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This is North Cyprus, the place of Neolithic settlements where the first fire of civilization was started, the place of ancient city kingdoms which reflect the glory of the Roman Period, place of refuge of the Crusades, the most magnificent country of Louisianans, one of the French dynasties, the most important port of the Venetian merchants in the east, and the strongest fortress of the Ottoman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean...

This is North Cyprus, the place where the port castle which inspired British writer William Shakespeare while he was writing the famous tragedy, Othello, is located.

This is North Cyprus, the country of St.Hilarion Castle which was included in the subject of 'Sleeping Beauty' of Walt Disney, the famous creator of cartoon characters.

This is North Cyprus, where the most spectacular Gothic creations in the Eastern Mediterranean is located; the mysterious agent of history.

This is North Cyprus, where Leonardo Da Vinci contributed to the defense plan of city of Gazimağusa (Famagusta) and was inspired by Lefkara with the River Pattern while drawing the table cloth detail in his priceless work 'Jesus' last supper.

This is North Cyprus, where Lawrence Durell wrote Bitter Lemons, where intercontinental Religious routes intersect, which was bought by the Knights of the Temple, which is the subject of the book, Da Vinci Code, from Richard the Lion heart  for 100 thousand gold coins year and in which they maintained sovereignty for a year.

This is North Cyprus, the birthplace of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, where she fell in love with Adonis,  and the island of love which witnessed immortal mythical loves of King Pygmalion, who fell in love with and gave life to the statute of perfect woman he made himself.

The island of Cyprus is one of the world's most mysterious places. Northern Cyprus is the Mediterranean scented part of this mysterious geography.
A journey to this paradise country, which is the most Mediterranean of  the Mediterranean, offers the traces of the historical sites which has witnessed 10.000 years of civilization, impressive texture and natural richness of the cultural heritage with magnificent beauty at different times of the year.

In addition to the civilizations that continued for centuries, Cyprus is included in mythologies with all its magnificence.

The most magnificent mythological element that comes to mind when one mentions Cyprus, is of course Afrodite.  Cyprus is home to the goddess of beauty Aphrodite

The fact that she is that much beautiful due to the beauty of the island has been the subject of legends for many centuries.

The melancholic love of Aphrodite for Adonis; Galatha, which gave its name to Galatya, which has become Mehmetçik today and  immortal love of legendary king Pygmalion are mentioned together with the small but well-known island of Cyprus.

By listening to the legend of olives, believed to protect against the evil eye, you can be sanctified with olive branches.

The legend of Besşparmak (Five Finger) Mountains, surrounding Northern Cyprus with all their glory may fill your eyes with tears, and you may light a candle for your wishes in  Apostolos Andreas Monastery in the company of mystical atmosphere that surrounds you.

In today's modern world, it is possible to capture traces of the ancient past.  All you need to do for this is to go for a stroll in the geography of Northern Cyprus where anemones are the desperate tears of Aphrodite’s great love for Adonis.

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