Cyprus

Cyprus (Greek Κύπρος, Turkish Kıbrıs, ) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. After Sicily and Sardinia, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Although the island is geographically in Asia it is politically a European country and is a member of the European Union.Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1960. Despite a constitution which guaranteed a degree of power-sharing between the Greek Cypriot majority and the Turkish Cypriot minority, the two populations – with backing from the governments of Greece and Turkey, respectively, clashed in 1974, with the end result being the occupation of the northern and eastern 40% of the island by Turkey. In 1983, the Turkish-held area declared itself the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”. So far, only Turkey recognizes the TRNC, while all other governments and the United Nations recognize only the government of the Republic of Cyprus over the whole island. The UN operates a peacekeeping force and a narrow buffer zone between the two Cypriot ethnic groups. Fortunately, open hostilities have been absent for some time, as the two sides (now with the growing involvement of the European Union) gradually inch towards a reunification of some sort.

Capital Nicosia
Government Republic
Currency euro (€)
Area 9,250km²
Population 784,301 (July 2006 estimate)
Language Official: Greek, Turkish
English widely spoken
Religion Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%
Electricity 240V, 50Hz (UK plug)
Country code +357
Internet TLD .cy
Time Zone UTC +2
Emergencies dial 112

For a personalized price for a private jet to or from Belarus, please contact us or call our 24/7 Flight Representatives at +30 210 996 7870 (24 HRS)

DESTINATIONS IN Cyprus

RENT A PLANE TO Cyprus

Steeped in myth, coveted by every conqueror with an eye for a prize, Cyprus’ tumultuous and multilayered past has left ancient riches strewn across this island. Neolithic dwellings, Bronze Age and Phoenician tombs, remnants of once-mighty city-kingdoms, Roman mosaics, mountaintop castles and Byzantine churches – home to a glut of renowned frescos – lay scattered through the countryside. While strolling the cities you can spot the preserved architectural legacy of the Lusignan, Venetian and Ottoman periods. Cyprus may welcome you to flop out on the beach, but dig into the past here and you’ll unearth the entire history of the Mediterranean.

AIRPORTS IN Cyprus

IMAGES FROM Cyprus

INSTANT PRICING
close slider

Request a flight quote

Click here to Request a Quote for Sightseeing

or fill in the form for a trip quote