If you’ve always thought of Cyprus as just a beach holiday destination then think again. Of course it does make a fantastic holiday for sun worshippers with around 340 days of sunshine each year. Many people flock to Cyprus for the great water sports and the diving, but there is so much more to Cyprus if you take a break from the beaches and visit the beautiful Troodos Mountains.
Hit the slopes in Cyprus
It’s the Troodos Mountains that makes Cyprus such a versatile place to visit for a holiday. In the winter season you can literally be sunbathing around your villa pool in the morning and skiing in the afternoon! Yes, in the winter months the Troodos Mountains turn into a snow covered magical wonderland with some great opportunities for skiing and snowboarding, both for beginners and the more experienced. Imagine, after a day skiing, heading down to a sea front bar to enjoy cocktails as you watch the famous Cyprus sunset.
Visit historic Byzantine Churches
The Troodos Mountains are also home to ten churches that are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each one is different so do take time to visit them and see the stunning Byzantine frescoes on their walls.
Unspoilt ancient villages
Life goes on in the Troodos villages much as it has done for centuries. These pretty little villages are certainly worth a visit with some intriguing architecture and beautiful cobbled streets. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. Be sure to visit the local vineyards and enjoy some local cuisine. The Troodos villages are also a great place to pick up some unique souvenirs from your trip, with distinctive local arts and crafts being produced here.
Walking and cycling
If you’re worried about being a little too lazy on your holiday to Cyprus, then head to the Troodos Mountains and take to the nature trails and cycling paths. On your route you’ll discover some breathtaking views and experience a wonderful sense of peace and calm. It’s the perfect way to de-stress. Be sure to check out the magnificent waterfalls. Caledonia Falls is particularly impressive with water cascading from a height of 40 feet.
Learn more about Cyprus
Cyprus has a rich history and it’s always fascinating to learn more about the country you’re visiting. The Troodos area is home to several museums including the Folk Art Museum, Ecclesiastical Museum and the Wine Museum.
The holiday that suits everyone
So you see, if you can’t decide between a beach holiday or a cultural holiday, Cyprus really is the trip away that pleases everyone, with something to offer every member of the family. Whether you’re having a lazy beach day, or you’re hiking in the Troodos mountains, you’ll need the perfect base and so you must check out the luxurious properties at Imagine Villas. The ideal location for unwinding after a day exploring Troodos. The sooner you book, the lower the prices!