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 2017 -  a dazzling Capital of Culture

Paphos 2017 - a dazzling Capital of Culture

It´s almost a year since Paphos took over as joint European Capital of Culture along with Denmark’s Aarhus. The ancient port, soaked in Greek mythology and legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is set around one of the most dazzling harbours in the Mediterranean. Go to www.pafos2017.eu/en/ for the December programme. In a sense Paph... 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
Mouflon - the magnificent wild sheep of Cyprus

Mouflon - the magnificent wild sheep of Cyprus

The mouflon, or “Agrino” as they are called locally, are the largest animals in the Cypriot fauna. They are originally a kind of wild sheep that probably arrived in Cyprus several thousand years ago as livestock when man first settled on the island. Other mouflon species are found in other Mediterranean countries, as Turkey, Syria and on the island of Sardinia. The... 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
Tourists express full satisfaction with holidays in Cyprus

Tourists express full satisfaction with holidays in Cyprus

More than seventy percent of the tourists who participated in a survey commissioned by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation said they were completely satisfied with their stay in Cyprus between July and October 2017, the CTO reports. At the same time, the number of those who cited security matters for choosing Cyprus has increased.   The reasons cited by tourists for choosing C... 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