Member of the European Union

Member of the European Union

On 1 May 2004, Cyprus became a European Union member state. Accession to the EU was a natural choice for Cyprus, dictated by its culture, civilisation, history, European outlook and adherence to the ideals of democracy, freedom, and justice. Cyprus has successfully faced the challenge of integration, and its accession to the European Union has not resulted in any insurmountabl...
Strategic location - Crossroad of Three Continents

Strategic location - Crossroad of Three Continents

Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean, lies at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia. In addition, Cyprus is close to the busy shipping and air routes linking Europe with the Arab world and the Far East, representing a strategic hub for business activities in the region. Its total area is 9.251 sq. km (3.572 sq. miles), comparable in size to that of Lebanon...
Education

Education

Full-time education is compulsory for all children from the age of five. The 12-year span of education consists of six years of elementary education and six years of secondary education. Several private fee-paying schools operate in all towns, catering for the needs of foreign speaking pupils. Their basic teaching language is usually English and tuition is offered at reasonable...
Cyprus Climate

Cyprus Climate

Cyprus has a pleasant climate with dry summers and mild winters, enjoying about 300 days of sunshine. The rainy season is confined to the period between November and March. In January, the coldest month, minimum and maximum mean temperatures are 6oC and 13oC respectively, while in August, the hottest month, the corresponding minimum and maximum mean temperatures are 21oC and 36...
Paphos Beaches

Paphos Beaches

The Region boasts over 50km of coast with a total of 27 beaches and Blue Flag awards have been given to around 12 of these beaches with the Gold award being awarded to the Pafos coastal zone. The sea is a wonderful playground for all ages, whether it’s just a gentle paddle on a daily basis or a keep fit practice, a wonderful underwater adventure zone for divers, or a way ...
Skiing in Cyprus

Skiing in Cyprus

The impressive Troodos mountain range with its idyllic forests stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus offering a cool sanctuary in the summer and the opportunity for sports in the winter.  At the top of the Troodos Mountains one can also find the only Skiing Center in Cyprus.  Here, one can take advantage of the pleasures of Winter Sports under the beauti...
Cyprus Company Formation

Cyprus Company Formation

The main steps in establishing a new business in Cyprus are: Application for approval of a business name (with the Registrar of Companies), at a cost of EUR8.54 for a standard application, or EUR25.63 for an urgent application in 2010  Registration of a company or partnership  Application for a business licence, where necessary  Registration with Cyprus tax...
Public transport in Cyprus

Public transport in Cyprus

Since Cyprus has no railway system the best way to get around is by bus or by car. A new and modern public transport system connects cities and rural areas. Airports and harbours link the island to the mainland. Bus Four different types of bus service can be used to discover Cyprus. Trans-urban buses connect towns whereas rural ones link the villages to bigge...
Buying a holiday home or permanently living in Cyprus

Buying a holiday home or permanently living in Cyprus

Many people buy a holiday home in Cyprus with a view to living there permanently or semi-permanently when they retire. The island has always been a popular location with British buyers, especially retirees, and almost 30,000 of them own homes there, a further 10,000 choosing to rent properties. However, estate agents are now seeing an increased demand from younger people with ...
Explore paphos with sea cruises

Explore paphos with sea cruises

A unique way to explore and enjoy the crystal waters of the rugged Pafos Coast line.  Full Day CruiseFor that extra tan, leave behind the sand and cruise the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. Cruise to the West from Paphos Harbour towards the famous and legendary Akamas. You will have the opportunity to see the majestic scenery of the coastline, Coral Bay, Th...
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