Chic Escape: Cyprus
Net-A-Porter, January 2017
Far more than just a beach resort, find romantic harbors and historic ruins in sun-soaked Cyprus.
With sweeping valleys, sandy white beaches and pine-clad mountains, it’s easy to see why sun-worshippers from across the globe are flocking to the Mediterranean Sea’s easternmost island. Boasting a rich history, a wealth of unique flora, vast cultural offerings and an average of 326 sunny days a year, Cyprus offers the perfect synthesis of adventure and entertainment.
What to see...
The ancient city of Kourion dates back to Mycenaean invasion of Cyprus (approx. 1200BC). Now a breathtaking archaelogical site, it offers visitors a glimpse of the island's history -- think Greco-Roman amphitheaters, majestic mosaic floors and glistening sea views.
Where to eat...
Located in the coastal town of Limassol, Caprice offers seasonal Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist. Order the fresh seafood plat du jour (all ingredients are sourced from local fishermen) and watch the boats sail across the water.
Where to stay...
Surrounded by unspoiled hills, and only a few steps to the beach, the Anassa hotel's spectacular backdrop, award-winning spa and sea-view restaurants make it a must-stay.