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Recommended books:

The Cypriot - Andreas Koumi

Recommended by one of the users of this web site. Thank you to Andrew - "I thought you might be interested in listing a book on your Cyprus web site. It's called The Cypriot by Andreas Koumi, I've just finished it after returning from holiday in Cyprus, it's a cracking read, and you can get it from Amazon.co.uk".

Bitter Lemons of Cyprus – Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited

First published in 1957, this book tells the tale of Durrell starting a new life in Cyprus while the origins of the long-running conflict on the island begin to stir up around him.

Cyprus : The Search for a Solution – Lord Hannay
Publisher: I.B. Tauris

A must read for anyone looking for more information on the political problems afflicting this idyllic island. Lord David Hannay is the former British Special Representative to Cyprus. He tells a story of negotiations by the US, UK and EU to help the Cypriot territories reunite in time to join the expanding European Union in May 2004. They weren’t successful, but the book is with a unique view into a very complex problem.

Imagining the Modern: The Cultures of Nationalism in Cyprus – Rebecca Bryant
Publisher: I.B. Tauris

Bryant has researched Cypus’ historical conflict and argues that two different styles of nationalist thought led to the island’s violent division in 1974. The influence of British colonialism and European policy are all discussed in the book.

Ancient Art from Cyprus - Joan Mertens, Maurice Rose, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Outside Cyprus the largest and most influential collection of Cypriot artefacts lie in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Cesnola collection was assembled and maintained by museum director Luigi di Cesnola, and contains ancient Cypriot art from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Recommended websites

Cyprus Tourism Organisation (www.visitcyprus.org.cy)

Find out the facts on this historically rich island. Browse sections which can assist you tailor your holiday – information on Cyprus’ beaches, mountains and forests. Check out Weather & Climate for Cyprus forecasts, traditional holiday locations and ancient archaeological hotspots.

Cyprus Rally (www.cyprusrally.org.cy)

Read up more about Cyprus’ stop on the world rally circuit, held on the island each May. Here you’ll find information about the island as well as the rally’s circuit, individual drivers, itineraries and merchandise.

Cyprus Realtor (www.cyprusrealtor.com)

If you’re looking for holiday rental property on Cyprus, or something a little more permanent, this site is a good place to start. Here you’ll find a large selection of available Cyprus property to buy and rent, as well as being able to search by area and style of house you desire. Check rental availability, pricing, and information on areas of the island you may be browsing.


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