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Accommodation

Cyprus offers a wide variety of holiday accommodation, ranging from modern, large and luxurious establishments, to small and simple family run operations:


Holiday accommodation includes:
(a) Hotels
(b) Hotel Apartments
(c) Tourist Villas
(d) Traditional Houses
(e) Camping sites
(f) Guest Houses
(g) Youth Hostels

Accommodation in private houses is not available in Cyprus. 

Most Hotels and Hotel Apartments have swimming pools, tennis courts, sports facilities, sauna, central air conditioning etc... The rates charged by these establishments are approved by the Cyprus Tourism Organization and most hotels offer special off-season discounts on the accommodation rates usually during the period from the 16th November to the 15th March, excluding the fortnight between the 20th December and 6th January. English is spoken in all hotels; French and German are also widely spoken.  


The Cyprus Hotels Guide includes the Hotels and Tourist Establishments officially registered and classified by the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO) in accordance with the provisions of the Hotels and Tourist Establishments Law and Regulations. The Hotels are classified into categories from 1 to 5 Stars, "Hotels without Star" and "Guest Houses", as opposed to Luxury, A', B', and C' class of Tourist Establishments (i.e. Hotel Apartments, Tourist Villas, camping sites, Tourist Apartments etc). 


It is recommended that reservations for accommodation are made in advance. Visitors are advised to apply to their Travel Agent or directly to the hotel of their choice for their reservations. The Cyprus Hotel Association's office at Larnaca International Airport can assist all incoming passengers with hotel reservations, Tel: 24-643186, Fax: 24-643058. The Cyprus Tourism Organization's information offices at Larnaca International Airport, Paphos International Airport, Limassol Harbor, and in all towns, are at the disposal of all visitors for any assistance regarding hotel bookings.

Airlines

More than 33 Airlines, including Cyprus Airways, the island's national carrier, operate scheduled flights from and to Larnaca International Airport (5 km from Larnaca town center), and Paphos International Airport (15 km east of Paphos town).

  • Reconfirmation of flights must be made by passengers 72 hours prior to departure.

  • Airlines do not provide transport between the airports and the town terminals.

  • Besides Airlines, Travel Agencies in Cyprus provide booking services and assist visitors in all matters concerning air travel.


Airlines which have scheduled flights to Cyprus:

Cyprus Airways Limited (CYP)

Alkaiou 21, P.O.Box 21903, 1514 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 66 30 54 (Cyprus toll free tel: 8000 0008)
Fax: +357 22 66 31 67
e-mail: webcenter@cyprusairways.com
website & online reservation: www.cyprusairways.com.cy

Ticketing Office:
Leoforos Archiepiskopou Makariou III 50, Lefkosia,
Tel: +357 22751996
Fax: +357 22755271

FROM AND TO: Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Beirut, Birmingham, Brussels, Cairo, Damascus, Dubai, Frankfurt, Heraklion, Jeddah, Kerkira, London/Heathrow,London/Stansted, Manchester, Milano, Moscow, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, Tel–Aviv, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich.

Aeroflot - Soviet Airlines (AFL)

Leoforos Omirou 32B,
P.O. Box 2039, Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 66 90 71, 22 67 30 73
From and To: Moscow.

Aegean Airlines (A3)


General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Themistokli Dervi 46, MEDCON TOWER Suite 702, Lefkosia
Tel: +357 22 64 40 00
Fax: +357 22 37 42 22
FROM AND TO: Athens

Air  Malta

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Wingate Aviation Ltd.
Gr. Afxentiou Str. 1
P.O. Box 24134, Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 661666
Fax: (22) 661408

From and To: Valetta

Alitalia (AZA)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Louis Aviation Ltd.,
Evagorou Av., 52
P.O. Box 21301, Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 678000
Fax: (22) 671894
From and To: Rome

Aerosweet (AEW) (Ukranian Airlines)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Aeolos Cyprus Travel Bureau.,
Zinas Kanther str., 6
1065, Nicosia
Tel: +357 22 88 12 65, +375 22 88 12 50
Fax: (22) 676222

FROM AND TO: Kiev and Odessa

Balkan - Bulgarian Airlines (LAZ)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Alasia Cyprus Cruises Ltd.,
Griva Digeni Av., 40
P.O. Box 21249, Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 662082
Fax: (22) 665090
From and To: Sofia.

