Greece’s iconic landmarks will be managed under a singular brand, called “Monuments and Museums of Greece.” In addition, all Greek museum and tourists sites will comply with unified standards.
Autumn is a very important season of the year on Cyprus. It is the time of the olive and other harvests. As in most other Mediterranean countries, the olive plays a significant role in the lives of the people here on the Island, as does the harvest season in general. And, while olives are but one small part of the worldly diet, they are an important one.
Travel writers always talk about Cyprus as if the Island is some kind of Las Vegas, or Miami Beach, mindless romp through shallow vacation bliss. Well, I suppose it can be that too, if the visitor wants it to be. But, for most travelers, Cyprus can be a little treasure filled jewelry box, or even a lush, artsy craft market – a very large one at that. Here in Cyprus, we’re out of our gourds over arts and crafts, let me explain.
Cyprus enjoys an enviable worldwide reputation as a sun and sea holiday destination. Sunshine year-round, azure skies, tepid waters, the Island is a legendary paradise. But, away from the tourist areas, the Cyprus countryside has a diverse wealth of its own, the traditional villages, vineyards and wineries not so many touristy websites inform us about. Those tiny fresco- painted churches, remote monasteries, and cool shady forests you’ve yet to discover.
I often asked myself, like most people in Cyprus I think, why we drive on the left side of the road here? Legend has it, this left hand driving rule came from none other than the Knight Crusaders could more easily grab their swords with their right hand, so they rode on the left? Okay, it makes little sense to me too, but read on.
Cyprus, this beautiful Island of immeasurable historic and aesthetic value. Kipro to the Greeks, Kibris to the Turkish, by whatever name this ancient paradise is called, its name is a sirens song.