Apart from the crystal clear blue sea, Cyprus offers a place where history and everyday life is mixed together. The whims of history have endowed Cyprus with an incomparably rich heritage, making it a world-renowned destination for anyone interested in art, history and culture. Various Neolithic settlements discovered in many localities of the island prove that the history of Cyprus begun some 9000 years ago. The archaeological sites combined with the modern amenities, the pine-scented forests the natural beauties and the great climate makes Cyprus simply a unique paradise for the tourist but also for the inhabitants. Most importantly Cyprus has a reputation for its open hearted inhabitants, warmth and hospitality.