May 20, 2007

Travelling to the Mediterranean

I keep talking about places I would like to visit is the Mediterranean. Ofcourse when you start talking about it, the first place that comes to mind is Cyprus.

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and definitely the most popular tourist location in the area. Being one of the oldest places in the world, it is said that hunters-gatherers were active on the island from 10,000 BC. A flight to Cyprus is easy to get. This is also the place where the goddess of love - Aphrodite - was born. The island has two main languages. In the north it is Turkish and in the south is Greek, though English is widely understood. Here are a few places you have to check out once you go there, Paphos Harbour and Castle, House of Hadigeorgakis Kornesios, Nicosia 'within the walls', Kourion/Kolossi Castle, Larnaca Salt Lake & Hala Sultan Tekke, Agia Napa and Protaras, Cedar Valley, Panayia tou Araka, Choirokitia, Lefkara and The Paphos mosaics. So pack your bags and move on for the Cyprus holidays

The second place worth checking out in the Mediterranean is Malta. If you are thinking about your Malta holidays, this is what you should know. It lies south of Sicily and the main languages there are Maltese and English. Of course you remember about the Maltese Faction, which is the first thing which comes to mind when you think about Malta. This place is home to some of the oldest freestanding structures in the world. Eg, the megalithic temples on the islands is il-Ġgantija, in Għawdex on Gozo, dating back to before 3500 BC.