Austrian Airlines (AUA)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Aeolos Aviation Ltd.,

P.O. Box 21236
Nicosia 1504
Tel: 357 22 88 12 22
Fax: (22) 676222
Email: sns@aeolos.com

FROM AND TO: Vienna.
Air Moldova

General Sales Agents for Cyprus
a. Melody Travel Ltd
Makarios Avenue 34, 6017 Larnaka
P.O.Box 40304, 6303 Larnaka
Tel:+ 357 24 62 55 66, +357 24 62 56 44
Fax:+ 357 24 62 48 14

Sales Agents for Cyprus:
a. Aeolos Bureuau
Tel: +357 22 88 12 22
Fax: +357 2267 92 95

b. Chrysiana Travel
Tel: 357 25 32 89 54
Fax: 357 25 32 89 56
FROM AND TO: Kichinau
Air Slovakia (SVK)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Xenos Aviation Ltd
Mykinon 10B, P.O.Box 26531
1640 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 45 80 00
Fax: 357 22 76 71 13
FROM AND TO: Bratislava
British Airways (BAW)

Esperidon 15, 3rd floor,Atlantic bldg
Strovolos P.O. Box 22359,
1520 Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 799999
Fax: (22) 799803
From and To: London

Belavia Airlines (BRU)

General Sales Agents For Cyprus:
Amathountos Bldg, Steria Complex,
Pearl House. 79A,
Limassol
Tel:  (25) 431999
Fax: (25) 799803
FROM AND TO: Vienna.

Egyptair (MSR)

General Agents for Cyprus:
27 Themistoklis Dervis Str.,
P.O. Box 25532, 1310 Lefkosia
Tel:  (22) 559000
Fax: (22) 559111
From and To: Cairo

CSA - Czechoslovak Airlines (CSA)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Louis Tourist Agency Ltd,
Evagoras Ave., P.O. Box 21301,
1506 , Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 588000
Fax: (22) 671894
From and To: Prague

Emirates (EK)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Arch. Makariou III Ave., 66E, P.O.Box 21601, 1077 Lefkosia
Tel : 357 22 81 78 16
Fax: 357 22 37 56 40
Email: g.souroulla@cytanet.com.cy

FROM AND TO: Dubai

El-Al (ELY)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Kypro Tours Ltd
Ouralion str., 1
P.O. Box 53321, Limassol
Tel: 357 25 57 41 80
Fax: 357 25 56 09 48
From and To: Tel-Aviv

Eurocypria Airlines Ltd (ECA)

97,Artemidos Ave., Artemis Building
P.O.Box 40970, 6308 Lefkosia
Te: 357 24 65 80 00
Fax:357 24 65 80 09
FROM AND TO: Rhodes, Crete
First Choice Airways (FCA)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Louis Aviation Ltd.,
54-58 Leoforos Evagorou, P.O.Box 21301, 1506 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 58 80 00
Fax: 357 22 67 18 94
FROM AND TO: Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff, East Midlands, Stansted

Finnair  (FIN)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Louis Aviation Ltd.
Evagorou Avenue 54-58,
P.O. Box 21301, Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 58 80 00
Fax: 357 22 67 18 94
FROM AND TO: Helsinki

Gulf Air (GFA)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Louis Tourist Agency Ltd.
Louis House, Amphipoleos 20,2025 Strovolos, Lefkosia
P.O.Box: 21301,1506 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 58 80 05
Fax: 357 22 44 29 31
FROM AND TO: Bahrain

Hemus Air (HMS)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Louis Tourist Agency Ltd.
Louis House, Amphipoleos 20,2025 Strovolos, Lefkosia
P.O.Box: 21301,1506 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 58 80 05
Fax: 357 22 44 29 31
email: alasia@cytanet.com.cy
FROM AND TO: Sofia.
Luftransport (LTU)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Amathus Navigation Co. Ltd,
Leoforos Omirou 17, P.O.Box 21601, 1511 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 71 65 00
Fax: 357 22 66 13 29
FROM AND TO: Dusseldorf

Iran Air

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Aeolos Aviation Ltd.
Prigkipissis de Tyras, 9
Nicosia 
Tel:  (22) 366111
Fax: (22) 366177
Email: sns@aeolos.com

JAT  (Yugoslav Airlines) 

