I’ve been to Cyprus many times, but every time I return I continue to be surprised by how much this beautiful Mediterranean island has to offer.
And it’s not all about the beach, either. There’s some excellent hiking in the Troodos Mountains and the Akamas Peninsula, plenty of great food and wine, a fascinating culture that is a unique blend of east and west and a shy retiring creature called a mouflon that once seen is never forgotten.
You can find out more about Cyprus’ beautiful interior in my piece for the Times.
Ayia Napa doesn’t exactly spring to mind when you think of relaxing beach breaks but this resort on the eastern end of Cyprus is popular for a reason – it has some cracking beaches. I headed out to Cape Greco, just outside the town, to explore this rarely visited rugged cape on the edge of Europe.
You can read my article on discovering Cape Greco on the Guardian website here.
Cyprus has it all: gorgeous beaches, delicious seafood, a fascinating history – even some great local wines. So it was difficult to choose just ten things for my latest top ten for the Express. Click here to find out what I picked out as the truly unmissable.