This is Cyprus

The third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and Sardinia), Cyprus is situated in the eastern Mediterranean, just south of the Anatolian peninsula (or Asia Minor) of the Asian mainland; thus, it is often included in the Middle East (see also Western Asia and Near East). Turkey is 75 kilometres (47 mi) north; other neighbouring countries include Syria and Lebanon to the east, Israel to the southeast, Egypt to the south, and Greece to the west-north-west

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  1. Alessandro, 11 years ago

    If travelling by car in Cyprus, it is essaitnel to buy a good road map in advance; free ones given away by the car hire companies or travel agents are not a large enough scale. This is 1:200,000 and it includes the motorways which now connect Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos. Place names are given in their alternative forms we wouldn’t have known, for instance, that Nicosia is Lefkosia. The town maps are not bad, but not as good as those in the Rough Guide.


Cyprus Weather

Cyprus is the warmest island in the Mediterranean. The mean daily temperature in July and August ranges between 29°C on the central plain to 22°C on the Troodos mountains, while the average maximum temperature for these months ranges between 36°C and 27°C respectively. Winters are mild. The island, on average, enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine every year, and the rainy season is confined to the period between November and March. Snow occurs rarely in the lowland and on the northern range of Keryneia but falls every winter on ground above 1.000 metres on the Troodos Range, usually occurring by the first week in December and ending by the middle of April.

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