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Marine traffic around Cyprus

You can use the map below to view the ships and vessels around Cyprus. Click on "Ship" icon to view all the information about that ship.

Cyprus Wine History

According to tradition, the Cypriots are the eldest wine producers in the world. Until lately, clues showed that the production of wine in Cyprus began around 2000 B.C. Recently though, Italian archaeologists studied the number of containers which were found in 1993 by the Cypriot Archaeologist Porfirios Dikeos in Erimi. This proved that the containers which were 5500 years old were used for wine. Therefore Cypriots produced wine a lot earlier before Greeks, possibly even 1500 years earlier.

Cyprus monasteries

The principle religion in Cyprus is Orthodoxy. The biggest part of Cyprus population (around 78% of the total population) belong to the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus. The Turkish – Cypriots (18%) are Muslim. There are also other minorities such as the Maronites and the Armenian Apostolics, Jewish and Roman Catholics which make up about 4%.

Cyprus in Europe

Cyprus joined the European Union on the 1st of May 2004 after many years of meetings and political talks. In order to enter the EU, Cyprus had to bring many areas to ex the EU standards which Cyprus was expected to have in order to be accepted. However this only applied for the southern part of Cyprus as the northern part is not recognised as an official country or government.

Cyprus fauna

With the expression of fauna we mean the total of animal organisms in an area, such as mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, fish, different microorganisms and other species which are the subject of study in Zoology.

Cyprus people

Cypriot people are very friendly and hospitable always with a smile. Cypriots make visitors feel like home when they arrive in Cyprus.

A Cypriot style coffee or a gliko tou koutaliou (sweet) are some of the things the Cypriots may offer you in an encounter with them.

The native language is Greek, but you will see that everyone will speak English in restaurants, shops, and hotels. Most of the Cypriots speak the international language, english.

Cyprus history

Cyprus has always been an important island in the Mediterranean sea as many civilizations have tried to conquer it. Cyprus history can be traced all the way back to the Mycenaeans , the Phoenicians , Egyptians , Assyrians and Persians. Over the years it was also sought by the Romans and Richard the Lion heart on his way to the crusades.

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Cyprus embassies

The following table includes a list of the Embassies located in Cyprus.