Cypriot Delight, High Life

A young nation with a small population, Cyprus is a curious mix of the self-consciously modern and the fiercely traditional. When your guide introduces himself as Neoptolemus, you know you’re in a land obsessed with its ancient history. Brits account for more than half the annual tourist quota, but it’s the Greek influence that dominates the language, culture and cuisine of Cyprus.

Exploring the Cypriot hinterland for British Airways’ High Life magazine, I discovered carob farms, wineries, and a 3000-year-old bathtub.