Photo of the Day: Aphrodite Hills Golf Course, Cyprus

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Photo of the Day: Aphrodite Hills Golf Course, Cyprus. Located between Pafos (Paphos) and Lemesos (Limassol), Aphrodite Hills is an award-winning integrated golf, leisure and real estate development with a championship 18-hole golf course designed by renowned course architect Cabell B. Robinson.

News source / photo credit: Cyprus Tourism Organization – www.visitcyprus.com

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Casinos to open in Cyprus for the first time

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Construction contracts for Melco Hardrock Resorts Limassol Cyprus casino resort are expected to be signed by the end of April and the company has set January 2020 as the opening date for the multi-million euro project to be located next to My Mall in Limassol, the www.worldcasinodirectory.com website reported.

A temporary casino is expected to open by October this year. That venue is slated for shutdown when the main casino opens. The consortium, comprising Melco of Australia and Macau, Hard Rock International of the U.S. and Phasouri Limited of Cyprus will also be allowed to open several satellite casinos in the country as part of their exclusive right to operate gaming for 15 or more years.

The four satellite casinos, allowed under the bid tender, will not be large venues, with one in Nicosia expected to host some 50 slots and only five tables. The Nicosia satellite is the largest of the four per current plans.

Famagusta, Paphos, and Larnaca will host the other three satellites which will only offer electronic gaming, no Las Vegas-style table games.

The National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission is expected to issue operating licenses to the consortium after the construction contracts have been signed and recorded later this month.

While casino’s has been operating in the Turkish-occupied northern part of the island, in the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ for a number of years, and generating huge incomes, the casino business has been illegal in the south, in the Republic of Cyprus.

News source: www.worldcasinodirectory.com 

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Jordan opens embassy in Nicosia

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Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh on Friday met his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides in the Cypriot capital Nicosia and discussed bilateral ties and ways to build on them, the Jordanian news agency Petra reported,

During his visit, Mr Judeh inaugurated the Jordanian embassy in Nicosia. During the inauguration ceremony, Judeh said that this event is a milestone in the efforts to boost ties between Jordan and Cyprus.

The two foreign ministers underlined the importance of enhancing cooperation in tourism, economic and cultural domains. Further, the two ministers discussed the latest regional developments and challenges facing the region as well as means to address these challenges.

In this regard, Mr Judeh underscored the need to relaunch serious and effective peace talks. Any talks, he affirmed, must be governed by a timeframe and lead to the establishment of a viable and independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The two ministers also discussed international efforts to fight terrorism and terrorist organizations.

News source: www.petra.gov.jo

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UAE opens new embassy in Cyprus

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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday inaugurated the UAE embassy in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, the Cyprus Mail reported.

National flag of United Arab Emirates

“The opening of the embassy signals a new chapter in our relations, one that will certainly facilitate the expansion of the cooperation and interaction between our governments, our institutions and our societies,” president Anastasiades said.

“Commercial and trade ties have also expanded. It is worth noting that the well-known UAE company DP World Ltd was awarded two concession agreements for Limassol port, following a transparent international tender. I trust that this is only the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship,” he said.

Sheikh Abdullah, held a private meeting with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides earlier in the day. Following the meeting, he expressed the willingness of the UAE to share with Cyprus their experience on the natural gas and renewable energy resources sectors but also in encouraging some of its companies to look at the opportunities in Cyprus.

“There are huge potentials here in Cyprus in areas of solar, wind, geothermic energy, as well as in gas discoveries,” the minister said.

The two countries, Sheikh Abdullah said, are working closely in examining the potentials of the renewable energy resources.
Kassoulides said that they discussed the relations between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council, in light of the EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting that will take place next week in Brussels, which both ministers will be attending.

“A range of issues was discussed today, focusing on regional and international developments and terrorism,” he said.

See the full story here: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/07/11/uae-embassy-signals-new-chapter/

News source: www.cyprus-mail.com

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Free guided tours of Nicosia

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Old Nicosia

The Nicosia tourism board is offering free guided tours around the Cypriot capital to tourists and locals who want to experience the city, in cooperation with the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association, the Cyprus Mail newspaper can report.

According to an announcement, the regular tours include visits to the capital’s museums, bus and walking tours of Nicosia outside the walls, even half day tours to Dali or Kakopetria.

The programme also includes tours in various areas of the old town – Ledras and Onasagorou Streets, the Archbishopric Palace, Paphos Gate, and Famagusta Gate areas .

