Cyprus Island – The Island of Love
Cyprus, known as the island of love, is perceived as travelers’ paradise, because it is the only place on the old continent where you can enjoy 330 days of sunshine per year. As sunny climate, people here are always cheerful, happy, open and ready to greet you with a smile. Official language is Greek, but we can say the same thing about English. That area, Cyprus is the third island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily and Sardinia, having neighbors Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Israel.
Divided between Turkish and Greek (in the north island is under Turkish influence while the south becomes to Greeks), the island with a population of almost 800,000 people and a larger number of tourists year is recommended for all-season destination, offering everything beautiful in Greece and Turkey: a stunning and contrasting landscape, which combines the beautiful sandy beaches and steep coasts with mountains and cliffs (north – Krenya Mountains and South – Trodoos Mountains, loaded with thick pine forests), salt lakes dry up, flocks of flamingos searching saltwater remaining stitches here and there, groves of oranges, and lemons.
Nicosia, the capital of country since sec. XII, is the only capital of the world divided into two parts – the administrators of Turkey and Greece administered the so called green line being established at the initiative of the UNO as a free zone, demilitarized. The city, with a rich history, whose traces are still visible today for those who visit the old center, have a unique charm and beauty, being in the top mandatory this island destination.
Ayia Napa is a modern resort that is located in the eastern part of Cyprus, and nearby, about 10 km, is Cape Greco, in exactly the southeastern corner of Cyprus, ideal for snorkeling. Starting from the fishing village status today find here everything: countless bars, discos and restaurants, shops and especially for kids, water park.
Limassol is the island’s main port, and wine center. It is located in Akrotiri Bay between the ancient cities Amathus and Kourion and although quite crowded, offers to tourists a relaxed atmosphere, Mediterranean cuisine with taverns, cafes, fruit markets, restaurants, bars and discos, everywhere.
Larnaca is probably the oldest settlement from Cyprus, dating back from 6,000 years and is maybe the best destination to understand which are the attributes that make Cyprus one of the most visited places in the Mediterranean. Considered the largest port on the southeast coast of the island, Larnaca is waiting to visit: Medieval Museum, Archaeology Museum, St. Lazarus Church and Hala Sultan Mosque Tekes, the ruins of ancient Kition, Larnaca fort, Roman aqueduct, cafes and taverns.
Paphos, the capital of island in Roman times, is an experience of attractive ancient remains, with dozens of tombs of kings, mosaics, Medieval Castle, the Temple of Aphrodite and many other archaeological sites.