Birthplace of Aphrodite and crossroads between three continents, Cyprus has seduced and inspired generations of travellers for hundreds of years. The island is blessed with a balmy climate and a rugged landscape of coast and mountains dotted with vineyards, villages and monasteries.
How to get there:
The main airport in Cyprus is located in the city of Larnaca. You can fly via Emirates from Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad to Dubai and then onwards to Larnaca in roughly 10 hours.
Where to stay:
Located in the heart of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, the Hilton offers quiet luxury and spectacular views of the city. It is within easy walking distance to the mighty Venetian stone walls that surround the old quarter. From historic sites to designer shops and upmarket restaurants, everything is easily accessible.
What to do:
Cyprus has a diverse mix of archaeological sites to explore, from the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos to the ancient Kourion amphitheatre in Limassol. Its beaches are internationally renowned for being the best in the world so if sun, sea and sand are what you’re after, there couldn’t be a more perfect destination. The Troodos mountain range is an ideal location for hiking enthusiasts, with its unique array of fauna and flora over an area that encompasses a large number of nature trails and picnic spots. Nicosia, the capital, has a wealth of history as well as a thriving restaurant scene.