Galata, Cyprus

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Galata
Γαλάτα (Greek)
Galata is located in Cyprus
Galata
Galata
Coordinates: 34°59′0″N 32°53′0″E / 34.98333°N 32.88333°E / 34.98333; 32.88333
Country  Cyprus
District Nicosia District
Population (2001[1])
 • Total 653
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 2827
Website http://www.galata.org.cy

Galata is a village in the Solea valley, located about 60 km west of the capital Nicosia, in the Troödos Mountains of Cyprus. According to Greek mythology, Cyprus was the first land that Aphrodite set foot on; where Pygmalion begged her to let him be with the statue that he created in her image. Aphrodite brought the statue to life and Pygmalion married Galata.

It is a popular summer tourist destination (especially among locals) for its cooler climate in the summer months.[2] It is also well known on the island for its fruit produce.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2001 Population Census, MS Excel document [1]
  2. ^ Dubin, Marc; Morris, Damien (2002-01-01). Cyprus. Rough Guides. ISBN 9781858288635.