By Robin Gauldie
No matter what your price range, the "Top 10" advisor to Cyprus takes you instantly to the simplest shorelines, bars, and historic points of interest. With dozens of most sensible ten lists and 1000s of tantalising photos, you'll by no means be caught for activities in your journey. supplying insider wisdom and designated maps, this simple consultant is a needs to for a memorable journey.
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D Map D5 • Open 10am–1pm, 2–4pm daily (until 7pm in summer) • Free Village & Inia Folk Art Museum Basket-weaving was once a universal skill in Cypriot villages but is now a vanishing art. This museum displays the marvels For more museums and galleries See pp32–3 produced by skilled weavers – not only baskets but trays, wall decorations, containers and even fish traps. d Psathomouseion, Inia Kato Akourdalia Folk Art Museum * A charmingly eccentric collection of heirlooms, old photographs, farm tools, maps and pieces contributed by local people.
The saints Paul and Barnabas converted Sergius Paulus, the Roman governor of Cyprus, to Christianity in AD 45. Era $ Byzantine From AD 330 Cyprus was ruled by Constantinople. Earthquakes destroyed coastal cities in the 4th century, but otherwise it was a period of peace. From the mid-7th century the island was devastated by Arab pirates who were not defeated by Emperor Nicephoros Phocas until 965. 28 Richard the Lionheart Lusignans % The Richard the Lionheart of England seized Cyprus from the Byzantines in 1191 and sold it to the Knights Templar, who in turn sold it to Guy de Lusignan, exiled King of Jerusalem.
With several sunny tavernas and cafés to choose from, it’s a good place to pause for refreshment, particularly after visiting the nearby Neolithic settlement at Chirokitia or the Agios Minas Monastery, both of which are nearby (see p74). Vavla 38 # Kalavassos This lively village, with great views of the mountains, is centred around a lavishly decorated church. Kalavassos is also an ideal base for exploring the Stone Age tombs at nearby Tenta (see p31), and for walks, cycle rides and horse riding in the surrounding countryside (see p74).
Top 10 Cyprus (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides) by Robin Gauldie