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Cyprus is situated in the Eastern Mediterranean at the cross roads of three continents. The island's strategic location has shaped its history and civilization throughout the centuries.

Its excellent infrastructure, high quality of life and generous tax incentives attracts people to the island from all over the world. Cyprus is an island of tradition, charm and romance. In shops, taverns, cafes and bars the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.

With 9000 years of legend and history there is much to enchant you When you visit Cyprus , you follow in the footsteps of historical giants from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra to the apostles of Christ.

Mountainous villages, crystal clear waters to tempt you, sandy beaches, green valleys and beautiful landscapes, all bathed in sunshine for 340 days each year. You can enjoy swimming nine months of the year. The winter is short and mild and the sun usually shines even just after a big storm. The brief winter is followed by a glorious spring of flowers and freshness before the temperature rises again for the long and dry summer, which basically lasts from the end of March to the middle of November.

Cypriot hospitality is legendary. Affected from a mixture of nations, Cypriots are open and welcoming to all. More than just a friendly smile, Cypriots have a warm and loving nature that really impresses upon visitors every time they come to Cyprus. Cyprus people will always make you feel at home and they will do their utmost to help you no matter what the situation.

Cyprus is a thriving holiday destination, with modern coastal resorts that provide endless entertainment for holidaymakers and residents alike. In recent years, many have decided to turn their ultimate holiday experience into a way of life by relocating to Cyprus.

In essence, the attraction to Cyprus is surely the same as it has always been. There are so many different aspects to the island that there really is something for everyone to enjoy! From its temperate climate and dramatic landscape, to its sun-drenched cuisine, friendly people and beguiling antiquity.

In essence, the attraction to Cyprus is surely the same as it has always been. There are so many different aspects to the island that there really is something for everyone to enjoy! From its temperate climate and dramatic landscape, to its sun-drenched cuisine, friendly people and beguiling antiquity.

Discover Cyprus


Welcome back to the year-round island.

Even if you’ve been here before, there’s always a new world to discover. Cyprus lies at the crossroads of three continents, where East meets West and a new experience awaits for you under the sun every day. Where Championship Golf courses, inviting beaches, and breathtaking mountain trails lie around luxurious hotels. Enjoy the island’s beauty once more.

There is so many things to do and see in Cyprus : archeological sites, plenty of museums and art galleries, night life with restaurant and bars… More

The Ammochostos Region


Once sleepy fishing villages, Agia Napa on the south-east coast with its fabulous beaches of fine white sand, and Protaras, the coastal area of Paralimni, in the east with its hundreds of windmills, nowadays buzz with life.

Spend the day sunning yourself on the beach, swimming in the warm turquoise waters or taking a short cruise along the coast. Some of the best snorkelling and diving can be had off Cape Gkreko, the eastern peninsula national forest park, with its secluded coves and rocky outcrops, impressive cliff top views and sea caves. In the evening dine at one of the many restaurants, especially one of the local ones in Paralimni, or jive to the latest sounds at one of numerous nightclubs.

This area is known collectively as the “Kokkinochoria“, “red soil villages”, because of the rich red earth in which Cyprus’ famous potatoes are grown. Culture lovers can explore the medieval churches found in villages like Sotira or go round the folk art museums displaying rural artefacts in Deryneia and Avgorou. Children will love the Marine Life museum or the new Sea Museum, “Thalassa”, in Agia Napa, which has an amazing replica of a 4th century trading ship which sunk off the coast of Kyrenia. Or you could stop off at the tiny estuary known by the locals as “Potamos” and watch the fishing boats haul in their catch in their multicoloured baskets.… More

 

Ayia Napa

 


 

"Strange, I can see it there, the light of the sun, this guilded net Where all things seem to quiver; like fish, as a grand angel gathers them up, along with the fishermen’s nets"

George Seferis “Agia Napa” Nobel Prize winner 1963

Agia Napa, a land where the world’s colours meet and harmonize. Discover golden sandy beaches beside crystal clear turquoise waters. Enjoy all the latest sea sports, challenge your strength and endurance and possibly discover now realms of potential within.

Lazily bask in the warmth of the sun. Take a cruise around Agia Napa’s coastline. Shop in trendy boutiques and talk with the locals. Wander picturesque streets, take in colourful seasonal festivals and treat your taste buds to delicious local and international favourites.

Day and night enjoy Agia Napa’s many restaurants, pubs, cafes, taverns and clubs. Live professional nightly entertainment is provided by many hotels throughout the summer. Look forward to fine casual atmosphere and service with a smile.

Visit the medieval monastery dedicated to Our Lady of the Forests, surrounded by a high stone wall. Its 16th century church is partially underground, cut into the rock. An ancient sycamore tree, believed to be over 600 years old grows in front of the south gate, its beauty praised by the Greek Nobel laureate, George Seferis, in his poetry.

At Agia Napa take in the island’s culture with a visit to the Thalassa museum, created around a sea theme and with its life size replica of an ancient sailing ship found sunk off the island’s north coast.… More

 

Kokkinochoria (Red Soil Villages)

 


 

Inland from the popular holiday resorts of Agia Napa and Paralimni / Protaras, with their golden sandy beaches and turquoise seas, are a number of picturesque villages in an area known as  the "Kokkinochoria", meaning Red Soil villages, thanks to the red earth in which the potatoes that the area is famous for are grown. Watch the local people working in the fields cultivating potatoes or kolocase, Cyprus’ famous root vegetable.

Visit places of natural beauty, such as Potamos, and see the fishermen mending their nets. Discover the treasures that the inland villages hold, such as the folk art museum at Dherynia and Avgorou, or the charming stone Byzantine churches and chapels, found scattered all around the area.

In Sotira the church of Agios Mamas has wall paintings dating to the 16th century and the church of Sotiros has superb 13th century wall paintings. Another interesting church is the 16th century cruciform church of Panagia Chortakiotissa. An old chapel in the centre of the village has been turned into a small ecclesiastical museum to house a number of interesting artefacts.

The village of Frenaros has a number of small Byzantine churches, two of which, those of the Archangel Michael and of Agios Andronikos, date back to the 12th century.

The village of Liopetri has a 16th century church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and a 15th century church of Agios Andronikos with an octagonal dome, and the remains of murals which can still be distinguished in the apse.

The single-aisled domed church of Agios Georgios in the village of Xilofagou was built and decorated in the late 15th century.

Paralimni has an interesting vaulted church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which incorporates a small ecclesiastical museum.

Dherynia has a number of churches in and around the town, such as the 15th century chapel of Agia Marina, that of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) and the church of Agios Georgios, a small Byzantine church with a dome.

One of the most picturesque churches in the area can be seen near Vrysoules, that of Agios Giorgios Pygadion.

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