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There are some destinations that just ooze summer charm, and Cyprus is certainly one. You’ve probably heard of the clubbing Mecca of Ayia Napa, yet there are other resorts on the island that offer great nightlife and much more in addition. Limassol is centrally based, so fantastic for exploring the island further, thanks to a good public transport system.

How to get to Cyprus

Flights are Cyprus-bound from the UK regularly during summer, and you have the choice of flying to either Paphos or Larnaca. You can cut the cost of your travel arrangements by taking advantage of great value airport extras such as a convenient terminal drop-off airport parking service. I’ve used Glasgow Airport parking recently and found it very useful, as it added a world of convenience to my travel day and eliminated the need for an airport taxi. Most large UK airports offer a similar service and its a great way to start your holiday.

Troodos Mountains

A visit to the beautiful Troodos Mountains is a must do in my opinion, and if you hire a car you’ll find plenty more scope for exploring this stunning area. Another place to head is legendary Aphrodite’s rock.

Within Limassol there are plenty of things to see and do, so if you don’t feel like heading further afield, you won’t be bored. Of course, summer holidays are about the beach, and Dasoudi Beach is a perfect backdrop for a day’s sun-scorching. You’ll find plenty of water-sports and facilities to make your day go without a hitch, or alternatively head to Lady’s Mile Beach for a change of scenery.

Sightseeing and Entertainment in Cyprus

If you do get bored of beach time, then the castle in Limassol is a great visit for a few hours, with beautiful views of the surrounding area and lots of history to discover. The castle is actually 19th century but built on the remains of two former structures from the 4th and 10th century.

Alternatively, kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy a day at Watermania waterpark. Its a popular place with Cypriots and holiday-makers and you could easily spend a whole day there. If you’re like me you love a bit of retail therapy then you’re in luck. Limassol is a great resort for big name stores, all easily walkable and often open late at night. Speaking of which the night-life in Limassol may not be as raucous as noisy Ayia Napa but its certainly varied and colourful, with something for everyone. You’ll find good quality bars, restaurants and even a few clubs to spend your evenings in, or alternatively if you fancy a quiet one, the promenade is a wonderful place for an evening stroll with great views and a relaxed atmosphere. The choice is yours.

Cyprus has a certain charm about it, especially in summer when temperatures soar and the sun seems to be eternally high in the sky. There are many resorts to choose from, but Limassol has a little bit of everything – why not check it out for yourself this summer? Be sure to check out services available at your airport, such as Stansted Airport parking, and hit the shops guilt-free.