Firms hiring moto-cycles and auto-cycles can be found in all towns and holiday resorts. Visitors wishing to bring their car to Cyprus can do so, provided they secure the relevant authorization by the Department of Customs and Excise.
Afxentiou, Lefkosia Tel: 22 60 17 13, Fax: 22 30 20 31 E-mail: headquarters customs. Any of the car breakdown services can be contacted through the operator. Some of these companies are the following:. Cyprus 24hours Breakdown Chr. Mylona 12, Strovolos, Lefkosia, Tel: 22 31 32 33, 22 31 31 Mylona 12, CY Lefkosia P.
Non European citizens and citizens who come from any country other than the previously mentioned countries are allowed to drive holding their Nations Driving License for a period of about 30 days this period is not strictly restricted. If they are holders of an international driving license they are allowed to drive provided their license is valid. Note: A valid Driving Licence is a licence which has not been expired or cancelled or repealed by the court or by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.
U, as far as Insurance cover is concerned, all 27 E. As a result of the above, if a visitor, from one of the 32 Countries mentioned above, brings to Cyprus a motor vehicle bearing the registration plate of one of these countries, he should not be intercepted at his point of entry in Cyprus for proof of insurance cover, as it is presumed that he is covered by Insurance in his own country, even if he may not be so covered.
In the latter case the International Insurance Bureau of his country will be held responsible to compensate the claimant as a result of the Guarantee Agreement in force. Unified Agreement or Internal Regulations.
If a foreign visitor brings into Cyprus a motor vehicle bearing a registration plate not belonging to one of the 32 European Countries, then the Cyprus Authorities should check whether the foreign motorist has a valid Green Card In force for Cyprus. The permissible limit in breath is up to 22 micrograms of alcohol in millilitres of exhaled air.
Therefore the 65 use of a mobile phone is strictly prohibited. Parking meters do not operate on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Public Holidays. Along a single yellow line, loading and unloading is allowed but parking is prohibited at all times. There are other more expensive fuels, but you are unlikely to need them.
Diesel fuel sold for motor vehicles is the cleaner Euro diesel. Fuel is sold by the litre. So if you are planning such a trip, be sure you have enough fuel to get you there and back. Many major stations have shops where you can buy auto accessories and food. Opening hours: Monday-Friday: April 1-September 30 Monday-Friday: October 1-March 31 Saturday: — Most petrol stations are closed for attendant service on Sunday and Tuesday afternoon Wednesday afternoon in Lefkosia area.
This is not usually a problem though, as petrol stations are equipped with petrol vending machines accepting bank notes and credit cards. Vending machines operate during non-working hours, on weekends and on holidays.
Insurance is charged extra. If the car is returned with full tank the customer receives a refund, unless stated otherwise in the contract. For motorcycle rentals see pages In the traditional tavernas and restaurants you can enjoy a wide variety of meat, fish and other local dishes and specialities, cooked in many different ways.
Furthermore, fine dining options abide in all towns and tourist resorts. The price lists of the catering and entertainment establishments are approved by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. In restaurants and other catering establishments, lunch is usually served between and and dinner from till late in the evening, however, serving times can be flexible.
Information is also given through the following automatic telephone numbers: in English in Greek Lefkosia: Lemesos: Larnaka: Pafos: Ammochostos: Opening hours: May - September: Mon. The overwhelming majority of the Cypriots belong to the Orthodox Church of Cyprus. The presence and the contribution of the Orthodox Church is significant to the historical, cultural and social life of Cyprus. Today, the Church of Cyprus is divided into 10 bishoprics. Cinemas Lefkosia 68 1. Zena Palace - Only open for certain festivals Th.
Theodotou 18, Lefkosia Tel: Web-site: www. K-Cineplex Ariadnis 8, Mouttagiaka tourist area Tel: 2. Othellos 1, 2 Thessalonikis 19, Lemesos Tel: 3. Climate, Weather forecast, Temperatures Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers from mid—May to mid—October and with mild winters from December to February which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. Summer is a season of high temperatures with cloudless skies, but the sea breeze creates a pleasant atmosphere in the coastal areas.
Isolated thunder showers are 69 possible mainly over the mountains during early afternoon. Winters are mild with rain and snow on Troodos Mountains usually starting before Christmas. In Cyprus there is abundant sunshine as indicated in the table page Even in December and January, there is an average of six hours of bright sunshine per day. Note: 1. Temperature in C, F. Figures supplied by the Meteorological Service, Lefkosia.
April-May: Days are pleasantly warm, but can get a bit chilly at nights. June-July-August: Warmest months of summer - Very light summer clothing. September-October: Warm days, cool October evenings. November: Pleasantly warm days - Medium apparel. Light Woollies. Lunches in the open—air still a delight. Sunbathing and even swimming can still be enjoyed, as well as most outdoor sports. December-January Winter time for Cypriots Autumn for our foreign visitors! It may rain occasionally, yet the promise of glorious sunshine is still there.
