Europe and the Mediterranean

Cyprus

Kýpros in Greek; Kıbrıs in Turkish

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Directions

BY AIR

  • Larnaca Airport (the main one in the country)
  • Paphos Airport
  • Ercan Airport

BY SEA

  • The main ports in Cyprus are Larnaca and Limassol, both on the south coast.

BY LAND

  • Intercity bus service between major towns and villages.

Currency

euro

Where to sleep

Tourist office

To visit

Sights

  • Orthodox Christian Churches of Troodos, declared World Heritage by UNESCO
  • Convents of Agios Minas and Stavrovouni, in Larnaca
  • Convents of Chrissorogiatissa, in Paphos, and Kykkos and Panagia tou Sinti, in Troodos
  • Omeriye Mosk, in Nicosia

Museums

  • Leventis Municipal Museum, in Nicosia (archaeological and ethnographic): http://www.leventismuseum.org.cy/
  • Avgorou Ethnographic Museum, near Ayia Napa: tel. (+357) 23 923 340
  • Mosaics of Paphos: tel. (+357) 26 306 217
  • Archaeological site of Amatous, in Limassol
  • Cyprus Wine Museum, in Limassol: http://www.cypruswinemuseum.com/

Also…

  • Cyprus has tour major cities, all of great interest: Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos and Larnaca
  • There are several cultural routes, mostly related to the religious heritage 

Do not forget

  • Cypriot hospitality is legendary, according to the country’s tourist advertising
  • In Cyprus you will find a rich natural heritage: coastline and delightful beaches, mountains of over 2000 m, hiking trails, etc.
  • The cultural heritage is very valuable: cities, towns and, above all an impressive religious heritage, with churches, monasteries, etc.
  • Goddess Aphrodite was born in Cyprus, according to Greek mythology
  • Cypriot cuisine is basically Mediterranean, and combines olive oil with oriental spices

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Ramon Llull quotations

 
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Messages about Ramon Llull

 
Ramon Llull spoke Catalan, Occitan, French, Arabic and Latin and promoted the learning of languages.
 

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