About Cyprus

Cyprus is a beautiful island rich in history and culture, and full of wonderful experiences just waiting to be enjoyed. Cyprus is located east of Greece (Kastellorizo), south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. This is the third largest island in the Mediterranean.

Since the 70s, Cyprus is split into the – slightly larger – southern Greek Cypriot side and the northern Turkish Cypriot side by a demilitarized 180km line from Paralimni to Kato Pyrgos known as “UN Buffer Zone”. There are also two little areas in the South of the country operated by the UK called Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

The country’s population is a bit over a million people. There are four big cities in Cyprus (Nicosia, Paphos, Limassol, and Larnaca) and Nicosia is the capital city. If you want to fly to Cyprus you can use Larnaca or Paphos airports.

Known as the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite (love and beauty goddess), whatever the season, Cyprus provides the opportunity to experience something new, interesting and exciting as it was populated and influenced by Greeks, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Arabs, French, Italians, Ottomans, and British. All of the activities, events, customs and places are unique and special to the island.

The climate is Mediterranean (warm and dry) with only some rain in the winter months, which leaves rivers dry in summer. Stunning cliffs and sandy beaches like Ayia Napa and Landa beach bathe Cyprus coasts. Cyprus is a great scuba diving destination where divers can enjoy shipwrecks, reefs, tunnels, and caves.

The visitors can tailor their visit to Cyprus by selecting the interests and experiences that best suit them. According someone’s preferences, the time of year he is visiting, and even his budget, Cyprus offers a big variety of things that he can visit such as museums & galleries, wine routes, cultural routes, religious routes, beaches, nature trails, cycling routes etc.

Visit Cyprus today, relax, enjoy beautiful beaches, explore the Mountains of Troodos, explore the traditional villages, eat amazing local food and drink good wine. Definitely it’s a place of contrasts and one of the best hidden gems of Mediterranean sea!