Popular Accommodations in South Cyprus
Highlights in South Cyprus
- Ascent to the Olympos
- Paphos Archaeological Park
- Visit Kykkos Monastery
- Dive to the wreck of Zenobia
Most popular in South Cyprus
Vacation rentals in Southern Cyprus
The south of the two-part Mediterranean island knows how to convince with its rugged mountains, picturesque orchards and last but not least countless cultural sites. No wonder that you will find many holiday accommodations in places like Polis, Paphos or the famous seaside resort Ayia Napa on the east coast. The offer is particularly large in all price ranges, which reaches from the apartment for Singles up to the family-friendly vacation home, but in the larger cities Nikosia, Limassol and Larnaca. The most beautiful place to stay is of course a spacious vacation rental with pool and sun terrace with sea view.
Holidays in Southern Cyprus
Travelers and Activities
Cyprus makes the hearts of history fans beat faster. After all, over 3,000 years of cultural history have left their mark all over the island, which you can still follow today. The focus here is on the historical centres of Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos. You should definitely visit the Byzantine fortress Fort Paphos, the Lazarus church in Larnaca and the Kolossi fortress in Limassol. If you want to go even further back in time, take a trip to the royal tombs of Nea Paphos or take a stroll through the archaeological zone of Kato Paphos, where you can explore numerous villas, temples and houses from the Roman and Ptolemaic periods.
Things to know
The optimal travel period for culture lovers extends from March to May and from September to November, when average maximum temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius are comparatively mild. Holidaymakers who don't mind higher temperatures when sightseeing or want to use their apartment as a domicile for a beach holiday can also arrive between June and August.
The largest bank in Cyprus belongs to the Orthodox Church of Cyprus.
Top 3 travel tips
Particularly in the seaside resorts and in the larger cities, you will find rustic taverns at almost every corner, where you will be served the finest Cypriot delicacies. You should definitely try the stuffed vine leaves (dolmádes) and the lamb baked in the traditional clay oven (kléftiko), which is also known as the Cypriot national dish.2. Dive to the wreck of Zenobia
Ever since the ro-ro freighter Zenobia sank off the coast of Larnaca on its maiden voyage in 1980, the wreck of the once proud ship has been a paradise for divers. Holidaymakers who feel like an adventure can take part in guided tours.3. Enjoy the view from Olympos
The true beauty of Cyprus can be seen from a bird's eye view. Those who don't want to miss this unique panorama can climb the Olympos and enjoy the breathtaking view from over 1,500 metres above sea level.