Cyprus, one of the most loved and visited islands in the world, is situated in the north eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea with an area of 9.251 sq. km. The island is strategically located at the crossroad of Europe, Asia and Africa and it has been a full member of the European Union since May 2004 enjoying years of economic growth and development.
Legend has it that Cyprus was the playground of the gods and it is easy to see why, from the majestic beauty of the mountain peaks to the stunning Mediterranean beaches, Cyprus has it all. Blessed with a mild climate and predictable sunshine almost every day of the year.
Despite its small size Cyprus has one of the oldest recorded histories in the world. The first signs of civilisation can be found dating back to 9000BC. A number of nations conquered Cyprus over the years, a proof of its strategic importance for the region. The island is full of monuments that reflect their passing by. Cypriots are friendly and hospitable and almost everybody speaks English. Cyprus has the lowest crime rate in Europe.
Cyprus offers a wide variety of museums showcasing cultural treasures. Furthermore, the island’s art scene is complemented by a number of top galleries, festivals, concerts and theatrical productions. The local cuisine is admired and preferred by many cultures. There are plenty of taverns serving delicious meze, as well as high end restaurants serving a range of cuisines.
For more information visit www.cyprus.gov.cy
The city of Pafos is situated on the southwest coast of Cyprus, and has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. Legend has it that the city is built on the spot where the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty, Aphrodite, was born. The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the city is of exceptional architectural and historic value and therefore is included entirely in the official UNIESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world’s heritage. In addition to its rich culture, Pafos offers ample of amenities and facilities that caters every need offering the most authentic and relaxing Mediterranean lifestyle.
For more information visit www.pafos.org.cy
Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus and the past few years it has experienced great development. Limassol is a cosmopolitan sea-side city with a unique identity, based on its rich history and culture as well as the wide variety of options available for residence and visitors, including cycling, bird watching, clubbing, mini cruises to nearby destinations, Byzantine churches routes and much more. The enhancement of Troodos’ southern slopes along with the picturesque traditional wine producing villages, idyllic mountain resorts and archaeological sites make Limassol the ultimate destination.
For more information visit www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy
Nicosia is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. It is the administrative and financial hub of the island as well as home to several universities, colleges, other educational establishments and most foreign embassies and offshore companies. The nucleus of the city, enclosed by the Venetian walls, includes plenty of museums, ancient churches and medieval buildings. Along with its international students and foreign workers the city of Nicosia has developed a truly cosmopolitan feel.
For more information visit www.nicosia.org.cy