But the thing you really should know is: That it is an attraction for millions of tourists every year.
Over there, we think Kiwis are: Friends of Cyprus, due to the Cypriot Community of New Zealand.
On a short visit, you should: Try the amazing cuisine and visit the beachfront cities of Cyprus.
On a longer visit, you should: Take a cultural dive and explore the archaeological wonders.
Our national sport is: Football.
The one food thing you really should try is: Grilled halloumi cheese and souvlakia (kebabs).
Entering Cyprus via illegal ports of entry. The legal ports of entry by air are the international airports of Larnaca and Paphos.
The weather is: Almost always perfect.
Best way to get around: By car.
A handy phrase you should know is: "Ttha ithela" ("I would like").
• Vakis Zissimos is the Deputy Head of Mission/Consul General High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus.