If you’re lucky enough to be spending time in Cyprus over the Christmas holidays, you’re in for a real treat. There are so many festive activities and events going on, you’ll find so much to do to put you firmly in the Christmas spirit! Here are 8 fun festive things to do this Christmas in Cyprus!

  1. Enjoy a day out at a Christmas fair

You’ll find Christmas fairs in many cities in Cyprus. Take time to browse the stalls and discover local crafts, delicacies and unique items that are perfect to take home as gifts for friends and family. Enjoy fairground rides and listen to Christmas music and carol singers. It’s sure to make you feel very Christmassy!

  1. Eat roasted chestnuts in the street

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There’s nothing like the feel of a warm bag of chestnuts in your hand when the temperatures are a little cooler. You’ll find delicious chestnuts for sale by the roadside all over Cyprus so do stop and treat yourself to some, they really are divine.

  1. Take in a festive concert, ballet, or play

This time of year offers a variety of seasonal events, so check the listings of what is available before your arrival and book tickets to attend one of the events at a theatre or concert. You’re sure to find something that suits your tastes!

  1. Browse the shops in the mall

The malls all over Cyprus will be decorated with Christmas lights and decorations which are well worth taking a look at. Of course, it’s also a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while you’re there.

  1. Take a trip to the Troodos mountains

Take a trip to the Troodos mountains

It’s only at this time of year that the snow falls on the Troodos mountains, so do take a visit. This is one treat that the summer tourists miss out on. The snow-capped mountains and magical forests are certainly a winter wonderland.

  1. Take a wine tour

Cyprus is famous for its wine; indeed, the island is home to Commandaria, the oldest wine in the world. Visit the vineyards of Cyprus on a wine tour and sample some fantastic wines. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle to enjoy back at your villa!

  1. Experience some traditional Cypriot winter dishes

You’ll find plenty of hearty and nourishing dishes in the tavernas of Cyprus. You should definitely try trahanas, a soup dish made from grain and yoghurt, so tasty with some chunks of halloumi mixed in. Or how about avgolemono, a scrumptious soup of egg with lemon sauce, rice and chicken.

  1. Treat yourself to festive sweet treats

Treat yourself to festive sweet treats

Of course, at Christmas, you need to indulge in some naughty but nice delights, and you’ll find plenty of these in Cyprus too. Try the delightfully moist melomakarona, steeped in syrup, or the buttery almond biscuits, kourabiedes.

Have you booked your stay yet?

If you’re yet to book your winter break in Cyprus, do check out our large selection of luxurious and high-quality villas. You’ll find the perfect villa in the most ideal location for you and your family to enjoy during the winter months, and what’s more, if you book a stay of seven nights or more, we’ll even heat your pool free of charge! Visit our website today to choose your next holiday villa, check availability and make your booking.

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