Enjoy Valentine’s day on Aphrodite’s island

Cyprus is possibly the most perfect place to spend Valentine’s day – the concept of love was invented here.

The west coast of Cyprus was the birth place of Aphrodite and it still exudes beauty and romance.  The dramatic and picturesque landscape inspires artists and poets to this day.

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Aphrodite’s rock is the legendary place where the goddess of love rose from the sea.  There’s a legend that states if a girl swims clockwise around the rock on a full moon then she will see a vision of her one true love.

Whether that’s true or not who knows but it’s a legend fraught with danger as the currents in Cyprus can be very strong indeed.

There are also other locations in Cyprus inspired by the gods such as the Adonis pool where legend has it the two lovers Aphrodite and Adonis were said to have frolicked.  Myths have it that swimming in the pool brings you luck in love however judging by the colour of the pool I think you’d have to be lucky you don’t catch something 😉

Lovers that decide to spend Valentine’s day in Paphos could make like the locals and head to spend a romantic evening in a log cabin with hot tub in the Troodos mountains ski resort.   The following day returning to the coast for a BBQ on the beach maybe leading to a late night skinny dip around Aphrodite’s rock?

For great deals on accommodation with very romantic views ans stunning sunsets contact me on bellavistacyprus@hotmail.co.uk

Booking a New Year holiday? Sun or snow? Ski or beach? In Cyprus you can have both.

Cyprus is fortunate to be at the southernmost part of the Mediterranean situated just off the coast of Turkey and close to Egypt meaning a temperate climate for most of the year.

 

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Paphos is conveniently situated on the West coast of Southern Cyprus which has slightly milder weather than the East.  Paphos is slightly cooler in the summer months (also temperatures can still rise to 50 degrees in August!) and the winter weather is milder too with the lowest dip in daytime temperatures being 15 degrees on the coast.

In the winter months however it is possible for you to drive for an hour into the snow filled Troodos mountains to ski on one of the many slopes there and then return to the coast for an apres ski barbeque sometimes still in temperatures of 18 degrees – freezing cold to a Cypriot but pretty warm if you’ve come from the UK!

The Troodos mountains can be picturesque in the winter with the snowy pine forests resembling a Christmas card winter scene ensuring that the British and Northern European ex-pats don’t get home sick.

The Cyprus ski season usually lasts between 4-6 weeks from February-March check this website for updates on weather for skiing in Cyprus and updates on the opening of the slopes http://www.skicyprus.com/

What could be better than a ski and beach holiday rolled into one?

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