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CYPRUS HISTORY
In the Mediterranean, Cyprus is the third largest island in terms of area. There are many rumours as to where the name "Cyprus" originates from. One rumour is that it was derived from the name Kinyras, the daughter the famous King of Cyprus. Another one is that it was derived from the henna blossom, but the most common rumour is that it originates from Cuprum, Latin for copper, as there is an abundance of mines in the northwestern region.

Cyprus has a land area spanning 9251 square kilometres and is on the east of the Mediterranean. It`s only 70 km from Turkey, 110 km away from Syria and 420 km from Egypt. North Cyprus is around one-third of the area of the entire island. The North of the island is inhabited by Turkish Cypriots and the South by Greek Cypriots. The population of North Cyprus is around 200 thousand. Nicosia is the capital city of the North and other main cities include Kyrenia (Girne), Famagusta (Gazi-magusa), Morphou (Guzelyurt) and Trikomo (Yeni Iskele). Five Finger Mountain Ranges stretches all along the coastline in the North of the island and is rich in term of flora and fauna.

The Range has also got tall pine and cypress forests. At an altitude of 1017 meters, Selvilitepe is the highest point of the mountain range. The Mountain Range is named after a hill in the heart of the island, which looks like 5 fingers of a man. The North of the island has numerous rivers that fill up and rise with the rainfall. Kanl_dere being the most famous of these as it splits Nicosia. more...

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CYPRUS CULTURE
Travels into Greece and Cyprus of the 19th and 20th Centuries Greece and Cypriot paintings on show organised by the Embassy of Greece and Nicosia Munipality in cooperation with Alpha Gallery. The works in a current Nicosia exhibition provide a fascinating window onto Greece and Cyprus artistic genius of the last two centuries. Showing at Famagusta Gate until April 2, the show features over 100 works by acclaimed Greek and Cypriot artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. It has been organised by the Embassy of Greece and Nicosia Munipality in cooperation with Alpha Gallery.

The exhibition aims to show visitors the artistic routes taken by the featured neo-Hellenic artists. The works reflect the art the time as well as the personal style of each painter, the organisers said. According to art historian and critic Katerina Schoina, the 19th century was a particularly significant time for Greek painters:" Artists turned to the familiarity of post-Byzantine and folkcentred art, starting in Munich where the majority studied, coming into contact with the academic Neo-classical influence there." Many of these painters went on the be considered the great Hellenic artists of their time and influenced the next generation not only through their work but also through many of them going on to teach at the prestigious Athens School of Fine Art. more...

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CAR HIRE
Driving in Cyprus is most advisable as regular transport service is not available to all remote areas where many places of interest are to be found. Fairly good surfaced roads complying with international traffic requirements link the towns and the various villages. Four lane motorways connect the capital, Lefkosia(Nicosia) with the coastal towns of Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos, Agia Napa.

Minor roads and forest roads are still largely unsurfaced but in good to fair condition .Appropriate care should be taken when using these roads, especially during wet weather. Visitors wishing to bring their car to Cyprus can do so , for a period up to 3 month provided the car has a valid registration licence of it is country of origin. The period may be extended accordingly, provided the person is considered a visitor by the Department of Customs &Excise. more...

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NICOSIA
Nicosia , known locally as Lefkosia , is the capital and largest city of both Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Located on the River Pedieos and situated almost in the centre of the island, it is the seat of government as well as the main business centre.

Nicosia is the capital of the Nicosia District. Nicosia is designated a Beta World City - by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network.more...

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KYRENIA
Girne is the Tourism capital of Northern Cyprus and is probably one of the loveliest locations anywhere in the Mediterranean. With it is horseshoe shaped harbour dominated by Girne Castle and antique warehouses , which have become cafes, restaurants, and bars. The atmosphere is magical.

The backdrop to the town is the Five Finger Mountain range peaked, just behind the town, by Richard ten Lionheart s St.Hilarion Castle The harbour is the main focal point of the town. Join the locales in an early evening stroll past the multi-coloured fishing boats and yachts. Then settle down in one of the cafes and watch the world go by.more...

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FAMAGUSTA
Dating back 2500 years in history, Famagusta port is one of the most important historical ports in the Mediterranean for the Levant history. Eastern Mediterranean University is the biggest university in North Cyprus and can be found in Famagusta. Having a population of 40,000 people including students, Famagusta is the second largest city in the North and is believed to have been founded in the fifth century BC.

In the 7th century, Salamis, being the most important city in Cyprus and the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean, was set ablaze and destroyed by Arab raiders. The inhabitants of Salamis fled and migrated to Famagusta and therefore expanded the city. Famagusta was later transformed into one of the richest cities in Christendom in the late 13th century, when a second human flood took place and Christian refugees inhabited the city after the failure of Acre in Palestine during the Crusaders. Genoesen seized the city in 1372 and were followed in 1489 by the Venetians. It later fell to the Turks in 1571 after a one year siege.more...

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LARNACA
Larnaca (officially Larnaka since1996) retains little tangible evidence of its eventful history, and today presents a somewhat uneasy combination of commercial port, yacht marina and second-division tourist centre, most popular with Scandinavian and Arab visitors.
Gone is the romantic town depicted in eighteenth-century engravings, with only furnace like summer heat, an adjacent (often dry) salt lake and palm trees imparting a nostalgic Levantine touch. more...

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PAFOS
Pafos distric, is the westernmost city of Cyprus According to tradition, Nea Pafos (Kato Pafos), was founded by the Trojan War hero Agapenor in 1184 B.C. Archaeological excavations have , to date, not unearthed anything prior than the 4th Century B.C., and for this reason it has been formulated that Pafos(Paphos) was actually founded by Nicocles King of Pafos. During the Hellenistic period (332-58 B.C.). Pafos was the main naval and military base of the Ptolemies and experienced great financial growth. more...

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LIMASSOL
Limassol's main claim to fame is that England's Richard the Lionheart was shipwrecked here and married his fiancee Berengaria in the town. The knights Hospitaller developed Limassol as a trading post based on export of the Commandaria wine, which came from the vineyards surrounding Kolossi. However , it was only in the 19th century that its major asset, the deep-water port began to be appreciated and the town became a significant commercial centre.

In recent years Limassol has seen huge tourist development along the wide and noisy approach road on a stretch of coast without good beaches. It is a modern town but doesn't lack atmosphere and has good shopping , nightlife and restaurants. The carnival in spring and the wine festival in early September are particularly lively times. The sights of Limassol are best explored on foot. The main historical sight is the castle and medieval museum. There are also a couple of mosques with distinctive minarets, serving as reminders of a time when Limassol had a Turkish quarter . the main shopping area is around Agiou Andreou Street. more...




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