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
New Marathon Aviation Ltd
Makariou III Av., 66C
Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 37 47 57

Fax: (22) 374750
new.marathon@cytanet.com.cy

FROM AND TO: Belgrade

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

General Sales Agents for Cyprus: Hollandia Enterprises Ltd.
Th. Theodotou str., 24
P.O. Box 24666, Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 67 16 16
Fax: 357 22 67 94 97
From and To: Amsterdam

Kuwait Airways 

Santa Rosa str., 13
P.O. Box 21028, Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 450921
Fax: (22) 449629
From and To: Kuwait

Lithuanian Airlines (LIL)  

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Groutas Tours
Homer Ave., 31
P.O. Box 24849, Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 87 33 30
Fax: 357 22 67 66 54

LOT - Polish Airlines

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
CTT Aviation Ltd
Diagorou & Katelari str.
P.O. Box 21386, Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 87 00 00
Fax: 357 22 66 99 21
FROM AND TO: Warsaw

Lufthansa - German Airlines (DLH)

Corner of Makariou & Evagorou Av.,
Capital Center, 6th floor
P.O. Box 5230, Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 451777
Fax: (22) 366654
From and To: Frankfurt

Malev - Hungarian Airlines (MAH)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Hungair Travel Ltd.,
Deligiorgi 5, Lapithion Megaro, Shop 2, 1066 Lefkosia
P.O. Box 26888, 1648 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 68 09 80
Fax: 357 22 68 06 68

Middle East Airlines (MEA)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Araouzos Travel Ltd.
Evagora Ave., 17A
P.O. Box 21244, Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 67 04 44
Fax: 357 22 67 71 46
FROM AND TO: Beirut

Olympic Airlines (OAL)

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Amathus Navigation Co. Ltd.
Omirou Ave., 17
P.O. Box 1601, Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 71 65 00
Fax: 357 22 66 13 29

Email: g.souroulla@cytanet.com.cy
FROM AND TO: Athens

Orbi Georgian Airways (DVU) 

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Louis Aviation Ltd.
Evagorou 52,
P.O. Box 21301, Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 442114
Fax: (22) 461893
From and To: Tbilisi

Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJA)

Leoforos Arch. Makariou III 66, Kronos Court, 1077 Lefkosia

Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 46 00 44
Fax: (22) 375196
From and To: Amman

Syrian Air (SYR)   

General Sales Agents for Cyprus:
Leof. Arch. Makariou III 66D, P.O.Box 26062, 1666 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 44 71 00
Fax: 357 22 44 70 50

From and To: Damascus

Swiss Air (SWR) 

General Sales Agents for Cyprus: Aeolos Aviation Ltd.
Prigkipissis de Tyras str., 9
P.O. Box 21236, Nicosia
Tel:  (22) 445222

Fax: (22) 447222
Email: sns@aeolos.com

SkyEurope Airlines

Handling Agents for Cyprus:
Aeolos Travel
Zinas Kanther 6, 1065 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21236, 1504 Lefkosia
Tel: +357 22 88 12 65, +375 22 88 12 50
Fax: +357 22 67 62 22
FROM AND TO:Vienna
Transaero

General Sales Agents for Cyprus: 
Titan Tours
Elia Venezi Str., 8
P.O. Box 27410, Nicosia
Tel: 357 26 95 17 56, Fax: 357 26 95 17 58
Fax: (22) 493524
Email: trans@spidernet.com.cy 

Sales Agents for Cyprus:
a. Olvia Air Services Ltd
Tel: 357 22 76 54 46, Fax: 357 22 76 76 70

b. Chrysiana Travel
Tel: 357 25 32 89 54, Fax: 357 22 32 89 56
FROM AND TO: Moscow/Pafos

Tarom-Romanian Airlines (ROT) 

General Sales Agents for Cyprus
Leoforos Archiepiskopou Makariou III 66C,
P.O. Box 28099, 2090 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 37 47 57
Fax: 357 22 37 47 50
FROM AND TO: Bucharest

 

Airports

Travellers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus may enter the Republic only through the legal ports of entry: Larnaka and Pafos International Airports, or the ports of Larnaka, Lemesos (Limassol), and Pafos. Note: The Airport Tax is included in the airfare.

All airports in the part of the Republic illegally occupied by the Turkish invasion forces, have been declared by the Government of Cyprus as prohibited ports of entry and exit, and no visitor should enter or leave the Republic through these ports.

