Cyprus-so different and so amaizing! Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos, Nicosia, Kyrenia!
Cyprus has been constantly a significant trading post between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and throughout history someone has always wanted to take it from someone else. First the Mycenaeans grabbed it, then the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Assyrians and Persians. Alexander the Greattook it off them, then Ptolemy snatched it from him.
Beautiful Cyprus is the alleged birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love and it’s easy to see why. With turquoise waters, golden sands, ancient mosques and a rich history, it is no wonder that Mark Anthony gave this Mediterranean gem to his beloved Cleopatra.
Cyprus is one of the most beautiful and diverse places in Europe. With half the island Turkish and the other half Greek, Cyprus is an island with two very distinctive cultures. Despite this the island is very independent, with its own customs and traditions. Now firmly on the tourist radar, Cyprus has grown into a major European holiday destination, with visitors returning year after year to make the most of the warm temperatures, calm shores and pristine beaches.
Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean. An advanced, high-income economy with a very high Human Development Index, the Republic of Cyprus was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 1 January 2008, the Republic of Cyprus joined the Eurozone.