Cyprus is, according to Greek mythology, the birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite.
Visitors flock to Cyprus for its idyllic Mediterranean charm, its natural beauty and its fascinating history which spans more than 10,000 years through Ancient civilisations to medieval knights. The Phoenicians settled in Cyprus, The Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians all laid claim.
Cyprus was part of Alexander the Great’s empire and then the East Roman Empire Byzantium. Richard the Lionheart’s Castle stands in good form in the town square and the Knights Templar were followed by the Venetians, ottomans and the British ruled until 1960 and still have a naval base on the island. 1960 and still have a naval base on the island.
Strategically situated at the crossroads of Europe, the middle East and Africa, it has served as a major trade route from ancient times and today it is an internationally renowned shipping centre, home to some of the world’s leading names in the global shipping industry.
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