In the run up to the end of the old, millions of people all over the world will be looking for something to do or somewhere to go, in order to welcome in the New Year in style. Whether its buying tickets for a club in the city, hiring a country house for family and friends or shipping out to sandy shores for some sun and sangria, its always worth going that extra mile for the best New Years celebrations. If you're completely stuck for something to do however, and you don't fancy the company at your local watering hole, considering a brief trip to Cyprus could be the best thing you've ever done.
The climate won't be the hottest compared to the peak summer season, but we're guessing that it will still be warmer than where you currently are now. If you hate the New Year's crowds too, then you're going to love it in Cyprus; the end of the year is a very traditional and humble season, so cultural events and festivals are kept to a minimum.
Finally, what's better than waking up on New Year's day to a glass of Champagne, an amazing breakfast and a view of the ocean? Whether you'll be taking your loved one, a friend or you're planning a relaxing New Year on your own, the island of Cyprus is a great place to see. Take a look at some of the top attractions not to miss out on!
One of the best ways to see the real Cyprus is to get lost - literally. Wandering at will though the cobbled streets and traditional towns will introduce you to elements of the island that many tourists don't get to see with their packaged and all-inclusive holidays. As soon as you land on the island, many of the top attractions can be seen on billboards in the airport, or in leaflets in the back of taxis, but the humble villages that are home to some of the best wine in the Mediterranean aren't really advertised. Buy a map, rent a car, and drive wherever the road takes you; there' so much to see and do here that you'll find something to take your interest in no time.
The Tombs of the Kings
History can be enjoyed by all, whether it's on holiday or in your own country - and thankfully Cyprus is full of history! This ancient landscape has been the site of some of the biggest archaeological discoveries in Europe, and the Tombs of the Kings is a standout find. Not only is it a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, but the Tombs are only a short drive outside of Pafos, one of the main places to stay on the island. The underground chambers of the tombs have been well preserved and date all the way back to the 3rd Century BC, and according to historians, the tombs were given its name by the local population because of their decoration and grandeur, and not because they were associated with royalty.