The island of Cyprus is a hospitable and safe country, enchanting with its picturesque nature, pristine beaches and magnificent architectural monuments. If you bought a tour to Cyprus to spend your long-awaited vacation, then you need to arm yourself with basic knowledge regarding this island of myths to make the most of your vacation time.
The first and important thing you need to know about Cyprus is the coexistence of two states in a political confrontation on one island at once. It is a republic of the same name – the so-called Greek Cyprus (the majority of its population are Greeks). In the north of the island, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was formed – this is Turkish Cyprus, which is inhabited mainly by Turks. Be careful if you are offered an excursion to northern Cyprus – the presence of a “northern” stamp in your passport guarantees you problems in further visits to Southern Cyprus, up to the refusal of tour operators. Continue reading