Lonely Planet Cyprus (Travel Guide)
Josephine Quintero, Matthew Charles
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Lonely Planet Cyprus is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip a Cypriot coffee while gazing out at Kyrenia's Old Harbour, hike the lush, diverse trails of Troodos, or marvel at colorful Roman floor mosaics; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cyprus and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Cyprus Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, politics, landscapes, and wildlife
- Over 36 local maps
- Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
- Coverage of Kyrenia, Pafos, Troodos Massif, Lefkosia, Famagusta, the Karpas Peninsula, Larnaka, Lemesos, Omodos, Lara Beach, Vouni, Petra tou Romiou, Choirokoitia, north Nicosia, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cyprus, our most comprehensive guide to Cyprus, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Josephine Quintero, and Matthew Charles.
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NATIONAL PARKS & RESERVES The upgrading of natural areas to national-park status has steadily increased. The declared list of parks includes Akamas National Forest Park, Pafos region; Troödos National Park, declared in 1992; Cape Greco (Click here) and the Peninsula Bay, east of Agia Napa; Athalassa National Forest Park, west of Lefkosia; Polemidia National Forest Park, near Lemesos; Rizoelia National Forest Park, near Larnaka; and Tripylos Natural Reserve, east of Pafos, which includes the
THE CATS A wonderful and bizarre story lies behind the name of this place. The monastery (8am-2pm & 3-6.30pm) and its original little church were founded in AD 327 by the first Byzantine governor of Cyprus, Kalokeros, and patronised by St Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. At the time the Akrotiri Peninsula, and indeed the whole of Cyprus, was in the grip of a severe drought and was overrun with poisonous snakes, so building a monastery was fraught with practical difficulties. A large
colours, particularly during the hotter months and around the summit. Traditional buildingsNOTABLE BUILDINGS The village has some wonderful examples of traditional stone buildings, now mostly held (and still used) by the municipality. As you walk around the streets look out for examples like the police station (built by the British) near the CTO office, the old gymnasium (now the Platres Hospital) 600m south of the village centre, the two-storey community council offices, and the well-kept
part of the museum is the former kitchen of the tekke, the centre of the hierarchical order in which the dervishes lived and moved from ‘interns’ to achieving dervish status. Each new intern would have to prove himself worthy by taking on the role of a kitchen servant for several years; at meal times, he would stand in the corner silently, watching out for subtle signals indicating the dervishes’ needs. Lifting a piece of bread indicated that the dervish was thirsty and more water was needed.
the backdrop of the abbey and its stunning arches. During June and July, discover the historic castles of the North, before heading to the coast and cooling off at Kyrenia’s sandy beaches. In September and October strong winds send you skyward as you paraglide from the heights of the Pentadaktylos mountains, with their unforgettable views of the coast. Best Places to Eat »Kyrenia Tavern (Click here) »Anı (Click here) »Kybele (Click here) »Stone Arch (Click here) »No.14 (Click here)