Cruising from the Land of Aphrodite
The Louis travel and tourism group was founded by Louis Loizou in 1935 as the first travel agency in Cyprus. Louis Loizou is known as the ‘Father of Cyprus Tourism’ and came from the extended Loizou family. The Greek orthodox population form three quarters of the island population while the Turkish Moslems form the remaining quarter. Cyprus had been successively part of the Greek, Egyptian, Assyrian, Persian, roman and Byzantine empires. Richard the Lionheart of England won the island in 1191, and began a long period of Western rule by the Knights Templars of the island. In 1489, Cyprus was annexed by Venice but fell to the Turks in 1571, after which the ancestors of the present Turkish Cypriots settled on the island.
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