We all know that we don’t pat the back of a colleague in Korea to thank them for a “job well done”. Or eat with your left hand in India, or sip vodka in Russia. In many countries, these actions are harmless. But in others, they can give a wrong impression or cause offense.

In fact, whatever culture you’re from, it’s likely that you routinely do something that could cause offense somewhere else in the world. So here is:

Cyprus Culture photo

Photo by Ozan Huseyin

A primer on how to avoid mistakes in Cyprus

It is best to avoid discussion of the various merits of the Greek-Turkish divide and events beginning in 1963 in some quarters. Any sully of Archbishop Makarios will be looked down upon.

With this, you had the primer on key facts about Cyprus, and key facts on culture and customs. Another important part of the culture is the local food and the local drinks. Make sure you read our posts on Cyprus food and drinks:

Local food you should try in Cyprus and No miss drinks in Cyprus.

Other tips that you’d like to share on mistakes to avoid in Cyprus? Please comment below.