South Cyprus is a serene and tranquil part of the island, situated in the Mediterranean Sea, and boasting endless beauty. Alternatives for your holidays, which will be interesting for you, because the countries below are all located nearby the the Mediterranean Sea, are, for example:
South Cyprus, the home of the goddess of love Aphrodite, is a romantic and historical island full of wonderful attractions and brimming with rich culture.
Booking a South Cyprus holiday villa is an ideal way to enjoy all that this part of the country has to offer. With lively places such as Coral Bay and Limassol and quieter, calmer South Cyprus holiday homes in Paphos, visitors really are spoilt for choice. The cuisine in South Cyprus is typically Greek, with hints of Turkish influences. Favourite dishes include squid, red mullett and even shark. Try a lountza (smoked pork loin) or sheftalia (minced meat in mesentery). There are dishes for everyone, young or old, meat lover or vegetarian. Halloumi, a hard cheese made from cow and goat's milk, hails from Cyprus, as does the delicious taramosalata. The national drinks include Zivania- a strong-spirit based alcoholic beverage and a sweet Cypriot wine called Commandaria. An unmissable experience is a trip to Petra tou Romiou, the place where Aphrodite allegedly emerged from the sea. Spot Green Turtles on the sandy beaches of South Cyprus or sing the night away with karaoke in tourist hot spot Larnaca. Visit the spectacular Troodos Mountains to experience dramatic weather changes and fantastic scenery. There are a number of quaint bars and tavernas in the mountains, along with hundreds of goats. There is even a carp restaurant where you can to pick out your own carp to eat! South Cyprus holiday villas are famous for being beautifully kept and most come complete with a large swimming pool. The villas are usually integrated with the local's homes, meaning you could be living next door to a Cypriot farm. In South Cyprus holiday homes are dotted throughout the country and range from modern villas to more traditional homes to hotel complexes.
The capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, is a place dripping with culture, with a rich mix of heavy Turkish bazaar influences and more modern retail chains. It offers the perfect opportunity to to buy local wares such as jewellery, souvenirs, leather (handbags and bracelets), lacework, traditional foods and clothing. There is also a museum explaining the history of the North/South Cyprus divide. If you would prefer a lively city break, booking South Cyprus holiday villas and South Cyprus holiday homes in the capital would be perfect for you. With its Greek and Turkish roots - of course, you're able to book, for example, Crete villas and holiday rentals Marmara Sea, too -, a beautiful hot Mediterranean climate, plenty to eat and drink, and a colourful culture, South Cyprus is certainly a holiday not to be missed.