Cyprus Currency

Cyprus euro coins feature three separate designs for the three series of coins. Cyprus has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004, and is a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union. It has completed the third stage of the EMU and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2008. The official public contest for the design of the Cypriot euro coins, which ended on 14 October 2005, defined what the required motifs of the respective coins should encompass. • 1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent: The mouflon, the most characteristic sp...
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Cypriot People

During your time in Cyprus, you will learn the true meaning of hospitality. The visitors to the Island are most impressed by the hospitality of the Cypriot people as they are not only warm-hearted and welcoming but also very generous. Coffee houses are amongst the places where the visitors may experience traditional hospitality. It’s not surprising that one of the most well-known expressions is “A single cup of coffee is remembered with respect for forty years”. In fact, the relationship between the coffee and the hospitality is rather an old one; &ldqu...
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Paphos Town

After 1974, there was rapid economic activity in all fields especially in tourism in the Kato Paphos area. The government invested heavily in irrigation dams and water distribution works, road infrastructure and the building of Paphos International Airport, the second international airport in Cyprus. In the 1980s Kato Paphos received most of the investment, 1990s Coral Bay Resort was further developed and in 2000s the Aphrodite hills resort was developed. Today Paphos, with a population of about 47,300 (end of 2001), is a popular sea and a fast developing tourist resort, ...
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Cyprus

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean (after the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia) and the world's 81st largest. It measures 240 kilometers long from end to end and 100 km wide at its widest point, with 75 km to the north. Other neighboring territories include Syria and Lebanon to the east (105 km and 108 km, respectively), Israel 200 km to the southeast, Egypt 380 km to the south, and Greece to the west-northwest: 280 km to the small Dodecanese island of Kastellorizo 400 km to Rhodes and 800 km to the Greek mainland. The physical relief of the isla...
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Cyprus Climate

Cyprus may only be the third largest island in the Mediterranean, but it is certainly the hottest and sunniest. With an average 326 sunshine days each year for the island as a whole, this truly is a paradise for everyone seeking that sun loving style. The year starts about half-way through what can be called the rainy season, which lasts from November until early March. Winters in Cyprus are short and mild with snow being a virtually unknown phenomenon in the coastal regions. Spring starts early, with temperatures beginning to rise noticeably towards the end of February. ...
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