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Myths and passion at Cyprus holiday lettings

Cyprus is the Island of Love, the mythical birthplace of one Aphrodite – heard of her before? It's home to a people so passionate you can taste it in every bite of sizzling haloumi or spicy selection of mezze, so you're bound to be seduced. It's ringed by glowing beaches and see-through seas, home to tanning bodies and scuba divers seeking turtles. Inland, the rugged Troodos take over, cradling Cyprus holiday rentals with pools and sweeping views, alongside mysterious Byzantine monasteries. The towns are another story – hedonistic partying at Ayia Napa; Paphos, steeped in mosaics; Nicosia, divided in two.

History

Couple's retreat near Cyprus holiday homes

Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or a couple’s retreat, Cyprus boasts an array of romantic spaces for relaxing and rejuvenating. Holiday homes are available near places like Petra tou Romiou, a legendary rock formation near a pebbly beach that’s the rumoured birthplace of Aphrodite, and Hala Sultan Tekke, a prominent mosque with a lush formal garden. You could also explore Larnaca Salt Lake, a series of salt lakes with flamingos and other water birds, as well as the shrine to Hala Sultan Tekke.

Things to do

Sightseeing near your Cyprus holiday rental

You might not think it from the chilled Cypriot ways, but this gem-shaped isle is home to some of Europe's most awesome historical sites. Start in Paphos, where the cave-like Tombs of the Kings have garnered a UNESCO World Heritage tag. They are a haunting glimpse of a religious necropolis from the 4th century BC. Nearby, the silhouette of colonnades and temples heralds the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, a mix of Roman and Greek remains with resplendent mosaics aplenty. Bagging Cyprus holiday rentals in Nicosia means being close to the Cyprus Museum – a place to make sense of it all.

Activities

Fun things to do near Cyprus holiday homes

Cyprus artfully fuses exciting adventure with hard-earned R&R in a way that many islands simply can't. You can turn one corner and be faced with blinding-white beaches and prime tanning spots, only to swivel around and discover inviting trailheads and mountain biking routes that weave up to Mount Olympos, and the incense-scented monasteries it hides. In other places, relaxing strolls through fig orchards are balanced out by fiery cooking classes in a Cypriot home. In yet others, you can swim in pristine lagoons before adventuring to mythical waterfalls for wild splashes surrounded by forestry.

Weather

Local weather near Cyprus holiday homes

From the clubs of Ayia Napa to the beaches of Polis and Paphos, Cyprus bursts into life when the summer months swing around. This far south, that tends to start with May and June, lasting right up until the last days of August. Scorching temperatures and slight rainfall combine then to make it a perfect time to seek out Cyprus holiday rentals with a pool or proximity to the sea. Other times of year can be good for hitting museums and hiking the peaks – think autumn months like September, or early spring, in April.

Natural features

Cyprus – carved and washed by mountains and sea

There are plenty of reasons why veteran travellers to Cyprus wax so lyrical about the island's gorgeous countryside. The beaches range from rocky lagoons and turtle-trodden bays along the Akamas Peninsula, to the gorgeous sandy stretches of Aiya Napa. Pull on the walking boots and go inland for other treasures. The star is the Paphos Forest of the Troodos Mountains. Valleys rise and fall there, with pockets of fig, olive and cedar trees, hiding raptors and rustic villages.

Beaches

Best beach locales near Cyprus holiday homes

The beaches of Cyprus are one of its biggest draws. Holiday homes can be found near stunning beach locales like Nissi Beach, an idyllic beach with sparkling turquoise waters, and Coral Bay, a bustling beach with clear swimming waters, boat rentals and tourist amenities. You could also visit Fig Tree Bay, a sandy beach with clear, calm waters for swimming and watersports.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cyprus?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,003 holiday lettings around Cyprus. From 3,168 villas to 783 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cyprus?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cyprus. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Pernera: 2,100 holiday homes
  • Coral Bay: 437 holiday homes
  • Peyia: 1,718 holiday homes
  • Paphos: 1,486 holiday homes
  • Protaras: 2,104 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cyprus! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cyprus?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cyprus with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Peyia: 1,718 holiday lettings
  • Paphos: 1,486 holiday lettings
  • Protaras: 2,104 holiday lettings
  • Larnaca: 422 holiday lettings
  • Pissouri: 545 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Cyprus?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Cyprus are:

  • Ayia Napa (QNP-Ayia Napa Urban Bus Station): 2,193 self catering accommodations
  • Ercan International Airport (ECN): 693 self catering accommodations
  • Larnaca Airport (LCA): 709 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cyprus?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cyprus. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cyprus Museum: 494 holiday rentals
  • Nissi Beach: 2,259 holiday rentals
  • Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark: 2,044 holiday rentals
  • Paphos Municipal Park: 2,246 holiday rentals
  • Coral Bay Beach: 2,266 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cyprus listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.