Ideal Summer Vacations - Cyprus
A wide choice of Mediterranean holiday islands await tourists considering a summer holiday, and with over two million holidaymakers a year, Cyprus
will be the holiday island of choice for many of them.
Cyprus is the third largest of the Mediterranean group. The island is favoured not only for the great weather, but also her exciting history.
Historically, Cyprus has one of the most intriguing pasts of most Mediterranean countries. This historic past is in many ways still very evident in the
architect and sites. The historic intermingling of Egyptians and Byzantine cultures provides a unique mix hard to find anywhere else. Signs and relics
of the various conquerors who set foot in Cyprus at one time or another still remain today.
One of the most interesting and must-see historic relics is the prehistoric settlement of Choirokoitia. This Neolithic settlement is viewed as one of the
most important of its kind in Europe and possibly the world.
Choirokoitia is believed to have been occupied from the 7th to 4th century B.C. This site has much to offer now and in the future, as not all of it has as
yet been dug.
So bountiful is the historic remains that UNESCO has listed quite a few on its World Heritage List. Ten of these includes Cyprus famed painted
churches. These churches in the Troodos Mountain range are from the Byzantine Empire. They are noted for their colorful murals. The simpler, more
rustic ones are known for their architecture. Of the more decorated churches, St John Lampadistis is still being used as a church today.
Like other Mediterranean destinations, Cyprus has the allure of all big cities. Unlike major tourist towns, the island is without the crime and much of the
bustle. In fact the area is known to have one of the lowest crime rates in the world. There is a variety of nightlife for all age groups and interests, so
you will always find something to keep you entertained.
Sun lovers cannot ask for more than 320 days of heavenly sunshine and a good amount of Cyprus flight