Useful information about Cyprus for tourists. Piece of information was taken from a booklet of the Cyprus Tourism Organization and part from internet.It can be useful for tourists.
- The capital Republic of Cyprus: Nicosia.
- The largest cities: Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaka, Paphos.
- The official languages: Greek and Turkish.
- The Internet domain: cy.
- Telephone code +357.
Phones of emergency services in Cyprus
- Police / Fire / Ambulance - 112
- General Directorate of Police (Nicosia) - 22802020
- Forestry Department (reports of fire) - 1407
- The main hospital (reference) - 1400
- Information Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology - 1401
- Airports of Larnaca and Paphos - 77778833
Towns and resorts
Limassol. Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus after Nicosia.
Larnaca. Larnaca International Airport (Cyprus main airport) is located close to the city.
Paphos. Paphos is located on the southwest coast of Cyprus. Cyprus the second largest international airport is located near the city.
Agía Napf. Ayia Napa is a holiday village on the southeast coast of Cyprus. The beaches in the area are generally considered to be the best in Cyprus.
Protaras. The Protaras Holiday Village is located on the southeastern coast of the island about five kilometers northeast of Agía Nápa.
Banks and currency
Tuesday, January 1, 2008, the euro is the lawful currency of on the island, replacing the Cyprus pound (Sue). In the banks accepted all major currencies, and most major shops and restaurants accept credit cards.
Operating time of enterprises and shops in Cyprus
During the summer, from mid-June to late September lunch
extended break due to the siesta. During this period the work is done on the following schedule:
Mon - Fri 8 00-13.00 and 16.00 - 20.00.
Most shops, except those located in the tourist area are closed after noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All you need are readily available at the local "periptero" (small shop, open until late at night, where you can find everything from fresh milk to various little thing).
Local time in Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich, and at
entry into action daylight saving time clock transferred to one hour ahead (LIB +3).
Water supply in Cyprus is absolutely safe for human consumption and is not a carrier of diseases, but the climatic conditions of the island are forced to resort to water-saving mode. Mineral water is of local and imported produce is sold at reasonable prices in the stalls and supermarkets.
Driving a car
Many people take a rental car for the trip. Useful information for motorists.
In Cyprus is the left-hand side traffic on the roads. According to the laws of Cyprus, using safety belts (front and rear) is compulsory. Prohibited to driving influence of alcohol, and riding a motorcycle is allowed only in the helmet.
In the absence of additional restrictions on the maximum speed allowed on motorways is 100 km/h on ordinary roads - 80 km/h, and within the settlements, it should not exceed 50 km/h.
Network of petrol stations in Cyprus, provides gasoline main towns and villages, but when traveling long distances to refuel in advance is recommended. Almost all the petrol stations equipped with automatic machines for payment, receiving both cash and credit cards, which operate outside these hours, usually in the evenings and at weekends.
Larnaka International Airport (Greek Διεθνές Aεροδρόμιο Λάρνακας, Diethnés Aerodrómio Lárnakas, IATA: LCA) is located on the southern coast of the island about four kilometers south of Larnaca. It is the most important airport in Cyprus.
Order a taxi to Larnaca Airport.
Paphos International Airport (Greek Διεθνές Αεροδρόμιο Πάφου, Diethnés Aerodrómio Papa, IATA: PFO) is located on the southwestern coast of the island about six kilometers southeast of Paphos.
Order a taxi to Paphos Airport.