Travelling according the island of Cyprus.
Cyprus – this is bright sun, the tender turquoise sea. And also white sandy beaches and whole legend of the fairy-tale island. By which the once walked a Gods. By the magnitude of Cyprus, the third island in the Mediterranean Sea. Its length is 240 km and a width of 100 km. The its nearest neighbors of the Republic of Cyprus are Egypt, Turkey and Syria.
On the island is located a large mountain massif. Abounding with thick forests, mountain rivers. And also with olive groves and vineyards. Nature of Cyprus is multifaceted and diverse. Being at the top of Mount Olympos, you can see the snowy peaks of the Troodos mountains. And at the very bottom, foaming waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
The climate in Cyprus is very favorable. Here warm and wet winters with hot and dry summer. The best time to visit this heavenly place – it is from late April to early November.
Attractions in Cyprus is not less than the stones on the coast. Starting with the capital of country Nicosia and ending grave of Lazarus. Journey through Nicosia diversifies yours time reconduction on the island. Here are many architectural of monuments and antiquities. The main religion in the country is Christianity. On the island there are Orthodox churches.
The island has all the conditions for water sports. Including diving and snorkeling.
Local cuisine is very the diverse and is saturated. It is dominated by seafood, including squid, shrimp, octopus, etc. Is many Greek and of Turkish dishes for every taste. Kitchen is multinational. And besides Cypriot culinary of masterpieces, offered an extensive menu on the most refined tastes.
The best beaches in Cyprus – Ayia Napa and Protaras. One of the most scenic – Nissi Beach, with an island off the coast and with white sand. Also well known and popular Gritty gulf. “Lady’s Mile”, the longest beach on the island. Located to the west of Limassol and is very popular among local residents.
On the east of Limassol is the second popular beach, “the Gubernatorial”. Where usually held all beach parties. And between Limassol and Paphos is situated famous beach of Aphrodite. Place of birth of the goddess of love. The beach is small, pebble. On season he regularly is filled with lots of tourists.
The most popular beaches in Larnaca – McKenzie is, Finikoudes. Many hotels in Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos is provided beach equipment free of charge. But in Protaras and Ayia Napa this option – a rare exception.
Kitchen and restaurants of Cyprus.
The island is mainly Greek the cuisine. Differs from its continental variants more active use of seafood. In addition, on based Cypriot cuisine – meat and vegetable dishes. And the major “culinary landmark ” of the island serves as a meze. Set lunch, including a 20-30 dishes.
Feed dishes meze starting with appetizers, salads and vegetables. And the ends meat dishes. And the in every taverna, a set of these dishes is diverse.
Particularly noteworthy dishes from famous Cypriot cheese “feta” and “halloumi”. And also, green walnuts in syrup. Should not be forgotten about the Cypriot wines, spirits and liqueurs. Beer lovers can recommend the foamy drink two local brands – “Kaeo” and “Carlsberg”.
In hotels and restaurants is usually included by 10% maintenance fee. Therefore, in Cyprus tipping is optional . But trifle is always accepted with gratitude.