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CYPRUS TRAVEL GUIDE:
A History Of Cyprus And Understanding The Culture
A Peek at Cyprus
Cyprus The Island Of Beauty And Contrast
North Cyprus - Kyrenia and Famagusta

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A Peek at Cyprus   by Sam Thompson

The significance of some things in life can not be put into words. They form a part of our everyday life and are a part of our daily existence. Our home is one such important aspect that nurtures our roots and makes us a better human being. It provides us shelter, comfort and solace and makes our lives more comfortable and complete. When we are away from our home town, we are always eager to get back. We are keen to meet with our friends and relations with whom we share memories of by gone days. In a similar way, being away from our very own nest makes us feel as if we have parted from our roots. It is always hard to compromise on one's comfort. But if your vacation spot happens to be decked up with living accommodation exactly similar to your home, there is nothing like it. Cyprus happens to be one such lucrative tourist destinations where you need not give second thoughts about maintaining your own unique lifestyle. In Cyprus you will never need to compromise the cozy comfort of your home while enjoying your vacation. The homes available for rent vary from single rooms to five-six bedroom villas ad the price range also varies on the basis of amenities provided. Most Cyprus villa has a private swimming pool and spa attached. This not only enhances the appeal of the bungalow itself but would refresh you from stress every time. The city has a unique glory of its own. Its history, rich cultural heritage further manifests it.
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Enjoy the glorious national cuisine when visiting of great Cyprus restaurants available. The nation has a fusion of various Mediterranean flavours which will delight all tastes.

Most villas in Cyprus are located at a serenade location that would let you get a glimpse of the rich flora and fauna of the city. The Cypriot fruit delicious wine and birds simply add to its charm. The Cyprus climate is conducive to all. As the bright sunlight beams in the azure sky, it simply spices up the mood of the dwellers. The Coral Bay happens to be the most renowned natural beaches that adorn the city. Villas and hotels located at the lap of the beach simply offer the best location to the tourists.
Roman Ruins, Salamis, North Cyprus, Europe
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Apart from providing accommodation facilities to the visitors, Cyprus Villa authorities provide additional services like car hire services, city tour and more. The villa authorities have special gift offers for couples on honeymoon. Every honeymoon couple is greeted with a welcome note and gift champagnes are presented as a token of appreciation. Apart from that, free car hiring services coupled with accommodation at a discounted rate are also provided to newly wed couples in certain cases. Hospitality is the very essence of Cyprus culture. While you pay your first visit to he villas the warmth of the dwellers would immediately make you feel at home. Their friendly ambience would definitely make your holidays a delightful experience. Cyprus Villas would leave an impression in your mind that you would like to cherish for long. Your vacation would remain as a precious dream that you would always like to cherish in your solitude


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North Cyprus - Kyrenia and Famagusta

Fort, Boats and Harbour, Kyrenia, North Cyprus, Mediterranean, EuropeUp in the north of Cyprus there are some wonderful holiday attractions.  Kyrenia and Famagusta are both definite musts for a visit and are ideal locations, offering much for the single traveler, couples or for the entire family.  The atmosphere of Kyrenia is British-orientated with many restaurants and bars to enjoy.

Both Northern Cyprus cities offer wonderful sights.  In Kyrenia you will find the Kyrenia Harbour, which is an old-fashioned harbour overlooking the sea.  The sea front is very attractive with whitewashed buildings and brightly coloured boats.  Above the harbour is the Byzantine Castle - a massive and well-preserved structure and an interesting site to explore. 

Famagusta is a little different.  More Levantine in nature, Famagusta gives visitors a look into the ancient past of Cyprus.  The town has many historical sites to visit, plenty of shops selling traditional wares, and also quiet beaches for relaxing and sunbathing.

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A History Of Cyprus And Understanding The Culture

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If you are planning a holiday in Cyprus then it can be well worth finding out about some of Cyprus's history first. This can make your visit much more interesting and help you understand and appreciate the culture and way of life. Read on for a brief history of Cyprus.
 
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The History of Cyprus is certainly a very interesting one. Cyprus is one of the most popular tourist destinations within the Mediterranean. It is the third largest island within the Mediterranean and it started off as a former British Colony. Whilst over 2 million tourists flock there each year, hardly anybody knows the true history behind the country. By understanding the history it allows you to appreciate the way of life and the culture of Cyprus a whole lot more.

How Cyprus Has Evolved
Cyprus has always been a country full of love and war. According to a myth, the goddess Aphrodite was born within the country and she represented beauty and love. If you think of the word "Aphrodisiac" you will see that it closely matches the goddesses name and it is thought that was where the word actually came from.

Aphrodite is actually the reason why so many couples now flock to the island. They believe that the island is one of the most romantic of them all and it is a particular favourite when it comes to wedding destinations. The myth is that if you get married in Cyprus you will have a happy and everlasting marriage. Of course whether that is true or not remains to be seen but there is no denying that the setting is very romantic.

It has only been in the last twenty years that evidence has been found regarding ancient Cyprus and what might have gone on. According to research and finding, the earliest people to be in Cyprus were known as "Aetokremnos" and they lived mainly on the islands south coast. That was roughly in the year 10,000 BC. At the same sort of time there were findings that have suggested that there were two quite short lived populations on the east and the west coasts of the island too. However not much is known about the two or how they died out.

The most interesting thing about Cyprusís history is that there seems to be a gap between the ancient population and the more settled population in 8200 BC. It is a mystery what happened to them and it is something that archaeologists would love to find out.

Generally the history of Cyprus involves people capturing the island, purchasing the island and fighting over the island. In 1192 "Guy of Lusignan" a French knight, purchased the island because he had recently lost his own kingdom to the Templars.

It wasnít until 1960 that Cyprus actually gained independent status. By this time there were two main populations living happily on the island and they were the Greeks and the Turks. The Cyprus flag was developed in the same year and it represents two olive branches under a picture of the island and that is to symbolise peace. Before the independence of the island it was packed full of violence and war.

However the peace did not last long and there was a Turkish invasion of the island in the 1970ís. They were not happy living side by side with the Greeks and so they took the law into their own hands.

These days however Cyprus is a much more peaceful country. The days of war are long over and the culture and the history of Cyprus is now celebrated by its local people. The history is definitely an interesting one and it is worth knowing if you are planning on moving to the country.

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By Mark Dale - www.cyprusinfo.net - An interesting article on the climate in Cyprus

 

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