Cyprus, situated at the north-eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, is the third largest island in the region, with a rich culture and history. Amazing landscapes, beautiful coastlines and a quite complex and painful contemporary background form the welcoming island of Cyprus. The Green Line, the border dividing the South and North of the island, always reminding the Turkish invasion, separates the island in two parts and communities. Nicosia, the island’s capital, remains the only militarily divided city, where the two communities, both of Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus, live side by side yet separated.
Admired by so many conquerors, Cyprus holds such a rich history that pieces of it are scattered across the island. With the earliest known human activity dated around the 10th millennium BC, Cyprus features a well-preserved Neolithic village, called Khirokitia, as well as some of the oldest water wells in the whole world. Τhe island is located in a strategic point and this became known really early. Mycenaeans, Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians, Alexander the Great and the Roman Empire, the French Lusignan dynasty, Venetians and Ottomans are some of the civilisations occupying the island through time; all of them leaving behind some trace, forming the Cyprus we know today, and maybe portraying the history of the Mediterranean Sea as a whole: Neolithic ruins, Phoenician tombs, Roman mosaics, and Byzantine churches enrich Cyprus’s countryside, inviting travelers to a vivid history trip.
Nevertheless, Cyprus is not only about history. Nicosia is a colourful, busy, contemporary European city, offering a high standard of living and numerous opportunities to its habitants for career hunting, entertainment and personal growth. Nicosia is the ideal capital for young professionals, combining beautiful architecture with up-to-date facilities to satisfy all sorts of demands. On the southern coast of Cyprus, Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus and the epitome of the Mediterranean city; sandy beaches, rich vegetation and a historical centre form a welcoming warm city for all travelers who love some relaxing Mediterranean holidays. The third-largest city, Larnaka, is loved and admired for its palm-tree promenade, as well as the old-fashioned and bitter-sweet vibe of the Turkish Quartier.
Cyprus, being exceptionally busy during the high season, offers two international airports: Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport. A third airport, Ercan International Airport, operates in the Turkish Cypriot administered area with direct flights only to Turkey. The main ports of the island are Limassol and Larnaca ports, which service cargo, passenger and cruise ships. Transfer from the airports and ports to Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and other areas of the island is held via car and taxi transfers as well as the bus system. Vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road – a remnant from the British colonization. More and more reasons for you to choose a private taxi transfer for your destinations around Cyprus!
Cyprus is also a blessed by Mother Nature country. The landscape and Mediterranean climate are ideal to live in or spend some memorable vacations in the sandy golden beaches under the warm sun. If you are a water sport enthusiast, then in Cyprus you will find every conceivable water sport available, from scuba diving to kite-surfing or windsurfing. And if you have come to explore the nature, meadows with wildflowers, valleys with vineyards and hills with pine trees offer the chance to hike, bike and fall in love with the natural beauty.