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North Cyprus Sea Turtles

These fascinating creatures come ashore on the deserted beaches of North Cyprus between May and August to nest and Alagadi Beach is classified as a special protected area.

While on your trip in Northern Cyprus, you may be intrigued to know that this is home to some of the most significant turtle housing beaches in the Mediterranean. The two species that live and nest in Northern Cyprus are endangered species. Just about 10% of the loggerhead and 30% of the green turtles in the Mediterranean nest in Northern Cyprus. Bearing in mind that as little as 300-400 green and 2000 loggerhead turtles are likely to live each year in the complete Mediterranean, it is critical that people do all they can to help and protect these near endangered species.

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Larnaca Cyprus

Larnaca is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In the time of the Old Testament, the city was known as Kition and the ruins of the ancient city can still be seen today.

Today, Larnaca is the international gateway to Cyprus; with very good resturants and hotels, excellent shops, sandy beaches and endless, blue sea.. In the last few years, as a result of huge development, many new resturants and hotels, opened thier doors, for people all over the world..

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North Cyprus Alter at Pighades

The Bronze Age sanctuary at Pigadhes dates back to about 1600 B.C. But we are “visiting” it at about 1300 B.C. At that time the eastern Mediterranean was being attacked by a confederation known as “People of the Sea.” They conquered North Africa, Crete, Asia Minor, and the Levant each in their turn. The Egyptians called that tribe Peleset; the Bible calls them Philistines. Only Egypt was able to fend them off.

About this time we see the introduction of the Horns of Consecration in Cyprus, at Pighades and elsewhere. The Horns of Consecration are prominent in Crete and it is reasonable to assume Cretan refugees fleeing the People of the Sea brought this religious symbol to Crete.

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Cyprus Vacation Home

Would you rather just relax in a familiar place where you can enjoy sun, sand and sea without the hassle? It's this feeling which has led an increasing number of people to invest in vacation villas. In Cyprus, properties like these are surprisingly affordable, and they could provide the setting for your dream vacations.

The Cyprus economy is largely based around tourism, so villas in Cyprus will always be a practical investment. People choosing to buy villas in Cyprus have no difficulty in renting them during those parts of the year when they don't want to use them themselves. And villas in Cyprus are currently available at surprisingly low prices, making them a good long term investment as well as the perfect place to get away from it all.

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Holiday in Cyprus

The beautiful island of Cyprus lies in the Mediterranean Sea, it basks in up to 300 days of sunshine a year making it an island for all seasons. Every year Aphrodite’s island effortlessly attracts holiday makers and expatriates in their droves; they come in search of the stunning scenery, the incredible history, the fantastic weather, the warm and welcoming people and the idyllic Cypriot lifestyle.

If you’re looking for your next holiday hotspot or a perfect place to live in the sun here are five top reasons to consider Cyprus.

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