Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and a true crossroads to three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. It became an independent Republic in 1960 and joined the European Union in 2004. It boasts two international airports in Larnaca and Paphos with excellent connections from most major cities of the world.
Known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, it is a place where millennia of history and mythology meet and enchant you at every turn.
Its varied landscape stretches from the sun-kissed sandy beaches to rising mountains with snow-capped peaks during the winter, creating the perfect environment for leisure activities of all kinds. Apart from the exciting water sports in summer, year-round activities include hiking, biking, horse riding, tennis, squash, shooting and bowling, while golf is gaining increasing popularity. In the winter months, snow-skiing in the Troodos Mountains is an added bonus!
Deep-rooted folk traditions are entwined with warm hospitality, which is known around the world, and is reflected in the island’s rich and wholesome cuisine. In recent years, and since its accession to the European Union, Cyprus has developed beyond a delightful holiday destination to become a second home to many from east and west. This is mainly due to the comfortable lifestyle that marks the island, a place where everyone and anyone can instantly feel at home.
We invite you to come and discover an island whose beauty and charm is magnified by the kindness of its people. Come and discover Cyprus!!
For more information about Cyprus please visit the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO)