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Cyprus - a country of fascinating natural beauty and great diversity of landscapes. With a panorama of mountains: spectacular bright green valleys, emerald forests and vineyards on the slopes of the mountains, the city's neighborhoods, terracing to the small coves, wild rock canyons, and winding shore fast mountain rivers.
Cyprus is situated at the crossroads of routes between three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa. The island joined the flora and fauna of all three continents.
One of the main natural wealth of the island is the famous Cypriot forests. In ancient times the whole of Cyprus was covered with forests. The ships, built from the Cyprus pine and cedar, were considered the best in the Mediterranean. Now the forest is growing, mainly on mountain slopes and a narrow strip lined coastline.
In Cyprus, you can always enjoy the harvest of vegetables and fruits. At each step of growing lemons, tangerines and oranges. Vintage gather here several times a year. Autumn ripe apples, pears, plums, apricots, peaches, figs, grapes, olives. Early spring pick vegetables. In the summer of mature watermelons, melons and bananas. Winter is the collection of orange, grapefruit, almonds and vegetables.
National Cypriot cuisine has absorbed the best of the culinary secrets of the neighbors on the Mediterranean. It is based on the traditions of Greek and Turkish cuisine is very tangible impact as the Armenian and Arabic, have contributed, of course, and the British cook. The heart of the Cypriot cuisine are meat and vegetable dishes. The food is healthy, light, frequently consumed vegetable fats instead of animal origin. Seafood in the diet is not very much, because the fish off the coast of Cyprus almost caught her transported from other regions of the Mediterranean and the world. As a result there are higher prices for fish dishes. The local varieties of fish include trout, Cyprus (in Greek "pestrofa"); its breed in bodies of water of the island.
Mesa - not just a single dish, but a special gastronomic ritual. About that, what dishes should be part of meze, each chef has his own opinion, but "compulsory" set and order of serving dishes are strictly enforced. It consists of approximately 20 meze dishes. First, the table will make salads, cheeses, cold and hot appetizers of vegetables, meat, seafood, and then appear "real" meat dishes, but at the end of the meal waiting for you sweet dishes and fruits. Besides meat, in some taverns serving fish meze. Before meze you should "work up" your appetite, and then there are in small quantities and at a slow pace, otherwise you will not withstanding the load. "Shiga, Shiga" - as they say Cypriots. The cost of one set of meze begins from 8,5 € (5 CY). Sometimes a minimum order must be two meze. This is due to a difficult process of its preparation.
If you want to try out Cyprus meals, see beautiful terrains, and beautiful girls then it's definitely the best choice you will ever have.