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 […]
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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 […]
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. Read our full disclosure here. As is detailed on most Cyprus maps, you will see the area to the North and East of the ‘United Nations Buffer Zone’ line is occupied […]
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 […]