terrain and attractive landscapes it’s a great destination if you enjoy the outdoor life. Winter in Cyprus is a great time for walking, cycling and horse riding. There is also a network of themes routes, such as the Aphrodite trail, which enable visitors to follow in the footsteps of history and also take in local wineries whilst en route.Golf in Cyprus– Cyprus is turning into a golfers paradise. There are 3 international standard 18-hole golf courses situated in beautiful surroundings and with wonderful views across the Mediterranean Sea. These golf courses are situated in the Paphos region.A spa break on Cyprus– Cyprus has built up an excellent reputation as the place to go if you want a spa holiday. Among the many spas across the island are Aphrodite Hills, Thalassa Boutique Hotel & Spa, Azia Resort & Spa, and Anassa.Water sports on Cyprus– Cyprus is a great water sports destination at all times of the year. Diving is available throughout the winter months and courses are on offer at dive centres in Paphos and Limassol. Excellent areas for watersports include Pissouri Bay where there are good conditions for kitesurfing, windsurfing, diving, sailing, and water skiing.For more information about a holiday to Cyprus call Global Holidays on 0845 299 4450 or check our our website by clicking this link – Holidays to Cyprus





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