Longing for warmer weather by the sea but tired of hotel confines? A self-catering beach house on the idyllic island of Cyprus could be just the answer for you. A holiday villa will give your family more space and you will be able to save money on restaurants too. Not interested in relaxing on the beach? Cyprus has a wealth of fascinating attractions for all the family. Rent a holiday apartment in Nicosia and organise some day trips to the island's cultural and historical sites.
For those seeking sunshine and sandy beaches, the island of Cyprus offers the perfect destination. Protaras, on the eastern coast, has wonderful beaches and if you rent an apartment in Paphos, you are not far from the beautiful Coral Bay beach. From Paphos, why not take a boat trip from the harbour? You will be spoilt for choice for restaurants when you return. If you are looking for culture, just two miles north are the Tombs of the Kings, a World Heritage Site. Do not miss the island's other World Heritage Sites, including Choirokoitia, a prehistoric village and the ten painted churches dating from the Byzantine Empire in the Troodos area.
When your children are bored with the beaches, how about a visit to Mazotos Camel Park? Located between Larnaca and Limassol, the park has animals, a swimming pool and a play area. There is the Donkey Sanctuary at Vouni Village near Limassol and a Dinosaur Park at Ayia Napa. The Fasouri Watermania Waterpark near Limassol has water slides and pools suitable for children of all ages. There is the Aphrodite Waterpark on the seafront in Paphos and in Paralimni which is not far from Protaras and Ayia Napa, there is an Ocean Aquarium that is open all year round.
Holiday villas and beachfront rentals are considerably cheaper than hotels. If you rent self-catering accommodation you will have more money to spend on activities while in Cyprus. A three-bedroom flat will mean that you and your family have more space than being in cramped hotel rooms. Whether you decide on a holiday condo by the beach or an apartment near one of the cultural sites, we have a range of low-cost accommodation options for you to choose from. Travelling during off-peak season would bring down the cost even more, and the weather in Cyprus would still be pleasantly warm.