I've spent one year at Greek side of Cyprus. Greek Cypriots are very peaceful and welcoming people. There is basically no crime, at least compared to other placed I used to live. Everywhere I went I was treated as a dear friend by total strangers. The most 'misbehaving' thing I've seen was a gang of soccer fans driving around waving national flags and screaming loudly.
One must be insane to portray Cypriots with their mentality of farmers and fishermen as violent nationalists.