Does Cyprus know where to draw the line?

Independent on Sunday travel section

The recent election of a president on an election ticket could herald a new era of tourism for the island, says Sarah Barrell

Since travel restrictions were eased in 2003, it has been possible to travel across the Green Line that slices Cyprus in two. A hop across this notorious border now involves no more than a stamp on a piece of paper, an act unimaginable for an entire generation of Cypriots who have lived in this divided society since 1974, when Turkey invaded the north in response to a Greek-backed military coup.

Yet, while crossing is easy, onward travel still has its practical problems. Will this all become easier following the election of Demetris Christofias as the President of Greek Cyprus on a ticket of ending the division?

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/does-cyprus-know-where-to-draw-the-line-833840.html

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