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Discover Cyprus with Cobalt

New airline Cobalt flies from Zurich to Cyprus twice a week. This sun-kissed island offers more variety than you might perhaps first imagine.

Walking barefoot on warm sand, an almost endless view over the sparkling sea with a sailboat on the far horizon. This is a scene you could find in Cyprus almost all year round. Countless beaches offer experiences and adventures galore. Whether you are looking for relaxation, sport or just a place to get away from it all, you are sure to find a suitable spot on one of its 57 blue flag beaches.

Activity holidays, nature and culture
Besides sun, sea and sand, Cyprus also offers fragrant forests, high mountains and rugged headlands for bird-watchers and the more adventurous to explore. Signposted hiking trails, some following nature's own paths, take you through myriad flora to waterfalls and breathtaking viewpoints. Since the island is an important breeding ground on migration routes from Europe to Asia and Africa, it attracts a wide variety of bird species, especially in spring and autumn, making it a paradise for bird-watchers.

Those who like active holidays might perhaps like to play on one of the many golf courses renowned for their setting in the natural environment, or enjoy views of the coast from a stand-up paddleboard or sailboat. Cyclists of all colours, from weekend warriors to serious racers, will also find countless routes through picturesque villages in the countryside or in the mountains.

The many cultural sights, museums and galleries are testament to Cyprus's heritage as one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean. With its long history and multilayered culture, the island offers an abundance of riches to discover. You can follow the trail of ancient culture for instance, taking in a Neolithic settlement, a Greco-Roman theatre and the city of Paphos – a listed UNESCO World Heritage site – along the way.

Culinary highlights and nightlife
After returning from exploring the island or a day at the beach, an al fresco dinner including regional specialities beckons. Sharing food and drink has been part of Cypriot culture since time immemorial. Locally grown ingredients such as pulses, olives, honey, herbs, vegetables and fruit are used in many dishes.

Cyprus also has plenty of nightlife to offer, with each region having a different scene. Trendy bars with fine cocktails, relaxing street cafés and pubs or clubs for dance fans are popular places for relaxing and conversing with like-minded people well into the night. Ayia Napa is probably the best known nightlife spot, reputed to be one of the best in Europe.

Cobalt flies you from Zurich to Larnaca on an Airbus A319 on Mondays and Fridays in around three and a half hours. Tickets can be booked at www.cobalt.aero.

Flights on Mondays

  • CO353 departing Zurich at: 15:45 / arriving in Larnaca at: 20:25 (local time)
  • CO352 departing Larnaca at: 11:30 (local time) / arriving in Zurich at: 14:45

Flights on Fridays

  • CO353 departing Zurich at: 16:15 / arriving in Larnaca at: 20:55 (local time)
  • CO352 departing Larnaca at: 12:00 (local time) / arriving in Zurich at: 15:15

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