28 September 2013 15:11

 Municipalities and tourism boards around Cyprus have embraced World Tourism Day by organising a wide variety of events today and, in Nicosia’s case, tomorrow.
In Limassol today there will be 9.30am, 11am and 5pm guided walks from the Medieval Castle. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, the walks have a 90- minute duration.
Limassol’s Pattichion Historical Archive Museum Studies Centre (9am-5pm,) Theatre Museum (9am-1pm, 4-7pm) and Museum of Folk Art (9am-2pm) will have free entrance.
Also, at 8pm there will be a Medieval Night at the castle complete with a royal couple and court musicians.
Yeroskipou marks the Day with a celebration in the community’s square from 8.15pm. It will include performances by the Aerousa Folklore Bank, the Ieri Kipi Dance Group and the Paphos Zingers English vocal choir. The municipality will also reward repeat visitors, exhibit local products and traditional crafts and offer visitors traditional dishes. Free transportation to the event from Yeroskipou area hotels is also available at 7.45pm and 8pm.
In Nicosia, happenings tomorrow include free tours of the capital’s museums, Venetian Walls and Old Town between 10am-5pm. The fun continues with an Ice-Cream Festival in the Famagusta Gate Moat from 5-11pm as well as a photo exhibition featuring images of the Old Town in Famagusta Gate. On until October 3, it will be open 10am-1pm and 5-8pm. The events have been organised by Nicosia Tourism Board with the support of the CTO and Nicosia Municipality. Call 22889600 for details.
Although Paphos has other happenings scheduled today, it is not particularly marking World Tourism Day 2013, a municipal official said. A Larnaca Municipality spokesman, meanwhile, also told The Cyprus Daily that no events had been scheduled to mark this year’s Day. The two municipalities’ decision is understood to be due to the ongoing financial crisis.


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