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 CAMPING

The camping sites in Cyprus are licensed by the Cyprus Tourism Organization. Facilities available in camping sites include: showers, toilets, washing facilities, mini- market, and usually a snack-bar or restaurant. If electricity is installed, an extra amount is charged according to the electricity consumed.

The rates for the camping sites range between: CY£2 - CY£3 per day, for a tent or caravan space, plus CY£3 per person, daily for services and taxes.

The period of operation for each camping site is indicative and customers are advised to confirm whether the sites are open by contacting either the camping sites or any Cyprus Tourism Organization office in Cyprus or abroad.

Ayia Napa Camping Site
Ayia Napa, Tel: (03) 721946
Situated on the west side of Ayia Napa resort, close to the beach, has a capacity of 150 tents/caravans.
Open: March - October

  Kalymnos (Governor's) Beach Camping Site
Limassol, Tel: (25) 632300
Situated 20 km east of Limassol has a capacity of 111 caravans and 247 tents. Open all the year round.
Geroskipou Zenon Gardens Camping
P.O. Box 99 Paphos
Tel: (26) 242277
Situated east of Geroskipou Tourist Beach, on the beach, approximately 3 km, (2 miles) from Paphos Harbor with a capacity of 95 tents/caravans.
Open: April - October.
  Feggari Camping Site
Coral Bay, Peyia, Paphos
Tel: (26) 621534
Situated 11 km north of Paphos Town, near the Coral Bay beach with a capacity of 47 tents/caravans.
Open all the year round.

Polis Camping Site
Polis, 37 km from the town of Paphos
Tel: (26) 321526
The camping site is on the beach on the north-west coast of the island, in a pleasant eucalyptus grove, (500 meters from Polis town center). It has a capacity of 200 tents/caravans.
Open from March till the end of October.

 

Camping Facilities at Troodos
Troodos Hill Resort
Tel: (25) 421624
Situated amidst a pine forest, 2 km (11/2 miles) north of the Troodos Hill Resort, off the main Troodos-Kakopetria road.
Open from May till end of October (weather permitting).


CAR BREAKDOWN EMERGENCY SERVICE


Private companies offer 24hrs breakdown service all over the island. Some of these companies are the following:

AA Cyprus 24 Hours Breakdown Service
Nicosia
Tel: (22) 313131
 

First Aid Automobile Ltd.
Nicosia
Tel: 22 38 89 12

Tel: 99 63 74 44 (for Ammochostos area)

Tel: 99 66 64 48 (for Lemesos area)

Tel: 99 43 93 47 (for Larnaca area)

Rescue Line Auto Services Ltd.
Nicosia

Tel: (22) 315798
Lemesos, Tel: 25 56 33 66

  Speed Line
Leoforos Athalassis 62, Strovolos, Nicosia
Tel: (22) 313473

NT Rescue Line Services Ltd
Limassol
Tel: (25) 355336

 

Auto Clinic Marios
Manis 22, Pafos, Tel: 26 93 38 42
Odiki Road Express Service
Tel: 80 00 70 70

Chris Towing
Paphos
Tel: (26) 234956

   


CAR DRIVING

Visitors wishing to bring their car to Cyprus can do so, for a period up to 3 months provided the car has a valid registration licence of its country of origin. The period may be extended accordingly, provided the person is considered a visitor by the Department of Customs & Excise.

HANDS FREE DURING DRIVING IS MANDATORY
During driving, the driver should take all necessary measures, so that his/her hands are free at all times in order to have full control of the vehicle. Therefore the use of a mobile phone is strictly prohibited.

DRIVING LICENCE
Cyprus Driving Licence: £35 / €59.91 for a lifetime.

European driving licenses are recognized officially by the law 94(1)/01. Driving licenses issued by Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Australia, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, United States of America, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Russia, must be replaced after a period of six months. Non European citizens and citizens who come from the previously mentioned countries are allowed to drive holding their National 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.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN MOTORISTS ENTERING CYPRUS

As from 1/5/2004, when Cyprus has acceded to the E.U, as far as Insurance cover is concerned, all 25 E.U. countries plus Switzerland, Croatia, Iceland and Norway will be considered as one territory.
As a result of the above, if a visitor, from one of the 29 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 29 European Countries, then the Cyprus Authorities should check whether the foreign motorist has a valid Green Card In force for Cyprus. A foreign visitor may have a Green Card in force, even if his country of origin is not a member of the Green Card System.
If a foreign visitor has in force a «frontier insurance» issued in one of the 29 European Economic Area Countries, then such a cover will be valid also in Cyprus until its expiry date.
It is possible for a motorist to have a valid Green Card in force, even if his car bears a motor plate of a European country. In this case, the motor plate Country prevails over the Green Card Agreement and the Police Authorities should allow the vehicle to enter Cyprus without checking his Green Card.
If a foreign motorist enters Cyprus and does not have a registration plate belonging to one of the 29 European Countries, but does not have a Green Card valid for Cyprus either, then this motorist should not be allowed to drive his car in the territory of Cyprus. He should be asked first to secure cover to drive in Cyprus for the period he is expecting to stay on the island, with a Cypriot Insurer. It is made clear that the granting of such cover is on the absolute discretion of the Insurance Companies and, in the presence of negative features, he will have a problem to secure Insurance cover. It is, therefore, advisable for a non-European motorist to secure a Green Card before entering Cyprus. As Russia is not a member of the Green Card System, Russian motorists should be advised of the position, so as to avoid possible inconvenience.
In view of the Implementation, as from the 1st May 2004, of the 4th Motor Insurance Directive, all E.U. visitors who may have an accident in Cyprus, for which they intend to claim compensation from a Cypriot Insurer, should get acquainted with the procedure which aims to facilitate them upon their return to their home countries.

For further information please contact:
Motor Insurers’ Fund
Zinonos Sozou 23, CY 1075 Lefkosia
Tel: 22763913, Fax: 22761007
P.O.Box: 22030, CY 1516 Lefkosia
E-mail: mif@cytanet.com.cy

Car Insurance
The Green Insurance card is not accepted in Cyprus. A visitor must be either in possession of an insurance issued by an insurance company authorized to transact motor insurance business in Cyprus or obtain insurance cover upon arrival at Limassol, and Larnaca Ports. By law it is compulsory to insure against full third party. However full comprehensive insurance is advisable.

PETROL

Motor fuel, unleaded petrol, and diesel may be bought in unlimited quantities at Petrol stations. Brands available are: BP, Mobil, Esso, Lina, and Shell. In November 2007 the prices per liter were approximately:
Premium:  59 cents
Unleaded: 58 cents
Diesel:     57 cents


Brands available are: EKO, Exxon Mobil, Esso, Lukoil, Petrolina, Lina and Agip. Petrol is sold by the litre and 15% VAT is included in all prices.

