Cyprus enjoys year-round sunshine, which means your days will likely be spent outdoors on pristine beaches or up lush mountains. Diving enthusiasts should head to the south of Cyprus to check out the Larnaca’s many dive sites. Depending on where you go, you’ll find the wreck of a WWII-era gunboat, an artificial reef, or a sea cave – all of which are home to abundant marine life.

    Cyprus is known as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, and there are plenty of historical sites dating back to the New Stone Age. Relive history by visiting the island’s many UNESCO-listed sites, Neolithic settlements, Greek temples, and Byzantine churches. For a bit of history mixed with romance, the 16th-century Limassol Castle and Aphrodite’s Rock are must-sees in Cyprus.

    Top destinations in Cyprus

    Where will you go next?
    • Ayia Napa, in the east of Cyprus, is famous for its beaches and its nightclubs. Since the 1990s, it’s been one of the Mediterranean’s immensely popular party destinations, attracting crowds of young clubbers from across the continent every year. The area’s rocky coastline is dotted with sandy shores in little coves, offering a choice of great places to swim and...

      Read more
    • Paphos is one of the main tourist hubs in Cyprus. There are technically 2 hubs – the Old Town and New Paphos, which is also known as Kato Paphos. The latter is the main resort area, being right on the beach and hosting a great selection of bars and souvenir shops. There are a few historical gems by the coast, too...

      Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Cyprus

    • 10 Best Nightlife in Ayia Napa

      Ayia Napa is Cyprus' premier party city and probably the rowdiest resort on the Mediterranean Sea. It has an array of boozy bars to wet your whistle in and debaucherous discos for getting down. The wild reputation of its booming after-dark scene draws in scores of young crowds between April and October every year. Perhaps the resort's biggest drawcard...

    Why book with Hotels.com?

    Start planning your trip

    Also popular in Europe

    Travel alert

    COVID-19 restrictions.

    See details
    Back to top