Cyprus or Greece. Which resort to choose?
Mediterranean resorts traditionally attract Russians with the opportunity to indulge in a carefree beach holiday. Greece and Cyprus are among the most popular holiday destinations. We will tell which of these resorts to choose for travel?
Both of these countries are part of the European Union, but provision is enough to visit Cyprus, and a Schengen visa will have to be issued to visit Greece.
The swimming season begins earlier, and it is longer in Cyprus, as the state is located in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean. You can swim and sunbathe here from the end of April to the first days of November. The summer in these corners of our planet is dry and hot, the humidity is low, but in Greece the heat is not so exhausting heat, especially in the north of the country. The air temperature in Greece reaches + 28 º C, +30 º C, but in Cyprus, the thermometer often shows + 35 º C.
Cyprus or Greece. Which resort to choose?
Although both countries are located in the Mediterranean, but a trip to Greece will allow you to enjoy a holiday on the coast of eight seas at once, which belong to the Mediterranean basin, therefore the conditions for a beach holiday in the resorts are different. The warmest of them is Libyan, and the Ionian is considered the most tranquil, besides its water is very clean. Tours to Cyprus from Ufa is easier to pick up, since the entire island is washed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
In Greece there are both sandy and pebbly beaches. The sea is also different, somewhere calm with gentle descents, resorts on these coasts are suitable for holidays with young children, and somewhere raging waves and depth begins almost off the coast, these corners of Greece are suitable for those who want to do water sports on vacation . In Cyprus, sunbathing is comfortable, the beaches are covered with sand, and the descent into the sea is gentle. Only Paphos is different, here the entrance to the sea is rocky.
5. Natural attractions
Natural sightsGreece surpasses its rival in the number of natural masterpieces, as it is much larger than Cyprus in area. Here are very beautiful lakes and waterfalls, gorges and lagoons, to get acquainted with all these masterpieces of nature you need more than one vacation.
However, the month for acquaintance with Cyprus is also not enough, its nature is also rich. It has everything, majestic mountains and romantic bays, mysterious caves and flowering valleys.
If you compare the quality of service, Greece loses to Cyprus. Cyprus resorts are international, they are not geared to tourists of a particular country, unlike Greece, although the service here is European and the quality of services provided is higher than in Turkey.
Choosing souvenirs in Cyprus, pay your attention to the lace embroidery, it is also called lefkaritika. As a gift for relatives, you can buy pottery, porcelain, souvenir from a rod. Famous for local vodka from grapes and liqueur Filfar. In Greece, too, embroidery is special, it is also worth buying. If you manage to visit Crete, be sure to buy leather shoes there, you will not regret, the quality of her is excellent, and of course, the famous olive oil, Metaxa and Ouzo vodka.
When we say the word “Greece” we immediately recall the heroes of ancient myths. Arriving in this country, you can not only see all these legendary places from the villages of books on mythology, but also see ancient cities, visit temples, museums, take part in various cultural events and holidays, as well as make cruises and paragliding.
Cyprus is a tour of the sacred sites, jeep safaris on country attractions, walks on the sea on yachts.
9. Active rest
In this and another country there is a large selection of tours in parks and reserves both on foot and by car or horseback. Cyprus has more conditions for water sports, diving, windsurfing and snorkeling.
Greece is famous for its seafood dishes, the cuisine here is predominantly seafood, in Cyprus restaurants meat dishes predominate, but in both countries they serve a lot of fruits and vegetables, and of course, olives and cheeses.