Event tourism in Cyprus

Event tourism in Cyprus

North Cyprus Monthly Weather

The weather in North Cyprus never ceases to please us all year round. After all, to people who once lived in Russia, winter will seem like a paradise time of the year. And for the locals this is a terribly cold season ? Perceiving the seasons differently is a fun and satisfying experience. As the saying goes: “The Cypriot is free to compete with the Russians! The Russian is great, but the Cypriot is dead *! " No, no, no ... We've gotten in the wrong direction ?

Nobody, probably, will understand the Epiphany bathing of a Russian person in -30 ° C outside. So here Russian men wear shorts all year round ? Let's talk a little about the different seasons, by the way, there are only 3 of them in North Cyprus. It's winter, summer and springtime ?

Winter in North Cyprus

Winter months are considered here: 2-3-4 weeks of December, January and February. Although there is practically no snow here. In the mountains, yes, it can snow in winter. But on earth, once every 10 years - is this possible ? The average temperature during the day and at night is radically different from each other. As long as the sun is shining, there are quite hot days during the day. And as soon as the sun sets behind the mountains, it gets pretty cool. Moreover, keep in mind that there is a sea nearby and it is rather humid. So, to the weather in the TRNC:

  • December +14 +18 ° C
  • January +12 +16 ° C
  • February +12 +15 ° C
Mediterranean Sea

But at night the temperature sometimes reaches +6 +8 ° C. In winter, by the way, numerous buds bloom and it often rains. Winter is incredibly beautiful here: everything blooms and turns green. Although for many Russians this time of year is not winter at all, but some kind of spring. But locals consider these months to be winter. Let's not argue with them ... ? He lives here longer ?

According to the legend of the chroniclers in the winter of 1326, the entire Mediterranean Sea was completely frozen. Those were cool times ... ?

Springtime in North Cyprus

These months are counted here: November, the first week of December and the month of March. Perhaps we will catch April a little ... The weather during this period of time is light. Neither cold nor hot outside. “Oh, what a beauty! Whisper! ”Tsar Ivan the Terrible would have exclaimed. The March weather is wonderful here, as during the day it is +18 +20 ° C outside. And in November, for example, it can reach +19 +22 ° C. And isn't that great, friends! ? Definitely a great time of the year! It smells a little of autumn and reminds us a bit of the month of May in Russia. When it's pretty warm and there is no rain. The weather is just a song ...

  • November +20 +22 ° C
  • December +16 +18 ° C
  • March +20 +22 ° C

Summer in North Cyprus is a divine time of the year. It lasts about 7-8 months a year. From April to the end of October. Summer can start in the last weeks of March and continue until the first weeks of November. And sometimes to be late, shifting other months. Mid or late April ...

Convincing statistics

According to the statistics agency of Cyprus, more than 2.5 million tourists visit the island every year. For the first time in June 2014, the number of tourists from Russia to Cyprus exceeded the number of visitors from the UK. In addition, the costs of Russian tourists in Cyprus exceed those of tourists from England by 36%. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO) is doing everything possible to increase the popularity of the island in Russia: it organizes additional charter flights in the autumn-winter period, provides Russian agencies with the opportunity to come and get acquainted with local sights and amazing mountain villages, and popularizes the Cyprus destination. at various exhibitions. But let's try to answer the question: "What attracts Russian tourists to Cyprus?"

Our compatriots began to develop a small island in the Mediterranean as a favorite vacation spot since the early 2000s, and since that time their number in Cyprus has been steadily growing. At the same time, the island is popular with all categories of tourists: families with children, newlyweds, people who value a calm and respectable vacation, noisy party-goers - everyone on the island has a place and entertainment.

What attracts Russian tourists to Cyprus?

First, of course, it's the sea and the sun. Officially, the season in Cyprus opens from May 1st and ends on October 31st. But those who come to the island in mid-November will still have time to catch a warm, gentle sea and a comfortable temperature.

