The capital of Cyprus is Lekosia (Nicosia). Lemesos (Limassol), Larnaca and Paphos are its other major towns.

The capital of Cyprus is Lekosia (Nicosia). Lemesos (Limassol), Larnaca and Paphos are its other major towns.

Cyprus attracts millions of visitors each year with its crystal clear sea and its lush mountains, which are dotted with villages both traditional and beautiful. Furthermore, the entire island is covered with ancient Greek cities, Byzantine churches, monasteries, and castles, all monuments to the march of Cypriot Hellenism down through time. 

The island also has an lively night life, the finest tourist installations in the Mediterranean, and up-to-the-minute airports and harbours; all of which have turned Cyprus into one of the most important economical, commercial and tourist centres in the eastern Mediterranean.

Cyprus is fortunate to have one of the most agreeable climates in Europe, with 11 out of 12 months a year enjoying brilliant sunshine. Do not forget your sunglasses while in Cyprus. They are indispensable due to the intense brightness of our sunshine. 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).

For recreation Cyprus offers excellent facilities and trails for hiking, climbing, and mountain biking, skydiving, bungee jumping, and even ski holidays. Surprisingly, in a country where the average annual temperature does not drop below 20-degree mark, there is a mountain resort where the snow lasts from January to March. The island’s highest mountain peak is Olympus (1,950 m.) In the winter season you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the Troodos Mountains.

Today, Cyprus is a modern country that effortlessly harmonises European culture with ancient enchantment.