The island of Cyprus is located in the most eastern part of the Mediterranean, connecting three continets; Europe, Asia and Africa. Due to its unique geographical location which renders it as a crossroad of the eastern Mediterranean basin, Cyprus has a rich and varied history. The island was an attraction point since ancient time, and was first inhabited around the 11th millennium BC .
As it is stated in the Cyprus history section, Cyprus has been ruled by many other civilizations over the years and was never a recognised country therefore it never had its own flag. Until 1960 when Cyprus was given its independence, there were two flags in Cyprus, the Greek and the Turkish representing the Greek - Cypriots and Turkish - Cypriots accordingly.
Diving in Cyprus is one of the best experiences divers will get as the beautiful Cyprus offers a number of wonderful diving sites ranging from caves, underwater tunnels and much more. The waters, here in Cyprus are at a very good temperature for diving as they range from 16 to 27 degrees. In almost all of the diving sites there is great visibility underwater as there is no plankton in the sea.
Cyprus originally had its main airport in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. However due to the 1974 war, the airport was occupied by the Turks. Therefore two new airports had to be constructed in order to cater for the people.
This section of the site provides you with an introduction to Basic Greek including the Greek alphabet, numbers, days of the week, month names as well as common phrases in Greek. In addition, at the bottom of this page you can find a number of basic Greek words as well.
Cyprus is a small island and does not have a lot of mountains but it has some quite impressive ones. Those include Kyrenia Mountains, Mount Olympus (Troodos), Troodos mountain, Pentadaktylos mountain and Stavrovouni (mountain). The most famous ones are those of Troodos mountain and Pentadaktylos one.