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Cyprus the most easterly, the third largest and some say, the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean, enjoys the best sunshine record of all the islands, with some 340 days of sun each year.
Cyprus is an island of great scenic beauty with pine clad mountains rising up to 6,500 feet above gentle valleys and orchards, where watermelons, vines, oranges, figs and pomegranates grow. The island lies at the cross-roads of Europe, Asia and Africa and has over the ages come under the influence of all these cultures
Today's visitors can still admire the remains of awe-inspiring palaces, temples and fortresses built by Romans, Venetians and Crusaders. Apart from its wealth of history, the island offers a host of natural beauties. Glistening sun warmed beaches, punctuated by sheltered rocky coves fringe the crystal clear sea, and in-land cool pine forests cover the lower slopes of the snow-capped Troodos mountains.
The Cypriot people are very hospitable, you are a friend, a guest on the island, they will love you and extend their hospitability to you as though you have been friends forever - which is probably why so many people return year after year.
There are many reasons why you should choose Cyprus as your next destination for a successful holiday; the excellent standard of accommodation, complemented by a host of facilities and highly efficient service; the island enjoys an incomparable status in the eastern Mediterranean. The British are especially welcomed since there is a strong British influence - most Cypriots speak excellent English, driving is on the left and road signs are in both Greek and English.
Whether you are the traveller or sun worshipper we believe you will leave Cyprus with many cherished memories and will want to return.
Crete is the largest and most southerly of the Greek islands, boasting a typically hot and sunny Mediterranean climate. It holds an abundance of fascinating history dating right back to the Minoan Period of 2600 BC, being also the birthplace of Zeus, father of all Greek gods and the Minoan Empire where the legend of the Minotaur has its origins.
Its strategic location has throughout history, caused it to be one of the most important trading nations in the Mediterranean. From trade comes wealth, as can be witnessed by visiting one of the many magnificent archaeological sites for which Crete is famous
The land is infinitely varied – mountain ranges rise up to 8,000 feet, Europe’s deepest gorge winds for twelve miles through rock walls at times 1,000 feet high, and countless beaches lead to a clear blue sea. Add to these, high alpine meadows, fertile valleys full of olive trees and orange groves, you will find old stone farmhouses, monasteries and villages many of which have not changed in centuries.
But the most striking aspect of this land is its people. Shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, they are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent and passionately loyal to Crete, Read ‘Zorba the Greek’ for a marvellous evocation of the people and the place.
Wherever you decide to visit, you will find the people both warm and
friendly and you'll certainly be spoilt for choice. Whether your preference
is beautiful beaches, picturesque scenery, ancient history or lively
nightlife, Crete has it all - the choice is yours.
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea on the southernmost part of the Sinai peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh holiday resort is perfect for sun-worshippers and the discerning holidaymaker.
Situated directly on the shores of the of the Red Sea, Sharm el Sheikh consists of a series of bays with white sand, fringed by coral reefs and backed by a mountainous desert.
Sharm El Sheikh consists of several resorts close together, Om El Sid, Ras Nasrani and Nabq are the quieter areas, whereas Na’ama Bay is a bustling cosmopolitan resort with shops, bars, restaurants and a long promenade.
For water sports and diving enthusiasts the warm water with its 20F plus
temperature and crystal clear visibility is ideal. The exotic coral leads to
its reputation of being one of the best diving sites in the world.
Outside the resort there are plenty of excursions to choose from including Mount Sinai, the Coloured Canyon, St Catherine's Monastery and Jeep/Camel Safaris.
With the combination of year round tropical sun, modern, high quality
hotels, fascinating excursions and a warm welcome, Sharm El Sheikh is an
ideal holiday destination within easy reach of the UK offering quality
holidays at great prices. Ideal for couples, families, honeymooners and just
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