Petrol Stations Stay Open:
Monday - Friday: 06:00 - 19:00 (April 1 - September 30)
Monday - Friday: 06:00 - 18:00 (October 1 - March 31)
Wednesday: 06:00 - 14:00 (Lefkosia district)
Tuesday: 06:00 - 14:00 (Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos and Ammochostos districts)
Saturday: 06:00 - 15:00
Vending machines operate during non-working hours, on weekends and on holidays. Petrol stations in rural areas may be found open on Weekends and on Holidays.

Petrol stations in Nicosia and all seaside areas are equipped with petrol vending machines, accepting bank notes and credit cards, and are operating on a weekly 24 hrs a day basis. 

Certain Petrol Stations provide self- service facilities.

PARKING FACILITIES

–Parking places (municipal and private) are found in town centres, charging approximately
C£2,00 / €1.71 for a half day’s parking.
–Parking in central city areas is parking meter controlled. Cost per hour is C£0. 40- C£ 0.60  /
€0.68-€1.02 on week days during office hours. Parking meters do not operate on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Public Holidays
–Parking for the disabled is free.
- Where a double yellow line is painted parallel to the curb, parking and waiting are prohibited at all times.

-If the yellow line is single, loading and unloading is allowed but parking is prohibited at all times.

"Mini" Guide to Drivers

  • Traffic moves on the LEFT hand-side of the road, NOT on the right. 

  • International road traffic signs are in use, and placed along the roads and highways, on the left hand-side.

  • Distances and road speed limits are posted in kilometers and kilometer-per hour (km/h) respectively.

  • The maximum speed limit on the motorways is 100 km/h (60 MPH) and the lower speed limit is 65 km/h (40MPH). On all other roads the general speed limit is 50 km/h (30MPH), unless a lower one is indicated.

  • The use of seat-belts for front seat passengers is compulsory. - Children under the age of five Must Not, under any circumstances sit in the front passenger seat.

  • Children from five to ten years old may occupy the front passenger seat only if an appropriate child's seat belt has been fitted.

  • It is advisable to stay away from the center of the towns during rush hours i.e. between 07:00-08:00 / 13:00-13:30 and in late afternoon 17:00-18:00 in winter, or 18:00-19:00 in summer.

  • It is advisable to avoid, if possible, driving due West in the late afternoon, as the glare of the setting sun can be unpleasant and potentially dangerous.

  • Because of the sometimes intense brightness of the clear Mediterranean sky, drivers are advised to wear sunglasses.

Driving under the influence of alcohol above the prescribed limit:

Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle or pedal cycle with alcohol concentration in breath or blood above the prescribed limit, is an offence.
The permissible limit in the blood is 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (BAC 0,5mg/ml). The permissible limit in breath is up to 22 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of exhaled air.
– -Be sure that you are covered by insurance for injury or damages.
– -In case of an accident, call 199 or 112 immediately

As regular transport service is not available to remote areas where many places of interest are to be found, driving in Cyprus is most advisable.

Fairly good surfaced roads complying with international traffic requirements, link the towns and the various villages. Four-lane motorways connect the capital, Nicosia with the coastal towns of Limassol and Larnaca.

Minor roads and forest roads are still largely un-surfaced but in good to fair condition. Appropriate care should be taken when using these roads, especially during wet weather.

Visitors wishing to bring their car to Cyprus can do so, provided the car has a valid registration license of its country of origin. In such a case, the car can circulate in Cyprus for a period of 6 months.

 


CAR RENTALS - HIRE CARS

Self-drive car rental firms have offices in all towns, as well as at the International Airports.

Self-drive cars are known in Cyprus also as Z cars because their Registration number, which is shown on red plates, starts with the letter "Z".

Categories of cars available for hiring: 

A Category: up to  999 cc
B Category: 1000 - 1099 cc
C Category: 1100 - 1300 cc
D Category: over 1301 cc


Some companies also offer fully automatic cars, fully air conditioned cars and 4 wheel drive cars.


CIVIL MARRIAGE

civil marriagePersons wishing to contract their civil marriage in Cyprus must apply personally to the Marriage Officer at the Municipality of their choice for the necessary prior formalities.
A marriage can be celebrated either
(a) by giving notice of marriage or,
(b) by applying for a special license. In case of notice, the parties to be married have to stay in Cyprus for at least 15 days.


Prescribed fees: CY £75, 00 / €128.38.
In case of emergency, however, the interested persons may apply to
the Marriage Officer to fix an earlier date, by paying advanced fees. In this case the marriage can be celebrated within 2-3 working days.
Prescribed fees for this case: CY £165, 00 / €282.44

Parties to be married should be in possession of:
- Legal identification documents and certificates
- Evidence that they are free to marry.


Also the parties must make an affirmation before the marriage Officer that they know of no impediment or lawful hindrance to their marriage.

Religious Ceremony

A civil marriage may be celebrated by the Marriage Officer at his office or by a Registered Minister of Religion (priests of various denominations registered and licensed by the Ministry of Interior of Cyprus Republic) at his church. In this case all the same procedure should be followed at the Municipality, but the religious ceremony can be held at a church.
Fees: The prescribed fees for the Municipality, plus the fees for the church.

All the necessary arrangements with the Registered Minister and the church must be carried out by the interested persons.
* For further information you can visit the website of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities www.ucm.org.cy

Detailed information may be obtained directly from the following websites:
Web-site: www.ucm.org.cy/eng/civil–marriage.htm and www.ucm.org.cy/eng/members.htm

Tel: +357 22 44 51 70, Fax: +357 22 67 72 30



CLIMATE

The climate is equable, with an abundance of sunny days throughout the year. The average daytime temperature from June to September is 32o C, from December to February 16o C and from March to May, and October to November 25o C.

Adonis BathCyprus is the hottest, driest island in the Mediterranean. It enjoys more sunshine than any other Mediterranean resort - typically 340 days of sunshine a year. The rainy season is from November to March, with most of the rain falling between December and February. The spring season is mild. During April the spring flowers are at their best, by May they are starting to go over. Early May can be windy, by the middle of May the temperature is starting to shoot up. During July and August the temperature can be well above 30 degrees centigrade. Autumn extends well into November.
Inland areas can be up to 10 degrees Centigrade warmer than the coast, the mountains are usually cooler. At night the mountains can be cool, even in summer.


The sea is warm from the end of May until October.
In the summer, fair skinned North Europeans should avoid the midday sun from 1100 to 1500. Needless to say few heed this eminently sensible advice!

WHAT TO WEAR ... AND WHEN

Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with abundant sunshine year round. Long dry summers and mild winters are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.
Summer is a time of high temperatures with cloudless skies, but the sea breeze creates a pleasant atmosphere in the coastal areas.
Winters are mild, with some rain and snow on Troodos Mountains.
March
Winter apparel with medium-weight wear.

