With its ideal location on the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus is the third largest Mediterranean island with a perfect mix of Eastern and Western cultures. Its time zone 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 major towns and cities: Nicosia, the capital, in the centre, and Larnaca, Limassol and Pafos along the Southern Coast.
The sub-tropical climate of Cyprus means 300 days of sunshine a year. The island is renowned for its golden beaches and clear blue waters making it the perfect place to be in for those glorious summers and mild winters; thus, Cyprus welcomes approximately 2.5 million tourists a year. Nonetheless, Cyprus is equally favoured for its beautiful mountainous countryside and ancient archaeological kingdoms full of history and culture.
Whilst Greek is the national language, English is widely spoken along with Russian, German and French as there are many established international communities within the country. The currency used in Cyprus is the Euro.