The largest cities in Cyprus include Nicosia (the capital city), Limassol, and Larnaca. All three are popular tourist destinations for their cultural attractions, great restaurants and bars, vibrant nightlife scenes, beautiful beaches, and historical architecture.
The climate in Cyprus is generally very pleasant with temperatures ranging from around 8C in the winter to around 35C in the summer. The best time to visit Cyprus is usually between May and October when the temperatures are mild but still enjoyable.
Cypriot cuisine is renowned all across Europe for its fresh ingredients and bold flavours. Dishes often feature a blend of traditional Greek ingredients combined with local specialities such as dill weed, dried oregano, lemons, olives, peppers, feta cheese, yoghurt, olive oil, tahini, honey and almonds.
Cyprus has a population of just over one million people of many different ethnic backgrounds including Cypriots, Greeks, Armenians, Turks and British nationals. The official languages spoken by the majority of citizens are Greek and Turkish.
The area of Cyprus is roughly 9,251 square miles making it one of the smallest countries in the world.
Cyprus uses the euro as its currency although the British pound sterling is widely accepted in some regions due to the number of British tourists that travel there every year. In terms of expense level it is moderately priced compared to other European countries - not especially expensive but not budget either.