April, May
Blossom season. Medium-weight and summer apparel: Light woollies or long sleeved cotton for the evenings.

June, July, August
Very light-weight summer clothing. Ideal for swimming and all beach/water activities.

September, October
Light- weight apparel for the day and medium-weight for the evenings in October.

November
Medium- weight apparel. Light sweaters.

December, January, February
Winter clothing — not heavy coats though!

The rainy season is from November to March with temperatures ranging between 23 to 16 degrees, with most of the rain falling between December and February. The spring season is mild and you can expect temperatures of 23 degrees. During April the spring flowers are at their best, by May they are starting to go over. Early May can be windy, but by the middle of the month the temperature is starting to rise. During July and August the temperature can be well above 30 degrees centigrade.
The Troodos Mountains are a great place to escape the heat of the summer sun, you can expect a difference in temperature of up to 12 degrees. During the winter months of December and January the mountains provide ideal Skiing conditions, while by the coast you can still enjoy the beach.

CLOTHING AND ACTIVITIES

General information and suggestions on what to wear and do, according to season.

April - May
Days are pleasantly warm, but temperatures may fall a bit at night.
Medium-weight and summer apparel: Light woollies or long sleeved cotton for the evenings.
Excellent season for those who prefer to enjoy nature, as the countryside is green and flowers are in blossom.

June - July - August
Warmest months of summer
Very light weight summer clothing.
Ideal for swimming and all beach/water activities.

September - October
Warm days, cool October evenings.
Light weight apparel for the day and medium-weight for the evenings in October.
Swimming and water-sports are still at their best.

November
Pleasantly warm days
Medium-weight apparel. Light Woollies.
Ideal weather for autumn travel. 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.
Winter clothing; not heavy coats though!
Outdoor activities and excursions can be enjoyed.

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.
Winter apparel.
Conditions are ideal for snow skiing on Troodos mountains.

March
Moderating weather with nature at its best.
Winter apparel with medium-weight wear.
Most outdoor activities can be enjoyed, and March is an excellent period for long country walks.


CONFERENCE FACILITIES

Cyprus is an ideal location for any business meeting from five to 1,200 people. In addition to the Cyprus International Conference Center (CICC) in Nicosia, more than 85 hotels offer conference facilities all over Cyprus.

The high standard of hotels and services in Cyprus as well as the excellent and modern conference facilities, its unique geographical location and accessibility make Cyprus an ideal place to meet, talk and exchange ideas.

The jewel of the Mediterranean has emerged successfully into the conference tourism market in the past two decades. In Cyprus you will find a complete range of conference services of high international standards, with business-class hotels, a good selection of venues for meetings and social activities, friendly professionals with solid experience in the conference industry and excellent communication facilities.
Cyprus offers 350 conference rooms, seating capacity for 30,000 people and 30,000 beds in hotels with conference facilities alone.
The seating capacity by town is 7,000 in Lefkosia, 7,500 in Lemesos 8,000 in Pafos, 3,000 in Larnaka and 4,500 in free Famagusta area.
Additionally and new, high-tech Conference Centre with 2,000 seating capacity is under development in Lemesos.

Just over 1 hour by air from continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Cyprus offers everything needed to make a successful conference – plus much more.

Major cities can be crossed by car in 15 minutes and virtually everything a conference delegate may need is within a 2-minute radius from major hotels.

Sophisticated communications facilities are available with reliable direct links for telephone, fax and data networks. Quality audio-visual equipment and other high-tech apparatus related to the conference industry are readily available from reliable domestic suppliers and technical support is efficient and close at hand.

The special magic of Cyprus - an exciting blend of dramatic scenery, colourful mythology and a rich archaeological inheritance coupled with the warm hospitality of its people and all-year-round perfect weather ascribes each conference or incentive a unique character.
A combination of pine-clad mountain slopes and crystal-clear sea drenched by a sunny atmosphere, Cyprus’s spectacular scenery can make a powerful backdrop to breathtaking promotions, stunning product launches and extravagant incentives. To brush-up your corporate image, build morale and intensify motivation, Cyprus is not just a one-off experience, but magic to be treasured for a lifetime.


For further information please contact:

Cyprus Tourism Organization

P.O. Box 24535 CY1390, Nicosia
Tel: (22) 337715
Telex: 2165, Telefax: (22) 331644



CONSULATES OF OTHER COUNTRIES IN CYPRUS


Albania
Mr Loucas M. Ellinas, Hon. Consul
Annis Komninis 4, Solea Bldg., Flat 701, 1060 Lefkosia, P.O.Box 26575, CY 1640 Lefkosia
Tel :+ 357 22 76 74 00
Fax:+ 357 22 76 67 67
E-mail: albania@spidernet.com.cy

Austria
C.G. Christofides Industrial Ltd.
Menandrou 6, Office 103, 1066 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21512 Lefkosia
Tel: 22 451352, 22 451202, Fax: 22 451203
e-mail: christof.glad@cytanet.com.cy

Bangladesh 
Mrs Peggy Kalaydjian,
Hon. Consul General
Mr Roupen Paul Kalaydjian,
Honorary Consul
Zenonos Kitieos 96-102, 6022 Larnaka
P.O.Box 40189, CY 6301 Larnaka
Tel :+ 357 24 65 92 00,
Fax:+ 357 24 65 92 03
e-mail: roupenkalaydjian@yahoo.co.uk
 

Barbados 
Mr Panagiotis Alexandrou,
Hon. Consul
Vourkoundias 9, Zakaki,3046 Lemesos
P.O.Box 57382, Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 71 25 84,
Fax: +357 25 39 03 45
e-mail: Barbados_consul@yahoo.com

Belarus 
Mr Demosthenis Chrysomilas Hon. Consul
30, Karpenisiou Str., P.O. Box 20533, 1660 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 84 30 00
Fax: +357 22 37 52 27 
e-mail: info@scordispapapetrou.com

Belgium
Mr Marios E. Lanitis,
Hon. Consul-General
Archiepiskopou Kyprianou 21, 3036 Lemesos, P.O.Box 50186, 3601 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 34 18 61
Fax: +357 25 34 08 49
e-mail: sitinal@cytanet.com.cy
  

Belize
Mr Christodoulos G. Vassiliades, Hon. Consul
Agiou Pavlou 15, Ledra House, 1105 Lefkosia, P.O.Box 24444, 1703 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 55 66 77
Fax: +357 22 55 66 88
e-mail: belize@cytanet.com.cy
  
 
Brazil

Mr Garo Keheyan, Hon. Consul
24, Demosthenis Severis Ave., 1st Floor,1080, Lefkosia P.O.Box 21425, 1508 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 66 38 71
Fax: +357 22 66 35 38
e-mail: info@thepharotrust.org

