Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is located
in the Eastern side. It is surrounded by various countries, Syria, Lebanon
and Israel to the East, Turkey to the North and Egypt to the South. Thanks
to its excellent weather conditions, luxurious hotels, delicious local
food, friendly people and attractive prices it is a very popular holiday
climate of Cyprus never fails to delight her visitors, and every season
has a charm and beauty of its own. In summer, sandy beaches and clear
turquoise waters beckon swimmers and provide the perfect conditions for
sailing, skiing and all water sports under the sun. Yet a complete contrast
awaits in the cool, pine covered mountains o Troodos, with delightful
hill resorts and traditional hotels.
As the land mellows in autumn there s a wonderful clarity of air on those
balmy days, still warmed by the brilliant Cyprus sun. The sea temperature
is still high after the long hot summer, and for some this is the best
season of all The Cyprus winter is short and mild, with average daytime
temperatures around 16‘ This season brings some much-needed rain
to the land, but most of its days are bright and sunny. And there is a
short snow season on the mountains from January to March, with fun to
be had by all ages from tobogganers to serious skiers. During winter one
is able to bask on a sandy beach and within an hour embark on a skiing
adventure in the Troodos mountains.
In springtime the island takes on an enchanting beauty. The countryside
is set ablaze as glorious wild flowers and fragrant blossoms burst into
life to delight the eye with their stunning colors. Bright poppies, yellow
daisies and pastel anemones present their myriad colors in the fields.
Meanwhile prickly broom and rockroses decorate the hillsides, peonies
start appearing on the mountains, and everywhere the heady scent of orange
blossom pervades the air. In fact with 1500 different species of flowers,
Cyprus is a paradise for nature lovers. As the days lengthen and the sun
gathers strength. Cyprus enters an idyllic season for walks, leisurely
picnics and the fascinating contemplation of nature, not forgetting, of
course, swimming and sunbathing.