General Facts

Language: Greek

Population estimate: 1.203 million

Total area: 9,251km2 (3,572 sq.miles) - Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean.

Time zone: GMT +2 (winter and summer)

Climate: Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers from mid–May to mid–October, and mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.

Health & Safety: No special vaccinations needed, no particular risks

Government: Democratic Republic

Currency: EURO

History: Maybe small in size, but rich in History and traditions, Cyprus has undergone tremendous changes, through the changing eras, wars, rebellions and invasions, mostly due to its strategic position at the crossroads of great civilizations (Europe, Asia and Africa). Today, evidence of the island’s tumultuous past and History stretching over 9,000 years can be seen everywhere in Cyprus - in the ruins of ancient cities, temples, theatres, Byzantine churches, medieval castles, aqueducts and walls. Aphrodite’s (the Goddess of love and beauty) legendary beauty is also evoked at every turn. Here is the source of humanism, religion, civilisation and art. The island has 3 large sites officially listed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, each one of them including various monuments of high historical or archeological importance.

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