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History of tourism in Cyprus (video)

The history of tourism in Cyprus video production was developed by the Press and Information Office, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry...

The Great Lent in Cyprus

In the Byzantine Rite, i.e.the Eastern Orthodox Great Lent (Greek: Μεγάλη Τεσσαρακοστή or Μεγάλη Νηστεία, meaning "Great 40 Days" and "Great Fast" respectively) is...

Irish diaspora all over the world celebrates St Patrick’s Day on March 17

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and...

POSTPONED

We regret to inform our readers that the lecture has been postponed in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus Covid-19. InCyprus...

«The WWII in Cyprus – and Cyprus in the WWII». Lecture in Nicosia

«The Second World War in Cyprus – and Cyprus in the Second World War» The exhibition "1940|Faces and Images. Cyprus – Greece" brings you a...

Lecture: Inter- and intra-communal relations in Ottoman Cyprus

CVAR is hosting a lecture by Dr Antonis Hadjikyriacou,  Teaching Fellow in Ottoman History at Panteion University, Athens and Affiliated Scholar at the Center...

Lecture: Antiquity of toponymic history of Cyprus

The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and the Association of Cypriot Archaeologists present a lecture on “Herbert Horatio Kitchener and the antiquity of the...

Isaac Comnenos, the only Emperor of Cyprus

Isaac Komnenos or Comnenus (c. 1155 – 1195/1196), ruled Cyprus from 1184 to 1191, before Richard the Lionheart, King of England conquered the island...

Larnaca Castle: from fortress to garrison, prison and museum

Larnaca Castle is located on the southern point of the coastal avenue known as “Foinikoudes" (palm trees). It was constructed to defend the southern...

Choirokoitia: exploring Neolithic settlement

Photo Cyprus Alive  Choirocoitia is known as one of the most important and best preserved prehistoric sites of the eastern Mediterranean dating from the Neolithic...

Cultural Tour to Famagusta from Nicosia

CVAR/Severis Foundation is organising a guided tour to Famagusta, known for its preserved 15th- and 16th-century Venetian walls, which are surrounded by a now...

The history of Eleftheria Square from 1882 to 2018 (pictures)

Six years after construction started, Eleftheria Square will open for the public in the next days. The unofficial history of the Square starts in 1567,...

10,000 years of history and civilisation

A country’s cultural heritage is the most important living treasure of its people. It is through this that its identity can be expressed and...

POST-INDEPENDENCE CYPRUS – 1960 – today

The Republic of Cyprus, the Turkish invasion, European Union entry The Republic of Cyprus was proclaimed on 16 August 1960. The island became a...

OTTOMAN AND BRITISH RULE – 1878 – 1960

British rule In 1878, under a secret treaty established between Great Britain and the Ottomans, Cyprus was ceded to the former. Despite early expectations...

OTTOMAN AND BRITISH RULE – 1571 – 1878

Cyprus becomes part of the Ottoman Empire The period of Ottoman rule in Cyprus began with the fall of Ammochostos (Famagusta) in 1571. The...

BYZANTINE, FRANKISH AND VENETIAN PERIODS – 1489 – 1571

The Venetians in Cyprus The last queen of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro, wife of King James II and sister of Venetian nobleman Andreas Cornaro ceded...

BYZANTINE, FRANKISH AND VENETIAN PERIODS – 1192 – 1489

Frankish Period In 1191, the king of England, Richard the Lionheart, foresaw the strategic importance of Cyprus as a base for supplying the forces...

BYZANTINE, FRANKISH AND VENETIAN PERIODS – 330 – 1191

Byzantine Period In 330 AD the capital of the Roman Empire was moved from Rome to Constantinople. Christianity was declared the official religion of...

CYPRUS IN ANTIQUITY – 480 BC – 330 AD

Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Periods During the Classical period (480-310 BC) Cyprus found itself in the middle of the Greco-Persian Wars.The Greek strategy was...

1050 – 480 BC

Historic Times: Geometric and Archaic Periods Two major developments marked the transition from the Prehistoric age to Historic periods – the first was political...

Top Stories

160 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 160 new COVID-19 cases on 23 October, out of 4,327 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,314. The break-down of new...

Health Ministry insists there is confirmed case among American Center staff

The Health Ministry replied to the denial of the American Medical Center regarding a confirmed case among its staff. In an announcement the Ministry noted...

Health Ministry replies to accusation about delay of the tracing unit

The tracing unit contacts the persons who have tested positive to COVID-19 as soon as it is informed by the relevant laboratories and the...

Professor of Microbiology concerned about asymptomatic patients

Dr Petros Karayiannis, Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School, has expressed concern over the great number of private hospitals,...

30-year-old missing for seven months (PHOTO)

Police are looking for 30-year old NAKITA YASMEEN from the United Kingdom, whose traces have been lost since March 2020. Yasmeen’s disappearance was today...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...