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Cyprus has a rich cultural heritage dating back over 10,000 years and is steeped in myth, legend and tradition. Most tourist guides will provide wealth of information about Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love who originated from this beautiful land. Today, this very modern territory blends its history with the comforts and conveniences of a contemporary European lifestyle. As the third largest island in the Mediterranean, it has long been a crossroads between three continents. The island’s landscape ranges from sandy beaches to pine-covered mountains and this, combined with an ideal climate, friendly communities and prospering economy, makes Cyprus a must see destination this year. Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with abundant sunshine all year round which makes for ideal golfing conditions. Long, dry summers and mild winters are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. International airports in Larnaca and Paphos are served by over 30 airlines operating regular flights to more than 260 destinations worldwide. Shipping services through the ports of Larnaca and Limassol include cruise liners and cargo vessels, operated by the island’s merchant fleet, the fifth largest in the world. PAPHOS Paphos, the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty is situated on the southwestern coast of Cyprus. It is home to a great extent of the island’s rich cultural heritage including a medieval fortress, frescoed tombs and remarkable mosaics. Almost an open air museum in itself, UNESCO added the entire town to its world heritage list. In addition to its rich culture, Paphos also offers all the essentials of a cosmopolitan city, including stylish boutiques, fine restaurants serving culinary delights, traditional taverns, great hospitality, modern amenities, first-class medical facilities and great cafes. Romiou With four excellent and very different golf courses within 20 minutes reach, the seaside town of Paphos has become a popular golfing holiday destination. Volume 3 • Issue 32 31