Cyprus Hotels and Resorts
Cyprus - Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean with a unique age-old mystique. In the early days of civilisation it was Cyprus's copper that boosted its importance. Mycenaean Greeks settled here in the late Bronze Age and established trade links with Egypt and the Aegean islands. In its long history Cyprus was variously under Persian, Assyrian, Egyptian and Roman rule. After a long period of Byzantine domination it was during the Crusades that a fierce sea storm led Richard the Lionheart to put his ship into port at Lemesos. He claimed the island as his own. From 1489 to 1571 the flag of Venice flew in Cyprus, followed by Ottoman Turks and then in 1878 Cyprus became part of the British Empire. The Republic of Cyprus achieved independence in 1960 and is now a member of the European Union.
Cypriots are a resilient people and have maintained a distinct culture and unique character - different from their closest cousins, the Greeks. Sophisticated cities are a mixture of the ancient and modern with the capital, Nicosia, surrounded by Venetian walls with heart-shaped bastions; Larnaca, close to the international airport, has the architectural gem St. Lazarus Church. Near the busy harbor at Paphos are the Roman floor mosaics of the Houses of Aion, Achilles and Dionysus, with their well preserved mythological scenes.
Historic Archaeology Abounds
Cyprus Hotels and Resorts
Guests at Cyprus Hotels and Resorts can enjoy the legendary beauty of the island. Luxurious Cyprus hotels offer every amenity for travellers with pools, gardens and beach fronts and state of the art health spas, golf courses and a wealth of beach and water-based activities. Many Cyprus hotels are within walking distance of Greek and Roman archaeological sites..An example of the luxurious hotels Cyprus has to offer is the St Raphael Resort.One of the most luxurious of Cypresses hotels, The St. Raphael Resort is located on a beautiful wide sweeping bay, the best beach in Limassol. This perfect location with clean, clear water and golden sand provide hotel guests with a Mediterranean experience second to none. The hotel's 272 rooms have recently been completely renovated which, together with the addition of 56 new Executive Rooms, means that every type of visitor is amply catered for. There are deluxe Admiral Suites, Marina-View rooms, Standard Sea-View rooms, Executive/ Family rooms and Inland view rooms, providing room styles and tariffs to suit all hotel guests. Every hotel room is equipped with 26 inch flat-screen televisions with satellite, pay movies on demand and play-station games. All rooms also provide complimentary coffee and tea making facilities, direct-dial telephones, radio, safes and mini-bars. The stylish en-suite marble bathrooms are fitted with every modern amenity. The innovative building design ensures that virtually all of the rooms a breathtaking view over the Mediterranean Sea from private balcony. The hotel boasts two outdoor free form swimming pools and one indoor pool. One outdoor leisure pool features the Amphibian Wet/Dry Pool Bar while the second has a water slide and separate shaded children’s pool.
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If you are interested in visiting Cyprus and would like to get the best deal possible from a wide variety of booking sites then follow the link to Cyprus Hotels. The other useful guide to hotels and the definitive on-line guide to the most prestigious hotels and resorts in Cyprus is found through the link Cyprus Hotels - The Elite Group. Each hotel featured is a unique destination in itself providing the most exclusive and luxurious experience for their guests. Visitors seeking a peaceful and relaxing vacation, world-class spa treatments, an invigorating sporting experience, a successful business trip or conference or a memorable wedding celebration are all sure of finding their ideal hotel through the pages of this web site. Visitors seeking an unforgettable historical and archaeological experience, pristine eco-systems and incomparable water activities including sailing, scuba diving and clean unpolluted beaches will find that many hotels will arrange suitable tours and activity schedules.
The gourmet traveller will not be disappointed with the unique Cypriot cuisine and international gastronomic delights which many of our hotels and resorts feature in their top-class restaurants. The towns and villages of Cyprus have a wealth of eating experiences from rustic tavernas and the harbour side seafood cafes to sophisticated and elegant world-class fine-dining restaurants.
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Regular visitors to Cyprus and the newcomer seeking a memorable experience in luxurious surroundings will find Cyprus Hotels definitive, unique and comprehensive hotel and resort price comparison and booking system invaluable. If you are seeking detailed descriptions of the top hotels in Cyprus then the web-site Elite Cyprus Hotels is for you. This site is truly independent and welcomes informed and topical comment from visitors. The discerning Cyprus traveller is provided with a regular, up-to-date guide of the best destinations Cyprus has to offer with hotel and resort accommodation for both the leisure and business traveller.