  
Bulgaria
Mr Vakis Loizou, Hon. Consul
Louis Apollonia Beach Hotel
George A’ Str., Germasogeia, 4048 Lemesos
Tel: 25 32 33 51 (ext. 826), Fax: 25 32 16 83 
e-mail: apollonian@louishotels.com

  
Burundi 
Mr Tassos Anastasiades, Hon. Consul
Romanou 4 - 6, 1070 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 20736, 1663 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 37 52 68
Fax: +357 22 37 45 50 
e-mail: tassos.anastasiades@globalsoftmail.com

 
Cameroon 
Mrs. Anthi C. Christodoulou,
Hon. Consulate
Digenis Akritas 80, 2nd Floor,
1061 Lefkosia, P.O. Box 27420,
1645 Lefkosia
Tel: +357 22 76 67 78
Fax: +357 22 75 23 97

Canada 
Mrs Eleni Chrysostomides,
Hon. Consul
Lampousas 1, 1095 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 22125, 1517 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 77 55 08
Fax: +357 22 77 99 05 
e-mail: info@consulcanada.com.cy

Cape Verde 
Mr Petros G. Economides,
Hon. Consul
Gr. Xenopoulou 17, 3106 Lemesos
P.O.Box 58041, 3730 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 86 64 10
Fax: +357 25 86 64 01 
e-mail: economides@totalserve.com.cy

 
Central African Republic 
Mr. Sarkis Elias Sarkis, Hon. Consul
Queen Frederica 33, 3rd floor,
1066 Lefkosia,
Palais d' Ivoire Buiding
P.O.Box 24546,
1301 Lefkosia
Tel: +357 22 67 66 18
Fax: + 357 22 67 86 07

Chile 
Mr George A. Zachariades, Hon. Consul
5, Medon , 1060 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 76 54 24
Fax: +357 22 33 85 76 
e-mail: zachariades@cytanet.com.cy

Colombia 
Mr Reginos Pantelaki Tsanos, Hon. Consul
Spyrou Araouzou 25,
Verengaria Bldg., 5th Floor, 3036 Lemesos
P.O.Box 50407, 3604 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 81 86 60
Fax: +357 25 36 52 69 
e-mail: consul.col@lavargroup.com.cy

Costa Rica - Consulate General 
Mr Yiannakis C. Economou,
Hon. Consul-General
Chr. Chatzipavlou 143E,
P.O.Box 50017, CY 3036 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 36 22 23
Fax: +357 25 81 84 57 
e-mail: y.economou@hba.com.cy
 
  
Cote d’Ivoire 
Ms Ekaterini Chr. Mylona,
Hon. Consul
Aristotelous 2, 2720 Akaki,
Lefkosia
Nafpliou 12 Lemesos, P.O.Box 53128,
3300 Lemesos
Tel : +357 22 82 11 72, 25 35 55 95
Fax: +357 22 82 42 33, 25 37 98 86   

Croatia
Mr Luke Benfield, Hon. Consul
5, Limassol Avenue, 2112 Aglantzia, Lefkosia, P.O. Box 21961, 1515 Lefkosia
Tel: +357 22 88 25 00
Fax: +357 22 88 25 99 
 e-mail: info@hccroatia.org

  
Czech Republic
Mrs Melita Rolandi-Strati, Hon. Consul
P.O.Box 21414, 1508 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 59 19 00
Fax: +357 22 59 17 00 
e-mail: melita@cyprusisland.com

Denmark 
Mr Efthyvoulos G. Paraskevaides, Hon. Consul-General
Mr Panicos M. Klerides, Hon. Consul
Dositheou 7, 1071 Lefkosia
Parabuilding Block C
P.O.Box 21178, 1503 Lefkosia
Tel: 22 37 60 93, 22 86 86 48, Fax: 22 37 62 45 
e-mail: danskcon@spidernet.com.cy

  
Dominican Republic 

Mr Photos j Photiades, Hon. Consul
Leoforos Stassinou 8, 1060 Lefkosia
"Photos Photiades Business Centre"
Tel : +357 22 45 20 00
Fax: +357 22 45 20 01 
e-mail: photos@ppgroup.com.cy

Ecuador
Mrs Anna Maximou Michaelides, Hon. Consul
254 Arch. Leontiou A’ street
Maximos Court A’, 1st Floor, 3020 Lemesos
P.O.Box 50167, 3601 Lemesos
Tel: 25 334245, Fax: 25 336402 
e-mail: ecuconsulate@cytanet.com.cy
   
El Salvador 
Mr Marios Polyviou, Hon. Consul
Artemidos Ave. 23, Hadjiyiannis Building, 6025 Larnaka
Tel: 24629925, Fax: 24 651787
e-mail: elsalvador@cytanet.com.cy

Estonia 
Mr Michael H. Zampelas,
Hon. Consul - General
Themistoklis Dervis 3, Julia House,
1066 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21612, 1591 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 55 50 00
Fax: +357 22 55 50 03 
e-mail: michael.h.zampelas@cy.pwc.com
 

Finland 
Mr Demosthenis Z. Severis,
Hon. Consul General
Leoforos Arch. Makariou III 1-7, Mitsi House, Flats 705-707, 1065 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21613, 1511 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 75 22 77
Fax: +357 22 75 48 97 
e-mail: severidz@spidernet.com.cy

 
France 

1.Mr Andreas St. Dimitriou, Hon. Consul
Franklin Roosevelt 1, 6010 Larnaka
P.O.Box 40408, 6304 Larnaka
Tel: 24 65 52 49, Fax: 24 82 80 75
E-mail: astdimitriou@cytanet.com.cy

2. Mr Christakis Papavasiliou
Hon. Consul (For Lemesos)
Leoforos Franklin Rousvelt 77,
3011 Lemesos
P.O Box 50230, 3602 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 56 38 90
Fax: +357 25 56 89 90

3. Mr Georgios Mitsis
Hon. Consul (for Pafos)
Leoforos Demokratias 31,
St. Neofytos, 8577 Tala Pafos
Tel : +357 26 65 24 90
Fax: +357 26 95 03 27
e-mail:
1. zozita@cytanet.com.cy
2. cpp@shoham.com.cy
3. gmitsisdip@hotmail.com
    

Gabon 
Mrs Parvin G. Petrou, Hon. Consul
Geri Industrial Zone, Ftelias Str., 2200 Lefkosia, P.O.Box 29096, 1621 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 48 59 28
Fax: +357 22 48 59 27 
 e-mail: Parvinpe@spidernet.com.cy
     

