The name ‘Cyprus’ is derived from copper, once and important natural resource. Other names for Cyprus through the years were Amathusia, Akamantis, Makaria.
The Cyprus coastline measures 648km.
Cyprus offers over 300 days of sunshine a year. From April to September you can enjoy an average of over 11 hours of bright sunshine a day.
The Turkish invasion in 1974 forced 142,000 people out of their homes.
Lefkosia (Nicosia) is the last divided capital in the world.
Geologists say that the rocks of Cyprus were created during the Cretaceous period, making them 150 million years old.
The Ammochostos Castle in Cyprus was the setting of Shakespeare’s “Othello”.