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Cyprus: Officials Say Island is Safe

Date: September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

As international intervention in war-torn Syria grows increasingly likely, the foreign minister of Cyprus is working to address concerns about the island nation’s role in the conflict. Cyprus is located a mere 123 miles from Syria, yet officials say there are no plans to use its military bases in attacks against Syria’s President Assad. Despite [read more]

Europe: Cyprus and Greece Have the Cleanest Beaches

Date: June 6th, 2007 | No Comments

The cleanest beaches in Europe are in Cyprus and Greece, according to a report released by the EU May 31. Cyprus had a score of 99 percent compliance with the EU’s strictest standards and Greece scored 96 percent. Spain’s ocean beaches scored 92.7 percent while at the bottom of the list were Luxembourg and Poland. [read more]


Date: February 3rd, 2004 | 1 comment

Crime here remains low, but a recent press report confirmed that theft, especially from vehicles, has risen sharply, tenfold in recent years. Many of these incidents are crimes of opportunity that can be prevented with common sense precautions, such as locking valuables in trunks or leaving them in your hotel. On a political note, hopes [read more]

Cyprus: Drought Prompts Shipping of Water from Greece

Date: July 2nd, 2008 | No Comments

Water reserves on Cyprus are at their lowest levels since 1908 after four winters with little rain. To avoid rationing, particularly in the tourist districts, authorities are sailing two water tankers a day from Greece to Limassol and pumping drinking water via an undersea pipeline to the island’s distribution network. The plan calls for the [read more]


Date: August 17th, 2004 | No Comments

Disgruntled hotel workers have threatened to strike Aug. 23 if talks between hoteliers and union officials do not make progress. A strike set for Aug. 16 was called off when the labor minister personally intervened hoping to find a solution. If the strike takes place, services at hotels around the island will be disrupted at [read more]

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