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GEOGRAPHY Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is an independent republic since 1959. The capital city is Nicosia. The languages are:

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2 GEOGRAPHY Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is an independent republic since The capital city is Nicosia. The languages are: greek, turkish and english. There isn’t one official religion, because the Greeks population are Orthodox- Christian, while the Turks are Muslims.

3 HISTORY Cyprus has been inhabited by the Neolithic age. After civilizations developed during the Copper Age and Bronze Age. Important for the history of Cyprus is Greek arrival of the twelth and eleventh centurys. Greek colonization introduced the language, the art and Greek traditions esestenti today. Cyprus became a Christian later with the arrival of the Romans. In the Roman empire were built the most beautiful churches. With the opening of the Suez Canal Cyprus assumed great importance and became a British colony. It will be independence only in in 1974 the Turkish troops invaded the north of the island, the island is still separate. Cyprus since 2004 is part of the 'EU.

4 St Stefanos institution for handicapped people St Stefanos institution for handicapped people Institute helps people with mental health problems. There are qualified teachers for example speech therapists or physiotherapist, who help this people all the days. The age of patients are between 18 to 52. this institution is important because it helps to seek employment for people with disabilities

5 Old people house Old people house It is a rehabilitation center for people young and old. doctors help people who have diseases of the central nervous system, arthritis, mobility two movements to aging. the center has innovative tools. It is the most important because Cyprus has advanced equipment.

6 The Museum The museum of Cyprus in Nicosia is the largest and the largest museum in the island. Its was built from 1905 to 1925 and was dedicated to Queen Victoria as Cyprus was a British colony. the purpose of the museum was to create a space to gather all the finds from the Neolithic period to the Byzantine period. Important in the museum are objects in ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, coins and the statue of Aphrodite (the symbol of the island, in marble).

7 The school: PLATO Plato Institute, established in 1972, is situated in the very centre of Limassol. The Institute is located near the beach, old town, Limassol castle. The school is very well equipped, has 8 classrooms, a language laboratory, computer room, conference room. Plato is one of the biggest and the best Institites of English in Limassol on Cyprus

8 The Medieval Museum of Cyprus Lemesos Castle is the most famous tourist attraction of Limassol. It is located a few metres from the old port: is its medieval castle, became famous for the marriage between Richard the Lionheart & Berengaria of Navarre. The original castle was built in the 12th century as a fortress by the Byzantines and the current is not that a new version rebuilt by the French in the 14th century. The castle has a rectangular shape

9 The Kourion The kourion is one of the most important archaeological sites of Cyprus. Kourion, one of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the island, was an important city-state in ancient times. Ongoing excavations reveal new and magnificent treasures. Note in particular for its magnificent Greek-Roman Theatre, Kourion boasts, among its treasures, some villas with exquisite mosaic floors and an early Christian basilica. Originally built in the second century BC.

10 Paphos is one of the most popular tourist resorts of the island It has origins in the past, in this place you can found a mix of history and legend. For example in Paphos was born Aphrodite. In 1980 Paphos has been included in the list of world heritage by the UNESCO. Paphos

11 The first thing you'll notice are the beautiful Roman or Byzantine mosaics. The first thing you notice are the Roman and Byzantine mosaics. Some of the best compositions of mosaics can be found in the Villa of Theseus and the house of Dionysus. Another nearby attraction is the tomb of the Kings, carved in the fourth century 4 th BC.

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13 Akrotiri The Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Centre is situated within Akrotiri Village and has been operating since the Centre receives organised school visits for environmental education, as well as individuals, families and other groups for environmental information. Akrotiri Peninsula presents significat environmental importance and is characterised by diversity at all levels: habitats, geology, history, flora-fauna.


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