Welcome to Cyprus
This tiny island has a grand history. Coveted by empires across the centuries, Cyprus’ enviable position has made it a prize possession for all who rose to power in the Eastern Mediterranean. Today, people still flock here, but it’s now to seek out the island’s beaches rather than to gain power and glory. For travelers interested in more than sand and sun, you’re in for a treat, as Cyprus has archaeological sites, fine Byzantine churches, and monasteries and museums galore. It’s also a wonderful place to go hiking, with an incredible wealth of unique flora and fauna. Best of all, it’s so small that you can easily base yourself in one town and head out on day trips from there.