Cyprus

Cyprus Overview

Cyprus is an island in the northeastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea. Geographically, Cyprus is part of Asia. You will fine Cyprus have an abundance of pine forests, and higher up, ski slopes and snowy peaks. But, as all over Cyprus, there are also a surprising number of Byzantine churches designated as World Heritage Sites.

Cyprus is divided politically and culturally into two sections: the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Cypriots of Greek origin control the Republic of Cyprus, which is in the southern part of the island. People of Turkish ancestry control the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The government of the Greek Cypriot section is recognised by all countries except Turkey as the legal government of the entire island of Cyprus. Only Turkey recognises the northern section as an independent nation. Nicosia (called Lefkosa by Turkish Cypriots) is the capital of both sections.

CLIMATE

The hottest months of Cyprus are between June and September, which is the height of the tourist season. If you prefer a milder climate then you may be best suited to travel between April and May or September and October.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Nicosia
POPULATION: 792,600
LANGUAGE: Greek, English and Turkish
CURRENCY: Euro
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +357
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC GMT +2