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Impressions from Cyprus

Cyprus was country nr 26 out of 27 EU countries for me. Only Romania remains (I don’t count a changeover in the Bucharest airport).

1. Nicosia, to be honest, doesn’t have that many tourist attractions. I would say the most important one is the Dragoman’s House. Dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios was an important official responsible for the interactions between the sultan and the local Greek population. This gave him important opportunities create a fortune, and thanks to the fortune this house was built in Turkish style. It all ended rather sadly for him – as a result of intrigues he was executed in Istanbul. I found it amusing how all the explanatory texts insisted on calling Istanbul Constantinople. Similarly, on the Greek Cypriot-made maps of Cyprus you won’t find any Turkish toponyms.

Dragoman house Nicosia
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