Gambia (The) 
Mr Tryfonos Tryfonas Hon. Consul
Earos 5, 6041 Larnaka
P.O Box 42463
6534 Larnaka
Tel. + 357 24 82 84 78, 24 65 03 32
Fax: + 357 24 82 84 79
e-mail: tryfonas.tryfonos@cytanet.com.cy

Germany - Consulate 

Mr Costas Lanitis, Hon. Consul
(for Lemesos, Pafos)
Archiespiskopou Kyprianou 21,
3036 Lemesos
P.O Box 50336, 3603 Lemesos
Tel: +357 25 82 09 20
Fax:+357 25 34 13 61
e-mail: darling@lanitis.com

Germany - Consulate 

1. Mr Costas Lanitis, Hon. Consul
(for Lemesos, Pafos)
Archiespiskopou Kyprianou 21,
3036 Lemesos
P.O Box 50336, 3603 Lemesos
Tel: +357 25 82 09 20
Fax:+357 25 34 13 61
e-mail: darling@lanitis.com

Ghana - Consulate 
Mr Christodoulos Ph. Peleties,
Hon. Consul
Kambou, Strovolos Industrial Area, 2030 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21326, CY 1506 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 48 22 65
Fax: +357 22 48 17 57 
e-mail: peletico@peletico.com
 

 Guatemala - Consulate 
Mr. Charalambos Pilakoutas, Hon. Consul
Meteora 14, 2032 Strovolos, Industrial Area, Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21168, 1503 Lefkosia
Tel: +357 22 48 77 11
Fax: +357 22 48 77 22 
e-mail: pilakoutas@charpilakoutas.com.cy
 
  

Guinea 
Mr Chris Ioannou, Hon. Consul
Gropious 12, Lemesos
P.O.Box 50422, CY 3604 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 33 37 79
Fax: +357 25 33 26 05 
e-mail: cjoannou@spidernet.com.cy
 
  
Guyana 
Mr George Economides, Hon. Consul
Poseidonos 13, 2018 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 23900, CY 1687 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 48 68 00
Fax: +357 22 42 53 75 
e-mail: g.e.consult@cytanet.com.cy

  
Hungary 
Mr Costakis Loizou,
Hon. Consul General
20 Amphipoleos Str,
2025 Strovolos, Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21301, CY 1506 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 58 81 28
Fax: +357 22 44 29 30 
e-mail: cloizou@louisgroup.com

Iceland
Mr Michael Psomas,
Hon. Consul General
Leoforos Arch. Makariou III 24, Kaimakli, 1020 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21820, CY 1513 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 34 43 34
Fax: +357 22 34 78 70 
e-mail: terpsis@spidernet.com.cy
 
  
Indonesia
Mr Andreas Mavromatis,
Hon. Consul General
Platonos 10, 2413 Egkomi, Lefkosia
P.O.Box 27858, CY 2433 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 35 18 78
Fax: +357 22 35 71 11 
e-mail: avmavro@cytanet.com.cy
 
Israel 
Mr Prodromos Ch. Papavassiliou
Hon.Consul General
Leoforos Rousvelt 77, 3011 Lemesos
P.O Box 50230, 3602 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 56 38 90
Fax: +357 25 65 89 90
e-mail: pcp@shoham.com.cy

Italy 

1. Mr Benito A. Mantovani
Hon. Consul (for Lemesos and Pafos)
Arch. Kyprianou 1 & Agiou Andreou, Loukaides Bld. 5th floor, 3036 Lemesos
P.O Box 50001, 3600 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 36 20 45,
Fax: +357 25 37 78 42

2. Mr Victor Mantovani, Hon. Consul (for Larnaka)
Stasinou 9, Pavlimbeis House, Larnaka
P.O.Box 40318, 6308 Larnaka
Tel: 24 84 33 33, Fax: 24 66 42 96
E-mail: v.mantovani@mantovani.com.cy
e-mail: 1. benitlim@logos.cy.net
 2. V.MANTOVANI@LIBRA-HOLIDAYS.COM
  
Jamaica 
Mr Pantelis M. Leptos,
Hon. Consul
Dimitsanis 9, 1304 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 24862
Tel : +357 22 45 82 98
Fax: +357 22 76 16 71 
e-mail: PHL@Leptosestates.com.cy
 
  
Japan
Mr Umberto V. Mantovani,
Hon. Consul General
Gonia Agiou Andreou & Archiepiskopou Kyprianou
Loukaides Bldg, 6th Floor
P.O.Box 50324, CY 3036 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 37 51 50
Fax: +357 25 37 57 28 

Jordan
Mr Michael G. Leptos, Hon. Consul
Demetsanis 9,
P.O.Box 24862, CY 1304 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 45 82 99
Fax: +357 22 76 16 71 
e-mail: leptosnc@logos.cy.net
 
  
Kazakstan
Mr George Zavos, Hon. Consul
Christaki Kranou 31,
Zavos Theodora Gardens
Potamos Germasogeias,
4041 Lemesos
P.O.Box 54242, CY 3722 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 31 97 00
Fax: +357 25 31 98 10 
e-mail: gmzavos@cytanet.com.cy
 
  
 
Kenya 
Mr Nicolaos G. Tornaritis,
Hon. Consul
20 Omirou Ave.The Homer House,, 1097 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 20342, 2151 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 67 13 13
Fax: +357 22 67 11 16 
e-mail: tornarin@spidernet.com.cy

Korea, Republic of
Mr Alkis Iacovides,
Hon. Consul General
Griva Digeni Ave. 81-83, 1080 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 25090, 1306 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 66 55 24
Fax: +357 22 66 56 73
 e-mail: cleo@spidernet.com.cy

Latvia
Mr Adonis Papadopoulos,
Hon. Consul - General
Thalia 3, 3011 Lemesos
P.O.Box 53253, CY 3301 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 84 03 00
Fax: +357 25 56 92 85 
e-mail: latcom@interorient.com.cy

Liberia - Consulate General
Mr Kyriakos Tsangarides,
Hon. Consul General
69, Glastonos Str., Acropolis Center, 4th Floor, Office 402, Lemesos
P.O.Box 58164, 3731 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 81 86 90
Fax: +357 25 81 73 11
e-mail: abdora@spidernet.com.cy

Lithuania 
Mr Jacovos Jacovides, Hon. Consul - General
Leoforos Griva Digeni 81–83, 1080 Lefkosia, P.O.Box 25674, 1311 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 66 21 23
Fax: +357 22 66 25 52 
e-mail: jjacob@spidernet.com.cy
  
 
Luxembourg 
Mr Christos M. Triantafyllides,
Hon. Consul
27, Evagoras Avenue, Irini Court, 3rd Floor, Off. 31 & 33, Lefkosia
P.O. Box 22411, 1521 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 45 62 22
Fax: +357 22 66 32 22 
e-mail: triant@spidernet.com.cy
   

