Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia. Located in the north-east end of the Mediterranean Sea Cyprus is effectively a crossroads linking Europe, Asia and Africa. It covers an area of approx 9,200 sq km and lies 65 km south of Turkey, 96 km west of Syria, 385 km North of Egypt and some 980 km south-east of Athens. The capital is Nicosia.
Cyprus is one of the most discreet offshore centres in the world and enjoys economic stability making it a popular location.