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Cyprus is a small island in the far-east corner of the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. The population is around 800,000 people and the climate ranges between 12-15 degrees during the winter seasons and up to 42 degrees in the summertime. The island’s history is marked by a series of conquerors that throughout the centuries influenced the character of the land and the destiny of its people.
…Nowadays, Cyprus is a safe country with a flourishing economy, although its capital city, Nicosia, remains divided. Since 1974 18% of the island (north part) is under Turkish occupation and the “Cypriot Problem” is yet to be solved. South Cyprus(including the north part) entered the European Community on May 2004 and in 2007 the euro was introduced.
When in Cyprus expect most people to be speaking fluent English, we were afterall a British colony up until our independence in the 1960s. Cypriots are hospitable people although often enough they prove to be xenophobic and closed-minded. It is a rather small community, however, things are positively changing and there is always some good person to prove everyone else wrong.
The more you move towards the outskirts and the mountain villages, both the mentality and the attitude changes, but overall, there are many things to see and do whilst here: the sun, the sea, the food and the late night-life all make Cyprus a very popular destination. I would recommend a visit during summer or early Autumn- when the weather is still perfect but not too hot. Either that or try coming during the Easter festivities (don’t mix it with the Catholic Easter. Not all dates clash) because there are some lovely traditional celebrations going on.
Top Things to See and Do
Nicosia: Cyprus Museum, Kastelliotissa (Medieval Hall), The Leventis Municipal Museum, Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries, The ethnographic Museum of Cyprus, National Struggle Museum, Agios Ioannis Cathedral, Archibishopric, The House of Hatzigeorgakis Kornesios, Famagusta Gate, The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, State Gallery of Contemporary Art, Chrysaliniotissa Church, Omeriye Mosque, Faneromeni Area, Ledra Street, Onasagorou Street, Laiki Geitonia, Chrysaliniotissa Crafts Centre
Outskirts: Dali region, Panagia Chrysospiliotissa, Tamassos, Machairas Monastery, Fikardou, Peristerona,
Limassol (Lemesos): Medieval Fort, Folk Art Museum, Kolossi Castle, Kourion Museum, Kourion, Amathous Ancient Site.
Warning: If you are thinking of visiting the local hamam (turkish baths), first ask CyprusCanuck about what goes on there.
Larnaca: Bust of Kimon, Pierides Foundation Museum, Larnaca Fort, Kition. Kamares Aqueduct, Hala Sultan Tekesi, Angeloktisti Church, Royal Chapel, Stavrovouni Monastery, Choirokoitia, Kalavasos, Lefkara, Kakopetria, Platres
Pafos: Medieval Fort, Kato Pafos Archeological Park, Tombs of the Kings, Mosaics of Pafos, Odeon, Saranta Kolones, Panagia Limeniotissa Basilica, The “Baths”, Geroskipou, Sanctuary of Aphrodite, Petra tou Romiou, Metochi, Pegiea, Palalaiokastro, Lempa, Baths of Aphrodite, Polis Chrysochous, Akamas,
Ammochostos: Paralimni, Ayia Napa, Protaras, Cape Greko, Prophet Elias Monastery
More information: Unfortunately, Cyprus caters more for the package tourist than the independent traveller, however I have seen experimental proof that it is possible to enjoy Cyprus in this way if you are willing to expend a little more energy than is required in a typical European country. Be warned also that Cyprus is (I think) the most expensive Mediterranean country.
Try the new but rapidly progressing WikiTravel site. http://wikitravel.org/en/Cyprus
Surrounding countries: Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt
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A meeting/party was hosted by CyprusCanuck in Limassol on 29 July 2005.
Edited by: pukupiku on 08.05.2011 pukupiku on 13.06.2010 nrogue on 16.12.2009 taxidiotis2 on 25.11.2008 CyprusCanuck on 20.01.2006 CyprusCanuck on 01.08.2005 kuzba on 19.07.2005 CyprusCanuck on 15.07.2005 kuzba on 08.07.2005 braintranceplant on 03.11.2004
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