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Fri, Feb 14 2014 - 01:17 PM

Cyprus Travel Guide

Politically, the island is divided into the Republic of Cyprus in the south and the Turkish Republic of Cyprus in the north. However, the latter has so far been recognized only by as a  legitimate state. The Republic of Cyprus, however belongs to Europen Union since 2004, making it's a holiday destinations. The official language in Cyprus is Greek, but in the northern part of the  island Turkish is spoken.Cyprus is considered as "the green island". At least in the Mediterranean, it is the most forested island - besides Poinsettia.



Observer of the wildlife will enjoy the annual arrival of sea turtles, while beach lovers will surely curse, as a lot of beach is locked at this time.  In Cyprus you will have no choice  but to visit some of the cities, for example Lanarka , Limassol and Ayia Napa , as well as the largest city Nicosia. Of all the islands in the Mediterranean revealed, Cyprus is the most beautiful with lots of natural landscapes. A large number of dense forests and large flat planes that are in the long stretches of coastline, shape the view of the island, giving it a special appeal. At the  time from Ancient, Cyprus was an exceptionally fertile and productive. Even today large number of products were found in this region, such as various olive oils and wines, fine cuisine with a good quality. On the island over 1,800 different species of flowers that appear the open areas also grown, especially in spring.

The locals

Hospitality is very important in Cypriot culture. Here you can expect a warm welcome.

 

 

Weather

In summer it can be hot. Average temperatures in the coastal areas are all year around 25°c, but in July and September, temperatures can rise to over 30°C. A rental car with air conditioning is therefore recommended. With a rental car you can visit all the cities and enjoy the variety that is offered to you. Hotels and car rental companies provide you a great discount at here.  Please check rates on website before booking.
 

Local specialties

The list of delicacies is long. From hummus on Hallumi to paidakia (Lammkottletts), everything tastes good and freshly prepared. If you do not know the local cuisine, then you should order a Mese,  which means that you are served through a variety of dishes throughout the day.


The Stars

Aphrodite, the goddess of love and George Michael, whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou are probably the most famous Cypriots.

Specialty

In cuisine of Cyprus you can find Mediterranean flavour, yet there are also many influences from different cultures and regions. Especially the Greek and Turkish cuisine characterizes the methods for preparation of different foods. Thus, the Cypriots love grilled dishes in all variations, stews with savory ingredients and of course refining with fresh and dried herbs, which give the food  and it has their own flavor.