Lonely Planet Cyprus (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Cyprus (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Josephine Quintero

Language: English

Pages: 280

ISBN: 1742207561

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Cyprus is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike in the beautiful Troodos Mountains, enjoy delicious mezze at a chic cafe in Kyrenia harbour, or explore fascinating Roman ruins in Pafos; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cyprus and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Cyprus Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, wildlife, arts
  • Over 30 maps
  • Covers Lemosos, Troodos Mountains, Pafos, Larnaka, Lefkosia, Nocisia, Kyrenia and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cyprus, our most comprehensive guide to Cyprus, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Josephine Quintero and Jessica Lee.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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service friendly. oAnnabelleHOTEL ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; %2693 8333; www.annabelle.com.cy; Posidonos; r low-high incl breakfast €180-230; paWs) A fabulous Kato Pafos hotel with luxurious rooms, some with private pools (oh, the decadence). The large hotel pool snakes through the site and the deck chairs that sit on the pool’s edge are shaded by lofty palm trees. There are several restaurants and bars, plus a spa and yoga classes. Families can also enjoy excellent children’s facilities. At the

impression in the mid-20th century: Lawrence Durrell, writing in 1952 in Bitter Lemons of Cyprus, noted upon arrival in Lemesos that ‘we berthed towards sunrise in a gloomy and featureless roadstead, before a town whose desolate silhouette suggested that of a tin-mining village in the Andes’. Lemesos grew up quickly following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, replacing Famagusta (Mağusa) as the nation’s main port. It also needed to expand to keep up with the Republic’s growing tourist

here for more idiosyncratic gift shops, boutiques and similar. Municipal MarketFOOD & DRINK ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; Georgiou Gennadiou; h6am-3pm Mon-Sat) The restored municipal market, full of fresh produce, is a must-visit for self-caterers and is also an excellent source of foodie-style souvenirs such as local honey, nuts and scrumptious Cypriot sweets. It’s housed in a lovely old stone structure first built in 1917. Cyprus Handicrafts CentreSOUVENIRS ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; Themidos 25;

traditional Cypriot food, such as pulses, seasonal vegetables and stewed meat dishes. The growing internationalism of Cyprus has also equated to a rise in more sophisticated and ethnic cuisine. Note that many restaurants in Nicosia close for a couple of weeks in August for the annual holidays. AUTHENTIC CYPRIOT CUISINE If you want to dine on authentic Cypriot cuisine, seek a taverna that displays a Vakhis sign (though, at the time of writing, there are only around eight in the whole

a rejuvenating massage at the Büyük Hammam and a leisurely lunch at one of the excellent restaurants (or a quick bite at an irresistible kebab stand). Continue to evocative Famagusta with its Venetian walls, looming and ruined Gothic buildings and Cyprus’ best-preserved Lusignan monument, the magnificent Lala Mustafa Paşa mosque. From here take a drive to the most beautiful part of the island, the Karpas (Kırpaşa) Peninsula. Enjoy the beaches and stay overnight in one of the rustically charming

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