February: The possibility of exceptionally warm days. Almond trees in bloom, occasional rain and mild day time temperatures are the harbingers of spring. It can be quite cold however in the evenings. Having short and mild winters and maybe the best climate in the Mediterranean part of the European Union, Cyprus is a destination that enjoys abundant sunshine with over days of sunlight annually.
Combining a conference with outdoor activities in Cyprus is easy and relaxing, not just because of the great weather but also because of the short travel distances. This means that in Cyprus you can experience firsthand one of the oldest civilisations of the world going back The Cypriots with their genuine and strong spirit of hospitality will make you feel at once like home.
Superb hotel establishments all over the island with excellent conference facilities, superior comfort and first class services can accommodate your group or conference participants allowing them the convenience of staying in the same location as their event. Cyprus offers conference rooms, seating capacity for people and beds in hotels with conference facilities alone. The seating capacity by town is in Lefkosia, in Lemesos in Pafos, in Larnaka, Ammochostos Famagursta and at the hill resorts.
Cyprus Convention Bureau E-mail: ccc visitcyprus. Christofides Hon. Box , Lefkosia Tel: E-mail: director cgcindustrial. Bangladesh Mrs Peggy Kalaydjian, Hon. Box , Larnaka Tel: 24 65 92 , Fax: 24 65 92 03 Res. Barbados Mr Panagiotis Alexandrou, Hon.
Belarus Mr Demosthenis Chrysomilas, Hon. Consul Karpenisiou 30, P. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 84 30 00, Fax: 22 84 34 44 E-mail: info scordispapapetrou. Belgium Mr Marios E. Lanitis, Hon. Consul-General Arch. Kyprianou 21, Lanitis Buld1st floor, Lemesos P. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 34 18 61, Fax: 25 34 08 49 E-mail: sitinal cytanet. Vassiliades, Hon. Consul Demosthenis Severis Ave. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 66 38 71, Fax: 22 66 35 38 E-mail: info pharosartsfoundation.
Bulgaria Mr Vakis Loizou, Hon. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 37 52 68, 22 31 23 63, Res. Cameroun Mr Charalambos C. Christofides, Hon. Consul Menandrou 6, 2nd Floor, Off. Canada Dr. Rita Severis, Hon. Economides, Hon. Consul Gr. Xenopoulou 17, Lemesos P.
Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 86 64 10, Fax: 25 86 64 01 E-mail: peter. Consul Queen Frederiki str. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 67 66 18, 99 63 91 14 Res. Chile Mr George A. Zachariades, Hon. Consul Medondos 5, Lefkosia Tel: 22 76 54 24 Res. Consul Omonias Ave. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 81 86 60, 99 66 11 77, Fax: 25 36 52 69 E-mail: consul. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 79 22 00, 99 64 77 74, Fax: 22 77 68 30 E-mail: info quantum-corporation. Mylona, Hon. Consul Nafpliou 12, Lemesos, P.
Box , Lemesos 76 Tel: 25 35 55 95, 99 , Fax: 25 37 98 86 E-mail: mylos cytanet. Consul Limassol Ave. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 88 25 00, Fax: 22 88 25 99 E-mail: info hccroatia. Consul Michael Giorgalla 10, Lefkosia P. Box , Lefkosia E-mail: melita cyprusisland. Denmark Mr Efthyvoulos G. Paraskevaides, Hon. Consul-General Mr Panicos M.
Klerides, Hon. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 37 60 93, 22 86 86 48, Res. Dominican Republic Mr Photos J. Photiades, Hon. Consul Arch. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 82 46 00, Fax: 25 Email: ecuconsulate maximosgroup. Consul Artemidos Ave. Estonia Mr Michael H. Zampelas, Hon. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 55 53 76, , Res: 22 , 22 Fax: E-mail: estoniaconsulate cytanet.
Finland Mr Demosthenis Z. Severis, Hon. Consul General Leoforos Arch. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 75 22 77, Res. France 1 Mr Christakis P. Papavassiliou, Hon. Consul for Pafos Leoforos Demokratias 31, St. Neofytos, Tala, Pafos 78 Tel: 26 65 24 90, 99 , Fax: 26 95 03 27 E-mail: gmitsisdip hotmail.
Gabon Mrs Parvin G. Petrou, Hon. Consul Geri Industrial Area Ftelias 3. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 81 52 15, Res: 22 54 32 81 Fax: 22 48 59 27 E-mail: parvinpe spidernet. Box , Lefkosia Tel: , 99 62 22 66, Fax: E-mail: pilakoutas pilakoutasgroup. Guyana Mr Athos Stylianou, Hon. Hungary Mr Costakis Loizou, Hon. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 58 81 28, Res: 22 , Fax: 22 44 29 30 79 E-mail: cloizou louisgroup.
