With its almost always perfect weather, the Mediterranean location and the vibrant past, Cyprus stands out from the usual tourist destinations.
The striking coastline with rocky structures or lonely sandy beaches predestine cyprus as a destination for a sailing tour on a chartered yacht.
Cyprus, formally the Republic of Cyprus, is a Mediterranean island country located south of the Anatolian Peninsula in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
It is the Mediterranean's third-largest and third-most populous island, located south of Turkey and west of Syria.
Nicosia is the country's capital and largest city.
The island's first human activity originates from around the 10th millennium BC.
The well-preserved Neolithic town of Khirokitia is one of the oldest water wells in the world, and Cyprus is home to some of the world's oldest water wells.
In the second millennium BC, Mycenaean Greeks settled Cyprus in two waves.
It was subsequently occupied by various significant nations, including the Assyrian, Egyptian, and Persian empires, from whom Alexander the Great took the island in 333 BC.
Between 1571 and 1878, Ptolemaic Egypt, the Classical and Eastern Roman Empires, Arab caliphates for a brief period, the French Lusignan dynasty, and the Venetians ruled (de jure until 1914).