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Area: 9,251 sq km
Capital: Nicosia
Language: Greek, Turkish
Currency: Euro
  Turkish Lira
Population: 784,301
Coastline: 648 sq km

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Interest Tourism in Cyprus

Casinos and Betting

There are many casinos in Cyprus for those of you who enjoy betting. Many have their own bus service to take you to and from the casino. They are open late and often provide live entertainment.

Horse Riding

In Cyprus there are quite a few horse riding centres, where you can enjoy trekking through nature. All centres have also professional training facilities and instructors who provide lessons for riders at different levels. If you want to experience horse races in Cyprus, these are organized by the Nicosia Race Club every Wednesday and Sunday in Nicosia. Tel: +357 22782727

Bungee Jumping

For the more adventurous visitor to Cyprus, bungee jumping is available in Agia Napa. It conforms to the Australian & New Zealand safety standards.

Golfing

Cyprus is fast becoming a favorite with many golfing travelers due to an improvement in cyprus golfing facilities and, of course, its superb all-year round climate. There are several golf schools, golf development classes and academies, in many locations in Cyprus to help you improve your game.

Bird Watching

It is possible to watch 347 different species of bird in Cyprus. However, only 46 of these are native of Cyprus, and 7 of these are only found in Cyprus. 119 out of the 347 birds that can be observed on the island are of winter-migrant breeder type, and 90 of these migrate to Cyprus regularly every winter-time.

Turtle Watching

Since 1992, Marine Turtle Research Group, in conjunction with the Society for the Protection of Turtles in Northern Cyprus and the Department for Environmental Protection, has been undertaking an annual survey, recording the turtle's activity in Cyprus during the summer months. In the company of the team at Alagadi Beach you can share this unique event.

Paintball

Play the fun and adventurous sport of paintball in one of the paintball parks in Cyprus.It is safe and equipment is provided.

Carting

There are many go carting centers in Cyprus. Most are open seven days a week. They are reasonably priced and nearly all have a restaurant or café.

Camping

There are several official camping sites in the Kyrenia and Famagusta areas which offer services such as washrooms, toilets, restaurants, bars, etc.

Diving

Warm seas, clear water and year-round sunshine ensure that diving in Cyprus remains a popular pastime. The varied nature of the dive sites as well as the lack of tides and currents means that both beginners and more experienced divers can enjoy the experience. There's plenty of underwater life and a huge variety of fish.

Mountain biking

In the North Cyprus as well in the South Cyprus the uplands are ideal for mountain biking. Both the Troodos range and the Kyrenia Mountains are covered with network of dirt forest trails which would be extremely tedious for hiking but are paradise.

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