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Contents The Author

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Lemesos & the South Coast

Getting Started

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Itineraries

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Snapshot

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History

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The Culture

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Environment

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Food & Drink

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LEMESOS History Orientation Information Dangers & Annoyances Sights & Activities Lemesos for Children Tours Festivals & Events Sleeping Eating Drinking Entertainment Shopping Getting There & Away Getting Around AROUND LEMESOS Beaches Ancient Amathous Episkopi Ancient Kourion Sanctuary of Apollon Ylatis Kolossi Castle Akrotiri Peninsula

The Republic of Cyprus 55 Lefkosia (South Nicosia) History Orientation Information Dangers & Annoyances Sights & Activities Walking Tour Lefkosia for Children Tours Festivals & Events Sleeping Eating Drinking Entertainment Shopping Getting There & Away Getting Around AROUND LEFKOSIA Ancient Tamassos Monastery of Agios Irakleidios Agios Mamas Church at Agios Sozomenos Maheras Monastery Mesaoria Villages

56 57 57 59 61 61 66 67 68 68 68 69 72 73 74 74 76 76 76 77 78 78 78

Troödos Massif CENTRAL TROÖDOS Troödos Platres Around Platres MARATHASA VALLEY Pedoulas Kalopanayiotis Around Kalopanayiotis SOLEA VALLEY Kakopetria Around Kakopetria PITSYLIA Agros Stavros tou Agiasmati Panagia tou Araka

Pafos & the West PAFOS Orientation Information Sights

80 82 82 82 82 84 84 85 86 87 87 88 89 90 90 90 91 91 91 93 94 94 96 96 96

98 99 100 103 106 107 108 108 110 111 111 112 113 114 115 115

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Activities Pafos for Children Tours Festivals & Events Sleeping Eating Drinking Entertainment Getting There & Away Getting Around AROUND PAFOS Coral Bay Adonis Falls Akamas Heights Akamas Peninsula Polis TYLLIRIA Pomos & Pahyammos Kokkina (Erenköy) Kato Pyrgos Stavros tis Psokas Kampos Western Troödos

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Larnaka & the East

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LARNAKA History Orientation Information Sights & Activities Larnaka for Children Tours Festivals & Events Sleeping Eating Drinking Entertainment Shopping Getting There & Away Getting Around AROUND LARNAKA Beaches Hala Sultan Tekkesi Larnaka Salt Lake Kiti Chapelle Royale Stavrovouni Monastery Choirokoitia Lefkara AGIA NAPA Orientation Information Sights & Activities Tours

142 142 142 144 144 146 146 146 146 147 148 148 149 149 150 150 150 150 151 151 151 151 152 152 161 161 161 162 164

Sleeping Eating Drinking Entertainment Getting There & Away Getting Around AROUND AGIA NAPA Cape Greco Paralimni Deryneia Dekelia Sovereign Base Area The Kokkinohoria Pyla Protaras & Pernera

164 164 165 165 165 166 166 166 166 167 168 168 168 169

Northern Cyprus North Nicosia (Lefkoşa)

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History Orientation Information Dangers & Annoyances Sights & Activities Walking Tour North Nicosia for Children Sleeping Eating Entertainment Shopping Getting There & Away Getting Around

Kyrenia (Girne) & the North Coast

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KYRENIA (GIRNE) History Orientation Information Sights Activities Kyrenia for Children Sleeping Eating Drinking & Entertainment Shopping Getting There & Away Getting Around THE NORTH COAST Bellapais (Beylerbeyi) St Hilarion Castle

185 185 185 186 187 189 189 189 190 191 192 192 192 192 193 196

Buffavento Castle Kyrenia to Kaplıca (Davlos) Alevkaya Herbarium Lapta (Lapithos) Koruçam (Kormakitis) Peninsula THE NORTHWEST Morfou (Güzelyurt) Gemikonaği (Karavostasi) Lefke (Lefka) Ancient Soloi Ancient Vouni

196 197 197 198 198 199 200 201 201 202 202

Famagusta (Mağusa) & the Karpas (Kırpaşa) Peninsula 203 FAMAGUSTA (MAĞUSA) History Orientation Information Sights & Activities Festivals & Events Sleeping Eating Drinking Getting There & Away Getting Around AROUND FAMAGUSTA Ancient Salamis Church of Apostolos Varnavas Necropolis of Salamis Ancient Enkomi (Alasia) Icon Museum of İskele Boğaz (Bogazi) KARPAS (KIRPAŞA) PENINSULA Kantara Castle Yenierenköy (Yiallousa) Sipahi (Agia Triada) Dipkarpaz (Rizokarpaso) Agios Filon & Afendrika Monastery of Apostolos Andreas Zafer Burnu (Cape Apostolos Andreas)

Directory Accommodation Activities Business Hours Children Climate Charts

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Customs Dangers & Annoyances Disabled Travellers Discount Cards Embassies & Consulates Festivals & Events Food Gay & Lesbian Travellers Holidays Insurance Internet Access Legal Matters Maps Money Photography & Video Post Shopping Solo Travellers Telephone Time Tourist Information Visas Women Travellers

224 224 225 225 225 226 227 227 227 227 227 228 228 228 230 230 231 231 231 232 232 233 233

Transport

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GETTING THERE & AWAY Entering the Country Air Sea GETTING AROUND Bicycle Bus Car & Motorcycle Hitching Local Transport Tours

Health

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BEFORE YOU GO Insurance Recommended Vaccinations Internet Resources IN TRANSIT Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Jet Lag IN CYPRUS

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Availability & Cost of Health Care Traveller’s Diarrhoea Environmental Hazards Travelling with Children Women’s Health Sexual Health

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Language

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Glossary

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Behind the Scenes

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Index

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World Time Zones

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Map Legend

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Regional Map Contents

Kyrenia (Girne) & the North Coast pp186-7

Famagusta (Maÿusa) p205 & the Karpas (Kirpaša) Peninsula p215

North Nicosia (Lefkoša) p173

Troödos Massif p99 Pafos & the West p117

Lefkosia (South Nicosia) p58 Larnaka & the East p141

Lemesos & the South Coast p81

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98 PAFOS 118 Orientation 118 Information 118 Sights 120 & the South Coast 80 Pafos & the West 116 Lefkosia (South Nicosia) CENTRAL T...

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