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Last updated : Nov 2009
Cyprus Travel Guide
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Cyprus is an island located in the eastern Mediterranean. The landscape varies between wonderful and rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rocky hills and forest-covered mountains.

The Troodos Mountains in the centre of the island rise to almost 1950m (6400ft) and provide good skiing in the winter.

Nicosia (Lefkosia), the capital of Cyprus, is located at the heart of the Messaoria Plain. The old city has many quaint and ancient shops and boutiques. Nicosia District extends westwards into the vine-covered Troodos Mountains, where the magnificent forests and valleys feature hill resorts such as Kakopetria and Byzantine churches in Galata.

Limassol (Lemesos) is the island’s main port and centre of the wine industry in Cyprus. During September the town has a wine festival, during which wine and food are served free.

Cyprus is becoming established as a winter destination with both Platres and Kakopetria conveniently placed for the skiing season on Mount Olympus.

The local dishes include kebabs (lamb or other meat skewered and roasted over a charcoal fire) and dolmas (vine leaves stuffed with minced meat and rice).
Useful travel links
Official Tourist Board of Cyprus tourism website for Cyprus