LONDON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and attracts millions of tourists every year. Its historic ties with the UK make it a strong favourite amongst British holidaymakers, and with a climate that boasts more than 300 days of sunshine, its numerous sandy beaches are popular all year round. Cyprus has a rich history, and displays the influence of Egyptian, Byzantine, Greek and Roman culture. The Greek temples, Roman mosaics and 15th century frescoes are particularly magnificent.
If you want to avoid the busier and hotter summer months of July and August, take advantage of some great holiday deals and book flights to Cyprus from Monarch now. The temperatures are already in the mid 20s by May, when the dramatic landscape is covered with wildflowers that seem to encompass every colour in the rainbow.
For a truly memorable family holiday to Cyprus, the lively resort town of Larnaca is just a short journey from Cyprus' main international airport. Enjoy a gorgeous backdrop of palm trees and traditional Greek tavernas, as you sip a drink by the deep-water marina, or soak up some Cypriot tradition during the festival of Kataklysmos. Locals gather at the seafront to partake in sports, singing, dancing and merriment, and there is also plenty for the children to do.
If you're looking to dance the night away, Cyprus has long appealed to party seekers. And the cosmopolitan resort of Ayia Napa is fast becoming the clubbing capital of Europe. If you're looking to soak up the sun, enjoy a wide range of water sports, or simply shop for bargains before a big night out, this party resort is bursting with life.
8000 years of history
For fans of history and culture, a visit to Cyprus is a voyage of discovery. Famous as the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Venus, you'll find over 8000 years of history on this Mediterranean paradise. Spend time unravelling the mysteries of the island's earliest Neolithic settlements, marvel at the legacy left behind by the Roman Empire, and immerse yourself in the glory of the Ancient Greeks. From temples to the tombs of kings, time travel has never been as rewarding as it is on Cyprus.
For more information contact Robert Foulkes at Robert.Foulkes@Monarch.co.uk, or on +44-(0)1582 398122.
SOURCE Monarch Airlines