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Cyprus Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Cyprus 

yprus-Ruins-of-Kourion-Limassol-DistrictThe Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been a popular tourist destination for decades, thanks to its year-round warm climate, excellent tourist amenities, and family-friendly beaches. Now split between Turkish and Greek Cyprus, the island is home to many ancient archaeological ruins. You can also find an excellent assortment of accommodation in Cyprus.

Top Things About Cyprus

Cyprus-Aphrodites-Birth-PlaceBeautiful beaches and warm, Mediterranean weather are the main reason that many travellers choose take their holidays on Cyprus. Many hotels in Cyprus are situated in large resort towns, where huge hotel complexes have sprung up along the island's coastline to meet increasing demand. Cyprus' beach resorts usually fall into one of two categories; family-friendly, or those aimed at young Europeans looking to party. Ayia Napa is the most famous of the latter, and offers warm, sunny beaches during the day, and a thriving nightlife after the sun goes down. Inland, there are dozens of ancient ruins and archaeological sites, including Ancient Greek temples, as well as traditional Cypriot villages and churches. 

Best Cities to Visit on Cyprus

Cyprus-Sea-Caves-Near-Cape-GrekoThe island of Cyprus is home to several fascinating cities, each of which has a picturesque old town area, an excellent assortment of restaurants, and fun nightlife venues. Limassol, the second largest city on the island, is a lively seaside resort and is also where the Cypriot wine industry is based, while Paphos, in the western part of the island, is close to where many of the archaeological sites can be found, including some of the best-preserved examples of mosaic work in the Mediterranean region. Lefkosia, also known as Nicosia, is the island's capital and a great base from which to explore the inland regions of Cyprus. 

Cyprus Hotels and Accommodation

Many people travelling to Cyprus choose to stay in one of the many beachfront hotels in the most popular resorts. While these hotels can be on the pricey side, there are often excellent deals which offer rooms for a very reasonable price, particularly after the high season has ended. When looking for hotels in Cyprus, you can also expect to find a good assortment of luxury and chain hotels in the larger cities. Although you can also find locally owned Cyprus hotels, which are operated smaller, cheap hotels and guesthouses, many of which can be found in the old town areas of the cities, and in many of the smaller towns. 

Getting around Cyprus

Larnaca to Limassol:51 min (68.7 km) via A1

Limassol to Paphos: 47 min (67.8 km) via A6

Strovolos to Limassol:52 min (79.7 km)

Nicosia to Larnaca: 1 h 1 min (69.6 km)

Top Scenic Roads and Areas to Stay in Cyprus

The Northwest scenic coastal road from Polis, stopping on the Akamas Peninsula provides some outstanding walking and stunning views.

Ancient Kourion to Poli Crysochous: 1 h 19 min (87.4 km) via A6

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste across Cyprus. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team