History of Cyprus:
The island of Cyprus shows evidence of life since the Palaeolithic era during the 9th millennium BC. Cyprus’ history and civilization have been shaped because of its strategic location. Cyprus was influenced, invaded and/or captured by different nations from the Eastern Mediterranean or the European World, like the Assyrians, Egyptians, Achaean Greeks, Arabs, British, Turkish, Romans and many more. Hence, Cypriots still sustain in their civilization, culture and lifestyle elements from these nations. Their heritage found in archaeological findings/sites, museums, and customs as well as gastronomy make Cyprus a unique place. From the mountainous villages to the main cities, one can sketch different traces of the visitors and invaders. Cyprus’ rich history and traditions make life here nothing less than an enjoyment and an everyday discovery.