 

Larnaca International Airport

 (Airport Code:LCA)

 

 

Flight information (24 hours)  

77 77 88 33 

Airport information

24 304 700

 (08:15-23:00) 

24 816 130

 

24 643 000

Business facilities
(Cyprus Airways lounge)

24 692 661

The airport is:
5 km (3 miles) from Larnaka town;
49 km (31 miles) from Lefkosia;
70 km (44 miles) from Lemesos;
46 km (29 miles) from Agia Napa;
139 km (89 miles) from Pafos.

Services offered to travellers at Larnaka International Airport include:

Flight Information (24 hours service, Tel: 24 77 88 33)
Tourist Information (08.15 - 23.00 hrs)

Services offered to travelers at Larnaca International Airport include:
*Tourist Information (24 hours service)
* Foreign Exchange
* Hotel Reservations (Cyprus Hotel Association)
* Card and Coin-operated telephones
* Duty-free shops
* Cafeterias
* News-stands, kiosk and souvenir shop
* Transportation services (mainly private taxis and rates are based on taximeter)
* Car rental offices
*Special facilities for handicapped travelers such as truck-lifts for their embarkation and disembarkation from the aircraft, wheel chairs, special washrooms, automatic doors etc.
* Post Office (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
* Health Inspector's Office
* Car Park: C£5,40 per day (for over 12 hrs). Minimum charge 30 cents for the first hour.

Paphos International Airport

(Airport Code: PFO)

 

 

Flight information
(24 hours)  

77 77 88 33 

Airport information 

26 240 506

 

26 240 506

26 422 833

Customs 

26 240 293


The airport is:
15 km ( 9 miles) east of Pafos town;
63 km (39 miles) from Lemesos;
129 km (81 miles) from Larnaka;
50 km (30 miles) from Polis;
146 km (91 miles) from Lefkosia.

Services offered to travelers at Paphos International Airport include:
* Tourist Information (service up to 23.00 hrs)
* Foreign Exchange
* Card and Coin-operated telephones
* Duty free shops
* Cafeteria
* Transportation service (private taxis and rates are based on taximeter).
* Hotel reservations and bookings for self-drive cars can be arranged through the Tourist Information Office.
* Special facilities for handicapped travelers, such as truck-lifts, for their embarkation and disembarkation from the aircraft, wheel chairs and special washrooms.
* Health Inspector's Office.
* Flight Information (24 hours service, Tel: 77 88 33)
* V. A.T. Refund Office
* Post Office (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

Archaeological Societies and Publications

The Cyprus Department Of Antiquities
Mouseiou Str. 1, Nicosia


The Department of Antiquities publishes:
- Several pamphlets (from scientific treatises to popular reports).
- Two Annual Reports.

  1. Report of the Department of Antiquities. 
  2. The Director's Report.
- Various other publications on Cyprus Archaeology.

These can be purchased from the Cyprus Archaeological Museum in Nicosia as well as from the District Museums. Informative study booklets on various archaeological sites can be purchased from the custodians' offices at the different sites.

The Cyprus Department of Antiquities
Mouseiou 1, P.O.Box 22024, 1516 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 86 58 64, 22 86 58 88
Fax: 357 22 30 31 48

Cyprus Research Center

The Library of the Cyprus Research Center is open to scholars on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Center publishes "The Epetiris of the Cyprus Research Center", which specializes on the Archaeology and History of Cyprus, and various other publications on Cyprus' historical and cultural issues. The above publications can be purchased either from the Cyprus Research Center or from bookshops.


Cyprus Research Centre
Kimonos & Thoukididou, Akropolis, 1434 Lefkosia,
Tel: + 357 22 80 07 88, 22 80 07 90
Fax: + 357 22 30 55 46

It also maintains a library open to scholars from Monday to Friday
08:00 to 14:30 (08:00 to 18:00 on Thursdays)

The Association of Cypriot Archaeologists

P.O.Box 20058, 1600 Lefkosia
Tel : + 357 22 86 58 64
Fax: + 357 22 30 31 48

The Association issues scientific periodicals on Archaeology that can be purchased directly from the Association.

