Culture & History

Steeped in abundant myths, legends and traditions, Cyprus has one of the oldest and richest histories dating back 10,000 years. While still holding a good balance and a unique blend of rich cultural heritage tied into today’s contemporary way of living.

Conquered by foreign powers throughout its long history, the island is a large open-air museum where evidence of its ornate past. Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Venetians, Ottomans and British all left their mark, making the island a mosaic of different cultures and periods.

Situated in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has long been a crossroads between three continents linking Europe with Asia and Africa. As the third largest island in the Mediterranean, measuring 224KM east to west and 96KM north to south, taking just four hours to drive from one end of the island to the other gives great opportunity to enjoy the islands landscapes.