Cyprus, the ‘Island of Love’ bridges three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa, nestling in the far eastern point of the tranquil Mediterranean Sea. Its tumultuous 10,000 year history of rampaging conquerors, classical civilisations, kingdoms, castles and crusades, has left an indelible legacy on the island and its people. The consequence is that the ‘jewel of the Mediterranean’ as Cyprus is endearingly called, is a mesmerising cocktail of eastern and western philosophy, architecture and tradition.
This fusion of cultural and religious ideology blends effortlessly with the romance of ancient legends that permeate the island, the most captivating being that Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was born on the southern shores of the island, bursting into life from the foamy PaphosSea, at Petra tou Romiou.
Today, modern day Cyprus is a living breathing treasure trove crammed full of historical riches, presented in a sophisticated and cosmopolitan European state. Cyprus enjoys full membership of the European Union, with an already well-developed infrastructure. From health-care to education, from transportation to service industries, from communications to motorway networks, the island provides everything expected from a contemporary society with sophisticated leisure and entertainment facilities.
Blessed with an almost year round climate of warm sunshine and shimmering turquoise blue sea, it is easy to understand why ‘the island of love’ is the perfect Mediterranean location for an investment, holiday home or as a permanent relocation destination.