Cyprus attracts tourists from all over the world thanks to its luxurious resorts and ideal beaches. More than 45 of them are considered the best beaches in Europe. But how much more interesting and surprising this island is fraught with! We have collected 8 little-known facts about Cyprus that will be of interest to you. And after traveling to Cyprus, you can replenish this list yourself.
1. Cyprus – a true island of love
Legend has it that the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite is a Cypriot. She came out of the sea foam off the coast of the Cypriot city of Paphos.
2. Cyprus – today the only place outside of England where the wedding of the English king took place
It was the wedding of King Richard the Lionheart and Princess Berengaria of Navarre. It took place in the St. George Chapel of Limassol on May 12, 1191.
3. Cyprus has the richest art collection of the Byzantine era Continue reading
The mysterious small island has a mild Mediterranean climate, so the swimming season here lasts 7 months. There is even more time to sunbathe in the sun, and you can get acquainted with many historical secrets all year round. Where is the best place to relax in Cyprus and which resort to choose for the full experience? Useful tips below.
Family holidays on the island
Frequent guests of the island are family tourists who are attracted by a wide selection of apartments and high quality services in resorts of all star levels. In addition to the warm climate, the proximity of the resorts to the airports also encourages the trip.
Water parks are located near major tourist cities: Ayia Napa – Water World, in Limassol – Fasouri Watermania, in Paphos – Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. There are entertainment centers, botanical gardens, an ice rink and various museums.
Sandy beaches, where it is better to relax in Cyprus with a child, in most cases have the Blue Flag mark and a safe entrance to the sea. The best of them are in Protaras and Ayia Napa. In Larnaca, the coastal zone is less picturesque, but also suitable for hanging out with kids. Continue reading
The editors of The Telegraph English edition analyzed the search queries of tourists around the world and compiled a list of the most desirable destinations for holidays in 2017. From charming Chile to passionate Spain, beautiful Canada and the fabulous beaches of Bermuda, experts have chosen the 5 best places that are worth a visit.
The information that we will share today will be an excellent occasion to buy a last-minute tour and turn your vacation into an entertaining adventure. We are interested in what you choose: a paradise for absolute relaxation or an active, informative and sometimes extreme pastime.
When planning tours to Spain, take a few days to explore the sights of this city. The palaces and gardens of the Alhambra, created during the reign of the Nasrid dynasty, with each visit seem more and more interesting. The number of secrets hidden in this architectural and park ensemble is truly endless. Continue reading
Noisy Barcelona, colorful Seville – the most famous cities in Spain, massively attracting tourists. But in addition to the most popular holiday destinations, in this country there are a number of real pearls that only avid travel lovers know about. All cities in Spain are distinctive: those that experienced their heyday during the Renaissance, are significantly different from those that for many centuries were ruled by the Moors or Visigoths. Visiting these unique places, tourists find a new, hitherto unknown Spain.
Located in central Spain, Salamanca owes its breathtaking beauty to the sandstone buildings that are mined in a nearby quarry. At sunset, the rays of the sun illuminate the buildings, so Salamanca is also called the “golden city”.
There are also many students, because in 1218 an educational institution was founded here, one of the best in Europe. The town has many old historic buildings, including the Cartagena Cathedral of the 12th century and the castle of Casa de las Conchas, built in the 15th century and decorated with shells. A visit to Salamanca usually begins with Plaza Major, where students gather for communication and good time. Continue reading
What do we know about Paris? The Eiffel Tower, the scents of French perfumes, the romantic Seine, the edible legs of frogs in a delicious sauce, the majestic Arc de Triomphe … And you can really go on forever! In this article I propose to get acquainted with the most interesting places in Paris, which will leave in the soul irrefutable evidence that there is a place for magic in life. And then translate what you read into reality!
Paris is similar at the same time to the beautiful Esmeralda and the ugly Hunchback. Like her, Paris is also flirtatious, beautiful, radiates uncontrollable energy and is full of mysteries, but, next to this magnificence, the same feelings slip as when looking at the notorious Hunchback from Notre Dame: I want to turn away, not to notice its flaws – trashy outskirts, or gloomy gateways. First tip: try not to spoil your impression of the city … better plunge into the melodious sounds of street music, enjoy a glass of French wine and allow yourself to drown in the bright colors of Paris. Continue reading