Customs in Cyprus


Cypriot Customs

Cypriot Customs

It is customary for Cypriots to welcome you into their homes with a ‘Kolosorisate’ welcome, and ‘Kopiaste’ please come and join us. The introductions and a handshake are standard, and the kiss on both cheeks is to, except for men greeting other men. Once you enter a Cypriot home you will be offered ‘glyko’ preserved fruit with a cold glass of water, and Greek coffee. It is considered rude to refuse and even if you do not like what is offered at least try and eat some of it.