Cyprus is situated in the northeastern corner of the Mediterranean, at the meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa. Since the dawn of history, Cyprus has been one of the most interesting areas of the region and has a rich and visible cultural history. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans along with the Crusaders, the Byzantines, the Franks and the Ottomans have all left a powerful legacy for the modern visitor to see and admire.
Cyprus is endowed with golden beaches, virgin green forests and other natural wonders. The environment remains relatively free from pollution and other ill-effects common to industrialized countries.
Cyprus enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate. Apart from the light rainy season between November and March, Cyprus is sunny most of the time. Mean temperatures range from 8C (42F), during the coldest month of December, to 35C (96F) during the hottest month of August.
The weather, however, is not the only attractive feature of the island – the Cypriot people are equally famous for the warm and friendly welcome they extend to visitors.
The Cyprus economy is booming and political stability is firmly established.
In May 2004, Cyprus officially became a member of the European Union and thus essentially became the bridge between Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world.
Having emerged as one of the region’s leading business and financial centres, the island enjoys competitive advantages in areas such as tourism, consultancy, shipping, telecommunications, banking and insurance.