3 Reasons Why You Should Travel Cyprus with Kids

Famed for its exquisite beaches, mouth-watering food, and breathtaking ruins, Cyprus has long been a popular holiday destination. With a plethora of fun activities on offer, this Mediterranean island has everything the entire family needs to enjoy their trip without a hitch. 

 

Cyprus with kids

 

If you hadn’t considered bringing your kids on a trip to Cyprus, think again; this beautiful country is simply too good to miss, regardless of your age. Here are some of the many reasons why you should take your kids to this stunning location. 

 

Accommodations

 

When it comes to accommodation, you’re spoiled for choice no matter where you go. There is a myriad of stunning villas in Cyprus, offering increased privacy and the ability to jump in the pool whenever you please. No waking up at the crack of dawn to reserve a sunbed or worrying about the kids running off without you, just pure relaxation. 

Choose from glamorous whitewashed villas and more traditional Mediterranean style homes, all with glistening pools. Enjoy sunbathing in the comfort of the villa before heading out to the local town to sample the local delicacies, all in your own time. 

 

Cuisine 

 

Packed full of flavor, Cypriot food is simply divine. Primarily influenced by Greek and Turkish cuisine, it embraces fresh local ingredients presented in a meze style of delicious hot and cold dishes. Traditional delicacies favored by tourists include halloumi, a salty and rubbery cheese, as well as macaroni tou fournou, a lasagna-like pasta dish covered in cheese. 

 

While there’s guaranteed to be a specialty that your little one will adore, those with fussy children will be pleased to learn that many restaurants offer simple family-friendly dishes. Many of them are healthy and embrace the Cypriot culture yet are simplified for young ones. Your kids can also tuck into more familiar foods too, such as jacket potatoes, grilled chicken and pasta so even the fussiest can get stuck in. 

 

Activities

 

As you would expect, Cyprus has a plethora of family-friendly water parks that children of all ages will be delighted with. Located in Paphos, Aphrodite Waterpark is a particular favorite thanks to its combination of exhilarating rides and chilled out lazy rivers. Spend the day having fun with all the family in this thrilling park before grabbing a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants located within. 

If you’d prefer a more relaxing experience, take the family on a horseback riding tour. There is a multitude of riding clubs in Cyprus; you’ll get to meet your pony before being guided around some of the most beautiful parts of the countryside. 

Some children may prefer to spot some fishy friends while onboard a glass bottom boat. Discover the depths of the deep blue sea on a relaxing tour – all ages are guaranteed to adore spotting the various types of marine life that live there.

 

Whether you head to Paphos’ pretty harbor town or the tropical haven of Larnaca, everyone on the family vacation is bound to enjoy visiting the beautiful island of Cyprus. Sample the food, head to the waterparks and take a dip in the sea before heading back to your luxurious villa. 


About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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