The rich history of Cyprus is captured in its architecture, which was initially vernacular in nature at the beginning of human civilisation. Over the years, however, it has adapted to modern and contemporary styles.
From homes to the organizations of settlements, traditional buildings were built using readily available materials to satisfy the needs of its residents.
Since the introduction of new technology, industrialisation, and easy-to-use materials, Cypriots abandoned or altered the island’s architecture. In the years following the independence of Cyprus, new buildings with modern international styles invaded urban landscapes. Sky-scrapers, translucent, and transparent buildings with elegant designs have become a new representation of the island’s present-day lifestyles and orientations.
The Mediterranean life
Surrounded by the vast sea, Cyprus has most of its culture, cuisines, and day-to-day life influenced by the different cultures from Africa, Asia, and Europe. Moreover, the sea provides residents and visitors with a number of activities to enjoy along its sandy beaches and clean, sparkling blue waters.
There’s always something new to try in Cyprus, not to mention its legendary sweets. Enjoy Cyprus’s vegetables and homemade yogurt.
Due to its Mediterranean weather, Cyprus grows a variety of fruits including citrus, apples, grapes, melons, peaches, olives, almonds, carobs, and many others.
Cyprus enjoys Mediterranean climate with long dry summers and winters. This is convenient for people who enjoy nature walks or cycling. Catch one of nature’s most spectacular views as the sun rises from the sea and sets behind the mountains.
Folklore and other festivities
The island is often in the festive mood. Cyprus is a host to several annual arts, cultural, historical, sporting and religious festivals drawing enthusiasts of the particular activities from the island and the world. The ceremonies add pomp and colour to the already flavourful life on the island. Traditional foods and drinks – as well as music – flow endlessly.
Exciting rural life
Nothing beats waking up to the sounds of chickens, cows, and natural countryside resonance. Visitors are welcome to learn about the local culture and engage in activities such as milking, other farm duties, and preparing local cuisines.