The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus sits between Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Syria giving it an interesting mix of both European and Eastern heritage.
Popular for its hot summers and mild winters, and with a flying time from the UK of only 4 hours, it is a firm favourite with British holidaymakers. Families and couples tend to prefer resorts such as Paphos, Limassol and Protaras with young hedonistic clubbers flocking to the famous party resort of Ayia Napa.
With an abundance of coastal walks and historical sites as well as over 50 beaches, many of which have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag award for cleanliness, Cyprus has something for everyone.
Being so far south and in close proximity to south-west Asia, the island of Cyprus experiences some of the hottest weather of any island in the Mediterranean.