Basic info about Cyprus
Cyprus is an island of considerable contrast. It has toasty sunny beaches and cooler forest clad mountains. It has small villages giving a hint of traditional island life and larger cosmopolitan towns where you will see brand names that you might see in your home town. In the spring especially, it has the most fantastic growth of wild flowers and shrubs, yet it has a highly efficient modern farming community producing some of the tastiest fresh produce you will ever experience. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean but still small enough to explore.
Because of its strategic position Cyprus has seen many visiting powers. The Mycenaeans, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Persians, Assyrians, Byzantines, the Knight Crusaders, Venetians, Ottomans and the British have all visited and left traces of their culture and engineering. Architectural ruins or cultural artifacts from many of these cultures can still be seen and admired.
During the last few years Cyprus is becoming a well known destination for the
winter preparation of elite of athletes and cyclists but also a paradise for
cycle tourists. Ideal climatologically conditions during the months of October
to May allow the friends of cycling to train and practise their favour sport
without the restrictions because of weather conditions that prevail in central
and north of Europe.
Mean max and min temperature (C°), rain days and sun hours
Welcome to Cyprus!