Cypriots are extremely friendly, so don't be surprised if they invite you into their homes and go out of their way to treat you as one of the family.
LOCAL DISHES AND SPECIALITIES
Local specialities like haloumi (white goat's cheese), sheftalia (meatballs) Tahini (sesame seed dip), commandaria (sweet red wine) and zivania (alcoholic spirits from grapes) should all be tried.
Visitors should respect ecclesiastic traditions and avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless garments in churches and monasteries.
Cyprus experiences good weather all year round with 340 days of sunshine and blue sky. The temperature varies from 17degrees celsius / 76 degrees farenheit to 35 degrees celsius / 95° degrees farenheit.
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Ensure you are in Cyprus for one of the festivals: Wine Festival: End of August / September. Flower Festival: May. Kataklismos: June. Jazz Festival at Aphrodite Hills:October
Enjoy the pageantry of the Greek orthodox religion during Easter when celebrations take place across the island.
Smell of jasmine
Cyprus is an island of wild nature, and the sweet smell of jasmine often fills the air.
WHAT TO PACK
Bring sunglasses and hats in the Summer. In the Winter there is no need for heavy Winter clothing.
Exchange some money upon arrival at the airport, at least enough to cover transportation to the hotel.