The history of Cyprus is one of the oldest in the world and dates back to the 7th century B/C. The arrival of the Mycenaean Greeks at first, followed by the Achaean Greeks has given Cyprus the typical Greek character. The Island has four major cities, Nicosia as the Island’s Capital, then Larnaca as the Island’s main airport, then Limassol as the Islands main seaport and with Paphos as the Island’s youngest and fastest growing city.
Paphos enjoys the best climate and has the majority of archaeology on the island. With the nature reserve ‘The Akamas’ at its doorstep, Paphos has become the most interesting town. The People of Cyprus are a mixture of many trading nations in the Mediterranean. People are open, frank and friendly to foreigners. They are astute businessmen too. They will extend a warm welcome to you, always making you feel at home on the island.
Education and Religion:- Cyprus has a high standard of education. Schools and Universities still function with a high level of discipline. The island has several International Schools and also Paphos has a high standard at the International School in the city. The main religion on the island is Greek Orthodox. The island is covered with the most beautiful, picturesque, and historical buildings and also newly built churches.
International Relations:- Cyprus is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the British Commonwealth and also a member of the Non-Aligned Movement. Cyprus is Member of the European Union.
The location in the far end of the Mediterranean Sea, guarantees Cyprus a unique climate because it is out of reach of the cold and wet influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Springtime starts during February and autumn stretching till mid-December and the winter is comparable to a mild and lovely European spring, Cyprus enjoys the best Mediterranean climate with more than 340 days of suns.