Cyprus is a strong family favourite in the
tourism market and a serious option for clubbers.
Like everywhere there are places you will
either love or hate.
Driving on the left and English road signs
aren't the only influence Brits have had on the island; the British Army
has a large base here, while resorts like Ayia Napa have surrendered to
the invasion of club goers.
Since the political troubles of the past,
development has been swift to cater for nearly 2 million visitors each
Bigger roads lead to bigger resorts which are
losing their character although Cyprus can still offer plenty of
unspoilt towns and villages.
Health Note: Cyprus has a venomous species of snake
which may be encountered by walkers. Seek local advice before venturing
out into the countryside on foot.
Difference: GMT + 2.
Flight time: Approx 4 hours.
Currency: Cypriot pound.
||Enjoy Cyprus with a good guide book
- Man-made attractions include a water park at Ayia Napa and two at
Limassol, plus La Luna - a traditional funfair
- Along the south coast is a wealth of places to interest culture
seekers including archeological sites, ruins, an amphitheatre and
the well-preserved ancient castle of Kol�ssi near Limassol which
has retained the grandeur of medieval times.
- Inland are the spectacular Troodos Mountains where the landscape
switches from the parched to the pine-clad, and where tiny villages
have snubbed tourism.
- Kykkos Monastery is another popular trip where Monks still carry
on their traditional way of life.
- The divided city of Nicosia is a curiosity worth investigating
with it's wall of sandbags separating the Greek side from the
Turkish side of the island. It is possible to pass from the south
into the northern territory but only for a day.
- Boat trips go to various coastal attractions; including the
fascinating city of Famagusta which has been deserted since the
- Short cruises to Egypt and Israel are popular and offer excursions
to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the pyramids.
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