Cyprus has become a popular holiday destination largely due to its idyllic beaches and reputation as a family friendly and fun island. There is so much more to Cyprus than just sand, sea and sun though, and a holiday here can be packed full of interesting and exciting activities that can be enjoyed if you are the kind of person that needs a little more than relaxation by the waves. Try your hand at some new things whilst on a Direct Holidays trip to Cyprus for a truly unique holiday experience.
As an island there are many water sports to get involved with here and diving is one of the most popular with schools on many of the beaches. Larnaka is considered one of the best places in Cyprus for diving, and the clear waters and vast marine life make for some stunning views beneath sea level. If you fancy spotting some shipwrecks whilst submerged however head for the Zenobia shipwreck, listed in the top ten diving locations worldwide.
Winter sports might not be something you immediately associate with an island getaway, but Cyprus is fast becoming a key player in the winter sports circuit. Skiing down the slopes of Mount Olympus is not just brilliant fun, but also a fabulous way of seeing the sights of Cyprus from a bird’s eye viewpoint.
A little slower paced than the other activities listed, Cyprus is an awesome place for the wannabe twitcher to spot some fantastic feathered friends. There are over three hundred and fifty species of birds here; some native to the island, so keeping your eyes on the skies is advised.
Make your holiday different by trying something new and discovering a hobby, or rekindle your love of an old pastime, whilst visiting the beautiful island of Cyprus.