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Cyprus: Enjoyment And Grandeur Entwined

Aug 29, 2007
Europe has always been one of the top destinations when it comes to getting a grand vacation. Places like Rome, France, London, and Venice are some of the popular destinations. But many have found that the islands of the Mediterranean, especially Cyprus, are perhaps even better.

For a bit of well-deserved R and R (rest and recreation) Cyprus offers incomparable choices from its rich history and taste in food, to the beautiful land and seascapes. Starting off with the temperate climate Cyprus offers during the summer months where everyone can enjoy and have fun under the sun. Cyprus is also known for romantic spots like the birthplace of Aphrodite and the first conversion of St. Paul to Christianity, a cool holiday destination indeed to be shared with the whole family.

Cyprus offers a rich history carrying abundant hallmarks of ancient civilizations, diving destinations showcasing shipwrecks and fortresses built hastily by Kings. Cleopatra found Cyprus to be irresistible and we can see it even in these modern times.

The rich taste of Cyprus can be experienced in every restaurant serving enormous varieties of cuisines showcasing high standards. Traditional meze is served accompanied by delicious varieties of dips for the meat dishes. There are also Chinese restaurants, fish tavernas and dancing is often on the menu along with the local food and wine. There are burger bars, all spread along the seafront keeping the children happy. Cyprus discos are also the best offering rock and roll until the early hours if you have a thing for head banging.

Paphos in the summer months display perfect weather for water sports with the sea a shade of bright turquoise. You can also avail of other water sports such as sailing and diving in the area. Be sure to visit the infamous harbor and historic fort, the House of Dionysos, the Theatre of ancient Odeon, the Tombs of the Kings and the 5-domed Byzantine church of "Agia Paraskevi".

Nicosia, the capital, has the Cyprus Archaeological Museum, the Laiki Gytonia, Famagusta Gate (Pvli Ammochostou) and the Cyprus Handicraft Center.

If the noise bothers you during your stay, how about staying in a quiet island in the village of Pissouri located on the hilltop overlooking the beach. During winter, coming from the beach, you can be on the ski slopes in the Troodos Mountains in an hour.

Cyprus is an island wonder that offers something for everyone. Visit it today.
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