Tucked into the easternmost corner of the Mediterranean, Cyprus was an ancient trading place, coveted for centuries by many civilisations in their quests to rule the known world. Today, again peaceful, it is an explorer’s paradise. With a 10,000 year history, almost everywhere you go you can be sure you are walking on a piece of the past. There are ancient settlements, the remains of vast city-kingdoms, Roman villas and Byzantine churches, crusader castles and magnificent Venetian fortifications.
The island’s incredibly diverse scenery ranges from dramatic pine-clad mountains (at 1952 metres), lush valleys and vine-dressed foothills to fertile plains. Surrounding all is a stunning coastline where golden sandy beaches and tiny secluded coves are gently washed by the sparkling waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
With its long tradition of hospitality, Cyprus is constantly seeking new ways to delight its visitors. Here, basking under the year-round warmth of the sun, are some of the finest hotel resorts and holiday accommodation in the world. Everything the discerning visitor requires is catered for: impeccable service, fine restaurants, clubs and pubs, water sports, walking and cycling activities, golf, sailing, organised excursions to the island’s archaeological sites, even extreme sports. But for those who just want to chill out, there’s dawn to dusk relaxation on the beach, by the pool, or in one of the fantastic hotel spas.
As you travel just a few kilometres inland everything changes. Now you will see orchards of citrus trees, ancient olive groves and the occasional shepherd grazing his sheep and goats. In spite of the many villages that dot the island, stretches of countryside still remain uninhabited. This is a nature-lovers paradise - a world of rare flora and fauna where you can walk or cycle the mountain trails, explore timeless villages and discover the true meaning of Cypriot hospitality.
Cyprus is an island of amazing diversity, famous for its legends and history, its timeless traditions, delightful cuisine and stunning scenery. Its cosmopolitan towns and resorts offer a lifestyle as sophisticated as that of any other modern European city.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation operates offices both in Cyprus and abroad. The Head Offices are based in Nicosia while there are Regional Offices in other cities and areas across the island.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation operates also an office in Israel whose aim is to assist both the individual traveller as well as the members of the travel and tourism industry in planning their visits to Cyprus by providing tourism information and any other assistance in tourism related issues.
CYPRUS TOURISM ORGANISATION - ISRAEL
Top Tower, Dizengoff Centre,14th Floor
50 Dizengoff street, Tel Aviv 64332
Tel: 03-5257442 Fax: 03-5257443
For more information about tourism in Cyprus please visit: www.visitcyprus.com