Cyprus is a small country with a long history and a rich culture. It is not surprising that UNESCO included the Pafos antiquities, Choirokoitia and ten of the Byzantine period churches of Troodos in its list of World Heritage Sites. The aim of this publication is to help visitors discover the cultural heritage of Cyprus.
CYPRUS IN OUR HEARTS – Cyprus is the third largest island of the Mediterranean at the south-eastern corner of the European Union and is situated at the cultural, lingual and historic crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. It is an island rich in history and tradition. Its name was established by Homer’s time as it
The special relationships that Cyprus maintained with Venice and Italian cities have been marked by contrasting phases that show a consolidation of reports throughout the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The first known links go back to the Byzantine period, when the Emperor Manuel Comnenus gives to the Venetians the right to trade and settle
Aphrodite, the Cypriot Goddess Cyprus has always been considered as the Island of Aphrodite and no other place in the world can boast of being the birthplace of the goddess of love. In the 8th century b.C. Homer mentions Aphrodite as Kypris and Golden Aphrodite. Myths connected with Aphrodite, such as those concerning Aphrodite and
Cyprus enjoys an enviable worldwide sun and sea holiday destination with yearround sunshine, blue skies and warm waters. However, this fascinating island has much more to offer. Away from the tourist areas, the Cyprus countryside has a diverse wealth of its own with traditional villages, vineyards and wineries, tiny fresco-painted churches, remote forests. Enjoy a
Whether a Grown-up Kid or just a kid Cyprus has all those ‘ingredients’ that comprise a beautiful and exciting fairy tale or an adventurous and fascinating time-capsule ride through 10,000 years of history and Civilization!Step into a medieval castle and learn about the royal wedding that took place there hundreds of years ago! Walk into
The Travellers Handbook is intended to offer the Holidaymaker and visitor valuable information about
the island, in order to get the most out of their stay in
This Handbook is designed to assist to the planning of
a trip to Cyprus and to offer information, that will make
one’s stay a most pleasant and enjoyable one.
MAY YOUR VISIT IN CYPRUS BE
A MEMORABLE ONE