poniedziałek, 1 września 2014

Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and east of Greece.

Did you know that:
1. Cyprus is known as 'the playground of the gods'. Aphrodite is said to have risen out of the water near Paphos.
2. Cyprus was once the wealthiest nation in the known world. It was during the Copper and Bronze Ages when the island's rich natural copper resources were exported to other countries.
3. There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus - Paphos, the Painted Churches in the Troodos Region and Choirokoitia.
4. Cyprus is home to 20 rare species of orchid.
5. The Cyprus Mufflon is a wild sheep that is found in the Troodos & Paphos mountains.
It exists nowhere else in the world.
6. George Michael was born in Cyprus.
7. One of the world's most famous shipwrecks lies off the Cypriot coast near Limassol Harbour. The Zenobia, with its cargo of vehicles, sunk in 1980.
8. Cyprus has the world's oldest wine label, Cypriot dessert wine - Commandaria.

2 komentarze:

kingway Kinga pisze...

Z Cypru też jestem szczęśliwą posiadaczką breloczka ( Podoba mi się ten w kształcie wyspy :)!

Souvenirmaniac pisze...


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