A charming Mediterranean holiday destination, Cyprus welcomes over 2 million visitors every year despite its diminutive size. Regardless of its lesser land mass, Cyprus still offers a diverse range of tourist activities to rival any other popular holiday hotspot. From beautiful beaches and impressive ancient ruins to bustling cities and outstanding natural beauty, all complete with a distinct traditional flavour.
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'Napa' is the ancient Greek word meaning 'wooded valley'. Many years ago, Ayia Napa was nothing but thick forest.
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Arguably Cyprus' most famous export, this cheese is distinguishable by its mildly salty flavour and rubbery texture. Halloumi is used in a variety of ways including fries, salads and traybakes.
Vegetables stuffed with rice, meat, onions and a mixture of herbs. Cooked in the oven with plenty of olive oil, this is a Cypriot tradition and many freeze them to enjoy at a later date.
Often served as an accompaniment, these sausage parcels are spiced with herbs, minced pork and lamb before being grilled ready to enjoy. They also come as vegetarian options with mushrooms and halloumi.
Cyprus has sunshine for more than 300 days during the year, making it an ideal destination for autumn/winter getaways.
Make time in your itinerary for a few nights' stay to experience the bustle and joy of this thrilling city with its incredible culture, cuisine, shopping and wellness offerings – and also its surprising number of gorgeous green spaces.
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