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Paphos Region of Cyprus

A charming west coast town, Paphos attracts many tourists due to its excellent amenities and attractive harbour, lined with bright fishing boats and restaurants.With a population of just 28.000 Paphos nestles in the lee of the Western Troodos Mountains, which add another dimension to this area of scenic beauty. The recent addition of its own international airport has opened up the Paphos area to mass tourism and the resort is graced with some luxury hotels along the coastline.Paphos has an air of holiday charm combined with history and elegance from its classical style buildings in the upper p... 阅读全文

Medical & Health

In Cyprus health inspectors of the medical and public services of the Ministry of Health and the local authorities monitor the safety of food and drinking water quality. Food and drinking water are of high quality, absolutely safe and no food or water-born diseases occur.Water is safe to drink in Cyprus, as water pollution is negligible and every home has fresh running drinking water. All the district water boards are in constant collaboration with the government health services and the general laboratory for the prevention of any toxicological and bacteriological infection of water. Tap water... 阅读全文

Cyprus Brief History

Cyprus is an island whose rich dramatic history can be traced back over 10,000 years. Cyprus has been so coveted over the centuries that it has been invaded and claimed by a fascinating mixture of civilizations from near and far all of which have left their culture and shaped its character.The archaeology of Cyprus can be traced from the Neolithic Age through the Ancient Greek and Roman periods to more recent history. It is where churches and monasteries still stand from Byzantine times, castles and palaces from the days of Crusaders and Frankish Lusignans and splendid city walls from Venetian... 阅读全文

Travel to Cyprus

Flights to Cyprus are plentiful and frequent. Most budget airlines fly to either of the airports at Lanarca and Paphos. The airports have modern facilities and taxis are available for travel into the city. Car hire is available at both centres and can be reserved in advance either through travel agents or internet.... 阅读全文

Nicosia Region of Cyprus

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is one of the oldest cities in this part of the world. Today it is sophisticated and cosmopolitan place, combining its historic past with the amenities of a modern city. It lies roughly in the centre of the island in the Mesaoria Plain, flanked by the beautiful northern range of Kyrenia Mountains with its distinctive 'Pentadaktylos" - the five finger mountain. There are various suggestions as to the origin of the name Nicosia - or 'Lefkosia' in Greek - but the most likely one is linked to the popular tree, the tall 'Lefki', which once adorned the city.Nicosia is... 阅读全文

Larnaca Region of Cyprus

Larnaca is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and it is the modern tourist gateway to Cyprus. Find out more about its attractions below.Larnaca is the third largest town in Cyprus after Nicosia and Limassol and has a population of around 100,000.The local economy is largely geared towards tourism and is home to the island's main international airport, offering many visitors their first taste of Cyprus.One of Larnaca's most distinctive features is the mid-town seaside promenade lined with tall palm trees and a project to improve the area around the promenade - known as... 阅读全文

East Coast of Cyprus

An abundance of interesting locations lies on the east coast of Cyprus. Famagusta is located near the capital city of Nicosia. A seaport, Famagusta is a centre for the export of citrus fruits and other agricultural products and livestock. Other major economic activities include cotton spinning, the distillation of brandy, and fishing.Near the town are the ruins of the ancient city of Salamis, destroyed in AD647. Famagusta was a haven for Christian refugees in 1291 after the fall of Acre to the Ottoman Turks. The Genoese seized the town in 1376 and controlled it until 1464, when it became a par... 阅读全文

Cyprus Cuisine

It is said civilization starts on the table, which therefore makes Cyprus amongst the most civilized countries of the Mediterranean. The Cypriots instinctively know what is important to good living so eating and drinking well are always high on their agenda.Although international cuisine is widely available in Cyprus, the tavernas and best restaurants delight in serving classic Cypriot dishes that have been enjoyed here over the centuries. Like everything in Cyprus, religion is split. The northerners are mostly Muslim and the southerners are Greek Orthodox. This religious split brings about cu... 阅读全文

Limassol Region of Cyprus

With a population of around 160,000, Limassol is the largest seaside resort in Cyprus and it is the second largest city after Nicosia. Limassol is a modern city with high standards of medical services and well reputed schools, offering visitors and residents a good standard of living and quality housing, whether in apartments, townhouses or independent villas. Due to the size of Limassol, many opportunities exist in the residential and commercial property sectors, while property prices seem to be a happy medium between the higher prices of Paphos and the lower prices of Larnaca.Situated on the... 阅读全文

Cyprus at a Glance

Rich in history and natural charms, Cyprus has much to offer the visitor. The following information is intended to give you a feel for the island and its people.Cyprus is an island of legends, which basks all year round in the warm Mediterranean sun. Its history goes back 10,000 years and it has seen civilizations come and go. Many people including Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, have all staked their claim here. Aphrodite made her home on Cyprus, and travellers throughout antiquity came here just to pay her tribute. Aphrodite's spirit still abounds in Cyprus - it is found in a red poppy or... 阅读全文