Travel Information

Cyprus is served by two International Airports; Larnaca International Airport, (LCA) and Paphos International Airport, (PFO). More than 50 International Airlines connect Cyprus to the whole world; for more details regarding flights to/from Cyprus, please visit the official website of both airports at www.hermesairports.com. Furthermore, domestic communication between both airports and all the major cities on the island is very quick and easy via an extensive highway system.

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Useful Information

  • The voltage on the island is 240 Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type.
  • English is the second language and is widely spoken. A greater Knowledge of French and German is increasingly noticeable.
  • The currency of the Republic is the Euro.
  • Banks in Cyprus open for the, public from 08:30 to 13:30 midday. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
  • All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
  • Telephone: Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.
  • Climate: 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.
    The middle of summer is hot – in July and August on the coast the average temperature is usually around 33 °C (91 °F) during the day and around 23 °C (73 °F) at night (inside the island, in the highlands average temperature exceeds 35 °C (95 °F)).
  • There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaca and Pafos.
  • The two main ports are in Lemesos and Larnaca.
  • Around 30 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most European and Middle-East countries, which provide ongoing services to anywhere in the world.
  • As from May 2004 Cyprus is a full member of the European Community.

Airports and Airport Transfers

Cyprus has two (2) airports:

Distances

From

To

Distance in km/miles

Distance in minutes

Larnaca Airport (LCA)

Nicosia City 52 km (32.4mi) 35 min
Limassol City 67 km (41.7mi) 45 min
Larnaca City 6.5 km (4mi) 10 min
Paphos City 133 km (82.5mi) 1h 20min
Protaras Town 67 km (41.9mi) 45 min
Agia Napa Town 58 km (36.1mi) 40 min
Coral Bay Area 142km (88.1mi) 1h 35min
Troodos Square 110km (68.6mi) 1h 25min

Paphos Airport (PFO)

Nicosia City 145 km (90.3mi) 1h 40 min
Limassol City 62 km (38.7mi) 45 min
Larnaca City 131 km (81.7mi) 1h 30min
  Paphos City 10 km (6 mi) 20 min
Protaras Town 182 km (113.5mi) 2h
Agia Napa Town 173 km (139 mi) 1h 50min
Coral Bay Area 24 km (14.6 mi) 30 min
Troodos Square 61 km (37.4 mi) 1h 15min

Airport Transfers

Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from /to the airport:

Private Taxi Transfers

Arrange for transfers by taxi through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences. These transfers are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org. These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist, and the service is guaranteed.

One way transfer from Larnaca Airport to the Hotel € 55.00
One way transfer from the Hotel to Larnaca Airport € 55.00

One way transfer from Paphos Airport to the Hotel € 60.00
One way transfer from the Hotel to Paphos Airport € 60.00

Airport Taxis

Get an airport taxi on arrival to the airport. Service is quite good, but at times one may have to wait and prices may vary depending on the time of arrival.

Car rentals

Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers. Cars may be reserved through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences at special conference rates and are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org.

Note: On arrival please proceed to the booth of ‘Astra Car Rental’ company and the staff there (present 24/7) will be able to assist you. You do not need a voucher. Simply mention your name and provide them with your driving license.

The booth of ‘Astra Car Rental’ Company is located at:
i. Larnaca Airport: after the exit Custom Formalities, opposite you, slightly to the left.
ii. Paphos Airport: opposite you as soon as you exit Custom Formalities

Please note that the Car Hire Daily Rates are valid for 24 hours. Each daily rental period starts from the moment that the car is picked up and is valid for 24 hours after that. In case that a car is kept for a period exceeding 24 hours then the renter will be charged for an additional day.

Cars picked up from either Larnaca or Paphos airports in Cyprus are subject to an Airport Charge of 20 Euro to be paid locally.

Public Transportation

A list of all buses around Cyprus including night buses, rural buses and intercity buses can be found on “Cyprus by Bus” website at www.cyprusbybus.com. The buses are separated by city while route details, timetables and maps are available for each route.

Please visit the official website of “EMEL Buses” www.limassolbuses.com to view all routes within Limassol centre and suburbs.

Larnaca Airport to Limassol

Step 1: From Larnaca Airport use the Limassol Airport Express coaches (50 minutes shuttle service) in order to reach Limassol city (last bus stop “Saint George Havouzas” – shuttle bus stop). Please visit their webpage for more information and timetable: www.limassolairportexpress.eu.
Step 2: Afterwards, you can use Limassol public buses ‘EMEL’ to find a route to your accommodation hotel. Please visit their webpage www.limassolbuses.com for routes and timetables. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.

Paphos Airport to Limassol

Option 1:
Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can take the direct service to Limassol (Ag. Georgios Havouzas bus stop); handled by Limassol Airport Express coaches (45 minutes shuttle service). You may visit www.limassolairportexpress.eu to check the timetable that matches your flight.
Step 2: Afterwards, you can use Limassol public buses ‘EMEL’ to find a route to your accommodation hotel. Please visit their webpage www.limassolbuses.com for routes and timetables. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.

Option 2:
Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can use the public bus route 613 to reach Pervola-Karavela Station. Please visit ‘OSYPA Buses’ website at www.pafosbuses.com to find map and timetable.
Step 2: From Pervola-Karavela Station use the Public Bus Company ‘Intercity Buses’: www.intercity-buses.com to get to Limassol City (New Port Station).
Step 3: At the New Port Station in Limassol you can hop on ‘EMEL Buses’ to reach your hotel. Please visit ‘EMEL Buses’ routes and timetable at: www.limassolbuses.com. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.

Schengen Area as of 1/7/2013

Visa Requirements

Important note for travelers

As Cyprus is a candidate country bound to join the Schengen Area, Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid multiple-entry Schengen visas must first pass through a full Schengen member territory in order to utilize the visa in Cyprus. The Schengen Visa holder is allowed to travel to Cyprus directly from a Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

The above arrangements do not apply for persons holding a Turkish or Azerbaijani passport. If you are affected, please visit the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on how to apply for a Cyprus Visa.

For further information, please check the European Commission website regarding Schengen Visas.

Where Visas are being issued

Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries:

ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, BAHREIN, HONG KONG, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KUWAIT, OMAN, SWITZERLAND, SUDAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI) and UZBEKISTAN.

The above information is based on information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.