Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia (both in terms of area and population). It measures 240 kilometres (149 mi) long from end to end and 100 kilometres (62 mi) wide at its widest point, with Turkey 75 kilometres (47 mi) to the north. It lies between latitudes 34° and 36° N, and longitudes 32° and 35° E.
The quality of food in general in Cyprus is very good. The vegetables are fresh, plentiful and varied. We have not yet discovered the 'benefits' of irradiation' and fresh local produce can be bought in carrier bags as they begin to 'turn' for about Ј1 a bag, no matter what the contents.