The people of the the island are known for being the world’s friendliest and most hospitable people. Cypriots are always welcoming and happy to help you with a smile on their faces saying 'hosgeldiniz' , 'kalosorite' or 'welcome' as the offical language of the island which are Turkish, Greek and English.
Cypriot food is world famous – 'Hellim' in Turkish, 'Halloumi' in Greek, 'Kofte' in Turkish, 'Koftedes' in Greek, 'Dolma' in Turkish and 'Dolmades' in Greek and 'Kebap' are only some of the Cypriot dishes. You can also taste the local sweet red wine 'Commandaria' or 'Ouzo'.'Cypriot Coffe' served with a glass of water is also traditional,but why with a glass of water on the side? Don't forget to ask your guide the reason on your visit and do not leave the island without having a cup of Cypriot coffee.
Cyprus has a unique history and culture as many civilizations had passed thru decades. Byzantine, Lusignan, Venetian, Ottoman and English are some of these civilizations.
Where ever you go on the island you come up with the name of Godess Aphrodite(Venus). The legend is that the goddess of love once had rose from the waters of Aphrodite's Rock in Paphos. For the best experience, drive there to take in the breathtaking scenery and have a swim like many people do. It is said that once Walt Disney production of 'Snow White and 7 Dwarfs' had inspired from the Castle of St. Hilarion which is located on Kyrenia Mountains when he wrote his book. Leonordo da Vinci never came to Cyprus but he had ordered a table cloth from Lefkara village. They made a special design and named it after him. If you ever go to the Cathedral in Milan you can see the lacework of lefkaridi being exhibited there. William Shakespeare had inspired from the Othello Tower and its history. He wrote his play which has the same name 'Othello'. Lawrence Durell came to Cyprus and stayed in Bellapais village( Kyrenia) in 1953 and wrote his book 'The Bitter Lemons of Cyprus'.
If you have been to Cyprus I am sure you know all about these but if you have not been yet why don't you hop on a plane and come to Cyprus so I can show you these places and tell you more about the legends, history and culture of CYPRUS......