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Interesting facts about Cyprus

Until recently, 5 countries were the top priority areas for rest: Egypt, Turkey, Thailand, India and Cyprus. Some destinations are currently limited, and some are gaining their tourists in full swing. You probably heard a lot about the first four countries, but most likely there isn’t about Cyprus. And that is why I would like to tell you about the most interesting facts about Cyprus on this beautiful sunny day. I would like to note that Mouzenidis Travel, which has established itself as a reliable tour operator in the direction of Greece, opened a new direction specifically to Cyprus and how in such a situation you should not think about going to Cyprus, you can read more in the blog.
According to archaeologists, the first people in Cyprus lived about 10 thousand years ago.
Residents who inhabited the island were considered the most famous and richest on the planet. In those days, Cyprus was famous for its rich copper deposits. The metal was mined in the largest quantities, after which it was transported to various states.
Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus. It is the oldest center of industry and commerce of the island. It is through Nicosia that the Green Line passes, along which the country is divided into Turkish and Greek parts.
Interesting facts about Cyprus (8 photos)
The territory of Cyprus has an area of ​​approximately 9,250 square meters. km
There is a myth that the famous Greek goddess Aphrodite was born just in Cyprus.
Interesting facts about Cyprus (8 photos)
Approximately 2% of the country is under UK control.
Cyprus has 790,000 people. The overwhelming majority of local residents are Greek Cypriots. In addition to them, there are 160,000 Turks living on the island, 40,000 Russians and 17,000 British.
Cyprus is famous for its mild Mediterranean climate. In winter it is sunny and little rain falls. In summer, the air warms up to a temperature of 40 ° C. It is worth noting the excellent development of tourism on the island. Cyprus is famous for its cleanest beaches and clear sea water, stunning mountain landscapes and high-quality hotel infrastructure. For this reason, many tourists come here every year.
Cyprus Anthem – “Ode to Freedom” is the Greek national anthem.
Cyprus is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean. At the same time, he is only in 81 positions in the world.
The sun shines in Cyprus almost all year round, namely, 300 days.
According to statistics, the life expectancy of the islanders is 77 years: for women, this figure is 80 years, and for men – 75.3 years.
Cyprus is one of the smallest in terms of the number of residents of the EU states. Fewer people live only in Luxembourg and Malta.
The locals mostly speak Greek, Turkish and English.
Cyprus in 2004 became an EU member state.
People, showing that they have everything “OK”, put their fingers in a circle. But in Cyprus, this gesture is a sign of unconventional orientation. For this reason, it is better to avoid demonstrating it.
In Cyprus there are more than one hundred and forty varieties of rare plants.
The island is one of the southern European ski resorts.
In Cyprus, forty-five beaches are marked with the EU Blue Flag. To get such an award, the beach must be as clean and safe as possible.
Interesting facts about Cyprus (8 photos)
One of the most popular European clubs “Ayia Napa” is located in the east of the island.
Cyprus is one of the safest places on the planet due to the incredibly low crime rate.
The population density of the island is 117 people per square kilometer.
Car traffic in the country – left hand.
According to recent studies, most people in countries do not enjoy reading books. The population of Cyprus prefers periodicals more.
There are many explanations for why the island is called Cyprus. The most plausible is the version according to which the name comes from “Kuprum”, that is, “copper”.
In Cyprus, you can find about 370 species of birds.
The official currency of the country is the euro, which was introduced instead of the Cypriot pound in 2008.
There are 260 species of fish living near the island, however, due to the rapid and turbulent flow, they are not engaged in fishing here.
Cypriot is considered to be the most famous fashionistas on the planet who are ready to give everything for a novelty. In times of crisis, the demand for fashionable clothes has decreased, but in Cyprus it has even increased.
Cyprus gained independence in 1960.
Among the taxi drivers there was a custom not to give change, covering any amount. For example, the fare is $ 20, and if you give the driver $ 50, you can forget about the surrender.
In Cyprus, there are many special cafes, which can include only men.
Cyprus occupies a leading position among the world’s exporters of wine. “Wine festivals” are organized on the island every year. Here you can pay 50 cents and enjoy this drink without restrictions.

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