From glittering, sun-kissed coasts and rolling mountains, to fragrant forests and rugged headlands, this Mediterranean island is ideal for any adventure

Map out a walk in Avakas gorge in the west which is not only stunning but also home to several rare wildlife species including wild goats and donkeys. On the other hand, is the Troodos Mountains, an easy escape into the cool heart of the island. The Greek poet George Seferis said of the high village of Platres that 'you cannot sleep for the songsmith nightingales'. But in fact, the tranquillity on the southern slopes was total - and you will slept like a hibernating bear.