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Destination Cyprus

 Explore our unique destination Cyprus, one of the most popular spots in the Mediterranean - some of the reasons why include:

  •  Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia, with an area of 9,251 sq. km (3,572 square miles).
  •  The island is located at the meeting point of the continental shelves of Europe, Asia and Africa, in the north-eastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea.
  •  Although geographically small, the island has a variety of landscapes ranging from sandy beaches, rocky bays and impressive coastal cliffs, to rolling hills and green, to majestic forests in the Troodos Mountains.
  •  At its summit, the Troodos Mountains ascend to 1,952 m.
  •  Cyprus is an independent sovereign Republic and a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and adopted the Euro as its legal tender in 2008.
  •  Then island has a rich dramatic history which can be traced back over nine thousand years - coveted over the centuries, Cyprus has been invaded and claimed by a fascinating mixture of civilizations from near and far, all of which have left their culture and shaped its character.
  •  The earliest archaeological sites which can be visited date back to the Neolithic Age.
  •  There are also many UNESCO-listed archaeological sites from the Ancient Greek and the Roman periods
  •  The Troodos Mountains are nestled with churches and monasteries – nine are included on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites
  •  Castles and Gothic Cathedrals reflect the passing of the Crusaders and the Frankish Lusignans who owned Medieval Cyprus
  •  Splendid Venetian walls still fortify the old town centre of Nicosia
  •  Mosques and latticed balconies remain in the old town quarters from the long Ottoman period
  •  The extensive local use of the English language points to the British sovereignty of the island till its independence in 1960.
  •  The island is also steeped in mythology and legends. Known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, Ancient Greek goddess of Love & Beauty, pilgrims from all over the ancient world would visit the island to participate in the annual festival of her cult.
  •  Christianity flourished following the Missionary journey of Saints Paul and Barnabas to the island in 45AD. 

 With such a historic and legendary background it is hardly surprising that Cyprus has developed a character which is quite unique and worth discovering!