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Find Cyprus Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Cyprus.

About Cyprus

West of Syria, and south of Turkey, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean; a stepping stone between Europe and the Middle East.


The capital of Cyprus is Nicosia.

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Division of Cyprus

On July 15, 1974, the Cypriot national guard, which had close ties with the Greek government, ousted president Archbishop Makarios from office - because of his reluctance to unite the island with Greece - and installed newspaper publisher, Nikos Sampson, as president.

He was replaced on July 23 by Glafkos Clerides, president of the Cyprus House of Representatives, after Turkish forces landed on the island "to restore order and protect the interests of the Turkish Cypriots."

By late August, following fighting that left many people homeless, the Turks controlled the northern third of the island.

The state called the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is officially unrecognised.

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Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, situated 60km south of Turkey and 300km north of Egypt.

It has two mountain ranges – the Pentadaktylos range along the north coast and the Troodos massif in the central and south-western parts of the island. Between the two ranges lies the plain of Messaoria.

The climate in Cyprus is naturally Mediterranean; with hot, dry summers and changeable winters.

Cyprus - The Land You Will Love

Cyprus Car Hire:
Information about hiring cars, minibuses and renting motorcycles and bikes in Cyprus.

Cyprus Tourism:
Feel the Mediterranean lapping at your ankles. Let the Cyprus Tourism Organisation show you the regions to visit, and tell you more about life in Cyprus.

Tourism in Cyprus:
A wealth of information on these Cypriot pages; search capabilities would be a great bonus.

Accommodation in Cyprus

Cleopatra Hotel: Nicosia.
8 Florina Street The Cleopatra Hotel is a 4-star hotel and the most centrally located hotel in Nicosia.

The hotel is within walking distance of the main business and nightlife venues, cafes and shopping centres, government offices and at the same time close to museums, ancient churches, medieval buildings and galleries.

Stay at the Cleopatra Hotel and enjoy great service in a relaxing environment.

Hilton Cyprus: Nicosia.
Archbishop Makarios Iii Avenue. The Hilton Cyprus is the only five-star hotel in Nicosia and all 298 rooms come with a private balcony.

Executive Rooms are larger than the Guest Rooms and have access to the Clubroom; where snacks and drinks are served, free of charge throughout the day.

The Fitness Centre, with indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and spa treatments, is the ideal place for pampering.

The Fontana restaurant offers traditional and international cuisine, buffet or a la carte.

If you're seeking a quick snack or a coffee, the Lobby Lounge serves fresh salads and snacks; and the Paddock bar offers an enjoyable English pub atmosphere; where you can meet with friends after a hard day’s work.

The hotel also offers various meeting rooms and facilities that can accommodate either a small meeting or a conference for up to 1,000 delegates.

Hilton Park: Nicosia.
Griva Dighenis Avenue. Hilton Park Nicosia is only 10 minutes' drive from the city centre and 50 minutes from Larnaca International Airport.

Conveniently located close to embassies, the Cyprus International State Fair, the Horse Race Club, museums and entertainment areas, it features a variety of meeting rooms and facilities capable of accommodating up to 1,600 delegates.

The hotel has 194 rooms, including 16 Deluxe Rooms and 13 Suites that overlook the hotel gardens and swimming pool or the city.

Guest facilities include a Business Centre, hairdresser, convenience shop, taxi and car-hire service and free car park.

The Olympia Restaurant offers traditional and international cuisine, buffet or a la carte menu. Cafe Vienna serves aromatic coffees and delicious desserts and the Amalfi Bar allows you to lounge in style.

The Sorrento Pool Bar & Grill offers cocktails and snacks by the pool while the Sana Hiltonia features a fitness centre with outdoor swimming pool, an indoor relax pool and Spa.

Holiday Inn Nicosia City Centre: Nicosia.
70 Regeana Street. The Holiday Inn Nicosia Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city, only minutes away from the International Conference Centre, the State Fair Exhibition grounds, commercial and historic districts.

The hotel features 140 elegant rooms, executive rooms and suites, non-smoking and disabled rooms. Dining is available in the international restaurants: Greek, Italian and Japanese and there's also a Roof Top Restaurant and Bar.

The Holiday Inn Nicosia offers a fully equipped health and leisure centre with gym, an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and Roman baths.

The Holiday Inn Nicosia also offers its guests the use of a business centre, and there's conference and banqueting facilities for up to 2,000 delegates; making it an ideal location for both business and pleasure.

Agia Napa

Hotels in Agia Napa.


Hotels in Limassol.

Villas in Cyprus.

Cyprus Hotels

Famagusta, Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos.

Around Cyprus - Northern Cyprus

North Cyprus is one of the most beautiful and popular island holiday destinations in the Mediterranean.

A holiday in Cyprus offers the visitor beautiful natural attractions of the Mediterranean, with unspoilt, unpolluted and uncrowded miles of coastline and golden sands bathed in sunshine almost every day of the year; potentially some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.

The natural beauty of the island, the lovely climate, the warmth and generosity of the Turkish Cypriot people and the abundant selection of fresh foods make Northern Cyprus an unspoilt and non-commercialized haven.

There is virtually no crime to speak of, and this country is reminiscent of UK standards long lost; where hospitality, politeness and the general enjoyment of life are the daily norm.

In Northern Cyprus visitors will find a friendly population that still welcomes British visitors. Prices and payment is often quoted in British pounds, traffic drives on the left and Northern Cyprus has a lovely climate enabling you to enjoy the sandy beaches, historical sites, and mountains.

Visitors to Northern Cyprus will also appreciate the inexpensive shops and restaurants in Kyrenia. The old harbour in Kyrenia is replete with many pleasure crafts, tourist excursion and yachts.

At the entrance to the harbour lies Kyrenia Castle. The original castle was thought to have been built around the seventh century by Byzantines.

Love North Cyprus:
With its 9,000 years of history, 300 days of sunshine and over 200 miles of sandy coastline, North Cyprus is back on the UK's holiday map as a viable year-round holiday destination for Euro Free holidays.

Manolya Holiday Hotel:
Located in Northern Cyprus, Manolya Hotel is situated 10 kilometres from Girne (Kyrenia) in the coastal village of Lapta and away from hustle and bustle of Girne.

Northern Cyprus Online:
The north of the island is busy re-creating itself in the image of Turkey, changing names to Turkish and embracing the life and culture of its northern neighbour.

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