About Cyprus
Wonderful Cyprus

Wonderful Cyprus

The beautiful island of Cyprus is situated at the crossroads of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. The intense Mediterranean climate of the island offers balmy summers, fantastic sea temperatures with year round swimming and the warmest winter temperatures in Europe. Cyprus boasts some of Europe’s finest Blue flag beaches, the Paphos area has 4 champions... read more
Paphos - the cultural capital of Europe

Paphos - the cultural capital of Europe

A message from Dr. Christos G. Patsalides, Organisation Chairman Welcome to Pafos, Welcome to the European Capital of Culture for 2017. For the next three years our city becomes the official representative of Cypriot culture for the whole of Europe. At the same time, it becomes the city that expresses and reflects European culture all over the world. For us it is a great hon... read more
A history lesson

A history lesson

After the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974, the island has been divided into the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot parts. The demarcation line, monitored by British troops and the UN, runs across the island and through the capital Nicosia. Whether a reunion is possible remains to be seen; much depends on developments in the ongoing negotiations on Turkey's possib... read more
General Georgios Grivas - controversial freedom fighter

General Georgios Grivas - controversial freedom fighter

By Thanasis Gavos - London General Grivas, the man that led EOKA’s armed struggle against the British in Cyprus during the second half of the fifties using the nom de guerre ‘Digenis’, kept the whole of the British security apparatus quite concerned over his plans even after the 1959 end to his organisation’s activities. Secret documents kept in six fi... read more
Carob - the black gold of Aphrodite´s island

Carob - the black gold of Aphrodite´s island

By Pany Galanis The Carob tree’s botanical name is Ceratonia Siliqua, also known as St John’s bread or Locust Bean, (not to be confused with the African Locust Bean). In Greece the Carobs are known as “Haroupia” or “Ksilokeratia” and are also referred to as “Teratsia” by Greek-Cypriots. The ripe, dried pod has been traded since ... read more
Cyprus gives tax breaks to expat home buyers

Cyprus gives tax breaks to expat home buyers

Kelvin Kingsley moved last in 2015 from Britain to Cyprus, where he bought a four-bedroom, four-bathroom property outside of Paphos for €410,000, or about $450,000. He is spending around $165,000 to add a hot tub, a pneumatic elevator that travels to all four floors, an additional room and other amenities to “just get it how I want it,” said Mr. Kingsley, ... read more
Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus is beautiful and well worth a visit. The infrastructure is, however, not quite the same as in the south. While the Greek part of Cyprus has undergone a rapid development towards what is now emerging as a well-organized and modern society, one can not say the same about North Cyprus. To visit Northern Cyprus from the Greek Cypriot side you must pass through a bo... read more
Water is life

Water is life

Without water Cyprus cannot exist and the island is quite dependent on rainfalls which normally occur during the winter months. Water consumption increases with growth in housing construction, new golf courses etc., adding to the water predicament. Since the economy is counting on residential development, the authorities will at all times do what is needed to solve water s... read more
Education in Cyprus

Education in Cyprus

Cyprus has high educational standards, comparable to that of other developed countries in the world. The Ministry of Education and Culture regulates the Cypriot education system at all its stages: pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher education. It also addresses issues of foreigners’ enrolment in Cypriot institutions. European citizens who live in Cyprus are entitl... read more
Live like a local - Cypriot customs and traditions

Live like a local - Cypriot customs and traditions

Cypriots are known for their generosity, friendliness and hospitality and foreigners will love the warm welcome. You will often hear  'Kalos orisate' (Welcome!) and 'Kopiaste’ (Come join us!). Hospitality If you are invited to someone’s home, you will be surely treated like royalty. There’s loads of food and coffee and besides that you are normally not ... read more