About Cyprus

A member of the European Union since 2004, Cyprus is an ideal centre in which to study, combining a modern infrastructure, multicultural population, rich history and cultural heritage, and a beautiful natural environment with an excellent quality of life – reasons why the island and the University of Nicosia have become major international education destinations.

Cyprus is located in the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea, at the meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa. The island is rich with history and tradition, as Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans along with Crusaders, Byzantines, Franks and Ottomans have all left a fascinating legacy for the visitor to enjoy.

Cyprus enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate, with sunny weather and warm temperatures prevailing from April through November. With almost three million visitors coming to Cyprus each year, the island offers excellent facilities for sport, leisure and shopping, and an exciting and varied night-life. Blessed with natural beauty, Cyprus gives visitors and residents alike the opportunity to enjoy golden beaches, rugged coastlines, and forest-clad mountains dotted with picturesque villages. What’s more, the people of this country are famous for the warm and friendly welcome they extend to visitors.

A business and financial centre for Southeast Europe and the Middle East, Cyprus also enjoys a vigorous economy with a high standard of living, and is a member of the Eurozone. However, the cost of living is still lower than in most European countries, there is a very low crime rate, and the general pace of life is more relaxed.

For more information about the experiences waiting for you in Cyprus, go to www.visitcyprus.com