Learn About Our Island
Whether a holidaymaker or a foreign resident, Cyprus can offer you whatever you will ever need. Sandy beaches, luxurious hotels, bars and night clubs, traditional taverns, ancient monuments, small villages untouched by time and mountain tops covered with pine woods, all at less than 60 minute drive from any point on the island. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean.
It covers an area of 9.251 square kilometers and has a population of approximately one million. At the crossroads of Western and Eastern civilisations, Cyprus combines the best of what the two worlds have to offer. The people of Cyprus owe their individuality and warmth to the fact that they are the product of an amazingly colorful history. This sun drenched island has been at the crossroads of world’s events for centuries, Roman, Byzantine, Greek and British influences have all had a bearing on life in Cyprus.
Most travelers first see Cyprus at Larnaca, which is the second port and the site of an international airport. No welcome could be sunnier: at Larnaka, deep blue seas meet bright sand beaches under incomparably brilliant skies. Between shopping trips to larnaka’s international caliber boutiques, inviting cafes offer shady resting spots and sweeping ocean views. The promenade winds its way to striking finale, the larnaka medieval museum, housed in a 17th century fort.
Mild Mediterranean type climate, short mild winters and long warm summers. It is for its excellent climate and for the hospitality of its people, that Cyprus has become such a popular destination for Europeans who come to Cyprus as tourists at first and after a couple of visits they decide to buy a house and live here permanently.
Cyprus enjoys a high European standard of living. According to Interpol statistics, the crime rate is only 1/6 of the average crime rate in Europe, which makes Cyprus an ideal place to live and raise a family.
The official language of Cyprus is Greek, but due to the facts that Cyprus was once a British colony, more than 90% of the population speak English. As a result all street signs, direction signs, shop signs, restaurant menus, etc are written in English.