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Good reference book but beware of mistakes
on 9 August 2013
This 2013 edition of Cyprus guide is twice as thick as the previous edition - so it's easier to carry around, maps are in colour, and though the text seems smaller in size, it is easy to read and the material seems well organized. There definitely are much fewer recommendations regarding accommodation and eating out compared to the previous edition - although still sufficient for a 1-2 week visitor to Cyprus. However, I would not recommend using this book for walking, as there are factual mistakes that could affect one's leasure time quite a lot. Just one example: one of the most famous Cyprus' nature trails, Kalidonia trail in the Troodos mountains leading 2km up the river valley to a waterfall, is incorrectly marked on the map and indicates another trail, Pouziaris, which is 9km long and quite challenging, and does not pass by the waterfall at all.. Or a Mycenaean settlement, Maa -Palaiokastro in Coral Bay is spelled on the map as Paa - which might lead to some confusion as well. Mistakes like that were spotted just by randomly opening the book, so I can imagine there might be quite a few more inside!