When it comes to a Mediterranean vacation, the island nation of Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, often slips under the radar for most family travelers. But this underrated vacation destination is a great place to enjoy an incredible vacation filled with great surprises. Read on to discover three reasons this beautiful country should be on your travel radar as you plan your next trip.
Experience Two Cultures in One
Cyprus is completely unique in that the island is divided in two, with the northeast portion of the island governed by Türkiye as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. This means you can enjoy plenty of Turkish food and culture to the north as well as experience Greek culture to the south, where Greece’s ancient Mycenaean culture originally colonized the island, leaving plenty of the country’s influence in the architecture, food and lifestyle that exists today.
While Cyprus is the third-most populous island in the Mediterranean, it often gets overlooked by tourists in search of the region’s more well-known neighbors, namely the Greek Islands. But with everything from flights and hotels to food costing less than most Greek destinations, you and the family will have more money in your pocket to live it up during your vacation without compromising on the fun or beauty of your chosen destination.
Beautiful Beaches and Great Food
Okay, so beaches and food are technically two reasons, but they are both equally worth mentioning. Nestled in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus features beaches rivaling the best of the best among the nearby Greek islands. And with sandy shores, warm, clean waters and beautiful wildlife like sea turtles frequenting these waters, they are definitely family-friendly. When it comes to the food, Cypriot cuisine offers both Greek and Turkish influence in delicious local delicacies like Halloumi cheese, a firm and seasoned white cheese best served grilled with a dash of lemon juice.
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