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Cyprus map
Area (sq km): 9,250
Population: 780,133
Nationality: Cypriot
Local Name: Cyprus
Language: Greek,
Turkish
Time Zone: +2 GMT
Currency: 1 euro =
100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Nicosia
Dialling Code: +357
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .cy
Religion: Greek Orthodox,
Muslim
Climate: Mediterranean
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 8.15-12.30, 15.15-17.00
Major Airports: Larnaca(LCA),
Nicosia(NIC),
Paphos(PFO)

Cyprus villa holidays and activity breaks

Troodos Mountain tours are ideal for guided explorations, or simply set off on your own to enjoy Cyprus villa holidays and activity breaks. Other activities include Troodos Mountain cycling and skiing in Cyprus.

Troodos cycling
Troodos cycling

When people consider Cyprus villa holidays they conjure up images of white sand and gentle blue waters, ancient ruins and Turkish and Greek influences.

So many visitors arrive in Nicosia and head directly for the water’s edge often overlooking the inland wonderland that is the Troodos Mountains.

Troodos Mountain tours

Troodos Mountain tours are a perfect way to explore the area in comfort and with knowledgeable guides. Along the way you will delight in the village of Lania, home of many artists and studios showcasing some of the island’s best works of art. The medieval village of Kakopetria seems to stand still in time resplendent in its charms of time past.

Platres is wonderful in the summer as the whole town seems to be in bloom with its many fruit orchards. The Kykkos Monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is the island’s most famous monastery.

Choose Cyprus villas on the edge of the mountains in the Paphos district where you’ll find the Kolios Vineyards. The grapes there are all still handpicked. The villages in the Krassochoria offer up more delicious wines. Troodos Mountain tours will also take you through the Cedar Valley forests and the verdant landscape of Solea Valley.

Troodos Mountain hiking

Walking and hiking tours are becoming ever more popular on Cyprus villa holidays as our awareness of health and well being increases. Troodos Mountain hiking is a perfect way to get close to nature while nurturing your own well being. The mountains and valleys are vast offering incredible tracks and paths for strenuous hikes or casual walks.

A challenging path of 20km begins in Trooditissa and goes through Prodhromos before circling back on itself. Enjoy the Trooditissa Monastery, fruit orchards and gorgeous valley views before coming upon what looks like an old castle, but is really a hotel. After a long hike unwind in the solace of Cyprus villa holidays.

Troodos Mountain cycling

In addition to hiking, cycling and mountain biking has become a popular tourist activity. The Troodos Mountains have responded to this demand by creating some great bike paths through its peaks and valleys. Many tracks have been created to take you past notable attractions and even through the wine regions stopping for wine tasting on your Cyprus villa holidays.

Troodos Mountain cycling holidays are an eco-friendly way to explore and enjoy the natural landscape of the area. Many different companies offer an array of package deals and guided tours. The trails are well marked and provide details on length and degree of difficulty. Do not worry if you are a novice as there are tracks suitable for all.

Mount Olympos & Cyprus villa holidays

Cyprus is so unique in the fact that in one day you could spend the morning skiing in the mountains and afternoon sunning on the Mediterranean Sea. Just to put it in perspective the island’s highest peak is Mount Olympos, only 1 hour from the lovely beaches in Limassol.

The Cyprus Ski Club and the Troodos Ski Club offer up the best skiing in Cyprus. The winter ski season typically begins in January and runs into April. While it may be a far cry from the Alps or the Rockies, skiing on Cyprus villa holidays offers a fantastic winter escape that is also near the beach and is so perfect.

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