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About Cyprus

General information about the island of Cyprus.



How to get to Cyprus PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 17:29

You can search for flights in the form provided here (upon hitting the Search button you will be redirected to the Cyprus Tourism Organization web site).

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Languages and Religions PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 18:54

Languages

Greek and Turkish are the main languages spoken by the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities. English is widely spoken. French and German are also well spoken within the tourist industry.

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Time, Working Hours, and Holidays PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 19:01

Local Time

Cyprus Time is GMT +2.

Working Hours

Public service working hours during the period September 1st – June 30th are 07:30 – 14:30 from Monday to Friday and on Thursday from 15:00 – 18:00. During the period July 1st – August 31st working hours are 07:30 – 14:30 from Monday to Friday. Private sector working hours are 08:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:00 Monday to Friday for the period September 15th - May 31st and 08:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 19:00 Monday to Friday, for the period June 1st - September 14th .

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Transportation in Cyprus PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 19:04

Buses

There are three types of buses in Cyprus that can help you move around:

  • Transurban buses that link all towns on a daily basis and with frequent routes
  • Rural buses that link almost all villages with the nearest city but with limited frequency once or twice daily except Sundays.
  • Urban buses that link different areas within the cities and operate frequently during daytime. In certain tourist areas, during summer period, their routes are extended till late in the evening.
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Climate and Weather PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 19:08

General Overview

Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers starting in mid-May and lasting until mid-September and rainy, quite mild winters from November to mid-March. Spring and autumn are effectively short intervals in between, characterised by smooth weather. With almost year-round clear skies and sunshine, daylight length ranges from 9.8 hours in December to 14.5 hours in June.

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Entry into Cyprus PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 18:25

Travelling Documents

Travelling to Cyprus is very easy.  The documentation required varies, depending on your nationality. A valid passport is required for a stay of up to 90 days for all bonafide tourists except citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland , Iceland , Liechtenstein and Norway who may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided it bears a photo. Some non-EU third country nationals require a visa. Further detailed information can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Money and Currency PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 18:59

Currency

The currency of the Republic used to be the Cyprus pound - CY£. As from 1st January 2008 the Cyprus pound has been replaced by the Euro as the legal tender money of Cyprus at the irrevocable fixed exchange rate € 1 = CY£ 0,585274.

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Health and Safety PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 19:03

Health Care System

Medical treatment and assistance in Cyprus is offered free of charge to international tourists in cases of emergency at the Accident and Emergency Department of Government Hospitals and Health Institutions. EU citizens must produce an E111 form issued by their country's health care authorities. Holiday makers can also use their health insurance towards their medical expenses, provided the policy covers the length of their stay on the island. More detailed information can be obtained from the Cyprus Ministry of Health

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Communications PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 19:06

Making Phone Calls

In order to make a phone call to Cyprus from abroad, dial 00357 and then the eight-digit phone number.

If you wish to make a phone call abroad while in Cyprus , dial 00, followed by the country code and the telephone number. International calls can be made from public telephones available at various central locations in all cities and villages, as well as at international airports, harbours and elsewhere. There are three types of public telephones – coin phones, outdoor card phones and indoor card phones. Public payphones can be used for both national and international calls. Dialling instructions as well as rates are displayed in all payphones.

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Other Useful Information PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 19:11

Drinking Age Limit

The legal drinking age in Cyprus is 17. Drivers should exercise due care over the amount of alcohol consumed. The legal limit in breath is 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit in blood is 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

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The Tour of Cyprus Cycling Challenge supports charity. The following charitable foundations are working with the organizers of the Tour, providing volunteers and other valuable support, while the Tour organizers promote their respective causes and help with fund raising.
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