Welcome to a true jewel of the Mediterranean
The island of Cyprus may be small, but it’s also the fourth most visited destination in the world – and it’s easy to see why. Its numerous beaches are lapped by fluorescent turquoise sea and the sub-tropical climate is pleasant all year round. Its food is delicious and its wine divine.
All this makes for the classic Mediterranean beach paradise, but this little island is so much more besides.
Located at the intersection of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – Cyprus’ unique position has been a key factor in its turbulent history. The past 10,000 years have seen numerous cultures settle – from the Phoenicians to the Romans to the Ottomans – and each one has left an imprint on the Cyprus that exists today. In the case of the British, what was left behind was the language, making it a perfect destination for English language students.
The island may be divided into Greek and Turkish societies, but both cultures are fascinating and, whichever side of the Green Line you are on, you will find Cypriots to be naturally warm, welcoming and hospitable.