Cyprus Holiday Villa

Villarama offers an excellent selection of villas for rent in Cyprus, all available direct from the owners.

It isn’t difficult to see why Cyprus has become an enduringly popular holiday destination for millions of people each year. The island’s Mediterranean location ensures year-round warm temperatures and clear-blue skies, while the coastline offers plenty of opportunities for serious sunbathing and more active water-sports.

Inland Cyprus wears a different set of clothes as the air cools and the topography is given over to forest-clad mountains, citrus groves and sleepy villages (providing the perfect antidote to the bustle of the coastal strip). In short the island really does have something for everybody; whether you want a detoxifying spa break in the mountains or are bent on punishing your liver in the neon bars and clubs of Ayia Napa.

Families with small children are equally as welcome and both the Greeks and the Cypriots are famed for their hospitality.The main summer tourist season stretches from mid-May to mid-October and you can expect high temperatures, cloudless skies and a welcome coastal breeze. In Summer you can expect an average of 11-12 hours of sunshine falling to around 7 hours in the Winter.

Paphos – City of Love

Paphos with its ancient mosaic floors and beautiful old harbour remains a popular destination for visitors to Cyprus. It is a coastal town in the southwest of Cyprus. In Antiquity two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos and New Paphos. The currently inhabited city is New Paphos.

Paphos is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and beauty, and the founding myth is interwoven with the goddess at every level. In Greco-Roman times Paphos was the island’s capital, and it is famous for the remains of the Roman Governor’s palace, where extensive, fine mosaics are a major tourist attraction. The Apostle Paul visited the town during the first century. The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world’s heritage.

Limassol – the city of fun and entertainment.

Limassol is famous in Cyprus for its festivals, like the Carnival and Wine Festival. The Limassol Carnival festival lasts for ten days. This festival is very old, going back to pagan rituals. With the passage of time it has acquired a different, purely entertaining character, with a large, popular following. The festival starts with the entrance parade of the King Carnival, followed by a fancy-dress competition for children. During the Carnival parade in the main streets, large crowds from all over the island gather to watch the floats with the serenade and other masqueraded groups. Many fancy-dress balls and parties take place at many hotels every night.

For those wishing to take out from parties the medieval castle of Limassol now serves as a medieval museum. You can view numerous exhibits: cannons, wood carvings of the 17th and 18th century, paintings and tombstones, statues, suits of armor, coins, terracotta, metalware and pottery, glass and marble articrafts.

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