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  • Capital: Nicosia
  • Form of Government: Republic
  • Area: 9,251 km2
  • Religion: Christianity 72,3%,  Islam 25%
  • Phone number: +357
  • Languages: Greek, Turkish
  • Time difference: +2
  • Population: 838,897 (2021)
  • Currency: Euro (Eur)

Basic RGB

The main airport in Cyprus is Larnaca, located on the outskirts of the capital. Paphos Airport is also popular. Companies offer boat trips to Cyprus from neighboring countries such as Greece.


Cyprus has a comprehensive bus service. Trips can be easily planned on the Cyprus By Bus website. The easiest way to get around Cyprus is to rent a car. Cyprus has left-hand traffic. Other good options include taxis as well as buses.


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View to Nicosia over palm trees, mosque in Turkish side.

NICOSIA (Capital)


Nicosia, Greek Lefkosía, Turkish Lefkoşa, city and capital of the Republic of Cyprus. It lies along the Pedieos River, in the centre of the Mesaoria Plain between the Kyrenia Mountains (north) and the Troodos range (south). The city is also the archiepiscopal seat of the autocephalous (having the right to elect its own archbishop and bishops) Church of Cyprus.

Ancient Columns sited on the UNESCO world heritage site at Pafos, Cyprus.

Paphos (UNESCO 2017)


This seaside town in southwestern Cyprus is well-known as a mythical birthplace of goddess Afrodite , but actually the mythical birthplace is located in antique site of a town, in village of Kouklia, 16 kilometres from modern Paphos – the Petra tou Romiou stack is an exact place of that legendary miracle. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and selected as European Capital of Culture for 2017. Notable sites of New Paphos are e.g. Byzantine 13th-century Paphos Castle, House of Dionysos dating back to the 2nd century AC and the lighthouse.

Achilles' House Kourio Basilica at The Sanctuary of Apollo at the Kourion World Heritage Archaeological site near Limassol (Lemesos), Cyprus

Kourium (Curium)


This archeological area is part of the most idyllic historical sights of Cyprus. It contains mostly Ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins. Its famous amphitheater is fully restored and it is used for concerts and theater spectacles. Several ancient buildings remain in good shape, including part of the 4th century AD House of Achilles,  which is famous for its gorgeous mosaic floors.

Agios Lazaros, an orthodox church under blue sky with few clouds, at Larnaca, Cyprus.

Agios Lazaros Church

Address: Πλατεία, Ayiou Lazarou, Larnaca, Cyprus


Situated in the centre of Larnaca, this brilliant 10th century stone church is one of the most famous Byzantine remains of Cyprus. The church lies over the tomb of Agios Lazaros, the resurrected friend of Jesus Christ who allegedly came to ancient Kition in 33 AD and became its first Bishop and Patron Saint. The brilliant Byzantine artwork of the icons and the nice Baroque wood carving of the gold covered iconostasis were completed in 1782 and have survived until today.

Traditional house exterior courtyard with clay oven at the village of Fikardou in Cyprus

Fikardou (UNESCO 1978)


This charming medieval village has retained its ancient characteristics in a very unique way and it is one of the picturized hamlets of Cyprus. It is almost deserted with appr. 3 permanent residents and it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.

Venetian walls of Nicosia. Cyprus

Venetian Walls of Nicosia


The beautiful capital city of Cyprus is surrounded by about 5 kilometres long 16th-century stone walls built by the Venetians to replace the useless and narrow fortification system, which they inherited from the Franks. These walls are worth exploring as a remnant of military history and conquests of Mediterranean area.


Tilari Forest


The wilderness area of Tilliria lies south of the coast between Polis and Kato Pyrgos and northwest of the Troodos Massif. Area is possible for traveling by car via road F740, which cuts through the forest. Suitable and calm place for an outdoorsy person.

Kolossi, Limassol, Cyprus - March 28, 2013: The medieval castle of Kolossi. It is situated in the south of Cyprus, in Limassol. The castle dates back to the crusades and it constitutes a landmark of the area.

Kolossi Castle

Address: Λεωφ. Αρχιεπισκόπου Μακαρίου Γ’, Kolossi, Cyprus


This former Crusader stronghold from the 13th century is part of the rich and bloody history of The Crusades and one of the most significant ruins in Cyprus. It currently consists of a single three-story keep with an attached rectangular enclosure or bailey about 30 by 40 metres.

Fig tree beach Protaras Cyprus aerial

Fig Tree Bay


Protaras is a resort town in eastern Cyprus, known for its beaches and for Fig Tree Bay with its old, lone fig tree. Above the bay area excavated Hellenistic tombs. To the northwest, atop a rock, the limestone Church of Profitis Ilias marks one end of a nature trail that leads to Konnos Beach.

Beautiful landscape near of Nissi beach and Cavo Greco in Ayia Napa, Cyprus island, Mediterranean Sea. Amazing blue green sea and sunny day.

Agia Napa


Agia Napa is a famous beach resort and attracts millions of visitors. Here a visitor can practice numerous water sports, choose his place in the sun and hike Cavo Greco natural park nearby. One of the popular beaches is the Nissi Beach on the Nissi Street. Very recommendable place for a sun-loving and happy person.

More information about Cyprus

Beautiful beach of Konnos Bay in Cape Greko natural park, Cyprus

Konnos Bay

Address: Ayia Napa, Cyprus


This gorgeous bay is pine-fringed and has sparkling azure waters. Konnos Bay is located at the Eastern edge of Ayia Napa where it meets the Protaras regions. It forms part of the Cape Greco National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

View of embankment at Paphos Harbour - Cyprus

Paphos Harbour and Port

Address: Paphos, Cyprus


Bustling harbour with a marina, boardwalk, restaurants & bars plus a historic castle on the bank.

Image of Blue Lagoon bay near Cape Greco, Cyprus. View of rock coastline near deep green transparent emerald water against a rocky hill. Amazing cloudscape. Warm day in fall

Blue Lagoon


The blue lagoon in Cyprus is located in the region of Paphos, on the western side of the island. On the north-western tip of Cyprus, you’ll find the Akamas Peninsula National Park of which the blue lagoon is part.