Consul-General Leoforos Arch. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 , 99 66 44 64, Fax: 22 34 78 70 E-mail: michaelgabriella gmail. Indonesia Mr Antonis Michaelides Hon. Israel Mr Adamos A. Varnava, Hon. Consul Ouralion 1, Lemesos P. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 57 41 80 Fax: 25 56 09 48 E-mail: adamos kyprotours. Italy 1 Dr. Andreas Zenonos, Hon. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 74 63 54, 99 in case of emergency only Fax: 25 74 61 62 E-mail: consolato.
Leptos, Hon. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 45 82 98, 26 88 04 07, Fax: 22 76 16 71, 26 93 55 07 E-mail: pml leptosestates. Japan Mr Andreas Neocleous Hon. Box , Limassol Tel: , Fax: E-mail: japanconsulate neocleous. Consul Demetsanis 9, Lefkosia, P. Kenya Mr Nicolaos G. Tornaritis, Hon. Consul 20 Omirou Ave. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 67 13 13, Res: 22 Fax: 22 67 11 66 E-mail: nicostorn cytanet. Box , Latsia Tel: 22 66 55 24, Res: 22 , Fax: 22 66 26 63 E-mail: korean-consulate spidernet.
Latvia Mr Neoclis Nicolaou, Hon. Lesotho Mr Christos G. Tsanos, Hon. Consul Omonias Aven. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 81 86 11, Fax: 25 81 86 12 E-mail: ctsanos lesothoconsulatecyprus. Liberia Hon. Consul Lefkosia Spyrou Kyprianou Aven. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 36 03 00, 96 Fax: E-mail: cchristoforou deloitte. Consul Larnaka Mesopotamias 16, Oroklini, Tel. Luxembourg Mr Christos M.
Triantafyllides, Hon. Consul Evagoras Ave. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 45 62 22, Fax: 22 66 32 22 E-mail: triant spidernet. Malaysia Mr Varnavas Varnavides, Hon. Consul Rigenis 60, Lefkosia P. Box , Nicosia Tel: , 99 65 00 22 Fax: 22 67 53 94 E-mail: consulateofmalaysia. Mali Mr Acis Montanios, Hon. Consul P. Katelaris 16, Diagoras House, Nicosia, P. Ioannides, Hon. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 87 81 00, 99 63 62 09, Fax: 25 35 58 69 E-mail: costas.
Vice Consul. Nicolaides, Hon. Box , Limassol Tel: 25 32 21 49, 99 23 82 70 Fax: E-mail: moldavianconsulatecyprus hotmail. Consul Vyronos 55, Lefkosia P. Box: , Lefkosia Tel: 22 41 01 91, Fax: 22 41 01 96 E-mail: klazari cytanet. Mongolia Mr Andreas Ph. Christophorides, Hon.
Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 80 00 00, Fax: 25 58 71 91, 25 58 73 09 E-mail: christos. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 69 92 22, Fax: 22 69 90 04 E-mail: consul. Pericleous 62, Strovolos, Lefkosia Tel. Haholiades, Hon. Consul Leoforos Arch. Namibia Dr Michael Tymvios, Hon.
Consul, for Lemesos and Pafos Arch. Kyprianou 21, Lemesos P. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 82 09 20, 25 Fax: 25 34 13 61 E-mail: chargyro lanitis. Consul Kondilaki 6, Lefkosia, P. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 81 88 84 Fax: E-mail: chris. Nicaragua 1 Mr Nikos Christodoulides, Hon. Consul-General Sp. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 57 35 73, 99 74 10 00, Fax: 25 58 62 70 E-mail: nikos nicaragua-consulate. Box , Lefkosia Tel: Fax E-mail: nicaraguaconsulate gmail. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 34 94 14, Fax: 22 34 31 49 E-mail: norsk.
Oman Mr Paris Spanos, Hon. Consul Corner Evagorou Aven. Box , Limassol Tel: 25 84 22 48, Fax: 25 84 22 50 E-mail: phanos anastalaw. Sarris, Hon. Consul-General Leof. Lordou Vyronos 36, Nicosia Tower Centre, 8th fl. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 45 60 00, Fax: 22 67 00 40 E-mail: chr. Consul Kallipoleos 54, Lefkosia, P. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 46 01 00, Res: 22 35 17 77 Fax: 22 46 02 01 E-mail: arispama logosnet. Paraguay Mr Petros Michaelides, Hon.
Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 66 80 34, Fax: 22 66 97 46 E-mail: consul. Peru Mr Demetris L. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 99 42 96 35 E-mail: conperu spidernet. Consul Leof. Portugal 1 Mr Jacovos Dimitriou, Hon. Box , Larnaka Tel: 24 53 33 33, Mob: 99 41 78 88 Fax: 24 53 11 35 E-mail: jsdimit primehome. Elias Neocleous Hon. Consul Neocleous House, Arch. Consul Chrysaliniotissis 26, Lefkosia, P. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 73 08 08, Fax: 22 73 09 09 Mob: 99 62 51 26 E-mail: rwandaise cytanet.
