Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean. With an advanced, high-income economy and a very high Human Development Index. The Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 1 January 2008, the Republic of Cyprus joined the Eurozone.
Cyprus has a subtropical climate, with very mild winters on the coast and warm to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Troodos Mountains in the central part of island and rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry. Cyprus has one of the warmest climates in the Mediterranean part of the European Union. The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night. Generally, summers last about eight months, beginning in April and ending in November, although in the remaining four months temperatures sometimes exceed 20 °C (68 °F).
Whatever the season, the island of Cyprus provides ample opportunity to encounter something new, interesting and exciting; including activities, events, customs and places that are unique and special to the island. You will discover an island rich in history and culture, and with so much happening around the island, there is always an event that will interest you. You can explore the regions and cities of Cyprus and find cycling routes, beaches, harbours, museums, cultural routes, wine routes, monuments and many more.