Said to be the birthplace of the gorgeous Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, Cyprus is just as full of mystery and wonder as it is of jaw-dropping beaches and thriving nightlife. The former British colony is now not only a major tourist destination but also one for UK expats looking for some sea, sun and sand, along with a fresh and vibrant community of likeminded people.
The Cypriot standard of living is reflected in the country's very high Human Development Index. In terms of quality of life, Cyprus ranks 23rd in the world.
In terms of business, Cyprus could be described as a haven for entrepreneurs. The adoption of a market-oriented economic system, the pursuance of sound macroeconomic policies by the government along with a highly educated labor force, have seen businesses, and the economy, thrive.