Amazing facts about Cyprus
Many bird species can be found in Cyprus
#cyprus Because of the island’s location on one of the major migration routes across the Mediterranean Sea, many bird species can be found in Cyprus in spring and autumn. 371 species of migratory birds have been recorded on the island.
The Cypriot village of Lefkara
#cyprus The Cypriot village of Lefkara, famous for its beautiful lace. Lefkaritika embroidery skills are passed down from mother to daughter. It is rumored that during a visit to Cyprus, Leonardo da Vinci admired Lefkara lace and purchased it for the main altar of the Duomo di Milano. There is a legend that it was the magnificent Lefkara lace that inspired Leonardo da Vinci to create the design of the tablecloth of the famous painting “the last supper”.
Beaches in Cyprus
#cyprus Over 55 beaches in Cyprus have been awarded the Blue flag. The Foundation for environmental education (FEE) awarded over 55 Cypriot beaches with the Blue flag for full compliance with the adopted directives, compliance with environmental requirements, water quality standards, cleanliness and safety. All beaches in Cyprus are municipal — this means they are free and the entrance to any of them, even if it is located opposite the most luxurious hotel, is free for everyone.
The oldest perfume was discovered in Cyprus
#cyprus The world’s oldest perfume was discovered in Cyprus! A team of Italian archaeologists discovered this treasure in 2005 in Pyrgos, Cyprus. The perfume has been stored in tiny translucent bottles for over 4,000 years! The aromatic components of the Cyprus perfume were lavender, rosemary, pine and coriander.
Cyprus is the only foreign venue for an English Royal wedding
#cyprus English Royal weddings are usually held in England. However, on May 12, 1191, a Royal wedding took place in Cyprus — here king Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre. Thus, the medieval castle of Limassol is the only foreign venue for an English Royal wedding.
Pafos is a world heritage site by UNESCO
#cyprus The whole city of Pafos is a world heritage site by UNESCO. In total, Cyprus has three geographical UNESCO world heritage sites — the city of Paphos, churches with paintings in the Troodos area, and the Neolithic settlement of Khirokitia.