History of Cyprus from ancient times to the present: Dates, events, famous people. If you're planning a holiday on this sunny island it's worth checking out the history of the island and the places you should visit. Even if you're not planning a holiday in Cyprus you'll want to immerse yourself in this country's history, which goes back millennia and contains many interesting and fascinating facts. Our Cyprus island guide will help you get a firsthand experience of its centuries-old history.