The legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, Cyprus is every inch the Mediterranean, sandy beaches, ancient monuments, classical ruins, thyme scented mountains, terracotta houses and party resorts, full of sun-seeking tourists.
Cyprus has always been at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. In ancient times, a succession of empires squabbled over its seaports and mountain fortresses, which guaranteed supremacy over the eastern Mediterranean. These empire-builders left behind an incredible legacy of historical relics: ancient Greek and Roman ruins, crusader castles, mighty Venetian city walls and towering mosques and minarets left behind by Ottoman invaders.
Inland, the old Cyprus endures, with beautiful villages full of UNESCO-listed churches, peaceful mountain trails and vineyards that have been producing wine since ancient times. An island with the influence of both Greek and Turkish language, food and culture, will be sure to deliver an intriguing background to a wonderful holiday.
Yes, you’ll see and do many wonderful things, but at a relaxed, easy pace that invites conversation and reflection.
There’s not a village you’ll explore, or table at which you’ll dine, that you won’t remember with a smile.
Whether travelling directly with Slow Tours or one of our carefully selected, kindred-spirit partners, you’ll have our complete and constant support.