Cyprus – East Meets West

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cyprus east meets westThere is an island that floats on the European Mediterranean, still points longingly towards the shore of Turkey, Lebanon and Syria. Yes, it’s Cyprus, kaleidoscopically blend western and eastern cultural and geographic influences. It is a small island, although long coveted by mainland Turkey and Greece. The character of Cyprus is undoubtedly beguiling.

If you have heard wild stories from memorable Agia Napa, you probably imagine Cyprus to be an island of fun and sin. The island of Aphrodite, as you can read in tourist brochures, has entered the European Union only as a half. What does it mean? Yes, you can have fun and sinful vacation, so this country confirms the stereotype. Someone would say that Cyprus is overrun by developers who brought great wealth to the country, others will say those people have sold the soul of the country. No matter which claims are true, if you visit tourist centres such as Agia Napa, Limasol (Lemesos) or Pafos, you’ll get an impression you are in a sunny suburb of Essex, but if  you are more adventurous and you explore areas outside of the cities, you will discover the different Cyprus. Karpas Peninsula offers beautiful golden beaches, Akamas Peninsula is know for its small villages. If you want to enhale the citrus grove scent, take a walk through Girne (Kyrenia), Troodos and the northern coast. Morfou is a must-visit for nature lovers, while those looking for a little bit of history, there are lovely medieval castles with astonishing island views and sunsets. If you come to Cyprus in springtime, make sure you have good walking shoes to wander through the island covered by wildflowers. Don’t forget a swimsuit and sunscreen and your traveling experience will be memorable. Holiday apartment rentals opportunities in Cyprus are diverse, you will surely find something for yourself and your family.

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