The Republic of Cyprus is located on the island of the same name in the east of the Mediterranean Sea, about 70 km south of Turkey and 105 km west of Syria. Geographically Cyprus belongs to the Asian continent, but for political and cultural reasons it is sometimes also included in Europe.

Official nameCyprus
Surface9.251 kmĀ²
time differenceUTC + 2 / UTC +3

According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was born from the waves of the sea near a rock off the coast of Cyprus. This rock is therefore also called the rock of Aphrodite. Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, sexuality and fertility.

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