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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:56 pm

Not in any order but: Curium, Tomb of Kings, the Pafos archeological park, Troodos mountains, Akamas,(the countryside generally) the Walls of Lefkosia, the Green Line, Choriokotia, Kalavasos Tenta,

There was a story of a "Disneyworld" style attraction for the Cavo Greco area, and of course the proposed Russian answer to the Statue of Liberty, the Kind Angel of Peace at Pentakamo.....

Apart from that I think Cyprusn already has most of what most people want, ie sun, sand, and booze, but they must get the quality and price balance right, in the face of a world market, including other med countries who can offer similar.
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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby kurupetos » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:18 pm

This is my favourite, which is unfortunately in the occupied areas. Salamis:

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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby kurupetos » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:20 pm

Something more modern is Makarios statue,

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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby kurupetos » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:21 pm

...and the Statue of Liberty in Nicosia:

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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby CBBB » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:41 pm

We have the best clown in the world.

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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby Cap » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:02 pm

Little statues are dotted everywhere throughout Europe.
What Georgios means is something big and original. Landmarks that define MODERN Cypriot civilization.

The mentality in Cyprus is that Cyprus is Greek, therefore anything eclipsing the Parthenon (ie the Hellenic world) would be sacrilege.
The exact same mentality in Greece persists. That's why ONLY natural landmarks and Ancient Greek landmarks define Greece as a country.
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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby CBBB » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:30 pm

Cap wrote:Little statues are dotted everywhere throughout Europe.
What Georgios means is something big and original. Landmarks that define MODERN Cypriot civilization.

The mentality in Cyprus is that Cyprus is Greek, therefore anything eclipsing the Parthenon (ie the Hellenic world) would be sacrilege.
The exact same mentality in Greece persists. That's why ONLY natural landmarks and Ancient Greek landmarks define Greece as a country.


I thought I talked a load of bollocks!
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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby Cap » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:42 pm

Sun, sea and surf.. ( and a donkey if we're lucky) :D
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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby georgios100 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:06 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
georgios100 wrote:When travelling, I make sure to visit major attractions of countries, like anyone would do.
If in Paris, the Eifel tower is a must. So is the Colosseum in Rome, CN tower in Toronto etc.

But Cyprus has no such offering, a major monument, a unique project, the biggest ferris wheel... nothing to speak of.
Yeah, there are beautiful beaches, scenic mountains and a few monasteries/museums but nothing extraordinary.

Perhaps it's time to do something about it. Something that would attract tourists all year round.

Any ideas out there?


You can come and visit all those pointless wind farms that are sprouting up all over the place... :x


Are you still bitching about those windmills?
The pointless wind farms were providing your household with electricity when Mari blew up.

I remember, you were suggesting a nuclear power station for the island.
Can you imagine if that nuclear station blew up?
Accidents do happen, especially in Cyprus.
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Re: Cyprus lacks major attractions

Postby kurupetos » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:19 pm

Cap wrote:Little statues are dotted everywhere throughout Europe.

Big Mak? Little statue? :shock: :lol:
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