Malaysia
Mr Varnavas Varnavides,
Hon. Consul
Rigenis 60, Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 71 27 21
Fax: +357 22 67 53 94 
e-mail: mk@kennedy-hotels.com
 
  
Mali 
Mr Acis Montanios, Hon. Consul
P. Katelari 16, Diagoras House, P.O.Box 25001, 1306 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 66 07 66
Fax: +357 22 44 87 77 
e-mail: acis.montanios@montanioslaw.com.cy
 
  
 Malta

1. Mr John M. Louisides,
Hon. Consul General
Promitheos 12, P.O Box 27213,
1643 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 67 53 31
Fax: +357 22 67 94 47

2. Mr. Michael J. Louisides, Hon. Consul
101A, Spyrou Araouzou Str.,
Lemesos, P.O. Box 50145, 3601 Lemesos
Tel: +357 25 36 26 42, 25 72 60 09 (Res), 99 63 83 35 (Mob)
Fax: + 357 25 35 98 52
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 15:00-17:30 
e-mail: mj.louisides@cytanet.com.cy

Mauritius 
Mr Costas Th. Ioannides,
Hon. Consul
Michael Michaelides 1, Pissas Bldg, 3030 Lemesos, P.O.Box 53250, 3301 Lemesos
Tel: +357 25 87 81 00
Fax:+357 25 35 58 69 
e-mail: costas.joannides@hsbc.com
   
 
Mexico 
Mr Nicolas K. Shacolas, Hon. Consul
Shacolas House, Athalassa,
P.O.Box 21744, 1589 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 74 00 00
Fax: +357 22 48 77 15 
e-mail: nks@logos.cy.net
  
  
Moldova
Mr Nicolis V. Nicolaides, Hon. Consul
Stimfalidon, Lemesos
P.O.Box 52001, 4060 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 88 35 12
Fax: +357 25 32 79 95
e-mail: consulmda@yahoo.com

Monaco 
Mr Kikis Lazarides, Hon. Consul
Laiki Bldg, Leoforos Lemesou 154, 2025 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 81 10 20
Fax: +357 22 81 14 90 
e-mail: klazarides@laiki.com

 
Morocco
 Mr Demetrios M. Haholiades,
Hon. Consul
Leoforos Arch. Makariou III 57, 6017 LarnakaP.O.Box 40173, CY 6301 Larnaka
Tel : +357 24 65 31 01
Fax: +357 24 62 45 54 
e-mail: dem.haholiades@amazonenterprices.com
 

Namibia
Dr Michael Tymvios,
Hon. Consul-General
Tymvios Bldg. Pindarou 23, Flat 203, CY 1061 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 76 22 13
Fax: +357 22 76 65 63   
  
Nepal 
Mr Pavlos Christoforou, Hon. Consul
Stassinou 32, 2003 Strovolos
P.O.Box 20618, CY 1661 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 37 89 40
Fax: +357 22 37 84 32 
e-mail: nepalcon@spidernet.com.cy
   
  
Netherlands (The) 
Mr Platon E. Lanitis, Hon. Consul (for Lefkosia, Lemesos and Pafos
Arch. Kyprianou 21, 3036 Lemesos
P.O.Box 50336, 3603 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 80 09 20
Fax: +357 25 34 13 61 
e-mail: planitis@lanitis.com

 
New Zealand 
Mr Tony Christodoulou, Hon. Consul
Kondilaki 6, 1090 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 24676, 1302 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 81 88 84
Fax: +357 22 87 36 34 
e-mail: tony.c@actionprgroup.com
   

Nicaragua
Mr Antonis Dimitriou, Hon. Consul
Vasileos Pavlou 39, 1st floor, Flat 11
6023 Larnaka, Cyprus
P.O.Box 40448, 6304 Larnaka, Cyprus
Tel: 24 65 57 87, Fax: 24 65 59 02 
e-mail: nicaragua.cyprus@cytanet.com.cy
   
  
Norway
Mrs Georgia Polyviou, Hon. Consul-General
Digeni Akrita 83, 1070 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 27060, 1641 Lefkosia
Tel: 22 34 94 14, Fax: 22 34 31 49 
e-mail: norsk.cons@mechatronic.com.cy
  
  
Oman
Mr Paris Spanos, Hon. Consul
Prodromou 113, 2064 Strovolos, Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 66 33 00
Fax: +357 22 66 33 21 
e-mail: spanos@cytanet.com.cy
 
 
Panama
Mrs Christina P. Sarris,
Hon. Consul-General
Leoforos Lordou Vyronos 36, Nicosia Tower Centre, 8th floor, P.O.Box 21341, 1506 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 45 60 00
Fax: +357 22 67 00 40, 22 67 75 85 
e-mail: sarrship@spidernet.com.cy
   
 
Papua New Guinea – Consulate
Mr Aristodemos Hadjipanagiotou, Hon. Consul
Kallipoleos 54, 1071 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 20605, 1661 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 46 01 00
Fax: +357 22 46 02 01 
e-mail: arispama@logosnet.cy.net
 
  
Peru

1.Mr Demetris L. Zachariades,
Hon.Consul
Papaflesa 4, 2414 Egkomi,
P.O.Box 16020, 2085 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 35 25 40
Fax: +357 22 35 26 01

2.Mr Christis E. Doritis,
Hon. Consul
Dionisiou Solomou 1, 3022 Lemesos
P.O.Box 51261, 3503 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 36 21 95, 25 36 11 78
Fax: +357 25 37 13 23 
e-mail: 1. conperu@spidernet.com.cy
 2. asteria@cytanet.com.cy

Philippines

Mrs Vanthoula T. Constantinides,
Hon. Consul
2, Vasileos Constantinou, Flat 102, 1105 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 45 95 85
Fax: +357 22 45 95 86 
e-mail: philippineconsulate@cytanet.com.cy

Poland 

Mr Loukis Papaphilippou,
Hon. Consul
Agias Fylaxeos 42, 3025 Lemesos
or C. Pantelidi 1, 1010 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 67 57 18, 22 67 41 41
Fax: +357 22 67 33 88 
e-mail: papaphilippou@lawcy.com

Portugal 
Mr Jacovos Dimitriou, Hon. Consul
Leoforos Artemidos 16, 6030 Larnaka
P.O.Box 40408, 6304 Larnaka
Tel: 24 53 33 33, Fax: 24 53 11 35 
e-mail: jsdimit@cytanet.com.cy
  
  
Romania 
Mr Emilios Thoma, Hon. Consul
Naxos 2, P.O Box 28099
2090 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 37 52 66
Fax: +357 22 37 49 05 
e-mail: newmarathon@newmarathon.com

