Most visitors to Cyprus choose a beach resort where they can relax in the knowledge that the sun will shine and the waters will be clear and warm. Perhaps it is the more discerning tourist that opts for a resort such as Platres. Holidays here take you to the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, to a village that lies at twelve hundred metres. Although only sixteen miles north-west of Limassol, it could be worlds away as the differences between them could not be greater. The resident population is small and even when swelled by summer visitors, it still barely reaches one thousand. Surrounded by wooded hills, this fertile area is an oasis of calm providing pure mountain air and cooler temperatures than those found at the coast. It is obviously an ideal choice for walkers but also good for those who, for the most part want to relax away from crowded beaches, but who would also like an occasional day of sand and sea. Low cost Platres holidays are particularly popular with couples and those who wish to experience the atmosphere of a traditional Cypriot village. The snow in winter makes it a pleasant place to ski.
Hotels, apartments and villas provide good quality accommodation that cater for most budgets. Although there are a limited number of restaurants, they serve a variety of menu that caters for most tastes. If you are new to island fare, a good introduction is to order mezze, the equivalent of Spanish tapas, and you'll receive a variety of tasty morsels. As you'd expect, nightlife here is very low key. Evenings are spent strolling through village, enjoying a meal and a drink. There are sufficient shops for your holidays needs, but, if you fancy a shopping expedition, take a trip to Paphos where you'll find shops galore and a great indoor market. To make the most of your trip to Cyprus, and to discover the island's gems, car hire is recommended. Driving is on the left.
Low cost Platres holidays can be taken at any time of year. The climate in the mountains is very different from that of the coast and there is often sufficient snow for skiing. From spring until late autumn the temperatures are pleasantly warm. In the height of the summer season the altitude of the villages tempers the fierce heat that is experienced at sea level. Several low cost airlines fly direct to Cyprus from regional airports. You can check on the Cheekytrip website for the availabilty of holidays from your local airport.
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