Cyprus is number 21 on the list of 52 Places to Go in 2017, released annually by the New York Times, which highlights “a cultural and culinary renewal on a Mediterranean island.”
With 330 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus is a major tourist destination, offering excellent facilities for sport, leisure and shopping, and an exciting and varied night-life. The island is rich with history and tradition, as Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans along with Crusaders, Byzantines, Franks and Ottomans have all left a fascinating legacy. Blessed with natural beauty, Cyprus gives visitors and residents alike the opportunity to enjoy golden beaches, rugged coastlines, and forest-clad mountains dotted with picturesque villages. What’s more, the people of this country are famous for the warm and friendly welcome they extend to visitors.
A member of the European Union since 2004, and a business and financial centre for Southeast Europe and the Middle East, Cyprus also enjoys a vigorous economy with a high standard of living, and is a member of the Eurozone. However, the cost of living is still lower than in most European countries, there is a very low crime rate, and the general pace of life is more relaxed, as this video by the Cyprus Press and Information Office shows.
For more information about the experiences waiting for you in Cyprus, go to www.visitcyprus.com