Secondly, the traditional Cypriot cuisine, which many Russians like, as well as the variety of fruits, berries, vegetables at any time of the year, is of great interest to tourists. For example, in winter, guests will find many citrus fruits, bananas, as well as strawberries grown in greenhouses. Spring begins the season for watermelons and melons. From early summer to September, you can enjoy apricots, peaches, plums, grapes. Autumn is the time for apples, a variety of exotic fruits grown in Paphos. And so much has been said about visiting famous wineries and mountain taverns that, probably, no one can ignore them.

Thirdly, it is the unity of religions. Cypriots show special hospitality to their Orthodox brothers. And our compatriots have the opportunity to make pilgrimage trips to the Orthodox shrines of Cyprus. According to numerous reports, Orthodoxy in Cyprus originated a few years after the crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is explained not only by the geographical proximity of the island to the Syro-Palestinian coast, but also by a number of important events, which were mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. Thus, many Christians fled from the Holy Land to the island as a result of the first persecutions that followed the martyrdom of St. Stefan. Many early Christians were originally from Cyprus and brought new beliefs to their homeland and Greece. Another important event that increased the number of Christians in Cyprus was the stay and preaching on the island of the Apostle Paul, as well as the native of Cyprus, the Apostle Barnabas and his nephew Mark. The widespread spread of Christianity met with resistance from the pagan population, and the Apostle Barnabas, who arrived in Cyprus later, was stoned and martyred at the stake. The saint's ashes were buried by his disciples in Salamis.

The appearance of the martyrs and the preaching of the first holy bishops, including St. Lazarus, created a fertile ground for the spread of the Christian faith. And to this day, Cypriots sacredly honor Christian traditions, and believers and pilgrims have the opportunity to visit holy places.

Another reason for Russians to choose the island is the large number of architectural monuments, archaeological sites and nature reserves. Many archaeological parks date back to the Neolithic era, because it was then that the first settlements appeared in Cyprus - Choirokitia, Petra tou Limniti, Kalavasos, Frenaros and others. Visitors to the island can follow the paths of Aphrodite, listen to the legends of the ancient Greek gods, whose traces seem to be scattered across the island, establish ancient legends and feel their connection with the ancient world.

Travel to nature reserves will not leave you indifferent, for example, a jeep safari to the Akamas Peninsula or the Troodos Mountains (Troodos), fishing and catching octopuses in the open sea or mountain reservoirs, horseback riding on unique snow-white rocks and diving in the enchanting warm sea.

What else can you say about choosing Cyprus? Tourists visiting the island have the opportunity to go on exciting excursions to Israel, to visit the Greek islands or Egypt. According to statistics, about 25% of tourists from Russia take part in 2-3-day cruises to Israel or Greece.

The path of Christianity was paved by many saints who, like the apostles, spread the faith among people.

For Cyprus, such saints are Tsar Constantine Ι and his mother, Queen Helen. The icon with their images can be seen in almost every Cypriot church. The stories of the emergence of many Cypriot monasteries and temples are somehow connected with their names. What is the reason for this?

It is worth starting with the fact that it was thanks to them that the persecution of Christians ended in the th century. And the mighty Roman Empire became the center of Christianity. But a more important event for Cyprus was the pilgrimage trip of Saint Helena to Jerusalem, where she acquired one of the main Christian relics - the Life-giving Cross (Honest Cross). According to the legend, returning back, Elena left particles of the Life-giving Cross on the island and founded several monasteries and temples.

Stone Settlement

To learn more about the deeds of these saints and their roles in the history of Cypriot Christianity, we decided to go to the village of Tochni, where the Church of St. Constantine and Helena is located.

Tokhni village is located 35 kilometers from Larnaca and 30 kilometers from Limassol. It can be reached both along the highway 1 and along the “old road” indicated in the guidebooks Β1.

According to the Cypriot chronicler Leondis Macheras, a settlement in these places already existed in the ΙΙΙ century AD. e.

For a long time, up to 1974, the Turkish Cypriots predominated among the population of the village, therefore, in addition to the Greek name Τόχνη (Tokhni), the village also has the Turkish name Taşkent (Tashkent).

