Cyprus is a divided Mediterranean island that geographically is part of Asia. But since it’s a member of the European Union and has a millennia-old link with European history it’s really a European destination. The capital and largest city is Nicosia, which is also the seat of the government. Cyprus has all the things you would expect from a Mediterranean island: Beaches, clubs, and great restaurants. But you can also explore its ancient history, archaeological sites like the ancient city-kingdoms of Kourion and Paphos, the medieval castles, and the monasteries. The Troodos mountains are a great outdoor destination, where you can go skiing in the winter. Combined with nice food and great weather, Cyprus makes for a great trip.