Cyprus - leisure , attractions , weather , food , tours , photos , map
Travels / / April 05, 2016
mysterious Cyprus among Mediterranean islands takes 3rd place, with an area of 9250 square meters.kilometers.Cyprus is considered one of the most popular holiday destinations.The ethnic composition is diverse, but the main its inhabitants have become Greeks - 78% and the Turks - 18%.The island is divided into 2 areas, the southern part belongs to the Greek nation, the northern - respectively, the Turkish people.According to recent data, only Cyprus is home to about 840 000 people.
Traditionally in the country speak Turkish and Greek, but most people speak also English.Until the beginning of 2008 the national currency was considered the Cyprus Pound currency, but on the European Commission's decision has been made the transition to the euro.According to religious beliefs Greek Cypriots - Orthodox Christians, Turks as Muslims.
Cyprus - the capital and largest city in the valley
Mesaoria, in the most remote places of Cyprus is its capital - the city of Nicosia - the most populous and largest on the island.Here there are about 180 000 inhabitants.Like all state, Nicosia is divided into two parts: Greek and Turkish."Green Line" separating the Republic - proof.To date, the capital - the largest financial and cultural center of the island with a developed infrastructure.In the city the main focus of power and the main religious centers.
Nicosia will open important historical moments for you;the old town, where there are famous historical monuments, architectural structures, is one of the oldest cities in the world.It is surrounded by stone walls, erected in the days of the Venetians.
largest city and a preferred destination for holidays in Cyprus are Limassol, Paphos, Larnaca, Protaras, Ayia Napa.
Cyprus - rest and attractions
Cyprus - a truly unique place, so alluring tourists with its mystery and extraordinary beauty.Golden beaches, azure sea, magnificent scenery, a chance to touch the ancient civilization, a wonderful kitchen will not leave anyone indifferent.The island - a real jewel of the Mediterranean, shrouded in the mystery of ancient legends!
beach vacation and sightseeing opportunities are most fascinated travelers.The beaches here are renowned for their environmental friendliness, most of them awarded the Blue Flag.All conditions have been created for devotees of active pastime, and for people who prefer a quiet and carefree relax away from the hustle and bustle, immerse yourself in the paradise world of pleasure and relaxation.
spectrum of entertainment in Cyprus wide: active water recreation (diving, surfing, water skiing), the unforgettable horseback riding, mountain biking surroundings.There are places where young people gather to have fun from the heart to the rhythm of rousing music and twinkling lights.Or maybe you prefer to enjoy hiking to local attractions?All in your hands, dream and choose.
The island has many great places to visit that everyone should: ancient monuments, pilgrimage sites, various museums and much more.
capital offers its visitors an extensive list of attractions. Phaneromeni - Greek Library, Church of St. Sophia, the Archbishop's Palace, Mosque Omeriye, Famagustskie Gate - one of the most visited places Tripiotis church built in the 17th century by Archbishop Germanos II.
Resort Paphos is a rich cultural heritage.According to legend, here converge lonely hearts.Paphos - without a doubt the place where you can relax body and soul, taste the magical silence, through which break the soothing sounds of nature.In the center of the resort is a fortress, and not far from him spread out the Troodos mountains covered with fresh pine forests and vineyards.And on the beach created the ideal conditions for a holiday with children.In addition, your child will be delighted to visit Paphos aquarium tayaschego the beauty of the sea depths.
Larnaca visitors the opportunity to visit the Church of St. Lazarus.It was his great Messiah Iysus Christ resurrected after 3 days after death.
Cyprus - weather (climate)
to the island is typical Mediterranean climate with rainy, wet winters and hot, cloudless summers.The summer period begins with the end of spring and ends in October.Even in autumn you can splash around in the warm sea and sunbathing.
Daytime temperatures on hot summer days will rise to high numbers in the shade and 30 degrees, but a light sea breeze softens the atmosphere.At night, the air is usually cools down to 16-18 degrees.
During the winter months the temperature above zero in Cyprus +10 18 oz., And only in a remote mountainous area can drop to +5 0 degrees.The weather in winter is very capricious and changeable - a bright cloudless sky at any time filled tuchkami, bringing with it long rains.
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Cyprus - cuisine
Respect Cypriots to their culture and traditions and is expressed on the culinary field.Kitchen - is part of history and culture, this is the case, in which people invest a part of themselves, their soul.Cypriot cuisine is famous for an abundance, diversity.Aromas of dishes will haunt you at every step.No one can resist the alluring smell.
Mesa - traditional food - consists of 30 different types of cuisine, ranging from simple at first glance, appetizers, salads and ending with more complex dishes which include meat and fish.You do not know what to order?Book a meze, and will bring you a lot of different plates, meats.Let you do not mind a large number of goodies - they will be fed in small portions.Variety - fat plus kitchen.
moussaka, stuffed vine leaves, halluomi - feta cheese, dolmades - stuffed grape leaves, kolokasiya - a dish of sweet potato, olive sauce, octopus in red wine, meat and fish croquettes and much more is included in the range of meze.From the abundance of sweet dizzy, is not it?
be pleasantly surprised by a large selection of dishes prepared by Greek recipes: taramosalata - roe seasoning, whipped potatoes, herbs and lemon juice;talaturi - the original yogurt with cucumbers;horyatiki of vegetables, cheese, olives and spices.
For dessert Cypriot chefs will offer you the best fruits, the famous donuts with honey syrup, Dactyl, Galaktoboureko (layer cake), and orange pie, prepared on the basis of semolina.
Cyprus - Interesting Facts
Cyprus is shrouded in mystery and legends of ancient civilizations, harmoniously intertwined with a dash of modernity, and some facts about the island will seem quite interesting.
1. For several hundred years, residents of large cities organize an annual carnival in honor of Dionysus - the god of wine.
2. Cypriots believe that the "Five Fingers" ridge appeared after a giant by the name of Digenes leaned his hand on the ground.There is even a whole legend dedicated to the evil giant.
3. Wine poured on Cyprus carnival for free.
4. Cyprus taxis do not hand delivery.Even if the trip costs $ 10, and you gave $ 100 note, you can not count on the $ 90.Although some "generous" tourist taxi drivers make exceptions.
Cyprus - visa
Russian citizen can apply for a visa to the island for a simplified procedure, ie online.It is available guest, tourist and transit visas.Holders of a Schengen visa type C have the right to enter the country without any problems, with the only condition - it must be valid.
To obtain a visa must submit online form on the website of the Embassy.The request is considered within 3 working days, competently and correctly decorated profile is approved, and the future of the tourist visa is sent to Pro-with the number that you want to show at the airport to get a stamp."Shelf life" of such a visa is 3 months from the date of receipt and gives the right for one journey only.Cost of visa - 3000 rubles.
Cyprus Embassy in Moscow
Phone: (495) 744-2944, 744-2934, fax: (495) 744-2945, 744-2935