Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean sea and one of the most spectacular. Although geographically, it lies in Asia, the country is a member of the European Union. It is a key destination from travelers from all over the globe who like to relax in the summer sun. Wimdu offers vacation rentals and beachside accommodation in Cyprus to suit every travelers needs. The island is split following a civil war between the Turkish Cypriot minority and the Greek Cypriot majority, but violence has not been seen for years. The south of the island is most popular with tourists, who usually come from European countries. The Cypriot capital Nicosia, is the biggest city on the island. Despite its size the city is less frequented by tourists, who tend to seek the sun and sand of the coast. Yet for some, this city is ideal, with so little tourists around, to get to know the real Cyprus and to live truly authentically amongst Cypriots. Wimdu offers a selection of apartments in the city, which remains the world only remaining divided city with the northern, Turkish controlled half cut off by a border of fencing and barbed wire.
Fun Facts about Cyprus
- The last monarch of Cyprus was Queen Catherine Cornaro, who abdicated in 1489
- There is a map of Cyprus on its flag, the only nation to do so until Kosovo did the same in 2008.
- Since 1974, Northern Cyprus has been declared a separate state under Turkish control
- Cyprus came last in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 .
Seaside Vacation in Cyprus
The most popular form of tourism in Cyprus is a beach holiday. There are a number of destinations that are firm favourites with travelers. Ayia Napa is the party capital of Cyprus, many young travelers particularly from the UK head there in search of sun, sand and a good party. Accommodation options vary but an apartment in the heart of the action is often a popular choice. Paphos on the western extreme of the island is more popular with families. Vacation Apartments and villa rental are good options to get away from the more overcrowded resorts that populate the district. This is also true of most Mediterranean resorts, and many groups and families are finding that a cheaper and more private alternative to hotels is the desired option.
Wimdu Accommodation in Cyprus.
Cyprus is a unique place but it also shares many natural characteristics with other Mediterranean islands. Is known as the Mediterranean island at the crossroads of three continents, where there’s always a new world to discover. Wimdu provides beach villas, apartments and vacation rentals in Cyprus, where East meets West and a new experience awaits for you everyday. Filled with Championship Golf courses, inviting beaches, and breathtaking mountain trails all it takes is one visit here to have you calling out for more.
Soak up the Sun.
While relaxing in the sun may seem like the main option for tourists to Cypress, there is a plethora of activities awaiting you on your arrival. With an expansive coastline providing a wide variety of beaches to choose from, ranging from secluded bays, to lively resorts, sandy beaches and rocky coves, you are bound to find the right one for you. Wimdu provides vacation rentals throughout Cyprus, so you certainly won’t be disappointed. Try the waterpark for thrills, or bungee jumping for an extreme sensation. Discover the magic of the underwater world by snorkelling or diving in the warm crystal clear seas. Windsurfing and sailing can be enjoyed all the year round, thanks to steady winds and calm predictable seas, while coastal cruising and deep-water fishing are also popular. You could even use the island as a base for a short cruise to other nearby countries.