The Greek word is not translated into Russian in any way, but the etymology of the Turkish name is very interesting. "Taş-" is translated as "stone", "känt" or "kent" can be translated as "city, village". Thus, a "stone settlement" is obtained.

So what, you ask? And the fact is that on the outskirts of the village, a beautiful facing stone is mined, which local architects love to use to decorate the facades. It is called that - tochni stone. It can be assumed that this stone was mined here since ancient times, which gave the name to the settlement.

The modern outskirts of the village do not make a pleasant impression, but do not despair and drive to the old central square. I assure you you will not regret it! It is here, where old, small houses have been preserved, that the feeling of some kind of Middle Ages with a clear oriental touch is created.

Cyprus is an almost ideal tourist island. It preserves not only the beauty, uniqueness of flora and fauna, but also the historical basis of different eras of human civilization. Millions of people from all over the world travel to Cyprus every year. In this publication, we will try to tell as much as possible about the rest in Cyprus and its features.

Peculiarities of holidays in Cyprus

Holidays in Cyprus have their own characteristics, such as climate, language of communication and others.

Climate

Cyprus has a temperate tropical climate. Summer: May to October. Actually, this period is officially considered the beach season. It can be divided into several stages:

  • May - July. Warm temperate season. The air temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius, and the water temperature - up to 23 above zero. However, the humidity is low, which means that it is quite easy to survive the heat.
  • July - September. Here comes the peak of the summer heat. Most often, tourists prefer to go on excursions to cultural and entertainment establishments.
  • September - October. Similar to the May period. Only the air temperature begins to gradually decrease. Humidity rises. However, the tourist flow is low and visitors have a chance to get discounts on rental housing and visits to exotic places.
  • The rainy season begins in November. And it lasts until April. Moreover, the rains are light. In this state, a mild short winter without snow (it lies only in the mountains).

Language and communication

The official language is Greek. The local population speaks English with foreigners. And there are also Russian-speaking areas. In many catering establishments the menu is in Russian.

Activities in Cyprus

Before considering resorts where it is better to relax in Cyprus, it is worth understanding the types of tourism available in this state.

I am telling you what is happening now in Cyprus and around + Weather forecast for - November

Chronicle of the latest events on the island of Aphrodite. Pandemic news in Cyprus. In Paphos, only every 10th hotel continued to work. All hope in competing with other countries is placed on successful digital marketing. Pobeda resumes international air transportation.

First, about the situation with the pandemic, And at the very end — the weather forecast for the week

On November 13, 3088 tests were made in the Republic of Cyprus per day. 207 new cases of coronavirus have been identified. Not a single one - from those who arrived from abroad. Thus, over the entire time of the pandemic, 6,853 people have already become infected with COVID-19.

The current hazard ratio of the country is 300.5 (+4. 8).

There were no hospitalizations during the day. 6 recovered were discharged. 3 more deaths have been reported. They are an 85-year-old man hospitalized from the Sokratis Melatrona nursing home, a 54-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man undergoing treatment for a chronic illness. COVID-19 has been identified as the ultimate cause of all mournful cases. This brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 37. Of these, 23 are men (62%) and 14 are women (38%). The average age is 75 years.

There are 59 patients in the hospitals of the Republic now. Thirteen of them are in intensive care. 68 people are undergoing rehabilitation at the Eden Resort in Tersefanu.

On the borders of the provinces of Limassol and Paphos, isolated from 20:00 on November 12, checkpoints have been opened. Read more about who has the right to cross them here.

In the north of the island, 2653 PCR tests were carried out over the past 24 hours, which revealed only one new case of infection. Three patients recovered and were discharged from clinics. The total number of cases during the entire time of the pandemic reached 989.

Will Paphos hotels survive this winter?

Only 10 out of 110 certified hotels in Paphos province continue to operate. Among them there are 3 4 * hotels, 2 - 3 * and 4 apart- and boutique hotels.

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