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TRAVEL AGENT,ACCOMMODATION,ADVENTURE TRAVEL,TRAVEL ADVISOR,TIPS DAN TRIKTucked away in its own corner of the Mediterranean, Cyprus has always been a special place for a holiday and few places are more special than the north of the island. The first human settlements on Cyprus date back to the stone age and its strategically important position on many shipping routes mean that it has been occupied by numerous races ever since. From the Hittites, the ancient Romans, the Byzantines, the Lusignans, the Venetians and on to the modern age, all these people have left their influences.

Thanks to all these cultures, North Cyprus enjoys an amazing treasure trove of architectural heritage. Here, visitors will find three true Crusader castles. Two are in a reasonable state, but the third, St Hilarion Castle, is in a truly remarkable state of preservation and many of the original features remain. The ancient port town of Kyrenia has its own castle, built by the Venetians, which overlooks the town’s stunningly beautiful old harbour. Nearby is the mountainside village of Bellapais, where the 13th century abbey is a breath-taking structure which is still in use today as a venue for music concerts. In virtually every town and village you will discover ancient reminders of Cyprus’s past.

On the eastern cost stands the town of Famagusta. The city still has its massive walls, surrounding the most ancient part of the city and here there are many delights to be discovered too, including a number of churches and mosques and Othello’s Tower, part of the original citadel. A few miles northwards along the coast bring you to the ruins of Salamis, a site that will amaze you with its sheer size alone. Once the capital of Cyprus in Roman times, the city was abandoned to the shifting sands after a series of earthquakes. Today, … Read the rest