Constantinos A. Vorkas, Hon. Consul Ouralion 1, Limassol, P. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 82 35 00, Fax: 25 82 35 01 E-mail: c. Box , Limassol Tel: 70 00 73 77, 25 84 71 20, 99 61 94 42 Fax: 25 58 57 62 E-mail: consul samoa-consulate. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 36 23 41, Res: 25 72 23 34, Fax: 25 35 20 30 E-mail: antonlex cytanet.
Anastasiades, Hon. Consul Riga Feraiou 14, P. Box , Lemesos Tel: 99 62 52 56, Res: 25 72 35 05, Fax: 25 35 20 30 E-mail: anastapa cytanet. Eliades, Hon. Andreas Phylokyprou, Hon. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 76 09 09, 99 Fax: 22 76 00 90 E-mail: aphilo cytanet. Economides Leoforos Arch. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 37 99 99, 99 62 10 82 Fax: 25 35 44 32 E-mail: theocharis cytanet.
Consul General G. Katsounotos 1, Salamis House Lemesos P. Slovenia Mr Evros Alexandrou, Hon. Consul Anexartisias 61, Lemesos, P. Spain Mr Spyros A. Araouzos, Hon. Tanzania Mrs Maroulla Mavroudis, Hon. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 82 58 36, 99 Fax: 25 82 58 28 E-mail: panayi. Thailand Mr Elias Panayides, Hon. Consul - General Leoforos Evagorou 40, 1st floor, flat 3, Lefkosia Tel: 22 67 49 00, 99 44 86 66 Fax: 22 67 55 44 E-mail: thaicon cytanet.
Tongo Mr Charalambos N. Mylonas, Hon. Consul Nafpliou 12, Lemesos P. Tel: 25 35 55 95, 99 67 57 77 Fax: 25 37 98 86 Office hours: Mon-Fri: Tunisia Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou, Hon. Consul Theodoulou House, W. Box , Larnaka Tel: 24 65 63 18, 24 65 31 11, Fax: 24 62 32 15 E-mail: c. Consul Thiras 8, Livadeia, Larnaka P. Box , Larnaka Tel: 24 66 97 00, 99 , Fax: 24 66 79 00 E-mail: michaelspanos hotmail.
Ukraine Mr Alexis Photiades, Hon. Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 72 48 21, Fax: 25 72 06 24 E-mail: ktoras ppgroup. Uruguay Mr Eleftherios Montanios, Hon. Uzbekistan Mr Adam Montanios, Hon. Vietnam Mr George Christophides Hon. Lefkaritis, Hon. Consul Fr. Roosvelt Ave.
Box , Lemesos Tel: 25 36 26 70, Fax: 25 36 90 60 E-mail: lefkos spidernet. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 51 61 , Fax: 22 51 61 18 E-mail: info katanalotis. ECC Cyprus informs advises and assists European 93 consumers in cross border matters. Cost of living Detailed information on cost of living indexes may be obtained from the www.
Rate of inflation: 3. Credit Cards Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Cyprus, especially in major towns and tourist areas that are used to serving tourists. Visitors in possession of any of the above mentioned international credit cards may contact the appropriate bank for the withdrawal of cash. Fees Remember that using a credit card overseas often incurs a fee. Cruises from Cyprus As the easternmost island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is a natural departure for exploring the surrounding countries.
Cruises are usually operated from May to October by local cruise companies. Travel is on board large and comfortable cruise ships offering full board accommodation at very reasonable prices including entertainment. Trips last typically from two-to-five days leaving in the afternoon to early evening with travel taking place at night while you sleep. Bookings can be made while on holiday in Cyprus or through tour operators abroad, who feature the cruises in their holiday brochures.
For further information please contact the following agents:. Please note that some brochures may be available only in electronic format. Throughout various celebrations, visitors can enjoy traditional songs and dances, participate in festivals and religious fairs, of which origins stretch back into the antiquity or experience contemporary and other cultural performances.
Customs formalities and facilities 96 1. VAT and duty are included in the price you pay and, since these vary from country to country, you may want to take advantage of some interesting price differences. Shops at airports and on ships may also provide some bargains although duty-free shopping no longer exists when travelling within the EU.
Outside the EU If you are coming into the EU from a non-EU country, you can bring with you goods free of VAT import duties and excise duties for personal use within the limits set out below. Tobacco products cigarettes or cigarillos or 50 cigars or grams of smoking tobacco. Notifications to travellers: A. The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment wishes to inform all travellers that, in order to protect the agriculture of the country from the danger of the introduction of new pests and diseases, the importation of agricultural products or propagating stock, such as fruit, vegetables, cut-flowers, dry nuts, seeds, bulbs, bulb-wood sticks, cuttings, wood and other wood products, etc.
According to the Diseases of Plants Prevention Law and the Importation of Produce Control Orders, the transportation of agricultural products or propagating stock from abroad is prohibited unless a relevant licence has been previously issued by the Director of the Department of Agriculture.
