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Cyprus: The things you need to know

Cyprus: The things you need to know
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Cyprus is an amazing destination for a lot of travelers. Incredible views, a warm climate, and clean sandy beaches are a small part of the things that attract foreigners. In any chance, you have not been to Cyprus before here are some things you need to know.

Location

Cyprus is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea .It is located about 80km (50 mi) south of the coast of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and east of Greece. The island is shared by the Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus (a country recognized only by Turkey).

Square: 9.251 km²

Population: 1.22 million

The capital city: Nicosia (Lefkosia).

The largest cities: Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta, Paphos, Morphou, and Kyrenia.

Currency: Euro (€)

Language: Greek and Turkish (official), the most popular foreign languages: English, Russian, French, and German

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Climate

Summer: Long dry (from mid-May to mid-Okt)
High temperatures with cloudless skies, but the sea breeze creates a pleasant atmosphere in the coastal areas.

Temp: range between 38° C and 27° C.

Sea Temperatures: range between 27° C and 22° C.

Winter: mild (from Dec to Feb)
Winters are mild with rain and snow in the Troodos Mountains.

Temp: range between 5° C and 0° C.

Cypriot cuisine

The nutrition of Cypriot cuisine is influenced by the Mediterranean diet. There are a few key factors that influence the unique combination of tastes and ingredients.

The climate is a factor that helps many fruits and vegetables to grow as well as the olive oil which gives the health. Cypriots use fresh and local ingredients for the food they serve.

You can find also different kinds of Cuisines that come from the East and give you the chance of trying different flavors that you may haven’t before.

Generally, Cypriots prefer to have long-lasting lunches and late dinners. Due to this fact, some restaurants are not opened until 7 p.m.


A shortlist of the most popular Cypriot traditional meals: Halloumi, Tarhana, Sheftalies, Koupepia, Souvlakia.

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Winter and summer tourism

The quality of your time-spending in Cyprus doesn`t depend on the time of the year as the weather is always good. Cyprus offers loads of excursions, extreme activities, and wandering places.

Winter

Winter vacation in Cyprus offers you a big variety of events, excursions, and activities. Here are some activities, about what to do in winter:

  • hiking ( the high time, due to the temperature);
  • have an excursion (for ex.: Paphos, Nicosia, rural villages…)
  • boat trips;
  • wandering;
  • skiing ( the best place is mount Troodos)

Summer

The best time to visit Cyprus in Summer is mid-June or mid-August due to the extremely high temperature and humidity. You can do such types of activities as:

  • scuba diving in Larnaca;
  • exploring the Akamas Peninsula;
  • swimming in the Adonis baths and waterfalls;
  • having an excursion ( Kurion, Paphos..).

Find more about the most entertaining and gripping vocation in Cyprus in our blog.

The best resorts (2022)

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Grecian Bay Hotel
(Ayia Napa)

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Nissiblu Beach Resort
(Ayia Napa)

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Constantinou Bros Asimina
Suites Hotel (Paphos)

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Alexander The Great
Beach Hotel (Paphos)

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Almyra
(Paphos)

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GrandResort
(Agios Tychon)

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Elysium Hotel
(Paphos)

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Capo Bay Hotel
(Protaras)

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Elexus Hotel & Resort
& Spa (Kyrenia)

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Grecian Park Hotel
(Protaras)

5 interesting facts about Cyprus

  • Cyprus is one the oldest wine produsing place in the world.
  • Cyprus officially has the cleanest and safties cities in Europe.
  • Cyprys is the only place, where cheese Halloumi can be produced.
  • The oldest perfumes were founded in Cyprus.
  • The Goddess of love Aphrodite was born near the Paphos, Cyprus.

Airports

  Larnaca international airport (the biggest)

  Less than 5km outside of the coastal city Larnaca

  Paphos International Airport

  6.5 km southeast of the city of Paphos, Cyprus

Available transport

Public transport compared to using both options: buses and taxis.

Taxi: Base fare – €3.42, Price per km – €0.73

Bus: 1 Euro- one way, 2 Euro- daily

(Children under 12, Cypriot soldiers, students for free)

You can also rent a car. The cheapest rental fee is €5 per day. Nevertheless, be careful due to the left-sighted traffic.

Friendly tips: Even if buses are the cheapest option, the most convenient way to travel is by car. But you can not get used to the particular traffic system. We highly recommend you choose a transfer. It will save you time, help you avoid stress and unexpected situations. You can easily plan your vacation with AtoB Transfer and choose the most suitable option from a wide variety of cars and facilities. Book our transfer service and forget about worries!

You can also find more about the historical attractions, top places to visit, and other interesting facts about Cyprus in our blog!

Posted by AtoB • August 12, 2022
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