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Cyprus Archaeology

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 .

Cyprus Ports

There are five ports in Cyprus, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, Latsi and Pomos which cater the people either for leisure or commerce.

The main ports are the Limassol and Larnaca ports whereas the others are smaller.

 

Cyprus Flag & National symbols

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.

Earthquakes in Cyprus

The map below shows the latest earthquakes in cyprus approximately 60 km from the island. The minimum Richter magnitude of all earthquake events we are displaying is 2.5 MI and above.

For more information about the seismic activity you can click on the map pinpoint and the related information will be shown including the time, date as well as the earthquake depth.

Cyprus Diving

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 airports

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.

Cyprus castles

Cyprus castles are considered a must-see attraction when visiting the beautiful island of Cyprus.

All of the castles are exceptional and different from each other and whether you are a local or a tourist from abroad will love spending your time in these Medieval castles.

Cyprus Culture

Facts and Statistics

 

Basic Greek

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.
 

Greek Alphabet

LettersGreek Pronunciation

Cyprus Mountains

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.

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