Of course, Cyprus is famed for its fantastic golden sand beaches, so this is no hardship, but Cyprus has so much more to offer. A visit in December brings a great opportunity to explore further, to discover the historic sites and the natural beauty beyond the beaches, and you’ll find it’s the perfect month to do this for several reasons. Firstly, the weather isn’t too hot, and so you’ll feel much more comfortable when you’re out and about. Take a hike, or hire a bike, it’s the perfect climate for it, warm without being unbearably hot. Explore the island outside of peak tourist season, and you’ll also find many of the most popular historic sites and tourist attractions are much quieter than they are during the summer, making your visit more relaxing and avoiding the queues. Here are five amazing things to do in Cyprus this December…
Head up to the Troodos mountains
Cyprus perhaps isn’t the first place you’d associate with a magical winter wonderland, but head up to the Troodos mountains in December and you’ll find yourself transported to another world. The snow-capped mountains and forests have a truly ethereal quality and you can even ski here during the winter months! Take a trip to Mount Olympus, or head to the quaint villages to enjoy some hearty local cuisine.
Explore the ancient ruins of Kourion
The ancient city of Kourion brings history to life when you visit in December. This vast archaeological site is a true sight to behold when it isn’t crowded and you can more easily imagine it in all its glory. Dating back to the 8th century BC, there’s so much to see including an awe-inspiring theatre and some extremely well-preserved mosaics. As a city built into the hillside, you’ll also enjoy some breathtaking panoramic views.
Take time out in the capital of Cyprus
The city streets can get pretty hot and congested in the height of summer, but you’ll find it so enjoyable in December. The old town area is particularly picturesque, so take time to follow your feet and explore the vibrant streets and ancient alleyways. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner. There are plenty of great places to stop for a drink or to savour some local delicacies, and simply relax, watching the world go by.
Learn more at the Cyprus Museum
With such a rich history, it’s no surprise that many fascinating artefacts have been uncovered during excavations on the island. The Cyprus Museum offers a chance to see a vast array of Cypriot antiquities and artefacts all in one place. It's a great opportunity to delve deeper into the fascinating history of this island.
Check out the Aphrodite Cultural Route
Cyprus is inextricably linked to Aphrodite, and so to discover the story of Aphrodite, you can follow the Aphrodite Cultural Route, which takes in all the major sites and museums connected with the goddess of love and beauty.
A delightful month for medical tourism
December is a fine time for visiting Cyprus for your medical treatment. It’s less crowded, and not too hot, so it’s ideal for your recuperation period, yet more pleasant than being in the cold back home! To find out more about all the ways in which we can help you plan your medical trip to Cyprus, please visit our website or get in touch.
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