Due to its strategic location, Cyprus has attracted attention from the beginning of history. The Mycenaeans established the first Greek roots thousands of years ago. Many others came and went competing for control of the island, including Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and the British from whom Cyprus gained its independence in 1960. Remnants of many civilizations still abound, dating 9000 years back, into the Neolithic period and up to modern times.
Palaces, ancient theatres, castles and churches demonstrate the
splendour of Hellenistic, Roman, Gothic and mostly Byzantine art
and compete in attracting the interest of the visitor. In the villages,
old traditions are still kept alive. Handicrafts such as lace-making,
pottery and hand-weaving are still practiced. All this is happening
in Cyprus with the 21st century rubbing shoulders with 9000 years
The climate of Cyprus is second to none, ranging from the warmth of the coastal regions to the freshness of the mountain resorts.
Being at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa the island
of Cyprus has inevitably become a centre for international business
and this role is enhanced by virtue of the fact that Cyprus is
a member of
the European Union since May 2004. Large scale internationalization
has recently been sustained by other contributory factors such
Advanced telecommunications network.
Modern legislative and administrative infrastructure.
Highly educated population - widespread command of English.
Well trained workforce.
Excellent living and social facilities.
The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the European Union.