Geographically leaning toward the East and culturally leaning toward the west, the island of Cyprus is somewhat of an anomaly. It owes a great deal of its culture to the Ancient Greeks and the modern Europeans, but some of the credit goes to the Turkish as well.
Colourful, cultural, and sun drenched, Cyprus offers visitors a unique perspective on island life. As the third largest of the Mediterranean isles, it has the fortune of living in the shadows of its larger neighbours Sicily and Sardinia, and has developed a vibrant and unique personality unto itself. As the legendary home of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Cyprus has a hefty reputation to live up to, and succeeds.