Family vacations need to be well thought out and planned. The place and living space needs good child conditions and activities to ensure that children continue their working days and are pleasant and comfortable for their parents. At the mouth of Europe is the island of Cyprus, which kisses the beautiful sun with long sandy beaches, children’s attractions and an excellent 5 * family accommodation. Cyprus may be your next vacation destination.
Cyprus is located at the crossroads of three continents, where the east meets the west, and new experiences await you on every corner. The island is within the full Mediterranean, so it offers a range of water activities for you and your family. Budget airports from most UK airports fly to Cyprus, and a fourth half-hour flight will immerse you in the sun (hopefully the kids won’t be too worried). The cost of flights starts at £ 150 per person at the beginning of the summer season in May, some airlines may offer family packages, so make sure you are a scout to get the best deal. You will not be disappointed with everything Cyprus has to offer.
When trying to choose the right place for your family vacation in Cyprus, you will find that Baphos, a small attractive port city to the west of the island, has the best ratings. Paphos hotels offer many special arrangements and children’s activities, embracing families. Paphos has a rich history, hosting many interesting archeological sites, including the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, the Tombs of Kings, the baths of Aphrodite, and the very famous Mosaic of the House of Dionysus (under the protection of Unesco). ) and Paphos Fort. Cyprus is known for its warm climate throughout the year, but it may be better for families to visit a little before or after the high summer season. Consider booking your vacation between March and May, which are well associated with school and Easter holidays. The maximum temperature between these months varies between 20 and 30 degrees, so don’t forget to pack sunscreen!
You should entertain yourself and your children on any family holiday. Having a daily activity program before you get there is a good way to plan your vacation. There are some fantastic family activities offered by Bafon, here are a few:
Amusement parks and water parks are a good day for the family, an activity that can be done by both adults and children. Aphrodite Water Park, located at the easternmost end of the Kato Bafos coastal road, is close to many Baf hotels, boasting a short trip if you stay nearby. There is a wide and varied selection of walking and sightseeing. Spacious locker rooms and safe locker rooms are among the best facilities available in the park. A particularly good feature is that any shopping in the park is held at your individual wrist, meaning you don’t have to carry cash, which can pose a security risk at some adventure parks. A ride in a water park for an adult (over 12 years old) will cost 29 euros, children aged 3-11 will pay 16 euros and babies under three will be free. If you think you want to visit the park for the second time while on vacation, a two-day pass, adult tickets can cost 46 euros each, and children 26 euros.
If the manic environment of a water park isn’t for you and your family, but you still enjoy the water, a boat trip on the shores of Buff may be a better option. With a series of planned boat trips from the port of Buff, guests can choose from half-day or full-day trips, depending on what the rest of your holiday schedule looks like! There is a wide selection of glass submarines: generally offering Bafi and sailing along the coastline to the famous Vera K shipwreck, admiring the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean, tropical fish and exciting marine life without getting wet. The voyages last only an hour and leave the port of Buff several times a day.
If the kids want a little more fun, a boat called Jolly Roger is the boat for them. It is an old-fashioned pirate ship that offers a fantastic day for the whole family. Walk from Baf to Coral Bay, then anchor for swimming and snorkeling. While sipping the scenery, you can dine in buffet style and experience fantastic family entertainment like limbo, face painting, acrobatic shows and pirate stunts, so you won’t be bored kids or adults!
Cyprus is located in the easternmost part of the Mediterranean basin and right in the middle of the migration routes of millions of birds. There is a list of 374 species of birds in Cyprus, which is a great place for wildlife lovers. Fortunately, Bafos Baf is home to some truly spectacular birds at the Bird and Animal Park. While walking in the park, you will encounter parrots, cockatoos, emu, ostriches, barnacles and even pigeons, among many other species. Some of the animals you will see in the park will be camels, deer, giraffes, zebras, primates, snakes and more. Park facilities include a restaurant and snack bar and a children’s farm where children can approach individually with rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and goats. If this is something you and your family will love, the park is open to the public between October-March (winter season) and April-September (summer season), the fee for adults is 15.50 euros, for children 8.50.
Where to eat
You need to keep your energy going with all the sights and adventures you experience. Cypriot cuisine is packed with your favorite hot Mediterranean flavors, with many restaurants and cafes to choose from, influenced by many Cypriot, Middle Eastern and British cuisines. There are a number of restaurants around Old Harbor that offer a variety of culinary styles with fantastic views. Due to the popularity of Paphos with more family space, you can find a children’s menu in most places. Buff hotels have a wide range of cuisine offered in restaurants / bars. Many large resorts offer free meals for children, including buffet-style lunches and dinners with a selection of baby dishes; In addition to meals, a number of free drinks will be provided. This will help reduce costs and allow adults to have some fun!
Paphos has a lot to offer family vacationers, but there is still something to keep you informed. Some Buff hotels have a range of activities and programs to entertain you and your children day and night. These activities may include organized Wii competitions, drawing and shirt design, table tennis and other sports. While the children are in organized activities, well cared for by the hotel staff, the adults can relax by the pool or book themselves a Greek language course, a cooking course or a sports class. You won’t need to leave your hotel with all the activities offered, but make sure you go out to see all the local historical sights offered by Bafon!
If you have never been to Cyprus before and are unfamiliar with the language, here is a short guide with a few key phrases that can be helpful to children and parents.
Where is the nearest beach?
Can you do it in parallel?
Που εÎ¯ναι η πιο κοντινÎ® παραλÎ¯α?
Where is the nearest toilet?
Do you have to finish it in advance?
Που εÎ¯ναι η πιο κοντινÎ® τουαλÎτα?
Where is the tourist information?
Where are the tourist plirofories?
Που εÎ¯ναι οι τουριστικÎς πληροφορÎ¯ες?
Do you have baby changing options?
Ehete diefkolinseis peripiisis vrefon?
Îˆχετε διευκολÏ νσεις περιποÎ¯ησης βρεφÏŽν?
Do you have seats?
Ehete pedika kathismata?
Îˆχετε παιδικÎ¬ καθÎ¯σματα?
Do you have a children’s menu?
Ehete pediko menou?
Îˆχετε παιδικÏŒ μενοÏ?
How much is the airport?
Poso makria aerodromioya?
ΠÏŒσο μακριÎ¬ εÎ¯ναι το αεροδρÏŒμιο?
I want ice cream
Thelo ena pagoto
ΘÎλω Îνα παγωτÏŒ
Finally, a few tips on transportation. Baf has a newly renovated airport that can be used instead of Larnaca Airport (Cyprus Maingate). New Baf Airport is about 10-15 minutes away from most hotels, and Larnaca is more than an hour away. Transfers at the airport should be made as part of your accommodation, if not, there are a large number of car rental options available at the airport 24 hours a day. If you want to travel easily with your family, a rental car is the best choice, but remember that it is a left-hand drive. It can be cheap and convenient if you prefer to rely on public transport, but being with your young children is not the best idea. Buses can be cheap, but you need patience, they don’t run on a regular schedule and only run on certain roads. Why not rent some bikes to ride the Bafon, this road is cheap and you can see the sights in time.
Buff is an excellent family place full of lively activities, historical sites, exotic wildlife and friendly locals. If you book flights in advance, places where you can meet all your needs and explore work that suits your family will be a cost-effective experience that everyone will enjoy.