Cyprus is an incredibly beautiful island blessed with excellent beaches lapped by deep blue Mediterranean waters, stunning mountains with vine covered slopes and wonderful hilltop villages inhabited by warm and friendly locals.
The pace of life in Cyprus is impeccably relaxed which is amply reflected in the country's cafe culture, especially in the major cities which include Larnaca, Nicosia and Limassol. However, there are plenty of activities on offer for those in search of excitement and adventure, including an abundance of popular water sports such as surfing, waterskiing and speed boating, and several more laid back pursuits including hiking, boat trips and leisurely strolls along the coast.
If you're looking for a fun-packed beach holiday then Cyprus offers everything you could possibly wish for. Some of the best coastal resorts to be found on the island exist in the Protaras region and especially in and around Ayia Napa, which also provides a thrilling nightlife with its overwhelming selection of clubs, discos and bars that open from dusk till dawn.
In Cyprus, food and drink are taken very seriously and almost everybody makes the effort to eat out at least once a day. Some of the dishes you should make a point of sampling whilst staying on the island include stuffed vine leaves (Koupepia), vegetables stuffed with rice and peas (Yemista), and lamb wrapped and roasted in foil (Kleftiko).