Cyprus is divided into North and South. Both are unique in their own rights. It is a small island in the Mediterranean sea rich in culture and history with civilisations dating back over 10,000 years making it one of the oldest civilisations in the region.
Larnaca is probably the best airport to use if you want to visit both North and South Cyprus. Crossing the border is getting easier, especially on foot, be sure to check with any car hire companies however to see if they allow a border crossings. Cyprus is warm all year round and its climate has attracted holidaymakers for hundreds of years. Aphrodite the Goddess of love was born in Paphos which is a very popular holiday destination with miles of fabulous beaches, a dozen or more being awarded Blue Flag status. Other popular resorts are Limassol, Ayia Napa and Protaras where you will find both sandy and rocky coastlines.
In the Turkish Cypriot North you have many historical places to visit including Bellepaise Abbey, St. Hilarion Castle and the picturesque Kyrenia harbour and Crusader Castle with its many restaurants. There is also the international Korenium golf course with its challenging 18 holes, or for a more unique experience at the famous Alagadi Turtle beach you can watch the Turtles coming ashore at night to lay their eggs in early to mid summer and at other times in the evenings watch the hatched baby turtles setting out on their long journey.
The island is unique given that in January and February holidaymakers will be skiing in the Troodos Mountains while the other tourists will be sunbathing on the beaches. Cyprus has had a troubled past and a history well worth exploring. There are lots to learn and enjoy about this interesting and sun drenched island. A truly special place.