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Путеводитель по Кипру из серии Eyewitness commute most sensible 10 (на английском языке). В данном издании представлено все самое интересное, что ждет вас на острове Кипр. Из путеводителя вы узнаете 10 самых знаменитых мест Кипра, главные достропримечательности столицы Кипра Никосии и самых крупных городов - Лимассола, Ларнаки и др., 10 самых известных музеев, пляжей, самые посещаемые детские аттракционы, национальные кипрские блюда, которые обязательно стоит попробовать, наиболее популярные кафе и рестораны, бары и пабы, магазины и рынки крупнейших городов, и т.п. В брошюре такжепредставлена карта острова, примерные программы отдыха на Кипре, а также основная информация, с которой необходимо ознакомиться каждому туристу перед посещением Кипра.

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A replica of the Kyrenia Ship, the original of which is in Kyrenia Castle, has pride of place. d Kryou Nerou 14 • Open displays of village and cere­ monial costumes, prints, tools and household objects and furniture. There are also several finds here from ancient sites. d Ippokratous 17 • Map F3 • Open 10am–4:30pm Tue–Sun • Free Arts % Municipal Centre, Nicosia An exciting and ever-changing schedule of exhibitions by contemporary Cypriot and international painters is on display here. It is a refreshing change from Classical sculpture and Byzantine icons and frescoes that dominates so much of the island d Apostolou Varnava 14 • Map Q2 • Open 10am–3pm, 5–11pm Tue–Sat, 10am–4pm Sun • Dis.

But it was its proximity to the Religion Suez Canal and the advent Christianity gained an of the British that gave it early foothold in Cyprus and an importance out of all most Greek Cypriots are proportion to its size. devoutly Orthodox. Turkish Today, the island sits at the Cypriots in the North follow hub of a trade web that an easy-going form of spans western and eastern Islam that doesn’t seem Europe, the Middle East to preclude alcohol. and the Arabian Gulf. Orthodox priest £ 30 For more about the history of Cyprus See pp28–9 & Agriculture From Roman times aque- of Worship * Places Orthodox places of worhsip range from tiny stone chapels with Byzantine frescoes to ostentatious modern churches.

It is said to house a fragment of the Holy Cross, and its monks, who keep strict vows, are renowned icon painters. No women are allowed to enter (see p70). Agios Irakleidos Convent @ An air of age-old mystery hovers over this oldest of monasteries, founded in AD 400 in honour of Irakleidos. He welcomed St Paul and St Barnabas to Cyprus, who brought with them Christianity, and he thus became the first Bishop of Tamassos. His bones are displayed in an ornate silver reliquary. It is now run by nuns (see p66).

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