Cyprus is an island country along the east Mediterranean Sea. It's located to the south of Turkey, west of Syria, north of Egypt and east of Greece.
The economy of Cyprus has become more diversified and prosperous in recent years; it was however hit by the 2012 banking crisis and needed financial aid to support its banks. Cyprus has become a highly sought after location for offshore businesses due to its low tax rates. Tourism, financial services and shipping are the primary sectors within the Cypriot economy. As part of the European Union, Cyprus adopted the Euro in January 2008.
Cyprus is the 40th most popular tourist destination in the world and contributes an average of 10% to the country’s income. The country is rich in history with popular destinations including, parts of the country that date back as far as 6800 BC and the country's beaches, which are the cleanest and most popular in the whole of Europe.
Serviced apartments are particularly popular in Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia and offer the perfect option for those in need of long term accommodation. Many feature a range of facilities that you wouldn't find in even some of the best hotels. With lots of living space, self-catering facilities and a range of on-site amenities, a serviced apartment provides business travellers with the perfect accommodation option.
Population: 1.1 million
Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
Language: Greek, Turkish
Dominant religion: Greek Orthodox
Time zone: (UTC+1)
Main exports: Clothing, food, pharmaceuticals
Internet domain: .cy
Dial code: +357