WHY CONSIDER TRAVELLING TO CYPRUS

Since the beginning of time, people have chosen Cyprus as a meeting place due to its location at the crossroads of Europe Asia and Africa. Our ancestors used our amphitheaters and castles to welcome their guests and forge alliances. Millennia later, the island remains an ideal place to meet, talk, exchange ideas and above all have fun!

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, with spectacular scenery and an enviable climate. An island of beauty and a country of contrasts with its cool, pine-clad mountains forming a complete scene-change compared to the golden sun-kissed beaches. Its tranquil timeless villages are also in striking contrast to the modern cosmopolitan towns, luxurious beachside hotels and large areas of natural unspoiled countryside. Cyprus may be a small country, but it is a large island with a big heart; an island that gives its visitors a genuine welcome and treats them as friends.

Strategically located, Cyprus is a natural meeting place. It has two International Airports in Larnaca and Paphos that are served by all major international airlines, with worldwide connections.

Blessed with year-round sunshine, Cyprus offers such a wide range of attractions for the conference and incentive planner, that you could be forgiven for not knowing where to start. Sunshine, beaches, mountains, history, tradition, food, wine, hospitality, modern cities, bustling resorts, ancient sites, timeless villages, leisure, sport, entertainment, top-quality hotels, high-tech communications, international meeting facilities and creative incentive companies.

An island drenched in sun and mythology at the crossroads of ancient civilizations, had numerous visitors through the years, all of whom left their mark. Some built temples to their Gods, others castles to their Kings, while the Crusaders used Cyprus as a staging post and the pirates for a plunder. Storytellers refer to the magnificent royal weddings and incomparable works of art created by its artists. Those who visited Cyprus were enchanted by its splendour since the island’s beauty is the legacy of Aphrodite, Goddess of beauty and love.

Aphrodite, one of the most ancient goddesses in the Olympian Pantheon, emerged from the gentle jade-coloured sea foam at Petra tou Romiou, a boulder that juts up from the south coast of Cyprus as majestically today as it did then. The island counts more than 11,000 years of history, yet remains eternally young.

Cyprus at a glance

  • Blessed with 326 days of sunshine
  • Lavish 5*hotels, resorts and facilities
  • State of the art infrastructure for meetings and conferences
  • 11,000 years of history and culture
  • Unmatched natural beauty in rural mountain villages and clear blue beaches
  • At the crossroad of three continents with excellent flight connections

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About Drakos DMC

Since 1982 Drakos DMC has been a pioneer in the field of Destination Management in Cyprus and a member of numerous international professional associations. Our team of specialists offers you the benefits of their expertise, polished with an innovative spirit. Over the years, Drakos Travel has proven itself as a most reliable organiser. From the planning stage to structuring and actual execution, perfection is our goal. Superior services and dedicated attention are our means to this end.

When it comes to Destination Management, research and creativity are as valuable as professionalism and experience.

You may be choosing a venue for your next conference or planning an incentive program to reward exceptional performance. Your schedule may be marked “strictly business” or focus on “full-time entertainment”, or it may aim for a subtle combination of both. Either way, you want your visit to be success.

We’ll make sure it is.

The Drakos Group was first founded with the formation of M.C. Drakos and Co Ltd back in 1960 by the late Michalakis Drakos. As a man with the reputation of somebody who could foresee the developments of years to come, he directed the company into land dealing and developing.

Later on, while Limassol was still only a merchant town with little activity in the Tourism field, he was able to visualize the Cyprus of today and began construction of the first purposely built Hotel apartment blocks in an area that has proven today to be the heart of Tourism in Limassol. His loss in 1973 left the running of the companies to his successors.

In 1982, Christina Drakos, at the age of 23, had the vision to shake the travel industry on the island. By setting up Drakos Travel as a purely Destination Management Company she tapped into a then niche market of corporate and events travel. Being the first to book major conferences and incentives on the island meant a lot of innovation from the start. Something that is until today engraved in our DNA.

Creativity, Awareness, Understanding, Belief and Commitment are our principles.

We are the Architects and Producers for Experiential Incentives, Successful Conferences and Events in Cyprus. Most people strive for self-confidence. We are happy to know that others have confidence in us.