Cypriot People

Cypriot people are well known for their hospitality, accompanied by authentic smiles and friendly faces. As you will quickly notice upon your arrival, Cypriots are very welcoming towards foreigners. The tradition of hospitality does have Greek roots, with Xenios Dias, the god Zeus being a patron god of strangers. However, whereas in modern Greece this tradition has mostly faded unless you are in rural areas, in Cyrpus it is still quite prominent. You will hear the words 'Kalosorisate' (which means, 'welcome') and 'Kopiaste' (which translates to 'come join us') ve...
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Paphos Town

Beautiful countryside, a cosmopolitan resort, historic sites as well as sporting activities, the Paphos Region has something for everyone at any time of the year. Whether you are a sunseeker, an explorer or someone looking for relaxing holiday with great scenery, there are so many reasons to visit this beautiful part of Cyprus. Paphos is one of the most important centres of ancient civilisation in the Mediterranean. The whole town of Paphos, which was the ancient capital of Cyprus, is included in the official UNESCO World Heritage list. Ancient temples, rock-cut tombs and R...
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Cyprus

A picturesque island where past meets present at every turn, with a strong culture and many traditions handed down through the ages. In ancient times Cyprus was the island of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and the principal centre of her worship. Euripides, in his work ‘Bacchae’, calls Cyprus the island of Aphrodite. Land of saints, painted churches, legends and miracle-working icons. Nowhere else can you see every style of Byzantine art in such a small area. Cyprus was the first country in the world to come under Christian administration when the Apostles Paul...
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Cyprus Climate

Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers from mid–May to mid–October, and mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. Summer is a season of high temperatures with cloudless skies, but the sea breeze creates a pleasant atmosphere in the coastal areas. Isolated thunder showers are possible mainly over the mountains during early afternoons. Winters are mild with rain and snow on Troodos Mountains (usually starting before Christmas). The island enjoys abundant sunshine, and even in D...
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Driving rules & regulations

With minimal public transport available, hiring a car is one of the best ways to get out and explore the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. However, every country has their own set of driving rules, so make sure you’re up to date with the rules of the road before you set off. Driving on the left: Traffic in Cyprus is left-hand traffic and if you’re not used to driving in the left-hand side of the road, it is very easy to get used to, and once you are in traffic everything will feel natural after a few minutes. The only time that you should be very attentive i...
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