Upon their arrival in Cyprus, such products should be declared at the Customs Officers, whereupon they will be kept for phytosanitary inspection by Authorised Agricultural Officers. All Prohibitions and Restrictions imposed upon the importation of goods from Third Countries are published in the Department of Cyprus Customs and Excise website. The relevant catalogue, which remains unaltered, is non-exhaustive. According to various Cypriot laws the exportation of certain articles is prohibited or restricted such as: All items the importation of which is prohibited 99 i.
Please have in mind that for the above restrictions upon exportation a special permit is required from the appropriate authority or body accordingly for each case. For further information please contact: www. Greenwich Time 3. Local time , Daylight Saving Time comes into effect in Cyprus and all clocks are advanced by one hour.
On the last Sunday in October at 1. GMT 4. Local Time , Cyprus reverts to Standard Time. Dry cleaning takes usually two days. Fast dry- cleaning and quick—wash—and—dry services are also available on the island. Dry cleaners are located in the central part of each town, and they can be traced through the yellow pages of the Cyprus Telephone Directory.
A number of dry-cleaners have pick-up and home delivery services. In case this is not provided, arrangements can usually be made through the hotel reception. Self—Service automatic washing facilities are also available and can be found at: Lefkosia: a G. Sockets are usually 13 Amp, square-pin in most buildings.
More than one low current rating appliance may be operated from the same supply point, by using an adaptor i. The use of adaptors for operating high current rating appliances is not recommended i. Many hotels provide adaptors upon request from the Reception. Adaptors can be purchased from electric stores, supermarkets, shops, etc. Socket extensions can also be used recommended instead of adaptors and they can be purchased from electric stores and large supermarkets.
Office hours: Mon-Thurs: , Fri: Belgium Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Belgium. Tel: , Res: , Fax: E-mail: embassycyprusbe mfa. Office hours: Mon-Fri: Tel: , , Fax: E-mail: cyprus mbox. Office hours: Mon-Fri. Czech Republic Ambassador is also accredited to Moldova.
Andersens Baulevard 38, 1st Floor, D. Egypt Str. Office hours: Hungary V. Dorottya u. Office hours: Iran , Shahid Karimi Str. Israel Top Tower, 14th floor, Tel Aviv Tel: , , Fax: E-mail: ambassador cyprusembassytelaviv. Office hours: Sun-Thurs. Box P. Office hours: Portugal Ave. Qatar Saba Saha Street 12, Bld. No 3, District 63 West Bay, P. Romania Str. Petofi Sandor, Nr. Box , Hatfield Tel: 12 , Fax: 12 E-mail: pretoriahighcommission mfa. Spain Paseo de la Castellana 45 4a y 5b planta, Izda v Madrid Tel: , Fax: E-mail: embajadachipre telefonica.
United Arab Emirates Nashash Str. Villa 32, Al Nahyan Camp P. United Kingdom 13, St. North West, Washington D. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 41 01 51, Fax: 22 68 00 99 E-mail: nicosia-ob bmeia. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 42 11 18, Fax: 22 42 10 59 E-mail: nicosia embassy. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 44 90 50, Fax: 22 44 90 81 E-mail: info egyptianembassy. Embassy of Finland Arch. Makarios Ave. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 45 80 20, Fax: 22 44 78 80 E-mail: sanomat.
Box Nicosia Tel: 22 58 53 00, Fax: 22 58 53 50 E-mail: ambafrance cytanet. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 45 11 45, 22 45 11 46 22 45 11 48 Visa Information Fax: 22 66 E-mail: info nikosia. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 44 51 11, 22 44 51 22, Fax: 22 68 06 49 E-mail: gremb. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 66 21 32, Fax: 22 66 07 67 E-mail: holcross logos.
Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 35 17 41, 22 35 11 70, 22 35 76 19 Res: 22 35 09 47, Fax: 22 35 20 62 E-mail: hc. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 31 44 59, 22 31 58 96, Fax: 22 31 54 46 E-mail: iranemb. Box , Lefkosia Tel: , Fax: E-mail: nicosiaembassy dfa. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 36 95 00, Fax: 22 66 63 38, 22 E-mail: ambass-sec nicosia. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 46 00 55, Fax: 22 45 27 10 E-mail: info libyanembassy. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 87 36 66, Fax: 22 87 23 99 E-mail: nic minbuza.
Embassy of Portugal 9, Arch. Box , Lefkosia Tel. Embassy of the State of Qatar Agathonos 10, Lykavitos, Lefkosia Tel: 22 46 68 64, , Fax: 22 46 68 65, E-mail: qatarembassy cytanet. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 49 53 33, , Fax: 22 51 73 83 E-mail: embrom cytanet. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 87 96 81, Fax: 22 31 17 15 E-mail: emb. Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain 5 Katalanou Str.
Ayios Andreas Lefkosia P. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 45 04 10, Fax: 22 49 12 91 E-mail: emb. Embassy of Sweden Arch. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 45 80 88, Fax: 22 37 45 22 E-mail: ambassaden. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 46 68 00, Fax: 22 76 60 08 E-mail: nic. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 81 73 33, Fax: 22 75 69 63 E-mail: syrianembassy cytanet. British High Commission Alexandrou Palli str. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 86 11 00, Fax: 22 86 13 15, 22 86 12 00 E-mail: brithc.
Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 87 05 00, Fax: 22 76 77 33 E-mail: epnicosia europarl. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 31 50 10, 22 77 08 09 Fax: 22 31 12 97 E-mail: palstate. Hospitals: Lefkosia Gen. Hospital: 25 30 53 33 Larnaka Gen. Hospital: 24 80 05 00 Larnaka Old Gen. Hospital: 24 30 43 12 Pafos Gen. Digheni Ave. Box , Lefkosia Tel: 22 88 97 59, Fax: 22 66 75 93 E-mail: yianna ccci. Europe Direct In the service of the European citizen The Europe Direct Service at the European Institute of Cyprus offers immediate answers to your general enquiries about the European Union or signpost you to other sources of information.
There are, however, several cruises from Cyprus to Israel and the Greek Islands. See page 95 for cruises. Flight Information Flight information and assistance for reservations, connections and bookings can be obtained directly from the Airline of interest during office hours, or through the relevant Airline Office at the airport. When callers dial the pancyprian telephone number 77 77 88 33, they are requested to dial the last three digits of their flights so that the automated system may inform them on the arrival or departure time of their flight of interest.
Live Agents are also available between hrs daily. Flight time from Cyprus to: Amsterdam 4 hours Athens 1 hour 40 min. Bahrain 3 hours Dubai 3 hours 30 min. Frankfurt 3 hours 30 min. London 4 hours 30 min. Moscow 3 hours 30 min. Paris 3 hours 30 min. Rome 2 hours 25 min. St Peterburg 4 hours Stockholm 5 hours Vienna 3 hours Zurich 3 hours. Florists Flower shops are found all over Cyprus and provide: - fresh fowers for every occasion - flower and dry arrangements - bouquets, plants - various decoration arrangements - night services are also provided by some florists.
Representatives of Interflora and Teleflora in Cyprus provide facilities for those who wish to send fowers to friends abroad. Assistance for sending flowers abroad through Interflora and Teleflora is also given by nearly all other florists on the island.
Tseriou B, Strovolos, Tel: 22 66 63 Zannetou 11A, Larnaka Tel: 24 65 47 Food and drinking water are of high quality, absolutely safe and no food or water-borne diseases occur. Cyprus is also free from dangerous infectious diseases. No vaccination requirements for any International Traveller. Climate-Climatic conditions in Cyprus can be termed as excellent from a health point of view.
Therefore, the climate is ideal for holiday travellers throughout the year. The products of local marine aquaculture, sea bream tsipoura , sea bass lavraki and prawns garides are becoming popular amongst Cypriots and tourists. Cyprus wines, famous since ancient times, are more than maintaining their tradition by becoming increasingly competitive in the International market. The quality of Cyprus table-wines is featured amongst the best in the world and the great variety provides a match for every kind of food and every palate.
All restrictions concerning maximum allowable percentage of foreign participation, as well as minimum level of foreign investment in any enterprise in Cyprus, has been lifted as from January for EU-citizens and from 1st October, for non - EU citizens unless otherwise stated in the legislation e.
H Hair-dressing salons Hair-dressing salons in Cyprus are open on weekdays from in summer except Thursdays and Sundays. It is advisable to book an appointment, even though this is not always necessary. Most leading hotels have hair—dressing salons on their premises, with English-speaking personnel.
Hallmarking in Cyprus Precious metals control has been established in most European countries for years. The hallmarking of articles of precious metals gold or silver protects consumers from being cheated and it ensures fair competition and market growth. All jewellery and precious metal articles placed in the Cyprus market are hallmarked and worth the value they are sold for.
Hallmarking in Cyprus is carried out, since , by the Cyprus Assay Office which is located in Larnaka. Hallmarking is a reliable symbol for quality. Symbol for Symbol for silver articles gold articles. For more information, please visit the website of the Cyprus Assay Office at info assay. Handicrafts Traditional hand-made items can be purchased from souvenir shops, found in every corner of the island. At Laiki Geitonia and at Chrysaliniotissa Multi-Craft Centre in Lefkosia, craftsmen still produce art and craft- work in the traditional way and from the shops there, visitors can buy genuine masterpieces of Cyprus hand- made items.
In various villages and districts many kinds of hand-made art and craft—work are still produced by villagers in the traditional way. Health Food Health Food Stores with a wide range of high quality health food and health-care products and cosmetics are to be found in almost all towns. Furthermore various health food items and health-care products are found in Pharmacies and also in large supermarkets, all over the island. Hitch-Hikers should always remember to keep to the left-hand side of the road, as driving in Cyprus moves on the left.
