Cyprus, officially known as the Republic of Cyprus, is an island off the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is the third largest and most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus is popular among tourists for its gorgeous coastline with pristine beaches and its unique cuisine. However, there is more to this country beyond its beaches and relaxing atmosphere. It is full of history, culture and rich natural beauty.
Kato Pafos, considered to be the centre of tourism, is a lovely starting point when you fly into Cyprus. It is home to the Pafos Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. It has sites and monuments that date back from prehistoric time including four Roman villas with amazing mosaic floors. The old centre of Pafos, Ktima, is another must-see if you find yourself in the area. It is has a more idyllic atmosphere compared to Kato Pafos and home to beautiful colonial buildings that house both government offices and local museums. Of course, a visit to the capital of Cyprus – Nicosia or Lefkosia as it known to Greeks and officially – should be added to your itinerary. It is a unique city where you’ll experience the modernity of Cyprus and its active cultural scene among the ancient and historic city walls and traditional dining establishments.
Before booking your flight to Cyprus, it is always a good idea to know when the best time to visit the country. Peak tourist season in Cyprus typically happens between the months of April to December. Various festivals and activities happen during this period and most shops and attractions are open. Hotels and flights to Cyprus are also easy to find. However, as is with peak travel seasons, the country can get overcrowded and busy during these times. So, if you want to avoid the crowds and typical tourist activities, the best time to visit Cyprus would have to be during their spring season when the weather is warm and comfortable and the landscape is lush with green foliage and blooming flowers.
The country has two main international airports, the Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and the Paphos International Airport (PFO). The Larnaca airport is the main international gateway and largest airport in Cyprus. It operates flights from airlines including British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Lufthansa. Meanwhile, the Paphos airport is located in the south and is the second largest airport. If you’re flying into Western Cyprus, this is the best airport to fly into when travelling to the country. Airlines that operate in this airport include easyJet, Ryanair and Finnair. To help you choose the best airline, look up this list of airlines that fly to Cyprus.
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