If we had to pick two things we really love, one would of course be the amazing island of Cyprus, and the other would be Christmas! That magical time of the year is truly something special. So what could be better than combining the two? Spending Christmas in Cyprus is a wonderful experience that’s not to be missed. If you’re worried that there won’t be much to do over the holidays in Cyprus then don’t worry. This island is packed full of wonders all year round. Here are just a few of the activities you can take part in when you choose to spend your next Christmas in beautiful Cyprus.
- Visit a real winter wonderland
When you imagine Cyprus, you’re probably thinking of stunning sea views and of course, plenty of sunshine, and while that’s all true, you may not know that you can actually experience a white Christmas too! If Christmas just isn’t Christmas without snow, then take a trip up to Troodos and step into a magical winter wonderland scene. Up here the temperature falls and you’re quite likely to find the peaks covered in snow! Don’t forget your camera, you’ll get some brilliant photo opportunities here!
- Buy some unique Christmas gifts
Christmas shopping can be stressful, but in Cyprus it’s a whole lot of fun. You won’t have to browse round the same boring all shops like you do back home, instead visit one of the many markets and festivals and pick up special gifts that are totally unique.
- Warm yourself up with traditional soup dishes
Cyprus is well known for its food, and there are some delicious warming soup dishes that are even more enjoyable when devoured at Christmas time. Try trahanas, a soup made from grain and yoghurt, or avgolemono, an egg based soup with chicken and rice, gently flavoured with lemon.
- Enjoy a relaxing drink in a cosy cafe
After a hard day’s Christmas shopping, it’s nice to stop off for a drink and relax for a while. Even in Cyprus, you will find small cosy cafes to totally put you in the Christmas spirit.
- Visit a Christmas village or fairground
All over Cyprus you’ll find Christmas events going on. Take a stroll around a magical Christmas village or have a fun packed day out at a Christmas fair. A perfect family experience that will certainly have you feeling festive!
- Enjoy a bag of roasted chestnuts
Chestnuts are often associated with Christmas, and the good news is that you don’t have to forgo this simple pleasure when you’re in Cyprus. There’s something really special about warming your hands on a bag of hot roasted chestnuts, and you’ll find them available on many streets in Cyprus around the festive season.
- Take time out from Christmas!
Christmas time can be a busy occasion. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the preparations and festivities, it’s easy to escape for a little time out in Cyprus. Why not go to the beach for a walk and lose yourself in those beautiful sea views or in a spa nearby?
Your perfect Christmas in Cyprus
We hope we’ve inspired you to spend Christmas in Cyprus, we’re sure you’ll have an amazing time, making memories that will last a lifetime. For more information regarding visiting Cyprus at any time of year, check out our website.