Located at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus is the third-largest Mediterranean island with a perfect mix of Eastern and Western cultures. The strategic location of our island means it attracts significant international business as well as thousands of tourists from around the world each year. Cyprus is 7 hours ahead of New York City and 6 hours behind Tokyo.
Cyprus has two international airports and two sea ports with industrial capacity. Modern highways connect all the major towns and cities: Nicosia, the capital, in the centre of the island, and Larnaca, Limassol and Pafos along the southern coast.
Cyprus enjoys the most sunshine in Europe, with over 340 days of sun annually. The island is renowned for golden beaches and clear blue waters, making it the perfect place to spend those glorious summers and mild winters. Cyprus is equally favoured for its beautiful mountainous countryside and ancient archaeological history. It’s no surprise that Cyprus welcomes approximately 2.5 million tourists each year.
Whilst Greek is the national language, English is widely spoken along with Russian, German, and French, as there are a number of established international communities within the country. Cyprus adopted the Euro as its national currency in 2008.