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What to do in Cyprus: The country where you can be fined for singing!




This island in the Mediterranean Sea with a rich history, beautiful landscapes and a very peculiar curiosity: did you know that you can be fined for singing in public there?

Cyprus is a fascinating place, with an intriguing mix of Greek and Turkish influences, a rich archaeological history and breathtaking natural beauty. For history lovers, it is a true paradise: ancient ruins, medieval castles and Byzantine port cities. Places like Paphos, Larnaca, Limassol, Ayia Napa and the capital, Nicosia, are must-see stops.


The local currency is the euro and the official language is Greek, although English is widely spoken. For Brazilians, a visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.

 

Politically, Cyprus is a presidential republic, but the country still deals with territorial conflicts between the Greek Cypriot majority and the Turkish Cypriot minority. Economically, tourism is one of Cyprus' main sources of income.

 






A trip to Cyprus can be quite affordable if planned correctly, especially if you opt for affordable accommodation and meals.


Cyprus was the penultimate country on our long journey, we arrived via Turkey on a 1 hour flight in Northern Cyprus and then went down to Southern Cyprus which is more touristy. We had the opportunity to attend a service in Greek in a Protestant church.


Now, about our title curiosity: in Cyprus, you can be fined for singing or playing music in public without a license. This is because the country has strict noise laws to protect the tranquility of island life. Interesting, right?





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