Getting there: Numerous operators offer scheduled and charter flights to Larnaca and Paphos. For example, Senator Travel (0171-935 4545) has charter flights from Luton for Larnaca starting at around £169; prices increase towards the summer.

Recommended reading: Sunflower Guide to Cyprus (£8.99); Rough Guide to Cyprus (£8.99); Mediterranean Europe on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet, £14.95).

Further information: Cyprus Tourist Office, 213 Regent Street, London W1R 8DA (0171-734 9822).