Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re thinking about taking your family away on a last minute deal, then there’s only one destination for you – Cyprus! Not only Cyprus offers amazing weather all year round, but from its beaches to its fantastic array of restaurants, it’s easily one of the most popular places to visit in Europe right now.
There are loads of activities for the children too, no matter how old they are, and if you want the entire family to spend time together, there’s plenty to keep you all occupied. Let’s take a look at some of the best sights and activities to experience if you’re flying to Cyprus this summer.
Seven St. Georges’ Tavern
If pubs, restaurants and cafés put in as much time and care into their food as George does – the owner of St. Georges’ Tavern – then eating out would take on a completely different experience! This is certainly one of the most popular places to dine on the whole of the island, and it’s easy to see why. From the wine and the beer to the meet and the vegetables, everything you eat and drink here is handpicked and made organically, making St. Georges’ Tavern one of the highlights of Cyprus.
The house speciality, the meze, comes highly recommended. As you nibble your way through the carrot salads and the trickle of capers and olives, you’ll start to smell your next course of smoked ham and casseroles being prepared in the kitchen. Furthermore, the service here is exceptional, and they have no problem with accommodating for babies either. If do manage to see George, he’ll probably be busy doing what all good hosts do – talking to his customers and seeing if there is anything else his staff can do to make the night extra special.
Cyprus is a hotspot for diving, and it’s an activity the whole family can enjoy! From spectacular shipwrecks to beautiful coral reefs, scuba diving off the coast of Cyprus is like nothing you will have experienced before, and there are lots of beginner lessons available too if you’ve never tried it before. The Zenobia shipwreck is a particular highlight, and it has been voted one of the best wrecks in the world. The cargo ship sank in 1980 after hitting shallow rocks, and after 23 years sitting on the ocean bed, it’s now a tropical zoo of marine life.
Green Line Walk
If you’re looking for real culture in Cyprus, then the Green Line Walk is an activity for the entire family. The Green Line Walk is the divide between the north and the south of Cyprus, and although the ‘mystery of the other side’ has somewhat been forgotten, the Green Line still offers tourists an insight into the strange and spooky ‘no mans land’ zone. With crumbling buildings, abandoned cars and bizarre graffiti sprawled all over the dusty street, the Green Line Walk really does show the in-depth separation between two different worlds.