Cyprus is a little gem, neatly tucked away at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Rich in history and culture, the island is a wonderful place for the whole clan to explore together on a Cyprus family holiday. You can expect a warm welcome from the locals too. Cypriot culture is very family-oriented so you’ll find eating out with your little ones a real pleasure. Not sure where to stay on the island? Here’s a bit of information and inspiration about two of our favourite locations for a family holiday.
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage town, offering enthralling archaeological sites, historical treasures and superb, safe Blue Flag beaches. This mix of culture and seaside fun makes the city popular with families who crave a rich and varied holiday experience. Hire bikes and explore the area via Paphos’ many cycle paths; enjoy a day out at Aphrodite Water Park with its colossal slides and adventure playground; or you could see everything from meerkats to tigers, parrots to ostriches at the Paphos Zoo.
The charming town of Polis is surrounded by natural beauty and has long been the choice of Cypriots for their own summer holidays. It’s also the perfect base to explore the diverse landscape of dense forests, rocky outcrops and secluded beaches, as well as nearby coastal and hillside villages, where you’re sure to receive a genuine Greek Cypriot welcome along with a taste of native culture and cuisine. With some of Cyprus’s best snorkelling spots, be sure to explore the clear waters whilst staying here. Plus, older children and teens will love hiring buggies or quadbikes for the day to drive into the Akamas Mountains.