CAARI: Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute
Andrea Dimitriou 11, 1066 Lefkosia
Tel: + 357 22 67 08 32, 22 66 69 21, 22 66 69 26
Fax: + 357 22 67 11 47

The Institute has published a few books (ASTOR PUBLICATIONS) and issues the CAARI Newsletter, all of which can be purchased from the CAARI Institute. The Library of the Institute is open to researchers and scholars.CAARI also offers accommodation at a certain charge to archaeologists.


Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus

Gladstonos 12, 1095 Lefkosia
Tel :+ 357 22 67 46 58, 22 67 47 02
Fax :+ 357 22 67 41 01
website: www.ucy.ac.cy

The Unit has its own library specialized in Archaeology. It is open for study 07:30-14:30 Mon-Friday and Thursday till 17:30.
The Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus organises lectures on archaeology and history, mainly of Cyprus throughout the academic year.

Foundation Anastasios G. Leventis

Gladstonos 40,
P.O.Box 22543, CY 1095 Lefkosia
Tel :+ 357 22 66 77 06, 22 67 40 18
Fax:+ 357 22 67 50 02
email: leventcy@zenon.logos.cy.net
website: www.leventisfoundation.org

Foundation Anastasios G. Leventis supports a large variety of activities including the financing of museums, researches, publications, exhibitions and lectures specialising on the Heritage, of Cyprus wherever it manifests itself.


Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

P.O.Box 21995, 1515 Lefkosia
Faneromenis 86-90, 1011 Lefkosia
Tel: + 357 22 67 71 34, 22 66 43 53
Fax: + 357 22 66 28 98
email: info@cultural.bankofcyprus.com
website: www.boccf.org

The Cultural Foundation is permanently housed in the old administrative headquarters of the Bank of Cyprus, near the Phaneromeni Church, in the old town of Nicosia, within the Venetian walls. It houses the Museum of the George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides Collection (donated by Clio and Solon Triantafyllides), the Agora (the Foundation’s shop), the Exhibition hall and the Cultural Foundation’s lecture hall. In the courtyard of the building, at the open air theatre musical and theatrical performances are staged.

Laiki Group Cultural Centre

Lefkosia Lecture Hall: Arch. Makarios III 39 & Bouboulinas
1065 Lefkosia
Tel: 22 81 21 87, Fax: 22 66 10 57
Main Exhibition Centre: Leoforos Vyronos 32, 1096 Lefkosia
Tel: 22 71 86 03
E-Mail: culturalcentre@laiki.com
The Laiki Cultural Centre was created in 1983, introducing the first cultural agenda initiated by a banking institution. The Centre’s activities include three archival Cypriot collections: Art, Rare Books and Photographs, a major publication programme, children’s educational programmes and annual exhibitions on Cyprus’ heritage as well as European contemporary art. From 2000 the Pierides Museum and its vast collections of ancient, medieval and ethnological Cypriot art, have been entrusted to the Laiki Group Cultural Centre.

Pierides Foundation

Z. Kitieos 4, P.O.Box 40025, 6300 Larnaka
Tel: + 357 24 65 13 45
Fax: + 357 24 65 72 27
email: centrart@spidernet.com.cy

The Pierides Foundation supports archaeological researches, excavations and has so far created thirteen museums. The foundation organises lectures, international symposia and has publications all specialised on Cyprus.

Centre of Cultural Heritage

Gonia Megalou Alexandrou 10 & Alexiou Komninou, 14
P.O.Box 20119, CY 1601 Old Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 67 20 87
Fax: 357 22 67 22 15
email:contact@heritage.org.cy
website: www.heritage.org.cy

The Centre of Cultural Heritage offers its services to preserve, conserve, restore and promote the `
Cultural Heritage of Cyprus.

Archaeological  Sites

NOTES:

  1. All museums and archaeological sites remain closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).
  2. During the rest of the Public Holidays (see page 79) the major archaeological sites: Kolossi Castle, Kourion site, Sanctuary of Apollo, Tombs of the Kings, Mosaics in Pafos and Hala Sultan Tekkesi, remain open from 09.00 - 17.00 hrs. The Cyprus Archaeological Museum in Lefkosia (Nicosia) and the District Archaeological Museums in Lemesos (Limassol) and Pafos remain also open from 10.00 - 13.00 hrs.
  3. Opening and Closing times of Museums as well as Entrance Fees are subject to alterations without notice.
  4. Free admittance on Sundays to all State Museums and Archaeological sites for Cypriots.


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