Visitt Cyprus - Cyprus Tourism

on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus is a Eurasian island country located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea,east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria, Lebanon and Israel and north of Egypt. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the Republic of Cyprus is a member state of the European Union. The earliest known human activity on the island dates back to around the 10th millennium BC. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic village of Khirokitia, which has been declared a World Heritage Site with an "enhanced protection" status in the event of armed conflict by UNESCO, along with the archaeological sites of Paphos and the Painted Churches of the Troodos Region. Cyprus is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world, and is the site of the earliest known example of feline domestication.
Cyprus

Cyprus

Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus has de jure sovereignty over the island of Cyprus and its surrounding waters, except for the British military bases of Akrotiri and Dhekelia. The Republic of Cyprus is de facto partitioned into two main parts; the area under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus, comprising about 59% of the island's area, and the Turkish-controlled area in the north, calling itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and recognised only by Turkey, covering about 36% of the island's area.
Cyprus

Cyprus

Cyprus
Cyprus is the third most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of its most popular tourist destinations. An advanced, high-income economy with a very high Human Development Index, the Republic of Cyprus was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 1 January 2008, Cyprus joined the Eurozone.

Vatican City / St. Peter’s Basilica

on Monday, September 27, 2010

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the four Basilicas that Rome has. It is officially known as Basilica di San Pietro in Vatican and it is located in the Vatican City of Italy. This is not a cathedral where the Bishops used to sit. This Basilica is where St. Peters was buried and is a burial site for many popes who came after St. Peters. St. Peter was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and later became the Bishop of Rome. The church in the Basilica has been present in this site since the 4th Century. This site, because of its uniqueness, artistic beauty and historical association, attracts many visitors and pilgrims.

Its history takes us back to the 1st century AD when Jesus was crucified. One of his twelve disciples was Simon, known as Peter, who took a good position amongst Jesus’ followers. St. Peters played great importance in founding and establishing the Catholic Church. Peter was in the ministry for thirty years, after which he took a tour of the Rome. He was executed in 64 A.D. He was crucified head downward as per his request in the Circus, now known as the St. Peters Square.

It is considered to be one of the holiest & the largest of all the Catholic Churches of the Christendom. The main building is very impressive and stood 138 meters. Its passage is about 218 meter long. The interior consists of the Pieta by Michelangelo, Papal Altar by Bernini and the Monument to the Stuarts by Canova.
St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

Fjords of Norway

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Norway is the land of divine beauty that takes you one step closer to nature. It offers plenty to visitors right from mountain skiing, a voyage in the Fjords and hiking. Norway has always been known for its scenic beauty of Fjords, mountains and glaciers. Fjords are defined as a very thin, long, and narrow bay in a valley made by the glaciers. As far as the Fjords of Norway is concerned, it is said to be the perfect holiday outing for visitors and localities. A long strip of sea on a beautiful sunny afternoon is considered a perfect day for tourists. Fjords of Norway are series of landscape mountain that attracts hikers in abundance. The best time to visit this place is from May till September. Tourists find it really adventurous to cruise the Atlantic Fjords and hike the mountains. Bergen, which was once the capital of Norway, is assimilated between seven mountains, said it be the Gateway of Fjords. Norway is very rich in its flora and has a good historical past to attract tourists all across the globe. Visitors come from many places to feel the vertigo from the cliff as they pass by the Fjords. One of the most famous Fjord in Norway is called the Sognafjord, the King of Fjord and is said that the successor of the Norwegian come for fishing. This place is 1200 meters deep and is 200 Kilometers long. One can see fresh water, clear sky, bright flora not to forget the subzero temperature.
Fjords

Fjords

Fjords

Fjords

Fjords

Fjords

Fjords

Fjords

Galapagos Islands Information

on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The enchanted Galapagos Islands are said to be one of the most peaceful and unique place on earth. Tourists find it very lucrative to explore this part of the wondrous islands. Ecuador has one of the most popular national parks which are situated approximately 960 km from the main land. These islands were formed due to volcanic disruption. It is situated on the equator and has a total population of 40,000. The islands are located in South America and the official language spoken here is Spanish. In fact, Galapagos is also a Spanish word that means ‘saddle’.

The island is situated in the Pacific Ocean which is almost one thousand kilometers away from South America. The islands are 19 in number, surrounding numerous marine reserves. The place is also called the iving museum and the showcase of the evolution. Due to active volcanic eruptions and extreme isolation on the islands, a new kind of animal life emerged. For example, the evolution of giant tortoise and land iguana, all based on the Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Even though the island is located on the equator, the water currents bring cold water to the islands, leading frequent drizzles all through the year. From a period of June to November, the temperature of the islands is 22 degree Celsius. The temperature rises up to 2 more degrees from December to May with no winds but heavy rainfall.
Some of the most visited islands are Bartholomew, Culpepper, Hood, Narborough, Charles or Santa Maria, Tower, Ecuador, Bindloe, nameless, Duncan, Abingdon, Jervis, Chatham, Santa Cruz, South Plaza, San Salvado/James, Wenman and some other smaller islands.
Galapagos Island
 Galapagos Island Beach
Galapagos Island
 Galapagos Island View
Galapagos Island
 Galapagos Island Chicks
Galapagos Island
 Galapagos Island Amazing view
Galapagos Island
 Galapagos Island
Galapagos Island
 Galapagos Island Animals
Galapagos Island
 Galapagos Island Inside View

