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  • Photo of Cyprus
  • Photo of Cyprus
  • Photo of Cyprus
  • Photo of Cyprus
  • Photo of Cyprus
  • Photo of Cyprus
  • Photo of Cyprus
  • Photo of Cyprus
Photo of Cyprus
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Cyprus is a meeting place of many things. The most obvious, and sometimes contentious of these, is the meeting of the Turkish and Greek communities and meeting of Muslim and Greek Orthodox religions. Since the famous Green Line of Cyprus has been bridged the two different cultures have mixed much more and a visit to Cyprus today gives us a better chance to see the country in full.

This is not the only meeting that Cyprus has to offer though. Beautiful beaches tiptoe round the edge of the island while the rugged mountains stand imperious behind them. You can get a varied diet of life on the island. The coasts draw the clubbers and the sun-seekers but a wander inland reveals a world of castles, villages and impressive ancient sites. Once you stand on one of the beaches and admire the view, in front and behind, you begin to wonder if there is any doubt that such a place could yield the god of love and beauty Aphrodite?

While in Cyprus there's plenty to see and do. The Tomb of The Kings is an incredible complex of mausoleums cut into a rocky hillside and dates back from the centuries either side of Jesus Christ's birth. The Kolossi Castle perches itself between the vineyards and village of the same name and is a reminder of the Knights of St. John who in the 13th century started to produce wine at the site. If history isn't your thing don't despair though, Cyprus offers a stunning backdrop to many clubs and cafes that will entice you as you walk along the coastline.

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I am considering making my first visit to Cyprus. I would like to stay in a small accommodation, walking distance to sandy safe beach and tavernas etc but avoiding large hotel complexes and busy night spots. Any suggestions

what are the temperatures in october

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Here's a link to the weather page: The averages are early 20s, but gets to late 20s in the daytime.

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