Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. Its capital city is Nicosia, in the north-east of the island. The population of the country is estimated to be approximately 1,103,000 inhabitants, divided into Greeks and Turks, with almost 84% of the population speaking Greek only, against 13% of Turkish speakears.
The birthplace of Aphrodite, the island of Cyprus is at the intersection of 3 continents. It has been attracting travellers for centuries, and is still a hit!
You can rest assured that you’ll find wonderful beaches, an amazing turquoise blue sea, never-ending summers, and tables bending under the weight of mezze - diverse and varied crudité and appetizers – and of bottles of dry white wines or red wines.
Cultures intermingle here, which is reflected by a variety of very contemporary activities: you'll easily find karaoke bars, fish and chips restaurants, but also Venetian castles, minarets, or mountain villages featuring early Christianity icons.
Visit the capital – Nicosia - its museums and monuments, such as Selimiye mosque, or Larnaka, a coastal town packed with tourists in summer, yet with a peaceful centre.
Cyprus is a good example of diversity: you can go for a stroll in the old Turkish quartier of Skala, visit the Byzantine church of Agios Lazaros, and the small fort in Larnaka.
If you prefer cultural activities, you should go to Paphos, in the western part of the Island. This town has many museums and must-see ruins.