The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is situated in the easternmost corner and is therefore known as the stepping-stone between the three continents. It is an island that has successfully managed to combine romance with history and sophistication with tradition.
In Cyprus there is something for everyone.
Its Mediterranean cuisine, sun-drenched beaches, peaceful and fragrant mountains with old charming villages, vineyards, olive trees, citrus groves and friendly locals, all make Cyprus the ideal place for a relaxing and/or romantic holiday.
For those interested in something more fast-paced and active there are all types of sports available - water sports, snorkelling, hiking and even skiing in the winter - while the evenings can be spent enjoying the cosmopolitan cafes, bars and clubs found throughout all the major cities.
Rich in history and culture yet complete with modern amenities, the island is irresistible to travellers of all ages and interests, attracting over 3 million visitors a year.
As from May 2004 Cyprus is a full member of the European Community.