Cyprus is perfect for families, with cuisine that is guaranteed to offer something for the fussiest of eaters, stunning sandy beaches, fascinating sights and fun-filled attractions. There are plenty of baby and toddler friendly restaurants and hotels on the island along with activities such as zoos, aquariums and water parks. You will also be able to find all of your baby and toddler essentials on the island.
Cyprus is divided between the Greek part of the island to the south and the Turkish part to the north. Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol, Paphos together with a string of other package holiday resorts along the southern coast offer hotels and restaurants suitable for parents travelling with babies and toddlers. Some of these resorts are popular with those seeking late nights and parties so do your research and try to find a hotel away from the nightlife or it may be pretty noisy when you and your child(ren) are trying to sleep. The Northern (Turkish) part of the island is developing quickly, particularly around Famagusta (Gazimagusa) and Kyrenia (Girne), however; the remote Karpas Peninsula offers a journey back in time, where ancient ruins spill out onto golden beaches that see more sea turtles than human visitors.
There are other places of the beaten track and inland. For example, you will find beautiful villages full of UNESCO-listed churches, peaceful mountain trails and vineyards that have been producing wines since ancient times.
Lefkosia (Nicosia) is the capital where quiet lanes lined with Turkish mosques and Byzantine churches come to a sudden halt at the Green Line, the de facto border between Greece and Turkey, who each have territory on the island.
There are lots of activities in Cyprus that toddlers will enjoy from zoos to aquariums to water parks to beaches along with plenty of outdoor and indoor playgrounds. There are also loads of family friendly restaurants in Cyprus also which serve options suitable for older babies and toddlers.
See below for all the information you will need for travelling to Cyprus with a baby or toddler.