All are open to the public for reading and local research only. The main libraries are: 1. Severeios Library, Plateia Arch. Kyprianou, Lefkosia Tel: 22 34 48 88 3. Apostolou Varnava Tel: 22 79 74 00 5. Kykkos Monastery - Library Kykkos, Tel: 22 94 24 35 9. Afxentiou, Larnaka, Tel: 24 65 41 85 Foreign Cultural Centres and Libraries 1. Goethe-Institut 21 Markou Drakou P. Box: , Nicosia Tel: 22 , Fax: 22 E-mail:info nikosia. Gas L. Gas in Cyprus is available in 10 kg portable cylinders, which can be bought from petrol stations, grocery shops and supermarkets.
Mini gas cylinders of grams are also on sale. Gas cylinders can be used at camping sites. The position of the Marina is 34 deg. North - 33 deg. The Marina, an official Port of Entry, has berthing facilities for yachts of various sizes. The minimum depth of the useable part of the Marina is approximately 1. The Marina is entirely protected from all weather conditions. Amenities: All yachts moored in the Marina may use the following services at a reasonable charge.
Fire fighting equipment is installed throughout the Marina. Public Address system to all areas. Also: - Serviced Asphalted Hard standing areas. Berthing Charges: These vary according to the duration of stay and the length of the vessel. The above information is liable to change.
For any further information please contact:. Vessels sailing to Cyprus must comply with the E. For further information skippers must communicate with their intended port of call well in advance. Limassol Marina is a Port of Entry to the Republic of Cyprus and provides customs and immigration clearance. The Marina has berthing facilities for yachts of various sizes. Berths range from 8m to m. Draft ranges from 3. Limassol Marina has a boatyard for light boat repairs and maintenance, served by a ton travel lift, a 40 ton trailer and hard standing area.
A slipway is also available and there is a well-stocked chandlery on site. At the premises of Limassol Marina there are 40 shops, 14 restaurants, bars and cafes, a cultural centre, spa and fitness club and parking space for cars. Amenities: Each berth has its individual supply of fresh water and electricity, as well as fiber optic connection providing cable TV, high-speed internet, telephone and WI-FI access.
Some extra charges may apply. Standard amenities include: Monitoring VHF Channel 12, hour marina staff, hour security, including CCTV, berthing assistance, crew facilities and changing rooms, showers and washrooms, dedicated parking, fuel station, single and three-phase electricity, grey and black water discharge, waste oil disposal, bilge bump out and buggies.
Berthing charges: These vary according to the duration of stay and the length of the vessel. Raphael hotel premises. Located at longitude 33 deg. Total of berths accommodate boats up to 30m LOA and 4m draught. Yachts are berthed stern to 3 concrete piers with all facilities including connected fresh water, electricity, telephone and T.
Full yacht maintenance and repairs are provided by on side as well as outside contractors. The St. Raphael Marina is a Hot Spot for wireless internet access. Time cards are available at the marina office. For further information please apply to: St.
Raphael Marina Amathus Avenue, P. For further information on yachting facilities shelters, slipways and anchorages please be so kind to visit www. Markets Markets are an integral part of traditional Mediterranean life. Regular markets take place in the larger towns in Cyprus and generally begin early in the morning.
The markets have a wide variety of local Cypriot produce on sale, from fresh fruit and spices to the typical Cypriot lace, ceramic jugs and bowls, bags and clothing are often also available. Medical Services Medical care-needs in Cyprus are met through: 1. Government General Hospitals see page 2. All Government General Hospitals as well as some private clinics have Accident and Emergency Departments for emergency cases. Holidaymakers can also make use of their health insurance, which covers medical expenses, provided that this insurance covers the length of their stay on the island.
Almost all brands of manufactured medicines are available in Cyprus. Most hotels make arrangements for Medical services for their guests upon request. The majority of doctors can converse in english. Metric conversion Cyprus converted from the Imperial system of weights and measures to the Metric system, in Weather temperature reports are now given in degrees Celsius, petrol is sold by the litre, grocery items are in grams and kilograms and fabric lengths in metres.
Road speeds and distances area posted in kilometres per hour and kilometres respectively. Motorcycles If you are going to drive a motorcycle or moped you must have the following in mind: - The law states that both the driver and passenger must wear a helmet. Rental agencies should supply helmet s at the time of rental upon request. Rates vary according to the category of the motorcycle, the number of days and period of the year.
Visitors may also drive vehicles using their national MotorCycle-Driving License, provided this is valid in their own country for the class of vehicle they wish to drive. Persons over 18 years may drive motorcycles depending on the type of license they hold. It is covered mostly by natural forest of black pine Pinus nigra subsp. The Park is a unique area for Cyprus with high ecological, recreational, hydrological and geological value.
It is part of the Natura , the European network of protected areas. Opening Timing: Tuesday to Saturday Limoncello Deli-Bar. Specialized in cuisine including American, brunch, burgers, delis, Italian, pizza, sandwiches and steakhouses. Opening Timing: Tuesday to Sunday and Ayios Antonios, Nicosia, Barrique Wine and Deli.
