If you’re impression of the island of Cyprus is based on the built-in conflict among its Turkish and Greek residents, you’re missing out on one heck of a vacation opportunity. Recent political change has made Cyprus a more inclusive and more welcoming destination than ever before. Divide your time between the island’s rich cultural history and beaches so beautiful you’d be hard-pressed to find their equal anywhere else. If that’s not enough to fill your time you could simply cruise the island’s eateries and sample the sumptuous cuisine. There are dozens of reasons to spend some time bumming around Cyprus; here are some of the most compelling.
1. They’re Ready and Waiting to Welcome You
In large part, the economy of Cyprus is based on keeping tourists happy. As a result, the island’s inhabitants are extremely welcoming to visitors of all shapes and sizes. Provided you don’t try and take sides on the whole Greek-Turkey dispute that underlies the island’s modern history, you’ll be very welcome throughout Cyprus.