Welcome to Cyprus

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is located south of Turkey, west of  Lebanon and north of Egypt. This country possesses a richness of contrasts: The East region is famous for the sparkling and crystal waters and the golden sandy beaches. The South has orchards and vines which undulate toward the sea.  The Troodos Mountains are the island’s “green heart” with endless vistas of forests, valleys orchards, and traditional villages.

The island has a long history and a rich culture that spans 10,000 years.  It is said, “scratch the soil anywhere in Cyprus and you will find traces of its magnificent past”.   It is not surprising then that UNESCO includes a number of the island’s sights on its list of World Heritage Sites.

The climate is mild and Mediterranean with dry summers and variably short winters.

Why Cyprus

  • Sunny climate and high temperatures all year round (340 days of sun a year)
  • Gorgeous beaches and beautifully preserved landscapes
  • Unlimited possibilities of excursions: UNESCO Classified Monuments but also sport activities such as Water-ski, Golf, 4×4, Boat, Quad, Donkey Ride, Scuba diving, Hiking, Bicycle…
  • Top quality accommodation ranging from 5-star luxury hotels to charming traditional guest houses not forgetting sophisticated holiday villas to rent
  • World-renowned and awarded spa and golf courses
  • Great deal of trendy places for nightlife, entertainments and shopping spree

  • The famous Cypriot cuisine, delicacies, wine and a taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle
  • Particularly hospitable, communicative and welcoming people
  • In addition, the location of the island ensures reasonably priced flights tickets at all time.
  • Ideal destination for Special Interest Tourism: Botany & Herbology (1908 different plant species, 142 endemic), Birdwatching (thanks to its unique location on the migratory route from Europe, Asia & Africa), Cycling, Climbing, Natural Trails (52 designed walking trails) Diving (Zenobia Wreck),Photography and many more.

 
 

Cyprus at a Glance

Area

The area of the island is 9230 square kilometers, 3355 square kilometers in the occupied zone.
More about Major Cities & Areas of the island
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily and Sardinia.

Demography

Population of 946 000 inhabitants. 72% of Greek Cypriots, 9.6% of Turkish Cypriots, 17.6% of foreign origins.

Entry Formalities

Valid Passport, for EU citizens the ID card is enough.

Government & Regime

Cyprus is an Independent Sovereign Republic with a Presidential system of government.

Capital & Aeroport

Nicosia
Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport

Pratical info

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Time Difference

Two hours ahead of U.K., one hour ahead of C.E.T.

Languages

The official languages of the island are Greek and Turkish, whilst English is widely spoken. French, German and Russian are also spoken within the tourism industry.

Religion

Cyprus enjoys an exceedingly high level of freedom of worship. While the majority of Greek-Cypriots are Greek Orthodox Christians, other denominations are represented on the island, including Armenians, Maronites and Roman Catholics. The Turkish-Cypriot community is predominantly Muslim.

Climate

Cyprus benefits from an intense Mediterranean climate with long dry summers (mid-May to mid-October) and mild winters (December to February) separated with a very short spring and autumn period.
Summer is a season with high temperatures, a cloudless sky and a sea breeze creating a pleasant atmosphere in the coastal areas.
Winters are mild with a little bit of rain in the mountains (Troodos region). In Cyprus, the sun is King and even in December and January, there are approximately 6 hours of sunshine per day. In total, more than 300 days of sunshine each year!

Gastronomy

Regarding the gastronomy, Cyprus has Greek and Oriental influences. Discover new tastes and enjoy many traditional dishes. The speciality of the local cuisine is the famous Meze!! A real treat for the taste buds, with about twenty dishes to share.

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Cyprus Food
Cyprus Souvlaki
Cyprus traditional food