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Where is Cyprus located? Geography and location simply explained

Seventy million years ago, the area of the Mediterranean Sea where the island of Cyprus is located today was still covered by water. At the very beginning Cyprus was a mountain lying under the sea. Due to the displacement of the African plate towards the  the seabed rose and Cyprus was born. If you want […]

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The Cyprus War: A Chronology of the Dispute between Greeks and Turks

The conflict on the island of Cyprus has been a source of tension and violence between Greece and Turkey for decades. The dispute has deep historical roots and is due to many complex factors that have developed over the years. In this article, we will take a look at the history of the Cyprus conflict […]

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Euro as the main currency in Cyprus

Cyprus has been a member of the European Union since 2004. The official currency in Cyprus is the euro, which was introduced as a second currency alongside the Cyprus pound on January 1, 2008. The introduction of the euro was supported by the EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and was part of the […]

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What language do they speak in Cyprus?

There are two official languages in Cyprus: Greek and Turkish. Both languages have a long history on the island and are deeply rooted in the culture and tradition of the Cypriot people. Greek language in Cyprus The Greek language is an Indo-European language and belongs to the family of Hellenic languages. It is the official […]

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Food & Drink in Cyprus - Specialties of Mediterranean Cuisine

Cypriot cuisine is characterized by a variety of different cultures. Turkish, oriental and British influences have left their mark on Cypriot eating habits to this day. Often there is the well-known moussaka as well as dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with minced meat and rice) and also kebabs, which here are more commonly called souvlaki - […]

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Flora & Fauna of Cyprus - More than Orchids

Cyprus is a green island and is one of the most forested in the entire Mediterranean. In the Troodos Mountains grow mainly Alepo pines, stone pines, plane trees, cedars and oaks. The edges of the mountains are covered with apple, pear, peach, almond and nut trees. Otherwise, in Cyprus you will find mainly olive, cypress […]

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Culture in Cyprus - The History of the Island in Dates & Figures

On Cyprus you will encounter one of the oldest cultures in the world. Over 10,000 years of human history can be traced here. In ancient times, Cyprus supplied the world with copper, hence the Latin name cuprum for the metal. The island is strategically located at the intersection of three continents. It is not surprising […]

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Public holidays in Cyprus

Stores, authorities and offices are closed on public holidays. Mostly, festivals take place in the different regions on the holidays. Public bank holidays in Cyprus

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