Cyprus has always been a well-known and popular tourist spot, and in the last two years has managed to secure a record number of tourist visits.

The island nation is yet again on its way to break records as official figures have revealed that the number of tourists coming to it has surpassed a whopping 3.8 million – something that has never happened before.

According to a statement from the Cyprus Tourism Organization, the number of tourist arrivals in November had gone up to 160,000 – more than 10 percent from what it was the same time last year. Overall, arrivals went up by over 7.8 percent on an average.

Tourism is one of Cyprus’s biggest source of economic revenue, most of which comes from Britain – it’s former colonial power.

Surprisingly, there was notable increase in tourists from Ireland – an increase of over 180 percent.