Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus, is a Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of its most popular tourist destinations. The Republic of Cyprus was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.
The earliest known human activity on the island dates back to around the 10th millennium BCE. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic village of Khirokitia, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with the Tombs of the Kings. Cyprus is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world. At a strategic location in the Middle East, Cyprus has been occupied by several major powers, including the empires of the Hittites, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Rashiduns, Umayyads, Lusignans, Venetians and Ottomans. Settled by Mycenean Greeks in the second millennium BCE, the island also experienced long periods of Greek rule under the Ptolemies and the Byzantines. In 333 BCE, Alexander the Great conquered the island from the Persians. The Ottoman Empire conquered the island in 1571 and it remained under Ottoman control for over three centuries. It was placed under British administration in 1878 until it was granted independence in 1960, becoming a member of the Commonwealth the following year. For those planning to travel to Cyprus we have come up with a few apps that you could assist you on your trip.
Cyprus Travel Guide by FidesReef provides information on cities, transport, sights, shopping, restaurants places to stay and lots more valuable information. Available through the iTunes App Store for £0.69/$0.99 this app is an ideal offline way of accessing all the important details required to enhance your stay. Find out about Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, Ayia Napa, Protaras and the South East coast of Cyprus with the use if this easy to use travel guide.
Cyprus (Nicosia, Limassol, Lamaca) Maps Offline by FidesReef is a great way to search for anything from restaurants to hotels. For £1.99/$2.99 at the App Store, this application includes street maps, parking and lots of other useful information. With help from location tracking, using Wifi there is a bookmark feature so you know exactly where you are and where you are going.
Cyprus News by Cocoon Creations is a free application that gives the user the opportunity to access current relevant information regarding Cyprus. Find out what is going on with all the news from all the major newspapers and blogs across Cyprus and Greece. Share articles on Facebook, Twitter or email them to a friend. Cyprus News downloads the news on your device, making them available even when there is no internet connectivity, for a more convenient reading any time, anywhere. for more information on this visit, the App Store.
Cyprus Maps by CITY APP is the ideal app for finding your way around Cyprus and places including Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos, LarnacaLarge and Cypru. Cyprus Map enable you to use maps offline without internet connection for £1.99/$2.99 at the App Store. Find out where the nearest restaurant is, or hotel with the help of real time GPS tracking capability. Zoom in and out; bookmark your favorites with this easy to use app.
Make the most of your trip and use applications to get all you can out of your adventure. Have you been to Cyprus before but could still use added assistance? Some of these apps can also be a handy tool for permanent residents or seasoned travelers.