Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
For its geographical location
with easy access and direct air connections from all European capitals and beyond.
For its mild Mediterranean climate
and high quality of life that make it an ideal place to live for any time of year.
For its exceptional natural beauty
that rightly ranks it among the top
For its impressive coastline
and its dozens of blue beaches, with golden or white pebbles and green trees that extend their shadow to the water.
For its Old Town
which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its historic centre with its medieval fortresses and perimeter fortifications compose a unique architectural ensemble while narrow kantounia, sprawling laundry, flowery bougainvillea, buildings with Venetian, French and English influences, are a pole of attraction for the visitor.
For the villages and their traditional settlements
with influences from Byzantium, the time of the Venetians but also the folk architecture. Unique sights, imposing castles, collections and museums that highlight the local element in the history, art, customs and traditions of the land.
For competitive and leisure sports
For its impressive proposals in competitive and leisure sports with top choices being cricket, golf, cycling, hiking and sailing.
For its multicultural character
and its long tradition in music history. With internationally recognised Philharmonic Orchestras and Choirs it rightly retains the title of the island of music. This different culture is characteristically reflected in the religious ceremonies of Easter, in the liturgies and processions of its Patron Saint Agios Spyridon, in its dozens of musical events but also in its
For its local products and traditional cuisine
with influences from different cultures. These elements, integrated in the local cuisine, promise a wonderful gastronomic journey, full of flavours, smells and Mediterranean aromas.
For its tourist infrastructure
with upgraded accommodation and endless options in family resorts. With a strong cosmopolitan character but also alternative options, it offers quality entertainment or intense emotions respectively to the lovers of the night life.