CYPRUS is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, is western in its economics and social structure yet maintains its unique cultural characteristics. Whether for investment, holiday getaways, or retirement, Cyprus is an extremely attractive place for purchasing property. Cyprus has dependable links with the rest of the World via two international airports at Paphos and Larnaca and major deep-water ports in Limassol and Larnaca. Its digital telephone system is one of the most sophisticated in Europe with a full range of Internet services. More than 10,000 kilometres of quality roads connect people to modern health care, schools, hotels and thriving businesses. Old style values preserve and protect the culture, customs and entrancing lifestyle that give meaning to the phrase ‘Cyprus hospitality’. The current population totals almost 700,000 most of whom speak Greek and English. The simple quiet elegance of rural villages offers a relaxing alternative to the energy of her modern cities. In an area of over 9,000 square kilometres Cyprus contains the full spectrum of geographical splendour with cool green mountains giving way to golden beach on the edge of the pristine blue sea.
With temperatures ranging from 16 C in January, the coldest month, to 35 C in August, the hottest month, Cyprus enjoys approximately 325 warm and sunny days a year with an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day in June and July. Cyprus has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers from mid-May to mid-September and short mild winters. The coastal sea temperatures are warm all year round and range from 27 degrees C during the height of the summer to 16 degrees C during the coolest months. Despite Cyprus’s mild winter climate, remarkably snowfall is often experienced in it’s mountain ranges, therefore making skiing possible during the winter months.
Cyprus, the 3rd largest Mediterranean island after Sicily and Sardinia, is situated in the north-eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, 33 degrees east and 35 degrees north of the Equator. It is also 75km south of Turkey, 105km west of Syria, 380km north of Egypt, and 380km east of Rhodes (Greece). Cyprus occupies an area of 9,251 square kilometres, of which 1,733 are forested.