The majority of people visiting Cyprus undoubtedly opt to stay on her quite magical coastline and rightly so! Who wouldn't want a taste of the exquisite sun, sea and sand packages offered by tour operators worldwide? A beach holiday is enticing, without question! For some time now, the coast has been the major focus for leisure around the world.
Looking at the broader picture, however, there are massive consequences to having nearly three million tourists per year in Cyprus spill their sun-hungry bodies by the lapping Mediterranean waves. As visitor numbers remain high, the seaside becomes more diverse in its function, which in turn adds pressure to this limited land area. The environment becomes degraded, facilities become saturated and visitor enjoyment diminishes.
With this in mind, and through the choices that we make, we can all partake in the sustainability of this amazing resource and long-term protection of its natural assets. We can start by realising that there is so much to Cyprus away from the coastline! The island is punctuated by picturesque villages nestled into colourful, seasonal landscapes. Every village has the capacity to share its secrets with the wider world and calls for that special visitor who would like to learn more about and enjoy the fruits of life away from the coastal towns.
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"This website has been set up with the primary aim of providing effective information on rural Cyprus. Secondary objectives lie with the promotion of sustainable tourism, enhancing the traditional, economical and social quality of rural villages and alleviating the human and environmental pressures along the coast."
We are not a travel company and as such, do not undertake any bookings directly. However, we are very willing to provide information or to liaise with the owners of local guest houses and tavernas in Kritou Terra and the surrounding villages. Please feel free to contact us via e-mail and we will endeavour to do our utmost to help in any way we can. All the best & enjoy the wonders of the beautiful villages of Cyprus!
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