Floating on the waters of the European Mediterranean, but pointing longingly towards the shores of Syria, Turkey and Lebanon, Cyprus is an odd mixture. It is a kaleidoscopic blend: its cultural influences are dominated by Western Europe, but its geographic proximity to Asia and Africa gives it more than just a hint of the East. Long coveted by mainland Greece and Turkey, this small island has its own definite and beguiling character.
The best time to go to Cyprus depends on the kind of experience you wish to have. With its intense Mediterranean climate, the island?s weather is easy to predict. The summer months of June to September are hot and action-packed. August in particular is the peak of Cyprus? tourist season, when the locals squeeze up next to the tourists on beaches and restaurant benches.