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Cyprus nightlife caters to lively tourist trade. Trendy discos & sophisticated nightclubs. Ample opportunity to dine & dance under the stars; & plenty of local atmosphere and fun.

Cyprus' major resorts have bars & restaurants of every category. At larger hotels in Cyprus, cuisine tends to have 'international flavour' although authentic local dish Cypriot 'Good Buys' include handmade lace, woven curtains & table cloths, silks, basket work, pottery, silverware & leather goods.

Jewellery is art which has been practised on island since Mycenean period; craftsmen working in contemporary & traditional styles produce some very fine pieces. Silver spoons & forks traditional symbol of Cypriot hospitality. Lefkaritika lace famous throughout world. Other products include simple baskets, leather goods & pottery.

Imported goods sell at competitive prices, including cameras, perfume, porcelain, crystal, & English fabrics. Shirts made to measure or ready to wear found at very low prices.

All over island, restaurants offering genuine Cypriot food. Charcoal-grilled meat very popular, as is fresh seafood. One of best ways of enjoying Cypriot food is by ordering mezze (snacks), large selection of different local dishes.

Fresh fruit plentiful and cheap, & very sweet desserts such as baklava widely available.



Paphos
The island's most popular holiday resort situated about two hours' drive from Nicosia. It has a rather touristy "strip" of souvenir kiosks, banks, clothes shops and restaurants but it does also have a pretty harbour guarded by a small castle. It's well worth the climb up to the roof for excellent views of the port and town. The Paphos hotels are the most well-know in Cyprus.

Larnaca
Site of Cyprus's main airport, the town has become the centre of considerable tourist growth, some of it less than appealing. Larnaka In morning, visit St. Lazarus Church, Pierides Museum and Kition. Lunch at Palm Tree Promenade. In afternoon, visit Lefkara village famous for local lace & silverware, & Choirokoitia Neolithic settlement.

Also Angeloktisti Church at Kiti village in Larnaka District.

Nicosia
The capital city - through which runs the Green Line that divides north and south - is a place of great character circled by old city walls and criss-crossed by twisting, teeming streets.

Nicosia: In morning, visit Cyprus Museum, Agios Ioannis Cathedral, Byzantine & Folk Art Museums & Famagusta Gate area. Lunch at Laiki Geitonia. In afternoon, visit Leventis Municipal Museum, & take walk in pedestrian shopping area.

Fikardou in Nicosia District. Whole village declared ancient monument in order to preserve 18thC houses.

Limassol
Kolossi Castle, Kourion ancient site & Sanctuary of Apollo. In afternoon, visit Medieval Museum and ancient site of Amathous. Omodos - quaint village famous for winemaking.

troodos village


Troodos Mountains: Visit Asinou Church at Nikitari village, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church at Kakopetria village & stop for lunch at Platres. In afternoon, visit Trooditissa or Kykkos Monastery. Explore picturesque villages in area.

Georgios Church at Sotira, Agia Napa Monastery and spend your afternoon swimming at crystal clear waters of Agia Napa & Paralimni. Explore rugged coast of Cape Greko.






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