Cyprus

By Sanjana Katwala

April 28, 2015

period 6

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Geography

  • island
  • south of Turkey and Greece
  • about 3,572 square miles
  • Kyrenia Moutnain is along the northern coast and the Troodos is toward the middle of the southwest
  • Mesaoria Plains up north, below the Kyrenia

Climate/Weather

  • best time to visit= November-February, it isn't hot
  • temperatures up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • some snow in the Troodos-about 40 inches of rain per year
  • mild wind in the Mesaoria Plains with 12-16 inches of rain each year
  • hot, sunny and dry
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Culture

  • Greek Orthodox, Muslim
  • languages- Greek, Turkish, and English


HOLIDAYS

  • New Years-fireworks and fun parties. They eat a special cake for good blessings
  • 25 March-Greek National Day-parade
  • 1 October: Independence Day of Greece
  • 29 October-Turkish National Day-parade
  • Christmas-christmas carols, parties. family time, special fruit cake

Food-Grilled Houllami Cheese

Grilled Houllami Cheese recipe by Bobby Flay

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound chunk Halloumi

  • 2 tablespoons picked oregano leaves

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 grilled lemon, juiced

  • Pita bread, grilled

Directions

Brush the cheese with olive oil and place onto a medium hot grill for 2 minutes on each side.

When done, remove and slice into 1/2-inch pieces.

Sprinkle with oregano. Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over the cheese.

Serve with grilled pita bread or a salad

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Transportation/Lodging


Your trip

  • flight, roundtrip per person is $2,205 from chicago to Paphos

  • check in may 4th and check out may 8th

  • Almyra Hotel

    2 rooms for 2 guests

  • $151

  • rated 4.5 stars

  • family friendly, luxury, elegant Almyra hotel near the city of Paphos, which is the number 1 tourst destination in Cyprus

  • Air Conditioning, Lounge, non smoking, Fitness center, Free parking, Free Breakfast, a restarant, room service, pool, a spa, and FREE WIFI


Most popular cities

  1. Paphos

  2. Limassol

  3. Protaras

  4. Nicosia

  5. Ayia Napa


Things to do…

  • kato paphos archaeological park tour

  • dive in the coral bay

  • Kykkos Monastery

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Tourist Sights

FUN FACTS


  • The play Othello by William Shakespeare takes place here
  • The shores are believed in Greek mythology to be where Aphrodite was born
  • Commandaria, a popular drink made specially in Cyprus is from 800 BC

Cites

"Cyprus." Every Culture. Advameg, 2015. Web. 2 May 2015. <http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Cyprus.html>.

"Dive Cites." Coral Bay Divers. Coral Bay Divers, 2015. Web. 2 May 2015. <http://www.coralbaydivers.com/divesites.php>.

Flay, Bobby. "Grilled Houllami Cheese." Food Network. Television Food Network G.P., 2015. Web. 2 May 2015. <http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/grilled-halloumi-cheese-recipe.>.

"Important Dates and Festivals in Cyprus." My Destination. My Destination, 2015. Web. 2 May 2015. <html://www.mydestination.com/cyprus/usefulinfo/6177973/important-days-and-festivals-in-cyprus>.

"Information About Cyprus." Webpath. Queen's University Belfast, 2008. Web. 2 May 2015. <http://webpath.follettsoftware.com/resource/viewurl?encodedUrl=keZ8pL8j9gKBTdMZILLCosXSMuthzdtezI3Ladx_YeY&version=1&appsignature=Destiny&appversion=12.0.3.0+%2812_0_RC3%29>.

"Paphos Archaeological Park." Visit Paphos. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 May 2015. <http://www.visitpafos.org.cy/archaeological_park.aspx>.

"Republic of Cyprus." Culture Grams. ProQuest, 2015. Web. 2 May 2015. <http://online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?contid=5&wmn=Europe&cid=223&cn=Cyprus>.