Cyprus is a small European island country located in the north-eastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea. The island of Cyprus combines a rich natural and archaeological heritage with great natural beauty. She is endowed with golden beaches boasting clear blue waters, pine-scented forests and a superb climate.
Cyprus also has intriguing historical locations such as the legendary site of Aphrodite's birthplace which is close to the coastal cliffs near Pafos. She was the goddess of beauty and love. The ruins of ancient Salamis near Famagusta, the Kourion theatre outside the city of Lemesos, the Kolossi Castle, and the Centaur floor mosaic in Pafos are just a few other examples of great places to see.
Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, along with Crusaders, Byzantines, Franks and Ottomans, have all left a remarkable legacy for the modern visitor to explore.