10 Reasons to host your Meetings & Incentives in Cyprus
Published on June 27, 2017
- Favorable Climate
Cyprus is a destination of all seasons. The short and mild winters of the island make Cyprus the sunniest place in Europe. The weather enables delegates to attend conferences and incentives in the sun since the destination enjoys the sun light over 320 days annually with July and August being the hottest months of the year and Spring and Autumn months being remarkably pleasant. From February to June and September to December are excellent for experiencing the best that Cyprus has to offer.
- Superb Hotel Establishments and Meeting Venues
The island has many four and five star hotels along the beach with high standards of service that offer all facilities required for all types of meetings, from small seminars to full-scale conventions, allowing delegates to stay at the same hotel as the meeting. With a reputation for quality and professionalism Cyprus hotels can arrange conferences and incentives for the most demanding VIPs.
- Cyprus Cuisine & Authentic Dining
Cyprus is famous not only for its natural beauty but also because of the unique blend of Greek and Middle Eastern traditions within its Mediterranean cooking culture. The mild climate allows Cypriots to use locally grown vegetables and fruit together along with olive oil cultivated in the Troodos Mountains and local wines from Cypriot vineyards.
Cypriot cuisine can be enjoyed at local taverns where guests can experience the tradition of food sharing or at ‘fusion’ restaurants where Cypriot recipes have a modern twist. However, a highly recommended place to find best quality restaurants by the sea is the beautiful city of Limassol as well as small hidden tavernas in the foothills of the pine clad mountains.
- Things To Do
Whether you prefer to relax and enjoy your stay or want to experience new adventures; Cyprus is the ideal place to be. The island offers a wide range of activities such as cycling through the outstanding Limassol promenade, joining Segway tours, participating in dance workshops and yoga sessions, golf training and uncountable cultural and art activities. As for the more adventurous individuals visiting the island, guests have the opportunity to enjoy team building activities like dragon boats, motorbike tours, off-road bike expeditions, mountain quad safaris, antique car rally, jeep expeditions and even horse riding.
According to a study by Value Penguin, Cyprus is ranked as the fifth safest country in the world when considering life expectancy, CO2 emissions, national police personnel, traffic deaths, thefts and assaults. As a small Mediterranean country, with a stable political climate, Cyprus has a strong reputation as a trouble-free travel destination.
- Strong Spirit of Hospitality
Hospitality in Cyprus is legendary and Cypriots have a unique way of creating a warm and loving atmosphere that makes people feel relaxed and welcome. The strong spirit of hospitality always leaves visitors impressed every time they visit Cyprus.
At the crossroads of three continents and at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is considered to be the perfect destination for meetings and incentives because of its convenient geographical location. The island’s airports handle more than 450 flights a week to over 100 destinations from all over Europe, the Middle East and Asia with airlines expanding their reach year by year.
- 10,000 years of History
Our small island has a long history spanning from the Neolithic age to Greek and Roman antiquity, its Byzantine legacy, the Crusades and Venetian rule, as well as the Arab conquests.
With archeological sites, fine Byzantine churches, monasteries and museums, our guests have the opportunity to explore the unique culture of the island. Some famous attractions of cultural sites in Cyprus include: the ancient Kourion and the Kolossi Castle in Limassol, the Medieval Manor by the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, the Medieval Castle and the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos.
- A European Country and member of the Eurozone
Since Cyprus is a member of the EU since 2004, the transparent legal system and the implementation of the EU legislation ensure that there is safety and trust when doing business. As for the use of single currency, it provides predictability and simplifies the means of exchange.
- Infrastructure and Short Travel Distances
The island has an efficient road transport and communications network, two multi-purpose sea ports located in the coastal cities of Limassol and Larnaca and two modern international airports in Larnaca and Paphos. The island’s main resorts are connected by modern highways and make transfers a lot easier. Furthermore, distances in Cyprus are relatively short, which gives delegates the opportunity to explore different parts of the island in a limited period of time. It only takes around 40 minutes to travel from one city to another while the longest distance might be around one and a half hours by car.