Cyprus Passion

Traditional dances

Dancing is an ancient tradition close to the heart and soul of the Cypriot people. Accompanied with traditional costumes and instruments traditional dances are performed to mark significant occasions, from weddings to important religious dates. Whilst there are many different types dances in Cyprus each with their own value and...

The Cypriot dialect

Cyprus is a historical melting pot, rich in an ancient history. This melting pot of history is reflected through out every part of Cyprus from architecture, food, language and so much more. Whilst the two official languages of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish, most Cypriots speak the Greek Cypriot dialect....

The Cypriot Mouflon

The Cypriot Mouflon, otherwise known here in Cyprus as the Agrino (grεek: Αγρινό), is a wild sheep that is found only in Cyprus in Paphos forest area. It is believed that the Mouflon first came to Cyprus around 8000 B.C. Interesting fact about our mouflons is that due to the near...

Religion in Cyprus

In Cyprus, 78% of the total population of Cypriots are Christian. Greek Cypriots predominantly follow the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus (commonly known as the Church of Cyprus). Other forms of Christianity include the Armenian Church in Cyprus, Maronite, Roman Catholicism, and Protestant. The Majority of Turkish Cypriots belong to the Islamic...

Traditions and culture of Cyprus

Martoui Bracelet Tradition Martoui is a well-known tradition of Cyprus, Greece and some Balkan regions. Martoui is a bracelet made of twisted red and white thread (red symbolising love and beauty and white, purity). Children make their bracelets on the last day of February and wear them on the 1st-31st of March. According to the...

Timeline of Cyprus History

Cyprus is a historical melting pot, rich in an Ancient history. At the crossroads between Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Cyprus provides the perfect geographical positioning between these three continents. During the islands 10,000 year history, Cyprus was conquered by numerous foreign rulers each wanting Cyprus for their own...