Etiquette

In general Cypriots are moderately conservative with a culture that is centred on the family. They are generally friendly overall and think nothing of asking personal questions about your profession, family relationships and even how much you earn!

  • If you are offered a cup of Turkish/Cypriot coffee – accept. It is considered impolite to decline.
  • Wait to be invited before using someone's first name.
  • If invited to a Cypriot's house, bring a consumable gift such as pastries.
  • Do not give white lilies as they are used at funerals.