If you’re on the hunt for that ideal villa in Cyprus then HomeAway has a large selection of rentals to check out. Cyprus is an island that offers a mix of ancient history, beautiful cities, blue flag sandy beaches and bustling resorts. Rental apartments in Cyprus are usually recently built, and designed especially with family tourism in mind. You can also choose the conveniences you’d like for your Cyprus apartment or villa. In a warm country like this, air-conditioning is a popular comfort, but you could opt for a little luxury with a private pool, while outdoor barbecues and gardens are provided by many properties
-Beaches. Cyprus is home to a varied and beautiful coastline – starting in the east where the beaches around Agia Napa and Protaras have pristine white sand and calm waters. On the southern coast there are Blue Flag beaches with slightly darker sand, while Paphos in the west is the white sandy Coral Bay, considered one of the best on the island.
-History. Cyprus boasts a wealth of historical sites to track down – the Painted Churches in the Troodos Mountains are UNESCO listed and made up of ten Byzantine churches and monasteries with spectacular murals. In Paphos there’s also an impressive archaeological park featuring the remnants of sprawling Roman villas with stunning mosaics.
-Mountain landscapes. Some of Cyprus’ best eco-tourism experiences can be had in the stunning Troodos Mountains, which get a healthy blanket of snow every winter and support a ski resort. In other seasons it’s a great destination for hikers, with Troodos village serving as the train head for four excellent scenic walks.
-Dining. Meze is a traditional element of Cypriot cuisine, comparable to Spanish tapas, with a variety of small dishes like hummus, stifado and falafel served together. Diners often get to choose between meat and fish. Other popular dishes include kebabs, which here tend to made from the freshest ingredients and are very nutritious.
-Diving and snorkelling. Thanks to its warm waters and wealth of marine life, Cyprus is rated as one of the Mediterranean’s top diving destinations – essential areas are Larnaca, Agia Napa, Cape Greco, Famagusta and Limasol. The 200 metre-long Zenobia Shipwreck, off Larnaca is among the best wreck diving sites in the world. .
Cyprus beach apartments are set on an island with a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with very mild conditions in the winter and consistently hot summers. In coastal areas almost all of the annual rainfall occurs during the winter months, when temperatures usually get up to the high-teens. Most of the rest of the year is warm, with temperatures around the low-20s in April, rising to the mid-30s at the height of summer. On the high ground in the Troodos Mountains temperatures are known to drop below zero in winter, with regular snowfall.
The main international airports for holiday villas in Cyprus are Larnaca (LCA) and Paphos (PFO), which can both be reached from numerous airports from across the UK and Europe, mostly via budget airlines. The road system on the island is extensive and well developed, with motorways connecting the main tourist regions in Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca. In the absence of railways the primary form of public transport is the bus. Many holidaymakers hire rental cars or opt for taxis, which are relatively affordable.