Republic of Cyprus
Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti (Turkish)
Blue Lagoon - Old Town of Nicosia - Kleftiko - Hala Sultan Tekke - Mountain Village Lefkara - Aphrodite’s Rock - Lake Larnaka - Akamas Peninsula - Paphos Tombs of the Kings - Nissi Beach
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Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located in the Eastern Mediterranean south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and southeast of Greece.
Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite, is a small island with a long glorious history and a rich culture that makes it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean.
The island offers an exciting mix in culture, traditions and lifestyle. You can discover Byzantine churches of which UNESCO has included nine of them in their list. Visit pine cedar forests and winemaking villages where you can sample the traditional wine of the Gods. Cypriots have been cultivating wine since 6000 years. The Troodos Mountains, which offers relief from the heat in the summer are in the winter months a very popular skiing resort.
Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites relating to the cult of Aphrodite, ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-tiled villas. Visit the Akamas National Park with an area of 230 square kilometers and its spectacular environment. It is rich in variety of fauna and crucial for the diversity of wildlife.