Cyprus, widely known as the birthplace of
Aphrodite Goddess of Love and Beauty, has an area of 9,250 square metres and is
situated in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea. It combines natural
beauty, history and legend.
Its history is long and turbulent as suggest
the numerous archaeological findings. The strategic location of Cyprus at the
crossroads of Europe and Middle East attracted to the island a number of
foreign invasions. Egyptians, Assyrians, Phoenicians, Persians, Ptolemies,
Romans all left their imprint on the island. In this respect, Cyprus has
received and, subsequently, absorbed external cultural influences while
preserving the essence of Greek culture as is reflected in the language,
religion, language, traditions and customs.
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