The island of Cyprus – the third largest in the Mediterranean – is located midway between Europe, Asia and Africa. This strategic position, close to the three continents, has meant that throughout its history many people have passed through leaving their traces.
This is something that a visitor can verify as soon as they arrive on the island.
Since the Mycenaean civilization arrived on the island 3,000 years ago, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans and the British – among others – have passed through it, leaving beautiful examples of Greek temples, Roman villas with fantastic mosaics, churches and Byzantine monasteries covered in fresco paintings, medieval castles built by the Crusaders, and Gothic cathedrals later converted into mosques or Venetian fortifications, turning Cyprus into a true open-air museum.
And in today’s days, we can already see that Cyprus has become a hub, for culture and languages.
Cyprus is also a heaven for nature lovers as well as people who enjoy the sands, landscapes and mountains, which are all a short distance from or a part of Limassol. The green fields of vineyards and fruit trees stretch for kilometres in contrast to the blue of the sea, from whose waters the goddess Aphrodite was born according to ancient mythology. Inland, the Troodos mountain range offers a perfect setting for hiking, skiing, or just visiting the small villages and enjoying the landscape and climate, milder than that of the coast during the hot summer months.
In contrast to the small towns of the interior, the cities are full of life. Its historical centers are places of great interest with numerous monuments from different eras, and cobbled streets with pleasant restaurants and cafes. In coastal cities, such as Limassol, the ports and promenades are very busy when the evening falls – with people who go out for a walk, or to sit on one of its many terraces to watch the sunset.
The location of Cyprus is also an important aspect to consider, since you can easily travel to interesting cities such as Cairo, Beirut or Jerusalem, and if you’re in search of adventure, you can reach some of the Greek islands such as Crete or Rhodes.
Visiting Cyprus is an exceptional experience, which will allow you to discover its rich historical and cultural legacy, its cities and landscapes, and enjoy its beaches and Mediterranean cuisine.
Cyprus has shown us that this is an ideal place to learn English for a number of reasons throughout history, the country was a British colony between 1878 and 1960, with English since being a language that the population uses without problem.
Limassol, the country’s second largest city and most important tourist center, known for the hospitality of its people and for its Carnival and Wine Festival celebrations, located on the south east coast, between the ancient cities of Kourion and Amathus, it is a strategic point to visit the most interesting places on the island, with property and business now catching the interests of private investors or SME corporations, to take advantage of the present opportunity, before the rat race takes hold.