Well-known for its sunny beaches, luxurious hotels and impeccable tourism services, Cyprus has invested its riches in a high-quality European educational system, with affordable university tuition costs and plenty of facilities and benefits.
1. Sunshine all year round
Summers are hot and winters are warm, and you can enjoy swimming in warm Mediterranean waters for many months of the year.
With an average of 326 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus offers the best climate to study, explore and relax all year round!
2. A Safe and Warm Welcome
Cypriot people are well known for their hospitality and friendly nature. Anywhere you go on the island expect a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
3. Wonderful Beaches
Cyprus is home to some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in Europe, the island is proud of having been recognised by the European Environmental Agency as having the cleanest waters in Europe for the last 10 years in a row.
4. A British Legacy
Cyprus was part of the British Empire from 1878 to 1961. Over 1 million British tourists travel to Cyprus every year and there are 60,000 British people permanently living on the island. Some interesting legacies of this period are that English is spoken widely, people drive on the left and we use the same 3 pin plus as in the UK!
5. 10,000 years of History to explore
Cyprus has an ancient history, known widely as the “island of love”, because of the famous legend that Aphrodite was born here.
Cyprus has enjoyed a rich and varied history, with many civilisations thriving on the islands, from the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras to the present day.
6. The Local Cuisine
Cypriot food is something that has to be experience throughout your holiday. Typical Cyprus dishes are a merging of Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern and African dishes. The Cyprus Meze is a selection of Cypriot foods that make up a meal, and in total can compromise up to 30 small courses!
7. Fantastic Scenery and Variety
As the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus offers much more than great beaches. It is home to some magnificent scenery. The island has incredibly beautiful forests and mountains like Troodos, Macheras and Stavrovouni. You can visit picturesque villages like Fikardou, Omodos and Lefkara to admire their unique architecture, meet the friendly locals and enjoy traditional delicacies!
8. Relaxing Lifestyle
Warm weather, wonderful beaches, great food and picturesque coffee shops around the island create a very relaxing environment, perfect to escape from your everyday routine. Forget about overcrowded cities and rush hours on the trains. If you are in Cyprus just grab a coffee and go for a walk, explore the island, have an ice-cream break and then sit at a tavern to enjoy fresh fish meze. Life at its best!
9. Easy Access
Cyprus is a destination that is well served by the major airline carriers and airports of Europe. With a hundreds of direct flights from Europe to Larnaca and Paphos Airport, it has never been more affordable and easier to get to Cyprus.
10. Great Nightlife
Cyprus is well known for its brilliant nightlife and suitable for all tastes. Limassol comes at alive at night with many nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Ayia Napa on the east coast is a paradise for clubbers, with around 20 nightclubs catering for revelers.