OLDER TRAVELERS ARE HEADING FOR CYPRUS
Cyprus, with its favorable year-long sunshine, abundance of outdoor pursuits, and array of accessible beaches, is a must visit for the mature middle-aged traveler. The Cyprus Tourism Organisation shares its top reasons why.
Museums, Monuments, and Galleries
Cyprus has a rich culture that spans 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean; evidenced by the captivating cultural sights, museums, monuments, and galleries.
There are also several themed exploration routes on the island. From discovering its ancient past on an antiquity tour, or taking the Byzantine route to see epic churches.
Outdoor pursuits in Cyprus
With serene coasts, rolling mountain and rugged headlands, Cyprus is blessed with the beauty of nature. From the shores of the mainland to the Troodos mountain range, explorers will delight in its waterfalls, coves, woodland, and winding trails.
The beaches in Cyprus are widely reachable to tourists with special access needs. The island also boasts the cleanest bathing waters in Europe and now has 64 Blue Flag beaches (widely considered the top accolade when it comes to beach quality). In fact, TripAdvisor name Cyprus’ Fig Tree Bay beach as number 13 its round up of the best beaches in the world for 2018.
Golf all-year round
The stunning natural surroundings and the opportunity to enjoy golf all-year-round are just two reasons travelers head to Cyprus.
The courses are integrated into the magnificent natural landscape of dramatic ravines, cliffs and sea vistas. For golfing in Paphos visit Secret Valley; Aphrodite hills Golf – PGA National; or Eléa Estate. For those deep in the mountains, try Minthis Golf Club.
Cypriot Mezes are the best way to sample the very best of local produce; with varied authentic style dishes of Halloumi, Ofto Kleftiko (oven-baked lamb and potatoes), and Pastourma (spicy sausages).
The ‘Mediterranean diet’ is also healthy thanks to its heart-healthy olive oil, lean meat, local herbs, and freshly grown produce.
Sometimes all you need is some R&R. And Cyprus definitely caters to this with its wealth of luxury spa resorts and rural retreats. Many Cypriot spas intertwine health with comfort. They offer pampering, holistic therapies, beauty treatments and a general sense of well-being to visitors. Many work on the ethos of escaping the day to day and focusing solely on yourself without any distractions.