February 7, 2018

Cyprus Drinks

Cypriot coffe and coffe shops
No Cypriot village is complete without a traditional coffee shop, called “kafenio”. The “Kafenio” is a very important place since the majority of Cypriots-especially men, use that as a central point of communication, a place to meet friends, to play cards games and “Tavli”. “Tavli” is the Cypriot version of Backgammon.
Some other people just pass time by drinking a Cypriot coffee. Cypriot coffee is ordered “sketos”, “metrios” or “glykos”. Here is how to make it…

February 7, 2018

Cyprus History

During the 12th and 11th centuries B.C. Achaean Greeks came to the island bringing with them the Greek language, their customs, their religion and started the Hellenisation of the island. They build other cities like Paphos, Salamis, and Kition. By 1050 BC Cyprus can be considered as a Greek island. From 750 BC Cyprus is conquered more than a few times by Assyria, Egypt and Persia.
In 333 BC Alexander the Great defeats Cyprus becomes part of his empire. After Alexander’s death Cyprus came under the Hellenistic state of the Ptolemies of Egypt…

February 7, 2018

About Paphos

Paphos is a city where myth and reality mingle freely. In Paphos you can see Roman Villas, Byzantine churches and crusader castles. Modern hotels come together with ancient buildings. Paphos, one of the largest resorts in Cyprus has expanded rapidly. The city is easy accessible cause of the airport nearby. Paphos became the capital of Cyprus under the successors of Alexander the Great. The resort town has a charming fishing harbour by Paphos Fort, lined with open-air cafés and taverns that serve a tempting menu of the day’s catch…

February 7, 2018

About Cyprus

Cyprus is an extremely popular holiday destination, thanks to its warm climate, sandy beaches, hospitable people, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and its friendly environment. Cyprus attracts over 2.4 million tourists per year. Cyprus is the island where history was made, where kings have fought and ruled, where Greek Gods have lived and loved and where legends were born…

February 7, 2018

Cyprus Government

Cyprus becomes an independent republic on 16th August 1960. It is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth and the Non-Aligned Movement. According to the above treaty, Britain retains two Sovereign Bases (158.5 sq. km) on the island, at Dekeleia and Akrotiri-Episkopi.
The 1960 Constitution of the Cyprus Republic proves unworkable in many of its provisions and this makes its smooth implementation impossible…

February 7, 2018

Cyprus Beaches

Cyprus, an ancient Island engulfed in history, offering something for everyone. Cyprus boasts to be the birth place of Aphrodite, Goddess of love & beauty where the sun shines high and bright throughout the year keeping the sea temperatures warm and inviting, enabling devoted swimmers to indulge from early May through to October.
Soaking up the sunshine in Cyprus is a national past time and with unlimited miles of coastline; you will be spoilt for choice…

February 7, 2018

Cyprus Weather

Cyprus, an ancient Island engulfed in history, offering something for everyone. Cyprus boasts to be the birth place of Aphrodite, Goddess of love & beauty where the sun shines high and bright throughout the year keeping the sea temperatures warm and inviting, enabling devoted swimmers to indulge from early May through to October.
Soaking up the sunshine in Cyprus is a national past time and with unlimited miles of coastline; you will be spoilt for choice…

February 7, 2018

Cyprus Taxation

The tax year in Cyprus is from 1st of January to 31st of December. If you live in Cyprus for more than 183 days in the financial year is required to pay tax on any income generated in Cyprus or from overseas. After you have obtained a residence permit in Cyprus you should also register at the local income tax office as a Cyprus taxpayer. In Cyprus the first CYP 10,000 per person is the tax-free personal allowance and after this, the following tax rates apply: 20% (for income CYP 10,001-15,000), 25% (for income CYP 15,001-20,000) and 30% (for over CYP 20,000)…

May 16, 2017

Cyprus Cuisine

If you want to try some of the best meat dishes the island has to offer, you can choose any of the following:

Meze:
You can find meze in almost any restaurant in Cyprus and it’s a great way of sampling a number of different small dishes – sometimes as many as 30, so make sure you leave plenty of room! The staple dishes of meze are vegetarian – hummus (chick pea paste), tahini (sesame seed paste), olives and fried haloumi (goat or sheep’s milk cheese – delicious and very salty). However, to be on the safe side, make sure you ask for the vegetarian meze – most restaurants will be happy to oblige…