On Saturday, an alternative guided tour of Nicosia will take place – “Discover Nicosia’s best hidden secrets” – where participants can upload their photos on the spot using the hashtag #myNicosia!

The aim is “to fill the web with photos of our beautiful city”. Starting point is the Cyprus Archaeological Museum, at 10.30am.

Source: www.cyprus-mail.com

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#Archbishop #Archaeological #Bus #Capital #City #Cyprus #Destination #Gate #Holiday #OldTown #Palace #Photo #Street #Tour #Tourism #Tourist #Travel #Walk

FRAMGANG I KYPROS-FORHANDLIGENE

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– Det er gjort betydelig framgang i forhandlingene om Kypros, men viktige spørsmål gjenstår. Det sier FNs spesialutsending Espen Barth Eide ifølge NTB, melder nrk.no 

Kypros har vært delt siden Tyrkia inntok den nordlige delen sommeren 1974.  “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” er bare anerkjent av Tyrkia, mens den gresk-kypriotiske delen, Republic of Cyprus, er internasjonalt anerkjent.

Hovedstaden Nicosia er verdens eneste delte hovedstad.

Norges tidligere utenriksminister og forsvarsminister har siden 2014 vært FN’s generalsekretær Ban Ki-moon sin spesialutsending for Kypros, og leder forhandlingene mellom den gresk-kypriotiske siden og den tyrkisk-kypriotiske siden.

Kypros ble uavhengig fra Storbritannia i 1960.

Kilde: www.nrk.no

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CYPRUS: LARNACA AIRPORT TO BE NAMED AFTER FORMER PRESIDENT

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Larnaca International Airport, which serves the capital Nicosia, will be renamed Glafcos Clerides Larnaca International Airport, the Cyprus Cabinet and President Nicos Anastasiades has decided, on the occasion of two years since the passing of late former Cyprus president, in-cyprus.com reported.

The decision was taken in recognition of his contribution to the country.

Glafcos Clerides (1919-2013), president of Cyprus from 1993 until 2003, was a political personality of international standing with significant contribution in the global fight against Nazism. He was Acting President of Cyprus from July to December 1974, in his capacity as Speaker of the House of Representatves, after the coup-government supported by the military junta in Greece, which overthrew the president, Archbishop Makarios, who fled the country, had resigned.

His substantial and diverse contribution to the Cyprus Republic, culminated in his pivotal role in Cyprus’ accession to the European Union.

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BELLAPAIS PÅ NORD-KYPROS – OM LATSKAPENS TRE, LAWRENCE DURRELL OG BITRE SITRONER

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Bellapais

Les vår store bloggpost om Bellapais på Nord-Kypros* på vår reiseblogg http://minbestereise.blogg.no/nordkypros.html

#Bellapais #By #Ferie #Hovedstad #Kypros #NordKypros #Reise #Turisme #Tyrkia

*Nord-Kypros består av “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, som har vært okkupert av tyrkiske styrker siden 1974, og som ikke er anerkjent som stat av andre land enn Tyrkia.

 

PETRA TOU ROMIOU – AFRODITES FØDESTED PÅ KYPROS

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Sandro Botticellis berømte maleri “The Birth of Venus” fra 1485

Les vår store bloggpost om Petra tou Romiou – Afrodites fødested på Kypros på vår reiseblogg http://minbestereise.blogg.no/kypros.html

Petra tou Romiou, like ved Paphos.

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JUL I NICOSIA

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Julelys i Nicosia på Kypros (foto: christmasincyprus.com)

Nicosia på Kypros er EUs nest sørligste hovedstad, etter Valletta på Malta. Den kypriotiske hovedstaden ligger midt inne på øya, på en slette 220 meter over havet, 30-45 minutters kjøring fra badestedene på sørkysten, som Aiya Napa, Larnaca og Limassol. Nicosia har lange, tørre somre, med stekende hete, og ingen vind. Om vinteren kan det regne mye, noe som oftte fører til flom, som nå nylig. 

Nicosia kan ha temperaturer på opp til 18 grader om vinteren, men også kjølige kvelder og kalde netter. I kveld er det 14 grader i Nicosia.

80-90 kilometer vest for Nicosia ligger Troodos-fjellene med sine skianlegg og pittoreske landsbyer.

#Reise #AiyaNapa #Beach #EU #Hovedstad #Jul #Kypros #Larnaca #Limassol #Malta #Nicosia #Ski #Strand #Valletta