Limassol (Lemesos), until medieval times it was known as Nemesos, meaning ‘in between’ due to its position in between the two ancient cities of Kourion and Amathus. This area is a perfect place for anyone looking for a relaxing beach holiday combined with historic sightseeing. Beaches in Limassol include: Ladies Mile Beach Curium Beach Pissouri […]
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Paphos is a great destination for those who want to relax on the beach with crystal blue waters and white sand beaches.
The area is rich in history with many ancient ruins and archaeological sites to explore. There are many good restaurants in the area, too!
Larnaca (Larnaka) has plenty to offer its visitors, with an existing marina for yacht owners, and a new 1000 berth marina planned in the future, as well as a lovely pier which is ideal for a stroll and take in the fresh air and scenery. Beaches are a big attraction in Larnaca, many having watersports […]
Asim Efendi Street in Historic Nicosia Nicosia (Lefkosia) is the capital city of Cyprus, and some would say it’s very heart and soul. If you have limited time to see Cyprus, then Nicosia should be at the top of your list. The old city, steeped in historical and archeological sites, is surrounded entirely by a […]
Wheelchair users / disabled people in Cyprus can also have some excellent leisure time, whether it be for holidays or if you live in Cyprus. Cyprus isn’t totally disabled friendly yet, but it is trying to get there, and much of this can be accredited to the determined and hard-working local disabled people and groups. […]
Beach near the city of Protaras. Cyprus is a favorite year-round beach holiday destination. Although the winter months are much quieter, and you won’t see many locals on the beach, foreigners still find the climate amicable for sunbathing during many of the winter months. It should be noted that some beaches have strong currents, and […]
Visitors to Cyprus who like to frequent pubs and clubs will not be disappointed with the choices available to them. The tourist areas have the highest amount of pubs, many of them catering to the British, and offering a broad range of local and International drinks. Most pubs are open all day, through to 2 […]
Cyprus has a good choice of TV and Radio stations available 24 hours a day. The Cyprus Radio-Television Authority regulates all TV and radio stations. As is to be expected, the majority of broadcasts are transmitted in the Greek language. The news is transmitted in the Greek language, except for the state-run public broadcasting service, […]
Relive your holiday in Cyprus with a homemade traditional Cypriot meal. Most of these recipes are fairly easy, so they are great to experiment with.
For centuries Cyprus has learned how to become self-sufficient in homegrown produce. Today it is one of the major exporters of oranges, lemons, and grapefruits. The growers benefit from the year-round mild climate and sunshine. Meat and Dairy Cypriot farmers produce excellent quality pork, lamb, beef, and chicken. Goat and cow farming is also dominant […]
The Cyprus Wine Museum If you are having a holiday in Cyprus and like to partake of a drink or two, or perhaps wine with your meals, then you will find many of the International brand names in wines and spirits are available in most restaurants, pubs, and clubs. Cyprus used to be expensive for […]
We thought it would be interesting to write about some of the traditions and customs that one may come across amongst the Cypriot people. Some of these are traditional only to Cyprus, but the majority stem from Greek culture, and have been adopted and sometimes adapted over the years by Cypriots. A Roman-era mosaic in […]
There are six major districts in Cyprus, with each region having the same name as its capital: Famagusta Famagusta (Ammóchōstos) was the number one tourist destination in Cyprus during the early 1970’s. The increasing number of tourists caused the construction of many new high-rise buildings and hotels here. At this time, the Varosha quarter of […]
Situated in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea is the beautiful island of Cyprus. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, measuring 240 km in length, and 100 km in width. Where is Cyprus Located? Due to its geographic location, Cyprus can be included in the Middle East, Western Asia, or Europe. […]
Cyprus took over The Presidency of the Council of the European Union from July to December 2012. A website was set up where you could follow the Presidency activities and get information. The International Conference Centre and the Philoxenia Hotel in Nicosia were renovated to form the heart of the EU Presidency. The Philoxenia Hotel […]
If you have been in Cyprus on 20th July since the events of 1974, then you will know the howling sound that wakes us up at 5.30am. The air raid sirens sound throughout the Government controlled areas of Cyprus as a reminder of the exact time when the Turks started their invasion around Kyrenia, initially […]
Demographics of Cyprus The total population of the island is 1,133,803 according to the 2011 census. The population (whole island) is broken down into the following ethnic groups: Greek Cypriot – 78% (884,366) Turkish Cypriot – 13% (152,000) Other – 9% (102,042) Population History of the Republic of Cyprus Yearly estimates of the population of […]
There are currently 8 Citizen Service Centers in Cyprus. In Greek, they are known as KEP – Κέντρο Εξυπηρέτησης του Πολίτη. The first was opened in Nicosia on 12th December 2005, and more opened in other areas over the next few years. The aim of these Citizen’s Service Centre’s is to improve the structure and […]
Please note the changes for British Passport Applications which take effect from 15th April 2013. All the information needed to complete the passport application process is available online at https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports.
Cyprus has mostly a dry and warm climate all year round, but it does also see snow on the Troodos mountains from around January to March. There are also rainy days usually during the winter months, which can sometimes bring very heavy rainfall in a short time. It can feel sweltering during July and August, […]
Cyprus is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET) and it observes daylight saving time (DST) with the exception of the Turkish occupied north. This means that the time in Cyprus is always 2 hours ahead of the UK because the clocks go back 1 hour for winter, and forward 1 hour for summer the […]
A selection of different political, geographical, and historical maps for Cyprus.
Lean about the symbolism behind the flag of Cyprus and see previous flags that have flown over the island.
A fascinating place to visit, Paphos, Cyprus, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Nestled within the city are the little-known Tombs of the Kings, also known as Tafoi Ton Vasileon. On the coast of Cyprus, Paphos is a beautiful city to visit. Rich with history, the Tombs of the Kings are a captivating site to […]
Cyprus is a beautiful island country located in the Eastern Mediterranean. Being a sparsely populated country, Cyprus is full of smaller fishing and farming villages. These tiny towns are known for their white buildings and uniform architecture. With a majority of inhabitants practicing Greek Orthodox, there are churches spread throughout the island. One such church […]