Rwanda 
Mr Kypros S. Nicolaides,
Hon. Consul
26 Chrysaliniotissis Str. Lefkosia
P.O.Box 23755, 1686 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 73 08 08
Fax: +357 22 73 09 09 
e-mail: rwandaise@cytanet.com.cy

San Marino 
Mr Petros Anastasiades,
Hon. Consul General
Riga Feraiou 14,
P.O.Box 50027, 3600 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 36 23 41
Fax: +357 25 35 20 30 
e-mail: antonlex@cytanet.com.cy
   
  
Senegal 
Mr Pavlos A. Anastassiades,
Hon. Consul
Riga Feraiou 14,
P.O.Box 54748, 3727 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 36 23 41
Fax: +357 25 35 20 30 
e-mail: paa@aquasolhotels.com.cy

Seychelles 
Mr Andreas Filokyprou, Hon. Consul
Leoforos Arch. Makariou IIII 1, Office 712
P.O.Box 21461, 1509 Lefkosia
Tel: 22 76 09 09, Fax: 22 76 09 10
e-mail: aphilo@cytanet.com.cy
 
 
Sierra Leone 
Mr Theocharis Ph. Economides
Hon. Consul
Leoforos Arch. Makariou III, 225,
3105 Lemesos
P.O.Box 54080, 3720 Lemesos
Tel :+357 25 37 99 99
Fax:+357 25 35 44 32 
e-mail: sierraleoneconsl@cytanet.com.cy
    

Slovak Republic 
Mr Vassos Hadjitheodossiou,
Hon. Consul General
G. Katsounotos 1,
P.O.Box 50531, 3607 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 86 02 00
Fax: +357 25 36 17 38 
e-mail: Vassos@salamis-tours.com

Slovenia 
Mr Evros Alexandrou, Hon. Consul
Anexartisias 61,
P.O Box 50282
3040 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 36 70 06
Fax: +357 25 37 79 13 
e-mail: evros@cy.net
 
 
South Africa - Consulate General 
Mr Andreas Chr. Artemis,
Hon. Consul-General
Leoforos Arch. Makariou III 101,
1071 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 21312, 1506 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 37 44 11
Fax: +357 22 37 70 11 
e-mail: artemis@commercial-union.com.cy

Spain 
Mr Spyros A. Araouzos,
Hon. Consul-General
P.O.Box 21055, 1501 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 43 31 51
Fax: +357 22 43 08 80
e-mail: pavlides.araouzos@cytanet.com.cy

Sri Lanka 
Mr Doros A. J. Jeropoulos,
Hon. Consul-General
Alasias 15, 3095 Lemesos
P.O.Box 50278, 3602 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 37 25 55
Fax: +357 25 37 24 72 
e-mail: djeropoulos@avacom.net
 srilanka.consulate@cylink.com.cy
 
Sweden
Mrs Marian Vryonides, Hon. Consul
Zenas Kanther & Theodorou,
Zenas Kanther Bldg., 2nd floor
P.O.Box 25784, 1310 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 67 24 83
Fax: +357 22 67 17 83 
e-mail: gipivi@spidernet.com.cy

Tanzania 
Mrs Maroulla Mavroudis, Hon. Consul
Agias Fylaxeos 90, 3025 Lemesos
P.O.Box 51492, 3506 Lemesos
Tel: 25 82 58 36, Fax: 25 82 58 28    
 
Thailand
Mr Elias Panayides, Hon. Consul-General
Leoforos Evagorou 40, 1097 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 67 49 00
Fax: +357 22 67 55 44 
e-mail: thaicon@cytanet.com.cy

Togo 
Mr Charalambos N. Mylonas,
Hon. Consul
Nafpliou 12, 3025 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 35 55 95
Fax: +357 25 37 98 86
e-mail: Mylos@Cytanet.com.cy

Tunisia 
Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou, Hon. Consul
Theodoulou House,
W. Weir 9 & Korai 5, 6010 Larnaka
P.O.Box 40965, 6308 Larnaka
Tel: 24 65 63 18, 24 65 31 11, Fax: 24 62 32 15
e-mail: c.a.theodoulou@cytanet.com.cy

Uganda 
Mr Michael Spanos, Hon. Consul
Thivas 8, 7060 Livadeia, Larnaka
P.O.Box 42531, 6500 Larnaka
Tel : +357 24 66 97 00
Fax: +357 24 66 79 00 
e-mail: spanosmichael@hotmail.com

Ukraine 
Mr Alexis Photiades, Hon. Consul
Troodos 1, Linopetra Industrial Area,
4062 Lemesos, P.O.Box 52259, 4062 Lemesos
Tel: 25 72 48 21, Fax: 25 72 06 24
e-mail: ktoras@ppgroup.com.cy

Uruguay 
Mr Eleftherios Montanios,
Hon. Consul
P. Katelari 16, Diagoras House, P.O.Box 25001, 1306 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 66 07 66
Fax: +357 22 67 87 77 
e-mail: e.montanios@montanioslaw.com.cy

Yemen 
Mr Takis Nemitsas, Hon. Consul
Franklin Roosevelt Ave. 153,
P.O.Box 50124, 3601Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 36 92 22
Fax: +357 25 36 92 75 
e-mail: central@nemitsas.com
   
  
Zambia 
Mr Costas N. Lefkaritis, Hon. Consul
126B, Fr. Roosvelt Ave., 3011 Lemesos, P.O Box 50042, 3600 Lemesos
Tel : +357 25 36 26 70
Fax: +357 25 36 90 60 
e-mail: lefkos@spidernet.com.cy

  


COST OF LIVING

Cyprus is in general an inexpensive country and the "Supermarket basket" here is considered among the cheapest in Europe. 

Some indicative price: 

  • Pork: 5 euro per kilo
  • Tomatoes: 1 euro per kilo (in season)
  • Dinner in a tavern: 15 euro per person
  • Two bedrooms, unfurnished flat: 300-400 euro (rent per month) for long term tenancy (over a year).

Cyprus enjoys a fairly high European standard of living, while at the same time remains a relatively inexpensive country. According to a survey conducted by the Union Bank of Switzerland Cyprus ranked as the 10th least expensive business centre in the world and the least expensive in the whole Europe           

CREDIT CARDS

All major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere on Cyprus. Usually the Card symbol will be displayed in the shop window or at the Reception. 

Withdrawal of cash either from the bank or from the various ATMs is possible.

Visitors in possession of any of the following international credit cards may contact the appropriate bank for the withdrawal of cash.

