2014 Family Holidays in Cyprus - Child friendly Cyprus Holiday Accommodation

Get some Cypriot sunshine with a family holiday home in Cyprus


Helen Twigg

Helen Twigg
HomeAway travel expert


A sensational view from a Latchi rentalFor an exceptional Mediterranean experience, the ancient island of Cyprus is a superb holiday destination: offering families pristine beaches and outstanding cuisine, it also caters for proactive family members seeking high-adrenaline pursuits. Holidaymakers may choose to embrace the tranquil atmosphere characteristic of the country on an idyllic beach, or seek relaxation at a local spa. Alternatively, you may choose to take to the waves by jet ski, circle the waters on a boat excursion, or explore the underworld with a diving group.

Cyprus is home to some of Europe's most remarkable prehistoric sites, enabling holidaymakers to learn about the staggering history of the country. Stunning mosques and churches, as well as Neolithic and Byzantine sites, offer visitors insightful reflections into the diverse country. The incredible history of Cyprus has been recognised by UNESCO, and the ogranisation has granted the country three World Heritage Sites; the prehistoric site of Choirokoitia, the ancient town of Paphos in the Painted Churches and the Troodos Mountains. Whether you choose to explore these incredible sites, retreat into the mountains, or surf the waves, retire to HomeAway accommodation, and recreate your home environment in a Cypriot villa. HomeAway has a varied selection of villas in Cyprus, allowing holidaymakers to consider both the practicalities of close access to beaches, as well as minor details like having a veranda on which to sip Zivania!


 

Top five destinations for family holidays in Cyprus


   

Family holidays in Kyrenia Family holidays in Kyrenia

Holidaymakers travelling to Kyrenia, on the northern coast of Cyprus, will be welcomed by warm locals eager for you to relax during the day on exceptional beaches. In the afternoon, you can visit the majestic castles situated in Kyrenia, and the surrounding areas, or if you're travelling with keen hill walkers, venture into the mountain range which gulfs the coastal town. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of the area, and visit the shipwreck museum, or in the heat of the day, cool down at one of the bars lining the harbour, looking out to the serene beaches of the area. In the evening, you'll be invited to sample the delicious local seafood and rich Mavro wine.

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Family holidays in Larnaca Family holidays in Larnaca

Situated on the southern coast, the city of Larnaca is a superb location for a family holiday in Cyprus. The abundance of activities for the family are as diverse as camel riding and scuba diving. For a nautical excursion, a boat trip off the Marina is an exciting alternative to exploring the bay. Other watersports include jet skiing and canoeing, and on foot, families can choose one of the hiking trails to explore the monastries or natural beauty spots. Notable landmarks and stunning historical and religious buildings include the sixteenth century Djámi Kebír Mosque, and a renowned Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, considered to be one of the best examples of preserved prehistoric sites. Natural attractions include the Salt Lake, where you'll be greeted by a flounce of flamingos, as well as dozens of other species of birds. There is also the opportunity to visit the tomb of Umm Haram, the Hala Sultan Tekke shrine.

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Family holidays in Paphos Family holidays in Paphos

Paphos, or Pafos, is located on the southwest coast of the country. With an idyllic port and numerous ornate buildings and landmarks, the city is an ideal place to explore. As well as the city's cultural significance, families can enjoy an array of exhilirating attractions from the water park, the local zoo and donkey and ostirch farms, to amusement parks. Furthermore, the rich culture of the city is celebrated by numerous festivals, such as Kallepeia Arkadia Festival in August, a celebration of Cypriot food, music and dance, which unites visitors and locals. The city is also home to two Christian basilicas, built in the Byzantine period: the Panagia Chrysopolitissa is the larger of the two, dating back to the 4th century, and the second is located close to the harbour, with some of its unique architectural feautres, such as the mosaic patterns, still intact.

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Family holidays in Pernera Family holidays in Pernera

The picturesque harbour town of Pernera is situated on the east coast of the country. Families can trawl along the coastal path, or embrace the tranquil atmosphere on one of the many beaches surrounding the town. An afternoon at Pernera Bay Beach can provide both exhilarating and stimulating activities for proactive family members, including diving excursions with a qualified group of divers, as well as a serene location to relax in the sunshine. Notable beaches include the beautiful Louma Bay Beach and Polyxenia Beach. In the evenings, families can dine at some of the area’s finest restaurants, sampling Cypriot delicacies such as Lountza and gyro dishes.

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Family holidays in Pissouri Family holidays in Pissouri

Located between Paphos and Limassol, Pissouri is a beautiful village with a tranquil ambience characteristic of Cyrpiot culture. Families can enjoy the prisitine beach, offering a quieter alternative to the array of water sports activities that proactive family members can choose to pursue. The area also offers keen golfers the chance to practice their swing and perfect their handicap. For holidaymakers interested in religious buildings, the beautiful Church of Apostle Andrea, built in 1883, is perhaps the most significant religious building in the village. Holidaymakers keen to explore the surrounding areas can visit the Botanical Garden, venture into the Troodos mountains to visit the UNESCO Site, or learn about the wine industry in the area by enrolling on a wine tour, and of course, testing the products!

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