Geography of Cyprus

Free e-vehicle charging points in Nicosia

The promotion in Cyprus of electric vehicle charging infrastructure will create the green and sustainable cities and communities of tomorrow, the island's Minister of Transport, Communications and Works Yiannis Karousos said in a speech during the presentation of public e-point charging stations in the municipality of Nicosia, at the opening of a station at the junction of Stasandrou and Ayias

Frigid cold and snow blanket Cyprus

Heavy rainfall, snow and frigid temperatures affect Cyprus with temperatures in Nicosia dropping as low as 2 degrees.

In Troodos the snow reached 75 cm high. The Platres-Troodos and Karvounas-Troodos roads remain closed due to icy conditions. 

Police are urging drivers to drive carefully and at low speeds.

Cyprus at risk of becoming a desert island

A toxic combination of decreasing rainfall, the abandonment of rural areas and an increase in water consumption over the past few decades has resulted in more than half the island of Cyprus being in immediate danger of desertification. Just 1.5 percent of the land area - the ridge of the Troodos mountain range - is not deemed to be at any such risk.