Are you looking forward to a nice summer holiday away next year? Perhaps you are a little overwhelmed by the sheer variety of choice there is out there, particularly in Europe. If that is the case, you will undoubtedly find the following article interesting as we look at just 5 great reasons why you should consider visiting Cyprus.
There are lots of different, but equally beautiful, beaches in North Cyprus that will appeal to different people. If you love the idea of just relaxing in peace and tranquillity by the sea, then there are lots of idyllic beaches along the coast. On the other hand though, if you prefer something a bit more action-packed, there are many beach clubs in Cyprus that can help you get involved in all manner of water sports such as diving, jet-skiing and much more.
Due to its geographic location, North Cyprus supposedly experiences around 300 days of warm and beautiful sunshine every year. While we have never been to Cyprus for more than a couple of week, there is possibly a lot of truth in that claim. During the summer, expect temperatures of around 27 degrees in the shade, that when in the sun could reach a glorious 30 degrees at least.
As Cyprus shares a lot of history and heritage with both Greece and Turkey, your taste buds are in for a real treat if you decide to choose Cyprus as the destination for your next summer holiday. You really should make sure you try an authentic Turkish Cypriot meze and there are also other delicacies such as kebabs, clay-oven baked lamb and tasty sea bream dishes that you will want to get your chops around. Although it may not be as famous for beer as other European countries, there are some really tasty ales and wines to wash down all that tasty food with.
One thing that Turkish Cypriot people are known for is their generous personalities and welcoming smiles. It doesn’t matter where you are staying or where you are going, you will always receive the same level of hospitality and customer service. The restaurants are full of attentive and spirited individuals who are happy to help you and will tell you anything you want to know about the area and it has been known for the patrons to come and join tourists at their table for a quick chat.
Obviously, besides the beaches, food and weather; one of the biggest draws for tourism to North Cyprus is the history of the region. Over the centuries, many different rulers and peoples with different cultures have inhabited Cyprus and it is the influence of these that has impacted and shaped Cyprus into the stunning and intriguing place it is nowadays. There are so many “must see” sights to see, including the Bellapais Abbey, the ancient ruins of Soli, Vouni and Salamis and the Crusader Castles. Even if you are unable to see it all, the more the see the more you will appreciate what a rich history this country has.