The republic of Cyprus is an island country in the eastern Mediterranean, located 90km south of Turkey and 100km west of Syria. Measuring 225km from northeast to southwest and 85km from northwest to southeast, it has an area of 9251 km² and a population of 1.1 million inhabitants. Cyprus has been inhabited since the the 10th millennium BC and was first settled by Greeks in the 2nd millenium BC. It was subsequently ruled by the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, French, Venetians, Ottomans and finally became a British colony in the 20th century. After independence in 1960, the northern section of the island was occupied by the Turks in 1974 and a separate state of Northern Cyprus was carved out. Nowadays Cyprus is a member state of the European Union with a wealthy economy. Due to its natural and historical attractions it receives a large number of tourists every year (2.6 million in 2015). The capital of Cyprus and its largest city is Nicosia.
Larnaca photo gallery  - 26 pictures of Larnaca
Tamassos photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Tamassos
Nicosia photo gallery  - 61 pictures of Nicosia
Amathus photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Amathus
26 photos of Larnaca, a city in southern Cyprus with an international airport
23 photos of the archaeological site of Tamassos with two 6th century BC royal tombs
61 photos of Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus
18 photos of the archaeological site of Amathus, which was dedicated to the worship of Aphrodite
Limassol photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Limassol
Kolossi castle photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Kolossi castle
Kourion photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Kourion
13 photos of Limassol, the second largest city in Cyprus
18 photos of the crusader era castle of Kolossi in Cyprus
18 photos of the ancient city of Kourion in Cyprus
Paphos photo gallery  - 70 pictures of Paphos
Akamas peninsula photo gallery  - 34 pictures of Akamas peninsula
Kykkos monastery photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Kykkos monastery
70 photos of Paphos, a coastal city in western Cyprus with a major archaeological site
34 photos of the Akamas peninsula, a promontory in western Cyprus with a large diversity of flora and fauna
17 photos of the Kykkos monastery in the Troodos mountains in Cyprus

Northern Cyprus
The west of Northern Cyprus photo gallery  - 35 pictures of The west of Northern Cyprus
35 photos of the region of northern Cyprus west of Kyrenia
Kyrenia photo gallery  - 36 pictures of Kyrenia
Bellapais abbey photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Bellapais abbey
36 photos of Kyrenia (Girne), the most beautiful city in Cyprus with a historic harbour and castle
13 photos of the Bellapais abbey and village, located on a mountainside near Kyrenia
Buffavento castle photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Buffavento castle
St Hilarion castle photo gallery  - 21 pictures of St Hilarion castle
Kantara castle photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Kantara castle
22 photos of the Buffavento castle, located on a 950m mountain southwest of Kyrenia
21 photos of the St Hilarion castle in the Kyrenia mountains in Cyprus
12 photos of the Kantara castle in northern Cyprus
Monasteries and churches photo gallery  - 31 pictures of Monasteries and churches
Salamis photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Salamis
Famagusta photo gallery  - 40 pictures of Famagusta
31 photos of churches and monasteries in Northern Cyprus
23 photos of the ancient city of Salamis, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Mediterranean
40 photos of Famagusta, a picturesque city on the eastern coast of Cyprus
Miscellaneous images photo gallery  - 24 pictures of Miscellaneous images
24 miscellaneous photos of Northern Cyprus
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