• Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • According to the Greek mythology Greek goddess Aphrodite was born in Cyprus.
  • The Archeological site of Choirokoitia with early remains of human habitation during Aceramic Neolithic period is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The traditional folk music of Cyprus has several common elements with Greek, Turkish, and Arabic music including Greco-Turkish dances such as the sousta, syrtos, zeibekikos, tatsia, and karsilamas as well as the Middle Eastern-inspired tsifteteli and arapies.
  • There is also a form of musical poetry known as chattista which is often performed at traditional feasts and celebrations.
  • Cypriot customs are rooted in antiquity and are closely tied to the country’s history and expression of Eastern Orthodox Christianity
  • Cypriots generally pride themselves on their hospitality