Lifestyle and Culture in South Cyprus
The island of Cyprus boasts an exuberant and rich culture that is tailor made by years of integration and acceptance of different nationalities backdating to the days of the romans, Greeks as well as the British most recently. Cypriot culture is often expressed in traditional cuisines, dress code, arts and celebrated ceremonies.
The island of Cyprus is made largely Greek Cypriots and has Greek as the official language, however there is also a significantly large number of foreign nationals mainly from the European Union (British expats) as well as nationals’ from the rest of the world, making it a welcome haven for international students.
Religious freedoms are for the most part upheld in Cyprus, with the population having a rich Christian (Greek Orthodox) background, however students are allowed to practice their faith without fear of persecution or victimization.
The Fabric of Culture is mainly built on a strong ethnic background that prioritizes the growth and safeguarding of the family, upholding religion as well as respecting traditional customs, values and norms among other such related factors. As such, international students often acclimatize to the local culture in no time as Cyprus is peaceful and allows for warm and easy integration into society to all its incoming guests.
Together with this wonderful culture South Cyprus has an amazing Mediterranean climate which is most notable in summer with breathtaking beaches, crystal clear waters and the magnificent landscape terrain. Seasons in Cyprus are mainly winter which runs from October to February and summer which starts in June and ends in September.
In spite of this, each season has a plethora of different characteristics however most students prefer to go out and enjoy themselves and summer as the weather conditions that are for swimming, hiking and surfing.
In closing, the island of Cyprus is a beautiful and hospitable destination for all international students and some of the key sites and places to look out or when exploring the islands history and culture include:
- Historic Ruins
- Art gallery
- National arts and dance festivals