Senior Citizen Travel to Cyprus

Jul 5th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of its most popular tourist destinations for seniors.  It is known as a “year-round” island, floating on the waters of the European Mediterranean, but pointing longingly towards the shores of Syria, Turkey and Lebanon.

Cyprus is an odd mixture,  a kaleidoscopic blend of cultural influences that are dominated by Western Europe.  However its geographic proximity to Asia and Africa gives it more than just a hint of the East.  Long coveted by mainland Greece as well as Turkey, this small island has its own definite and beguiling character.

Archaeological remains from the 10th millennium include the well-preserved Neolithic village of Khirokitia and the  Tombs of the Kings.   Both have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Cyprus is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world, and if you are a cat lover, is the site of the earliest known example of feline domestication.

Compared with Western Europe, travel in southern Cyprus is moderately inexpensive.  Most senior visitors to Cyprus arrive by air and many of them come on charter flights. Tickets to Cyprus are at their most expensive in August.  It’s a good idea to try picking up flight-only deals with package-holiday companies during this time.  Prices depend to a large degree on the season, and to a lesser degree on the day of the week or even the time you fly.  Looks to me like a great place to relax and to check out.   jeb

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