The Cypriots are people, which have evolved from the contact and exposure of many different trading nations throughout the island's long history. The people are open friendly and plain speaking, as well as being astute businessmen and entrepreneurs. They are well known for their hospitality and always make "foreign visitors" feel welcome and at home on the island.
The local population is Greek speaking. Cyprus was a British colony resulting in over 80% of the population speaking English. It is also useful to note that all streets signs e.t.c. are written in English. Knowledge of German, French, Russian and other European languages is also increasing with the island fs increasing tourism and popularity.