I spent the last two weeks of August in Cyprus- no secret if you follow me on any form of social media (sorry about that) and it was the most amazing holiday. I’ve been there many times throughout my life. It’s become a place my family gravitate to after my grandparents started spending summers (and some winters) there when I was a lanky young teenager. We all love it, so it was an obvious choice when my family decided to go n holiday together for the first time in five years.
We went back to the village we always used to stay in- Oroklini, set back a mile from the sea, nestled in a hillside and full of cute shops and old, whitewashed charm. We didn’t stay there the whole time because our pool took inspiration from the Olympic diving pool and turned green. We ended up staying in a villa in another little village a short drive away called Pyla.
Cyprus is for me, the ultimate sunshine holiday for relaxing, eating well and doing some adventuring. The good, hot weather is guaranteed in summer, literally we saw about four clouds in two weeks and I’ve only seen rain once in eight trips, which lasted about 4 minutes. The food is amazing, especially kleftiko which is lamb with tomatoes, herbs and potatoes baked in the oven for hours. Oh and halloumi- it’s the home of halloumi. More on why it’s the perfect here, and photos to prove it here:
Oroklini village, Larnaca
Mckenzy beach, Larnaca
Lania village- more on this little gem here