One of the benefits of being a Mediterranean island is plentiful sunshine throughout the year, and Cyprus is no exception. In fact, Cyprus epitomizes the ideal weather of the region with sunny days and fine temperatures almost every day. Extremes of temperatures are rare, meaning Cyprus has something to offer every month of the year, whether it's swimming (as late as November) or enjoying cultural sites and festivals (all year long). While seasonal fluctuations are not drastic, however, they are different. Cyprus is theoretically a small country, but is a large island which gives its visitors a genuine welcome, offers them peace of mind and treats them as part of the country.
It is an island of legends that basks year-round in the light of the warm Mediterranean sun. A storied past 10,000 years long has seen civilizations come and go and the likes of everyone from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra stake their claim here - but then, people do tend to get possessive when faced with such beauty. Aphrodite made her home on Cyprus, and travellers throughout antiquity came here just to pay her tribute.
Throughout Cyprus, the typically Mediterranean landscape is still blessed with the timeless beauty of antiquity. The old wine-producing villages with atmospheric winding streets and terraced vineyards, the sophisticated cities which successfully balance the ancient and modern - the perfect location, of course, never goes out of style. With its spectacular enviable climate with superb mountain scenery, forests, fascinating coastlines, sun kissed beaches, luxurious beach side hotels as well as places of great historical and archaeological importance, it offers endless opportunities for nature lovers and outdoor sports fans. Swimming, diving, sailing, cruising windsurfing, tennis, golf, walking, horse riding and skiing are among the activities to be enjoyed in the island resorts. A trip into the mountains will provide a refreshing change from the heat of the beaches, with delightfully fresh air, cool nights scented with the aroma of pine trees and wild herbs. An island of beauty and a country of contrast, nestled in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and a veritable crossroads of three continents, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. Today Cyprus is a modern country that effortlessly marries European culture with ancient enchantment.
From independent travellers to honeymooners, archaeology aficionados to friends of nature, every visitor to Cyprus finds the island offers layer upon layer of discovery. Travellers on business appreciate the fine conference facilities and warm, professional service at more than 100 hotels and resorts. Food lovers delight in farm-fresh halloumi cheese and delectable meze, the local specialty appetizers that mix Western ingredients with Eastern zest. And in the evenings - what better than to start by sampling the delights of a Cypriot restaurant. Furthermore you can choose any kind of cuisine that comes to your mind starting from Cyprus & Greek meze with Indian, Lebanese, Chinese, Russian and any other international dish.
Finally, Cyprus has always retained its unique character and its distinct culture. Add it all up and you have an ideally-situated island that truly has no equal. A place that measures up to its mystique: Cyprus.