Overview<br />Cyprus tucked away in the top right hand corner of the Mediterranean is so close to Europe, Asia and Africa that it rightly, claims to be a stepping stone to three continents. <br />Is the 3rd largest island in Mediterranean Sea<br />South of Turkey. West of Syria and Lebanon. Israel to the southeast, Egypt to the south, and Greece to the west-north-west.<br />Its warm Mediterranean climate, its delightful landscape of contrast and its rich culture heritage make Cyprus one of the most beautiful islands in the world<br />
The main language in Cyprus is Greek and the population was estimated at 800,00. <br />Nicosia, the capital city, is located centrally on the island. It is divided into two sections, with Turkish and Greek communities separated by a fortified border. <br />Limasoland Larnaka, the other two main cities, are on the southern coast of the island and Paphos on the west. <br />The most important cities in Northern Cyprus are Famagusta and Kyrenia<br />
Geographic Features of Cyprus<br />Cyprus consists of two mountainous regions, separated by the Mesaoria plain. The <br />Troodos, the southern mountain group, is taller with the highest peak, Mount Olympus, rising two thousand metres above sea level. <br />The Kyrenia mountain group, in the north, is about half as high. The Pentadaktylos Mountain is very striking with a peak resembling five fingers.<br />
Climate of Cyprus<br /><ul><li>The climate of Cyprus is temperate and Mediterranean.
In the lowlands it is very hot in the summer but in the winter it snows rarely.
In the mountains it is not as warm in the summer but it snows a lot in the winter. </li></li></ul><li>Environment of Cyprus<br /><ul><li>There is approximately 1,800 different species of plants. 125 different species and subspecies are endemic.
The first arrivals of animals where the elephants and hippopotami.
Now there is about 7 species of land mammals, 26 species of amphibians and reptiles, 357 species of birds, a great variety of insects and mites, while the coastal waters of the island give shelter to 197 fish species.
It is famous for birds. They have birds such as: The Chukar, Black Francolin, The Black Cap, Elenora’s Falcon and the Magpie. </li></li></ul><li>History of Cyprus<br />
Tourism in Cyprus<br /><ul><li>The main interest of Cyprus is that it is an island. It also has many beautiful beaches that people from all around the world come to visit. It is known that the Mediterranean sea around Cyprus is very clear and clean. It is an outstanding site.
The most appealing tourist place s are: Tombs of the Kings - A Unesco world heritage list monument, Rock of Aphrodite, A legendary landscape and Archbishop's Palace - A religious, national and political monument, Kolossi Castle etc.</li></li></ul><li>Tombs of the Kings<br />