Cyprus: The instructions for use, part II
Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean and undoubtedly the most enchanting, is reputed to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. Cyprus is an island of legends with a rich and dramatic history, dating back thousands of years. In Cyprus the sun seems to shine all year round; even in winter when the temperatures drop, the skies are blue and cloudless and the air pleasantly warm. In summer, when temperatures soar, visitors can escape to the cooler, forested slopes of the Troodos Mountains or simply cool down in the crystal clear waters that surround the shores. Fascinating evidence of the past 3000 years has survived in Cyprus, much of it along the south coast that stretches from Paphos to Larnaca. The island is also littered with churches, monasteries and other impressive religious buildings, of historical significance. Cyprus offers her visitors a wealth of activities, in the most beautiful surroundings.