Provides wide range of wines. Opening Timing: Monday to Saturday and Sunday Moondogs Bar and Grill. Provides food, music and sports. Mykinon 7, Nicosia, The Godfather Cafe Bar. Provides beer with rock music. Praxandrou, Nicosia, Domus Lounge Bar and Restaurant. Provides wide range of alcoholic drinks, cocktails and wines, with signature music.
Opening Timing: Sunday to Saturday Korae 5, Nicosia, Platos Bar. Provides beer, spirits and wine of the world. Platonos St. No , Nicosia. Silver Star Wine Bar. Offers wide range of wines with rhythm of swing and funk. Opening Timing: Monday to Thursday and Friday Nicosia, Specialized in breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks with space for DJ performances, art exhibition, live bands and solos, sports screenings, internet access, free wi-fi, art and music workshop.
Nikokreontos 4, Nicosia. Cocktail bar located in the old walled city of Nicosia near Phaneromeni church. Vino Cultura. Provides wide range of wine and food with live event including jazz show, wine tasting sessions and concerts.
Brickyard Bar and Grill. Provides vodkas, brandies, wines and whiskeys with chicken sandwich. Sushi Bar and Grill Restaurant. Range of Japanese-fusion dishes, music culture and bar culture. Murphys Pub. Offers pub lunch, drink, live music and football nights. City Pride. Provides food, beers, cocktails, whiskeys with DJ and watching sports. Dimostheni Severi, Nicosia. Mo Lounge Bar.
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Opening Timing: Sunday to Saturday Korae 5, Nicosia, Platos Bar. Provides beer, spirits and wine of the world. Platonos St. No , Nicosia. Specialized in craft beer and whiskey. Pygmalionos 7, Nicosia, Pago Pago Bar. Latin and cuban salsa music every night except Sundays at this bar within the Castelli Hotel, Nicosia. CALL 22 Mo Lounge Bar. A lounge bar located in Omirou Avenue, Eleftheria Square Nicosia, this bar offers a wide range of drinks and a selection of food. Reservations are required for diners.
Open every day Friday and Saturday. Limoncello Deli-Bar. Specialized in cuisine including American, brunch, burgers, delis, Italian, pizza, sandwiches and steakhouses. Opening Timing: Tuesday to Sunday and Ayios Antonios, Nicosia, Barrique Wine and Deli. Provides wide range of wines. Opening Timing: Monday to Saturday and Sunday Paradise Rock Pub. Wide range of rock performance.
Opening Timing: Wednesday to Saturday Odos Tagmatarchou Dimitriou Pouliou 7, Nicosia, Cocktail bar located in the old walled city of Nicosia near Phaneromeni church. Wizard Rock Bar. A rock and metal tunes night with drinks. Xanthis Xenierou 7A, Nicosia Sushi Bar and Grill Restaurant. Range of Japanese-fusion dishes, music culture and bar culture.
Plan Be Bar. Provides mixture of music of resident DJ direct from Athens. Vino Cultura. Provides wide range of wine and food with live event including jazz show, wine tasting sessions and concerts. Barca Bar. Wide range of beverages, breakfast and lunches with variety of audio and visual genres. Opening Timing: Sunday-Saturday Academy Live musical performance including classical, jazz, dance with wine and cocktails. Opening Timing: Sunday-Saturday Kubrick Art Cafe Bar. Specialized in art entertainment and nightlife.
Brickyard Bar and Grill. Provides vodkas, brandies, wines and whiskeys with chicken sandwich. Sushi Bar and Grill Restaurant. Range of Japanese-fusion dishes, music culture and bar culture. Mo Lounge Bar. A lounge bar located in Omirou Avenue, Eleftheria Square Nicosia, this bar offers a wide range of drinks and a selection of food. Reservations are required for diners. Open every day Friday and Saturday. Specialized in craft beer and whiskey.
Pygmalionos 7, Nicosia, Cocktail bar located in the old walled city of Nicosia near Phaneromeni church. Domus Lounge Bar and Restaurant. Provides wide range of alcoholic drinks, cocktails and wines, with signature music. Opening Timing: Sunday to Saturday Korae 5, Nicosia, Wizard Rock Bar. A rock and metal tunes night with drinks. Xanthis Xenierou 7A, Nicosia Academy Live musical performance including classical, jazz, dance with wine and cocktails. Opening Timing: Tuesday to Sunday Constantinou Paleologou 32, Nicosia, Barrique Wine and Deli.
Provides wide range of wines. Opening Timing: Monday to Saturday and Sunday Rancho Bar and Grill. A selection of vegetarian and seafood dishes. Opening Timing: Tuesday to Saturday Murphys Pub. Offers pub lunch, drink, live music and football nights. The Godfather Cafe Bar. Provides beer with rock music. Praxandrou, Nicosia, Specialized in breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks with space for DJ performances, art exhibition, live bands and solos, sports screenings, internet access, free wi-fi, art and music workshop.
Nikokreontos 4, Nicosia. City Pride. Provides food, beers, cocktails, whiskeys with DJ and watching sports. Dimostheni Severi, Nicosia.