Cyprus Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 44%, Cyprus has for the past generation been more akin to two separate nations than one, with the Turkish enclave securely to the north and the Cypriot to the south, separated by a strictly enforced border. However, in recent years, this political standoff between the governments is slowly beginning to change - to the enormous benefit of PlanetHoppers!, who can now cross fairly easily between the two and enjoy the best of both worlds. At the top of the list of Cyprus' offerings is Kolossi Castle, one of the world's most fascinating historic medieval castles. But don't make the mistake of thinking that one lonely castle is all that there is to explore, as the country also has a range of UNESCO-listed cultural sites that include the ancient enclaves of Paphos and Choirokoitia which provide a glimpse into the heart of ancient Mediterranean culture. Then, of course, after you've soaked up all the history that you can, you have a true smorgasbord of choices when it comes to finding a nice beach to kick back and relax on. Cyprus is a finely-tuned blend of cultures and politics that is quickly creeping up the list as a preferred travel destination.
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Imagine the days of the Crusades as you wander the halls of Cyprus' Kolossi Castle, one of the most strategically important strongholds in the Middle East during the Middle Ages. There are few places in the entire world that eng....
|Coordinates:||35 00 N, 33 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Greek, Turkish|
|Currency:||Euro (€ EUR)|
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- Location: Cyprus