Cappadocia in Nevsehir ,Turkey

on Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Almost 3 to 4 million years ago, there was a volcanic eruption that shook the Central Anatolian Plateau and swiped all the contents from its land. Cappadocia is located in Nevsehir Province, within the middle of Turkey and is 200 Km long and 400 km wide. It has lots of underground cities, churches and captivating terrain. This site day by day is becoming one of the favorite tourist’s spots because of its rocky formation. Due to high sweeping winds, the Cappadocia has taken interesting shapes like that of an inverted cone, chimneys and mushrooms. It is because of its formation, travelers prefer to travel on horses.
Cappadocia Turket

Cappadocia Turket

Cappadocia Turket

Cappadocia Turket
 In fact, it is very interesting to know that the name Cappadocia came from Persia and means “ the land of fine horses”. It has been believed that during the medieval period, this place was used to bread animals. Though it started with a bread of fine horses, it was also know for the fine men it had on its land. There are more than fifty churches in this valley. It still has communities that stay here and use old styles when preparing food. Some of the areas have become a part of the conservation policy and new houses would be constructed out of stone to maintain the uniqueness of this place.
Cappadocia Turket

Cappadocia Turket

Cappadocia Turket

Another tourist attraction is the Melendez River which has been made by inactive volcanoes over millions of years and now have deposited very thick layer of mud ash and dried lava. This is almost 1500 feet tall. Over the past years, it has remained untouched by invaders and hence, give a very real picture of the natural beauty.

Easter Island in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean

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The Easter Island in Chile is located below the southern tip of Chile. This Island is full of charm, quality, nature and has a fascinating history associated to it. In the book of world, it is popularly known for its magical beauty and monumental structure. Generations after generations have lived and left their distinctive mark on this Island. In the earlier centuries, it saw some horrid sea battles. The holidays in Chile are remembered for a long time. The best way to spent vacation is to rent apartments. Chile is the land of wine, wine yards, poets and romance. It is the largest country in the world and offers different landscapes and hundreds of opportunities to visit.
Easter Island

Easter Island


The best place to visit in Easter Island is to visit some its popular resorts, beaches, the cost and see the beautiful spread ocean. The ocean in the Easter Island coast is spread over 4,000 kilometers. For ocean lovers, there is abundance of water to be with. The weather in some parts of the city is either dry or wet because of its Mediterranean Climate. It also has some old Chile architecture that is considered the tourists attraction spot.
Easter Island

Easter Island

Easter Island

Most of the beaches have five star holiday hotels and resorts with latest state of the art facility apartments and pools. Water sports are the center of attraction for most tourists as it offers variety of sports like surfing, motor biking. Fishing is another popular passing time here. Tourists prefer to eat exotic seafood and drink expensive wine to complete their fun vacation.
Easter Island

Stone Statues (Moai)

The Easter Island is also known for the beautiful stone statues call “moai” which is made of volcanic rock. There are nearly 1,000 stone statues within Easter Island and the purpose of the statues is a mystery and perhaps it represents the gods or the early ancestors. The biggest moai is says to be 10 meters tall and weight around 75 tons.

Great Pyramids of Giza Egypt

on Friday, September 3, 2010

Egypt has more than 100 pyramids that are spread all over the country. These pyramid structures are made up of sandstone brick. The pyramids were built for the rulers of Egypt. The first pyramid that was built in Egypt was the Pyramid of Djoser during the third dynasty.

The 3 best Egyptian pyramids are the ‘Pyramids of Giza’. These pyramids were built on the outskirts of Cairo. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is said to be the largest Egyptian pyramid ever made in the history. This pyramid figure is one of the seven wonders of the worlds. The Pyramid of Kufu is also known as the Great Pyramid. The Pyramids at Giza are three in number. Three big one’s are called the great pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) , the pyramid of Khafre (Khafra) and the pyramid of Menkaure. The pyramid of Menkaure further has 3 smaller pyramids that are subsidiary to this main pyramid and are called the queens’ pyramids.
Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

The pyramids at Giza attract maximum tourist attention every year. Out of all the three pyramids at Giza, only the pyramid of Khafre retains some parts of the originally polished limestone casing near its pinnacle. To the naked eyes and laymen, the pyramid of Khafre would always look tall, but the fact is that the pyramid of Khufu is the tallest of all. There are a lot of theories regarding the construction of the pyramids and a new research shows that the pyramids were made by building blocks made out of limestone concrete.