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Lonely Planet Cyprus 5th Ed.: 5th Edition [Paperback]

Lonely Planet , Josephine Quintero , Matthew Charles

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Book Description

March 1 2012 Travel Guide
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Cyprus is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip a Cypriot coffee while gazing out at Kyrenia's Old Harbour, hike the lush, diverse trails of Troodos, or marvel at colorful Roman floor mosaics; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cyprus and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Cyprus Travel Guide:

- Colour maps and images throughout - Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests - Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots - Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices - Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss - Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, politics, landscapes, and wildlife - Over 36 local maps - Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children - Coverage of Kyrenia, Pafos, Troodos Massif, Lefkosia, Famagusta, the Karpas Peninsula, Larnaka, Lemesos, Omodos, Lara Beach, Vouni, Petra tou Romiou, Choirokoitia, north Nicosia, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cyprus, our most comprehensive guide to Cyprus, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Josephine Quintero, and Matthew Charles.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 5th Revised edition edition (March 1 2012)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1741797756
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741797756
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Becky is a freelance writer and cultural critic living in Portland, Oregon. For Lonely Planet, she has written about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the Great Plains states of the US, parts of England and Wales, and n primarily n Sweden. Becky grew up with a thick book of Swedish fairy tales illustrated by John Bauer, so the deep black forests of Norrland hold particular fascination for her. Hiking through them, she's alert for trolls and tomtes (which, to the untrained eye, look just like big rocks). Though raised in the mountains of Colorado, Becky has been exploring Sweden since childhood, while visiting her grandparents and other relatives in Stockholm and parts north. She's thoroughly hooked on pickled herring and saffron ice cream but has nothing good to say about Swedish beer. About ten years ago, having exhausted the potential of the role of copy editor at an alternative weekly newspaper in Portland, Becky spent the requisite year bumming around Europe on the mega-cheap. This did nothing to quell her urge to run off exploring new places every couple of months; quite the opposite. She has since spent time roaming around in Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England, Beijing, Panama, Mexico, and most of the US. In 2009 Becky rode a 30-year-old Honda SL175 motorcycle from Portland, Ore., to Knoxville, Tenn., with the infamous 555 crew and wrote about the experience for Cycle World magazine. She reviews movies on KBOO 90.7 FM radio in Portland and writes about books, food and miscellany for anyone who lets her. She's the lone female member of the Sang-Froid Riding Club and serves on the Portland Motorcycles & Scooters Citizen Advisory Committee. She has a master's degree in journalism from NYU's Cultural Reporting and Criticism program, and she's currently working on a book about motorcycles and the paradoxical appeal of risk.

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Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Jack E. Levic - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the current editon of LONELY PLANET CYPRUS when I made my plans to visit Cyprus. A few weeks later, this new edition was released so I also purchased this version. This new version had a few improvements and changes. There were more useful pictures. The pictures in the previous edition were not inspiring. Also, there were changes in the format such as the accommodations section was no long included with each city listing but rather they were all lumped together at the back of the book. I did not like this change since it meant flipping back and forth between the city information and the accommodation listing.
Although, there was plenty of useful information in this book, I felt it was lacking on several levels. The authors seem to feel that the ONLY way to see Cyprus is by car so they skimp on information on Intercity and local buses and other ways to see the country. I had to get the information on my own. Pafos especially was full of day tours offered for the entire country. It would have been good to have some guidance and direction ahead of time on where to look for tours.
I found myself seeking out information on my own more than with other editions of LONELY PLANET. The small maps included were not as detailed as I would have liked. I chose a hotel in Pafos based on the recommendation of LONELY PLANET. I was more than pleased with the hotel but I had trouble finding it based on the map in the book.
The LONELY PLANET guides are my favorite travel tools. I was a bit disappointed in this edition and for once found myself relying more on the EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE that I also brought with me.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 12 2014
By Moiz Bayer - Published on Amazon.com
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I like it.
2.0 out of 5 stars DIsappointed Lonely Planet Fan July 8 2014
By Michael P Griffith - Published on Amazon.com
I'm a Lonely Planet fan and didn't think twice about grabbing this guide. Unfortuantely, I was incredibly disappointed by the guide. I've used Lonely Planet guides frequently for navigation purposes, but they were insufficiently detailed for my trip. The restaurant recommendations for Pafos were abysmal. Thinking I was in for a quaint local fish restaurant, my cab dropped me off at a dump that sold over priced, overcooked fish, passing up several interesting looking restaurants on the way. The hiking guides were not organized in a way that was condusive for planning a quick day hike, leading me to just skip it. Restaurant recommendations in Nicosia were outdated, limited, and unimaginative. I'd recommend checking other guides out before using this one.
4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed enough and informative May 29 2014
By giulia - Published on Amazon.com
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As usual, lonely planet guide recommends activities for different types of traveler. The maps could be more readable and a classical table of contents would be handy.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it. Jan. 14 2014
By Walter K Golson - Published on Amazon.com
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Although it was later getting to me than I expected, I have been very pleased with its content. It gives short and concise information on Cyprus that is easy to digest.

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