It is commonly accepted that Cyprus, due to a variety of different reasons fulfils all the requirements needed to become a peripheral medical centre and an affordable and qualitative destination for healthcare travellers. Uniquely positioned at the crossroad between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Cyprus is easily accessible for all people whether coming from Europe or the rest of the world. Travellers have come to Cyprus since 9500 BC in order to be treated by Cypriot doctors. Apollodoros of Kition was famous for recommending radish seeds in water for poisoning. Synesis the Cypriot (4th BC) was also mentioned by Aristotle as a famous doctor and so was Apollonios of Kition (1st century BC), who was also known as the Cypriot Hippocrates. Today Cyprus is a country of enviably high standards, a member of the European Union with a culture and civilization that goes back to antiquity. Yet it has more to offer than all year round sunshine, alluring beaches, cool vineyards, historical sites and open-hearted, warm and communicative people with a family orientated culture.

European and other patients stand to benefit much from the vast quality treatments that Cyprus offers. The strong Cyprus economy has helped state- of-the art hospitals and well-trained health care professionals to spring up, giving Cyprus everything that an up-and-coming destination for healthcare tourism needs. Currently, the Cyprus government is giving a lot of emphasis on promoting Cyprus as a healthcare destination. The Cyprus health industry has an excellent reputation for essential post-operative care, while its Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and mild winters, is ideal for recuperating patients as well as for those accompanying them.

One of Cyprus’ greatest assets, of which it can be justifiably proud, is the human capital. Most of the island’s physicians have trained at world recognized medical schools, thus providing a valuable blend of knowledge, experience and high level of innovation, as well as outstanding reputations for their professionalism and dedication to the medical work they perform. High nursing standards are also recognized worldwide, as the majority are graduates of four year university courses living up to the challenge of being amongst the most knowledgeable and reliable experts in their field.

English language is widely spoken throughout the island and the fact that many of its medical professionals have been trained in the UK and the US means that English-speaking patients will be able to understand medical terms. A large number of physicians also speak Russian, Arabic, German and French, thus providing a multilingual environment much to the benefit of patients and their relatives. Post treatment recuperation is one of the great advantages for all patients been treated in Cyprus. The combination of leisure and treatment makes travelling for medical purposes more attractive.