“If Aphrodite chills at home in Cyprus for most of the year, then Fez must be the goddess’s playground.” ―Raquel Cepeda
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is the most wonderful fusion of its Mediterranean and Middle Eastern neighbours, with its own unique culture of course!
We visited Cyprus after a busy month travelling around the Middle East (Egypt, Jordan & Lebanon), followed by a quick visit over to Budapest and Salzburg for a wedding. When the time came around for us to fly to Cyprus, we were exhausted!
Cyprus was the most perfect destination to end of busy month of travels. We had a week to explore the island in our little Suzuki Jimny (our island car of choice) and spent the majority of our days beach hopping and eating ALLLLL the halloumi.
Cyprus has something for everyone, and whilst we loved the picture perfect beaches of the south around Ayia Napa, our favourite place on the island was definitely the unspoilt Akamas Pensinsula in the northwest of the island.
We also spent a night in the charming rural village of Tochni and a night in Nicosia on arrival. These places gave us an insight into authentic Cypriot life, as well as the struggles that this beautiful island and its people have faced over many decades.