With 9,000 years of history there is much to learn about the small Mediterranean island of Cyprus and its ever changing culture. The ancient land is revealed in Veronica Tatton-Brown’s “Ancient Cyprus,” which look at the island during the Greek and Roman eras, while the Medieval past is also explored in Pter W. Edbury’s “The Kingdom of Cyprus and the Crusades, 1191-1374.” This book looks at the history of Cyprus and how it was conquered by Richard I of England, “The Lionheart,” sold to the Knights Templar and sold again to Guy de Lusignan, a king without a land to rule!

The modern history of Cyprus has been chronicled in several books, including Robert Holland’s “Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959.” The recently published “Divided Cyprus: Modernity, History, And an Island in Conflict (New Anthropologies)” by Yiannis Papadakis, Nicos Peristianis and Gisela Welz looks at the effects that led to the partitioning of the land, and exploes how the “island of Aphrodite” has become the home of so much confrontation. The role of various outside grabs for power is the theme of “Isle of Discord: Nationalism, Imperialism and the Making of the Cyprus Problem,” by Yiannis Stefanidis and Ioannis D. Stefanidis.

Travel Pictorial - Country or Natural Wonder

Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).

Travel Guide(s) - Country, Region or City

Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s)  you like the best.

  • Guest Book Cyprus travel guide (SNB media published in 2010 NEW
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide(s)
  • Insight / Discovery Channel Travel Guide(s)
  • Lonely Planet Guide(s)
  • AA Explorer, AA Key or AA Spiral Guide(s)
  • Note: You will find about thirteen ( 13+ ) other publishing companies  travel guides in bookstores.  

Travel Books - Children

Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.

Novels About Cyprus 

For travelers interested in gleaning some of Cyprus's complicated contemporary history, the subject is well researched and accessable to the casual reader of fiction in the novel:  The People In Between:  A Cyprus Odyssey, by Gregory S. Lamb.  This novel can be purchased in both printed and digital versions from various on-line book dealers.

Travel DVD or Video Viewing

  • These are a few ideas for finding Travel DVD's in your local area.

  • Local Video Rental Store
  • Local Library - Travel Video or DVD
  • Any large music store will have a range of travel DVD's or  Video's on sale.
  • Travel Video Store has an excellent internet site.
  • BBC Video series website section
  • Pilot Travel Guide series 
  • National  Geographic Travel DVD or Video Series
  • Escorted Tour Companies  DVD or Video's  e.g. Rick Steves' 
  • National Tourist Bureaus MAY have a introduction Video or DVD on offer  or Photo Gallery on their Internet site

Websites and Blogs