About Cyprus

Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations with sunny weather all year round, amazing natural beauty, 10,000 years ancient history and amazing coastlines with sandy beaches.

It has been a major tourist destination for many decades. With an advanced high-income economy and a very high Human Development, the Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.

Sun & Sea in Cyprus

The Island

Cyprus may be a small country, but it's a large island, the third largest in the Mediterranean.

And it's an island that gives its visitors a genuine welcome and treats them as friends. With its spectacular scenery and enviable climate, it's no wonder that Aphrodite chose the island as her playground, and since then, mere mortals have been discovering this ‘Land fit for Gods' for themselves. Cyprus is an island of beauty and a country of contrasts. Cool, pine-clad are a complete scene-change after golden sun kissed beaches; tranquil, timeless villages are in striking contrast to modern cosmopolitan towns; luxurious beach side hotels can be exchanged for large areas of natural, unspoiled countryside.

History & Culture

History & Culture

The history and culture of Cyprus are living proof of its age long function as a bridge between the people and civilizations of southeast Europe and the Middle East. The history of Cyprus is very old. The first signs go back 11.000 years to the Neolithic Period. Inhabited by the Mycenaean Achaean Greeks between the 13th and 11th centuries BC, Cyprus was transformed into a flourishing centre of Greek civilization.

Between the 8th and 4th centuries BC it was ruled in turn by the Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians. It was part of the Hellenistic state of the Ptolemys from 310 BC until 330 AD. It formed part of the Greek-speaking world of Byzantium for nearly 900 years, from 330 AD until 1191.


Explore the unique experience of leisure and activities that are available nearby. Visiting Cyprus wouldn’t be complete without discovering the unique flavor of this country.