cyprus facts

Cyprus is an island country located at the Mediterranean sea at the crossroad of Europe, Africa, and Asia. It’s a country with a rich history and culture, today we are going to discuss some of the extraordinary Cyprus facts that you have probably never heard before.

  1. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean sea.
  2. Some of the world’s oldest water wells can be found in Cyprus
  3. Cyprus got its independence from British rule in 16th August 1960, but Cypriots celebrates their independence days on 1st October of every year.
  4. Legends say that the goddess of love the Aphrodite was born in Cyprus, this island country is also known as the playground of gods.
  5. The country is divided into two parts, south Cyprus and North Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus consists of Turkish people and southern part mainly consists of Greek peoples.
  6. Taxi drivers at Cyprus are not used-to of returning change after the drive, they consider it as their tip. If you are not in the mood to let go those extra bucks then you better keep the change while you take a ride.
  7. The whole town in Cyprus is a UNESCO world heritage site. Yes, Paphos has been recognized as a world heritage.
  8. With the wine history of about 5000 years, Cyprus is also one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world. today there are about 50 wineries across that country where you can make a visit and taste different type of wines.
  9. Aiya Napa that is recognized as the world’s best destination for buzzing nightlife was few years back nothing but a thick forest.
  10. Cyprus beaches are continuously named as the cleanest beaches in the whole of Europe, a total of 64 coastal lines received the blue flag certification in 2016.
  11. World’s oldest perfume was also discovered in Cyprus, in 2007 archeologist discovered perfume bottles that were around 4000 years old.

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