Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the most popular tourist destinations, attracting over 2.4 million tourists per year. The island measures 240 by 100 kilometres, and is within easy flight access to numerous cities all over the world.
Limassol is the second-largest city in Cyprus, with a population of 176.900. The city is located on Akrotiri Bay, on the island’s southern coast. Limassol is built between the two ancient cities of Amathus and Kourion and is renowned for its long cultural tradition. The tourist area of Limassol is popular with English and European tourists. It is close to many museums and archaeological sites, ancient picturesque villages, charming café’s and of course, stunning beaches; everything that you would expect from a Mediterranean holiday.
Summers are hot and winters are warm, and you can enjoy swimming in warm Mediterranean waters for many months of the year.
With an average of 326 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus offers the best climate to study, explore and relax all year round!
Cypriot people are well known for their hospitality and friendly nature. Anywhere you go on the island expect a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Cyprus is home to some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in Europe. The island is proud of having been recognised by the European Environmental Agency as having the cleanest waters in Europe for the last 10 years in a row.
Cyprus was part of the British Empire from 1878 to 1961. Over one million British tourists travel to Cyprus every year and there are 60,000 British people permanently living on the island. An interesting legacy of this period is that English is spoken widely, people drive on the left and we use the same 3 pin plug as in the UK.
Cyprus has an ancient history, known widely as the "island of love", because of the famous legend that Aphrodite was born here.
The island has enjoyed a rich and varied history, with many civilisations thriving on the islands, from the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras to the present day.
Cypriot food is something that has to be experienced throughout your holiday. Typical Cyprus dishes are a mix of Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern and African dishes.
The Cyprus Meze is a selection of Cypriot foods that make up a meal, and in total can comprise up to 30 small courses!
As the 2nd largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is home to some magnificent scenery and offers much more than great beaches. The island has incredibly beautiful forests and mountains like Troodos, Macheras and Stavrovouni. You can even ski during winter and still go down to the beach!
You can also visit picturesque villages like Fikardou, Omodos and Lefkara to admire their unique architecture and traditional crafts, meet friendly locals and enjoy traditional delicacies!
Warm weather, wonderful beaches, great food and picturesque coffee shops around the island create a very relaxing environment, a perfect escape from your everyday routine. Forget about overcrowded cities and rush hour on the trains. When you are in Cyprus just grab a coffee and go for a walk, explore the island, have an ice-cream break and then sit at a tavern to enjoy fresh fish meze. Life at its best!
Cyprus is a destination that is well served by the major airline carriers and airports of Europe. With a hundreds of direct flights to Larnaca and Paphos Airport, it has never been more affordable or easier to get to Cyprus!
Cyprus is well known for its great nightlife and suitable for all tastes and ages. Limassol comes alive at night with many nightclubs, bars and restaurants while Ayia Napa on the east coast is a paradise for clubbers.
In addition to a social programme packed with daily activities in and around Limassol, English in Cyprus can also organise day trips and excursions for you.
Cyprus has one of the warmest climates and winters in the European Union. Summers are hot and winters are warm, and you can enjoy swimming in warm Mediterranean waters for many months of the year.
With an average of 326 days of sunshine each year for the island as a whole, this truly is a paradise for anyone looking for
'SUN, SEA AND ENGLISH’