provide you with the necessary information so that you will
get there without spending all day driving around looking
for these incredible places. Your personal guide will also
do the driving for you so you can relax, take your mind off
the road, and enjoy the scenery; all in the comfort and convenience
of your own rent a car or taxi service.
Tavernas and nightclubs offer bouzouki music and folk dancing.
Most of the large hotels have dance floors; some also have
Food & Drink
The traditional meze (appetizers) is usually some of everything
that is available that day in the restaurant - as many as
30 dishes, starting with soup and salad; then such traditional
hot dishes as haloumi, mousaka, afelia, stifado, souvlaki,
sieftalia and calamari; ending with sweets.
Good but inexpensive wines accompany this lingering repast,
and as a finale, try a local brandy with a cup of Cypriot
Stores generally are open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30
to 5:30 p.m., except Wednesday and Saturday when they are
open only in the morning. In the summer, the afternoon hours
are 4 to 7. Specialties include handmade Lefkaritika lace,
silver and copperware, shoes and leather goods, and pottery.
Cyprus Archaeological Museum, Lefkosia.
Cypriot antiquities and art treasures from the Neolithic Age
to the early Byzantine period. Byzantine Museum and Art Gallery,
Lefkosia. Largest collection of 9th- through 18th-century
icons on the island. Kolossi Castle, Lemesos. Medieval military
architecture. Kourion. Site of an important city-kingdom whose
Greco-Roman amphitheater was built in the 2nd century B.C.
Twelve miles from Lemesos. St. Lazarus Church, Larnaka. One
of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture, built in
the 9th century and restored in the 17th century. Mosaics
of Pafos, Kato Pafos.
The 3rd-century mosaic floors, portraying scenes
from mythology, are considered the finest in the eastern Mediterranean.
Kykko Monastery, Troodos' mountains. The country's most famous
monastery was founded in 1100 and dedicated to the Virgin
Mary. Assinou Church, Troodos' mountains. Frescoes of the
12th century and later periods are the finest Byzantine murals
on the island. Panayia Chrysopolitissa Church, Pafos. Built
in the 13th century; contains St. Paul's Pillar.