VISA CARD: Bank of Cyprus Ltd., Cyprus Popular Bank Ltd., Hellenic Bank, Alpha Bank Limited, National Bank of Greece, Arab Bank, Commercial Bank and Co-Op branches.
DINERS CLUB, CARTE BLANCHE: Bank of Cyprus Ltd.
MASTERCARD: Bank of Cyprus Ltd., Cyprus Popular Bank Ltd., National Bank of Greece, Hellenic Bank, Alpha Bank and Co-Op branches.
AMERICAN EXPRESS: Cyprus Popular Bank Ltd.
More than 15.000 shops, restaurants and hotels accept at least one of the above Credit Cards. Establishments with P.O.S. accept also VISA ELECTRON and MAESTRO. Usually the Card symbol is displayed in the shop window or at the reception.
Eurocheques and travellers cheques are also accepted by all banks, shops, restaurants etc.

LOST CREDIT CARDS:
           
In case someone loses his credit card, he can call JCC Payment Systems Ltd.,
on +357 22 86 81 00 and at the same time contact his bank either in Cyprus or in his country.

For further information please apply directly to:

JCC Payment Systems Ltd.,
Stasikratous 16, P.O.Box 21043, CY 1500 Lefkosia
Tel : +357 22 86 81 00 (24 hours service)
Fax: +357 22 86 85 91, 22 86 81 11

CRUISES FROM CYPRUS

Cyprus is often referred to as the gateway to the Eastern Mediterranean. Many Cypriot cruise companies take you through that gateway to Egypt and the Holy Land. The cruise programs have been designed specifically to suit all varying travel requirements, including departure days and destinations by offering three types of cruises:

  1. Two-day cruises to Egypt which include a visit to the Cairo Museum and the Pyramids.

  2. Two-day cruises to the Holy Land which include a visit to the Holy places in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

  3. Three-day combination cruises to Egypt and the Holy Land which include the above mentioned excursions.

The ships usually leave Limassol Harbor late afternoon arriving in Haifa or Port-Said the next day, early in the morning and departing again from there in the evening to return to Limassol the following morning.

The cruises are usually operational all year round by large and comfortable cruise ships which offer full board accommodation and entertainment at very reasonable prices thus making a Holiday in Cyprus richer and more beautiful.

Booking for short cruises can be made while on holiday in Cyprus through the representatives of the tour operators or a Travel Agency. Please note that many tour operators in Europe are featuring the cruises in their holiday brochures.

From April to October visitors to Cyprus can extend their stay by taking a 7-day cruise from Limassol to Greece and the Greek islands, Egypt and the Holy Land.


CURRENCY - EXCHANGE RATES


Currency euro

The European Union's Council of Ministers has approved the entry of  Cyprus into the Eurozone.

European finance ministers (collectively known as Ecofin) set fixed rates of one euro to 0.585274 Cypriot pounds and euro is the official currency used in Cyprus since January 1, 2008.

The design of the Cypriot euro coins

  • 1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent: The Mouflon, the most characteristic species of fauna in Cyprus, representing the island's nature and wildlife.
  • 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent: The Kyrenia ship of 4th Century B.C., representing Cyprus's history and its character as an island as well as its importance in trade.
  • €1 and €2: The Idol of Pomos, a cross-shaped idol dating back to the Cypriot chalcolithic period (3000 B.C.), found in Pomos, a village in the district of Paphos. It is a characteristic example of prehistoric art in Cyprus, representing the island’s antiquity, culture and civilization.

Depiction of Cypriot euro coinage | Obverse side

€ 0.01

€ 0.02

€ 0.05

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Image:Eurocoin.cy.002.gif

Image:Eurocoin.cy.005.gif

The Mouflon


€ 0.10

€ 0.20

€ 0.50

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Image:Eurocoin.cy.020.gif

Image:Eurocoin.cy.050.gif

The Kyrenia ship


€ 1.00

€ 2.00

€ 2 Coin Edge

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2 ΕΥΡΩ 2 EURO

The Idol of Pomos


Note: Only the following authorized dealers reporting to the Central Bank of Cyprus are allowed to deal in foreign currency: Bank of Cyprus Ltd., Co operative Central Bank Ltd., The Cyprus Popular Bank Ltd., Hellenic Bank Ltd., the National Bank of Greece (Cyprus ) Ltd., Arab Bank Plc, Commercial Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd, Alpha Bank Limited, Universal Savings Bank Ltd and Sociétè Général Cyprus Ltd.


CUSTOMS FORMALITIES AND FACILITIES


1. WITHIN THE EU
There are no limits on what you can buy and take with you when you travel between EU countries, as long as it is for personal use and not for resale.
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 with the EU.

Tobacco and alcohol
For guidance, goods are considered to be for your own use if you have no more than:
800 cigarettes
400 cigarillos
200 cigars
1kg of tobacco
10 litres of spirits
20 litres fortified wine, (such as port or sherry)
90 litres of wine (of which, a maximum of 60 litres of sparkling wine)
110 litres of beer
These rules already apply to Malta and Cyprus. However, the 15 old EU countries may maintain certain limits on cigarettes and tobacco products brought in from the other new EU countries for limited period.

2. 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. The same applies if you come from the Canary Islands, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar or other territories where VAT and EU excise provisions do not apply.

Tobacco products
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco.
Alcoholic drinks
1 litre of spirits over 22% vol. or
2 litres of fortified wine or sparkling wine
2 litres of still wine

Perfume Eau de toilette
50 grams 250 ml

Other goods
Up to a value of C£100,00 (appx €171)
Within that limit, Finland allows a maximum of 16 litres of beer per person. The limit is reduced to €90 for travellers under 15 years old to all EU countries except Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

3. NOTIFICATIONS TO TRAVELLERS:

A. According to Cypriot Law, the Importation, Possession and Use of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, is strictly prohibited.

B. The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources 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, etc., without the approval of the competent authorities, is prohibited.
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.
Any person contravening the Law and the Orders made under it, is liable, in case he is found guilty, to a fine and / or imprisonment.

C. There is also a number of other articles of which the importation is prohibited or restricted for different reasons such as:
- Fire arms, ammunitions and explosives
- Flick knives, daggers and swords
- Obscene books, photographs, films and articles
- Pirated or counterfeit goods (e.g.computer programmes, films video and audio cassettes, CD, clothing, handbags, etc)
- Animals and animal products
- Birds
- Uncooked meat and fish and products thereof, milk and dairy products.

D. According to various Cypriot laws the exportation of certain articles is prohibited or restricted such as:
- Gold coins
- All items the importation of which is prohibited i.e.:
Antiquities, pirated and counterfeit goods.

For further information please contact:
Web-site: www.mof.gov.cy/ce

For further information you may apply to

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT
Corner of Mich. Karaoli & Gr. Afxentiou
1096 Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 60 17 22
email: headquarters@customs.mof.gov.cy
website: www.mof.gov.cy/ce

4. WARNING
Goods not declared or for which a false declaration is made to customs, are liable to forfeiture and the penalties provided are severe


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