Jul 27

CYPRUS – A DESTINATION OF CLASS

How can you describe Cyprus – the birth place of the Goddess of Love in a few words? A first try would sound like this: a luxury place in an exotic setting filled with ancient history, where you get after a short flight, with 5-star hotels, paradisaical beaches, appetizing dishes and wonderful people. Cyprus – a Mediterranean treasure coast. Cyprus delights the tourists with its dream beaches, luxurious locations and plenty of interesting activities. The island has all the makings of an exotic destination at affordable prices.

But let’s see what we can do in Cyprus for starters!

The ultimate luxury spa and relaxing.

Most of the Cyprus hotels offer a wide range of spa treatments designed to remove stress, tone the body and rejuvenate the spirit. From massage sessions of 30 minutes which relaxes your tired feet after a day out or a complete body care session, including exfoliation, Swedish massage, hydrotherapy, you can get all the services that can cross your mind. Couples can get together for facial or body treatment or massage. And for a romantic evening, the couples can try hydrotherapy baths in order to get rid of stress. As a post-therapeutic advice: make sure you moisturize after spa sessions – drink a glass of water or a cup of herbal tea and do not expose yourself to the sun for several hours after the facial treatment; Cyprus is a Mediterranean country and the sun is very hot especially during summertime.

Charter Yacht

Charter yachts in Cyprus will turn your vacation into an unforgettable experience. You can easily rent a yacht from the operators offering this service in Limassol or Paphos; you can even organize parties on the yacht for family and friends while sailing off the coast of Cyprus. If you’re in search of romantic locations, starting from the old port of Limassol, you’ll find plenty of wonderful places to drop the anchor and take advantage of a glass of champagne watching the spectacular sunset, or enjoy a continental breakfast served on the deck, far from the shore. The yachts can be rented for longer periods (one week, for example), if you want the delight to last longer.

If you’re keen to see as many places as possible without halt, you could try a helicopter flight. If you’re not afraid of heights, go ahead and plan a flight during which you can admire the astounding views that cannot be seen otherwise, but up in the air. And if you want even more luxury, spoil yourself with a limo ride from the airport to the hotel. You will find a lot of providers, from limousine renting companies that will transfer from the airport to your hotel, to companies that offer touristic limousine tours throughout the country.

If what you have read above still has not convinced you to book a ticket for a holiday in Cyprus, we have other arguments: Cyprus has some of the most beautiful beaches, where you can spend a relaxing afternoon, reading the novel that you have been planning to start reading for quite a while. If you’re staying in a luxury hotel in Paphos, here are some beaches that you should try. Faros beach, dotted with limestone rocks is located in the north of the island and is a marvel in itself.  Little further, in the Gulf Kissonerga area, there it is a quiet beach bordered by banana plantations, where you can spend an afternoon of relaxation and calm. Going further up north, the Coral Bay area is famous for its sandy beaches. And if you’re tired of the hot sun during the day, at night after a romantic dinner at the hotel, you can go for a walk on the beach bathed in moonlight.

Cyprus is a place full of history, so during your vacation here, you can get acquainted with the culture of the place. Limassol hosts two castles, Kolossi Castle, which dates from the thirteenth century and Limassol Medieval Castle, in whose chapel Richard the Lion Heart got married in 1911. Visit the town of Paphos and admire the Roman architecture. In the western part of Kato Paphos impressive Roman mosaics were discovered in 1962, dating for more than 2000 years. Here, durinb the hot summer months, locals and tourists alike can attend participate in orchestra performances held at the Roman Odeon Theatre.

These are just some of the wonders and luxuries that a holiday in Cyprus can offer you. It can be an unforgettable experience if you choose a cozy hotel and activities to match.

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May 30

LARNACA, ONE OF THE BEST CHOICES OF A PERFECT HOLIDAY

For a dream holiday on the Mediterranean shore, Larnaca is one of the most attractive touristic destinations – a space that floats between sky and water, shrouded in mystery and legend, with an impressive history of over 6,000 years.

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The locals of the oldest settlement in Cyprus knew how to conserve their great legacy and ancient history especially in the old town area, and also managed to accelerate the process of industrialization and modernization of the urban center, becoming a resort as can be competitive among the most popular on the Mediterranean.

This presence of the country’s largest airport, Larnaca International Airport, only 6 km west of Larnaca, is more than welcome for tourists who can easily reach there. Whether you take a taxi or one of the buses that offer special tours, you arrive in town in about 15 minutes. The price difference is but one aspect to consider.

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This small Cypriot town can be covered entirely by foot, so seaside promenades are one of the most exquisite free pleasures. The main attraction in this corner of the earth has biblical resonances due to the Church of Saint Lazarus, an Orthodox monastery dating from the ninth century, receiving visits from many of those curious to see with their own eyes the legendary tomb of the biblical Lazarus character, the brother of the Virgin Mary.

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A true wonder of nature is the Salt Lake resort situated on the western side of the resort, which is the home of about 80 species of migratory birds. But the local stars are 10,000 flamingos that halt on the lake every year in January-February. In olden days, the lake was a real treasure for those who extracted salt from there for commercial purposes. Even today, when it has pretty much lost its economic importance, one can notice the salt layer of about 10 cm depth that remains when the lake dries in the hot summer months.

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Those who arrive at the Salt Lake surely make a stop Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque and nearby, where it is said that the adoptive mother of Mohammed, Umm Haram, is buried. On a strip of land washed by the Mediterranean, diving is considered among the most popular activities because of the Zenobia ferry tragedy, failed in the area in 1980, it is constantly exploited by diving clubs that offer lessons assisted by professional divers. A wreck now, the ship has perished at a depth of 42 meters, but its highest point rises to 18 meters underwater, so it is very easy to reach. Moreover, depending on the direction of the flight, when planes land on Larnaca Airport, the tourists can see the shadow of Zenobia above the water.

The area is not only dedicated to the beach lovers; keep in mind that the locals are great party lovers, they organize many festivals throughout the year. The annual Carnival in March, the Procession of Saint Lazarus in April, the Flood Festival in June are extraordinary opportunities for tourists who seek to identify with and experiment as many local traditions possible.

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Since Cypriots are famous for the great quality silverware and lace that they produce, nobody leaves this city without making even a visit to the Oro Fino Jewellry, a place where you can buy the latest and most sophisticated jewels made after Greek and Italian patterns and liberally decorated with various stones, from zirconium to even diamonds.

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But the city means much more, and its historical value is priceless. The Stavrovouni Monastery built in the 4th century, the statue of the famous philosopher Zeno of Citium, the Archaeological Museum Pierides – the oldest private museum in Cyprus -, the great mosque Djami Kebir, the Neolithic settlements Choirokoitia – who is believed to have been founded around the year 7000 before BC, and the ancient site of Kition are just some of the many sites you can visit and let yourself fascinated and awed.

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This destination must be visited at least once in a lifetime, for it is one of the most representative in the European history; you will definitely fall in love with the culture and traditions of a country so beautiful as Cyprus is. The warm weather, the smiling people, the unexpectedly tasty local food at affordable prices are the main strengths of the city, and the memories gathered here will last a lifetime.