Geography often dictates history, and Cyprus was coveted by many for its ideal location as a launch point for three continents - Africa, Asia and of course Europe. The word fusion is perhaps the most useful when describing Cyprus, historically, culturally and of course gastronomically.
Southern Cyprus is often associated with the Greeks, with the term Greek Cypriot used by many to describe their heritage. Even this hints at the island's fascinating story. The Greeks arrived on the island of Cyprus around 3,500 years ago, though many civilisations have since followed. Each left its imprint, from the seafaring Phoenician tradespeople to the all-conquering Romans.
From a natural perspective, as one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, Cyprus offers a wealth of opportunities. The Troodos Mountains offer the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views, UNESCO heritage sites and some excellent walking trails. Unsurprisingly Cyrpus also has coastal scenery to rival any of its Mediterranean neighbours. Explore the Akamas Peninsula for hidden coves, splendid beaches and ancient stone villages. There is so much to discover beyond the more popular beach holiday destinations. To see the real Cyprus, all you need is your own two feet!
Northern Cyprus - discover archaeological splendour and unspoilt vistas in the Northern side of this exquisite Mediterranean island. Delve into the local Turkish Cypriot culture and abundant in wildflowers and lush green views. Northern Cyprus is filled with ancient ruins, beautiful castles, fishing villages and meandering walks along the many beautiful beaches. Traditional dishes of the island include stuffed vine leaves, moussaka, deep fried feta cheese wrapped in a crisp filo pastry, and Lahmacun - the region's own take on a traditional pizza.
Step into a world of natural wonders on our walking holiday in Cyprus's Troodos Mountains. Follow ancient trails through lush forests, encountering elusive wildlife. Wander along ancient trails, where every step unveils a tale of nature's artistry. Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage sites, relish panoramic views of Mount Olympus, and explore the serene charm of Omodos Village. Your adventure culminates in the picturesque Pano Platres.
Embark on a captivating walking tour through Cyprus's Akamas Peninsula and National Park. Discover ancient trails, from Kremiotis Waterfall to Lara Beach, and iconic sites like the Baths of Aphrodite cave. Indulge in local delicacies such as halloumi and kleftiko, and savour Cyprus's wines. A perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural treasures, and gastronomic delights await.
Explore Cyprus's Troodos Mountains, revealing ancient trails and breathtaking landscapes. Delve into Kakopetria's charm, from its UNESCO-listed painted church to the tranquillity of Mount Olympus. Transition to the coast, where pristine beaches like Lara Beach and hidden mountain gems like Avakas Gorge await. Indulge in local delicacies and experience the perfect blend of mountain serenity and coastal allure.
A delightful week's walking in Northern Cyprus, which is home to a treasure trove of hidden gems: ancient ruins, Byzantine castles and beautiful mountains offering stunning views.