• The best of Cyprus for families

    The best of Cyprus for families

    Cyprus will always be an easy choice for families seeking fun in the sun. With hot summers and mild winters, you can always look forward to a successful holiday to Cyprus no matter the time of year. Home to a whole host of stunning beaches, bustling old towns and ancient ruins, there is more than enough going on here to keep even the youngest members of the family entertained. Several places immediately jump out when it comes to family holidays in Cyprus, some you may know, some you may not. Either way, it’s a destination that’s created unforgettable family memories year on year, so why not create some of your own now, eh?

    Family Attractions

    So, inevitably the kids will love the beaches and swimming pools within your chosen resort but what to do in the unlikely event they get bored? Fortunately for you, Cyprus is brimming with a ton of family-friendly activities for you to get stuck into. If you so happen to be in Paphos, how does horse riding at the Eagle Mountain Ranch sound? The horseback safari tours are an amazing and fun way to discover Cyprus’ picturesque countryside. If the kids are seeking nonstop thrills, the Aphrodite Waterpark, also in Paphos, offers a fab day out the whole family can enjoy. With everything from thrilling waterslides, baby pools and lazy rivers, ultimate fun in the sun awaits!


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    Thinking of Paphos for your next affordable family holiday? It’s not a decision you’ll regret when there’s 14 blue-flag beaches to choose from – some of which are just for families! Chill out upon the golden sands and if you need excitement, you’ll find a whole host of water sports along the coast, including parasailing and scuba diving to name a few. The beaches are not only beautiful during the day either! Visit in the evenings and you’ll come across many bars and restaurants – an ideal setting for a delicious meal followed by some live music if you fancy it! Paphos is great for shopping too. Spend a day exploring Makarios Avenue where you can pick up everything from clothes to jewellery and shoes.


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    Ancient Ruins

    People travel far and wide to witness amazing ancient ruins and Cyprus is no different! Just because you are travelling with little ones, this doesn’t mean you can’t tick these phenomenal spots off your bucket list. Exploring Cyprus’ ancient ruins can be an enjoyable and educational day out for everyone involved. Kickstart your ruins tour with the best of the best, the Tomb of the Kings near Paphos. These pretty ruins are unique, but you’ll need your eyes in the back of your head, we don’t want the energetic youngsters getting lost in the tombs! Another favourite amongst many is the ancient ruins at Salamis. This is a huge site and is a great setting for letting the kids run wild whilst brushing up on their Cyprus history too!


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    Larnaca is a fab spot for families with children, especially those seeking a quiet but picturesque refuge in the city. Home to an abundance of attractions and activities, if you decide to holiday here, you’ll have plenty to fill your days with. Why not visit Emira Pottery? The kids will love creating their masterpieces and is a great day where everyone can get involved. If all else fails, you’ll always have the gorgeous beaches to fall back on! Both Mackenzie and Finikoudes are lovely beaches for families. Both have kids areas, shops, restaurants and bars setting you up perfectly for the day ahead – not forgetting the loungers and parasols of course!


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    Cyprus is one of the best family-friendly destinations, especially when it comes down to food! You’ll find an excellent selection of foods throughout the island that’ll satisfy even the fussiest of eaters in the family. Your little ones will be made to feel very welcome in Cyprus’ restaurants. However, it’s worth noting, few have nappy-changing facilities so be sure to keep this in mind when heading out. Most will have children’s menus and traditional Cypriot food is rarely spicy so usually is a safe bet for pleasing everyone. It’s also worth mentioning, restaurants here are adapted to later eating hours. If you’re used to early dinners, stock up on snacks to keep the little ones going before sitting down to a delicious meal come night time.


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    Hotel Recommendations

    In between days of snorkelling, swimming or checking out the stunning archaeological sites, it’s fundamental for you to have a nice base to return to – hopefully one that’s full of fun activities too! Cyprus has plenty family-friendly hotels, some with excellent facilities including kids clubs, waterslides and child-friendly buffets. Seeking luxury? Book a stay at The Royal Apollonia in Cyprus’ exciting capital Limassol. Home to a children’s pool and kids club, the kids are bound to have a good time whilst you relax at this sophisticated hotel. If you’re sold on Paphos, book Alexander The Great Beach Hotel instead. Not only will you be close to Paphos’ marvellous attractions, the kids can have all kinds of fun at The Little Monsters Kids Club!


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