A unique fusion of Europe and the Middle East, Cyprus is perhaps the most intriguing island in the Mediterranean. Its resort-strung coastline provides family-friendly activities, sun-kissed beaches, pulsing nightlife and sophisticated restaurants, while inland you’ll find mountain-top monasteries, crumbling castles and exhilarating hikes. Whether you’re window-shopping in Lefkosia, tucking into Meze in Lemesos or driving the length of the remote Karpaz peninsula, use our map of Cyprus below to start planning your trip.
The beautiful Mediterranean island lives up to its history as the birthplace of Aphrodite, with its stunning coast and dazzling beaches. Escape the heat in the pine-scented Troodos mountains, pick up a bargain in the winding streets of Ktima Pafos, climb the ramparts of Othello’s Tower in charming Gazimağusa, or watch baby green and loggerhead turtles scuttle to the sea on the island’s beaches.