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FILMS AND SLIDES

The standard of film and slide developing and processing in Cyprus is high. Slide-processing for color and black-and-white slides takes from 5 to 30 hours.

Processing and developing of color and black-and-white prints takes from 30 minutes to one day. Fast processing, instant photo or video recording services are also provided by Photo laboratories on the island. All International film brands are available in Cyprus and can be bought from photo studios, stalls, Duty-Free Shops, etc.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Flight information can be obtained by contacting directly the Airline Offices, during office hours or at the relevant offices at Larnaca and Paphos International Airports.
The Cyprus Tourism Organization operates Information Offices at both Larnaca and Paphos International Airports, the personnel of which can give information on Times of Arrivals and Departures. 


FLIGHT TIME FROM CYPRUS TO:
  • London
4 Hours 30 Min
  • Paris  
3 Hours 30 Min
  • Vienna           
3 Hours
  • Zurich           
3 Hours
  • Frankfurt        
3 Hours 30 Min
  • Athens
1 Hours 40 Min
  • Amsterdam  
3 Hours 30 Min
  • Stockholm
5 Hours 
  • Bahrain
3 Hours  


FLORISTS

Flower shops are found all over Cyprus and provide:
- fresh flowers 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 flowers to friends abroad. Assistance for sending flowers abroad through Interflora and Teleflora is also given by nearly all other florists on the island.

FLORISTS
Interflora and Teleflora Agents in Cyprus:
 

Georgina Flower Boutique Ltd. (Teleflora):
Leoforos Severi 15, Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 66 42 42

Elysee, Flower Shops (Interflora): 
Chr. Sozou 2E, Lefkosia
Nicosia, Tel: (22) 677555

Hawaii, Flower shop (Interflora):
Omirou Avenue 19A, 
Nicosia Tel: (22) 676667

Hawaii, Flower shop (Interflora):
Arch. Makariou III Avenue, 142A, 
Limassol Tel: (25) 381304 , (25) 38 15 53

Hawaii, Flower shop (Interflora):
Arch. Kyprianou 10, Larnaca
Tel: 357 24 65 49 73



Hawaii, Flower shop (Interflora):
Diagorou 10A, Lefkosia
Tel: 357 22 67 66 67, 22 66 37 11

Elgia Flower Shops:
Arch. Makariou III Avenue141,
Limassol  Tel: (25) 382053


Oasis Flower Shop (Interflora):
F. Zannetou 11A, Larnaca 
Tel: (24) 654777

Begonia Garen Centre Ltd. (Teleflora):
Leoforos Apostolou Pavlou,
Pafos, Tel: 26 94 22 32

 
Florists can be traced through the yellow pages of the Cyprus Telephone Directory


FOOD AND WINES

Gourmets will particularly appreciate what Cyprus has to offer, as Cyprus cuisine consists of dishes very rich in taste, and unique in specialties.
Within the very large range of the Cyprus cuisine, three favorites are:
- "Meze", a rich collection of more than 20 different appetizers and savories.
- "tava", a lamb stew with plenty of onions and tomatoes,
- "stifado", a stew of beef or hare, cooked with wine, vinegar, onion and spices.

FoodThe products of local marine aquaculture, sea bream (tsipoura), sea bass (lavraki) and prawns (garides) are becoming popular among the Cypriots and the tourists.

Cyprus wines, famous in antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages, are more than maintaining their tradition by becoming increasingly competitive in the International market. The quality of Cyprus table-wines ranks with the best in the world and the great variety provides a match for every kind of food and every palate.


Approximate cost for a bottle of Cyprus wine of 1 liter ranges from CY£1.50 - £3.50


FOREIGN INVESTMENT

Attracting foreign capital has always been one of the primary objectives of the country's development policy. The Central Bank will approve a foreign investment proposal provided it contributes towards the introduction of high technology, better management in marketing methods as well as towards the improvement of export prospects for Cypriot products or enrichment of the tourist product.

Non-residents wishing to acquire any share or participation in a Cypriot legal entity must obtain a permit from the Central Bank, under the provisions of the Exchange Control Law. The application to the Central Bank must contain the requisite information i.e. share capital, economic activities, financial requirements etc. and a copy of the company's Memorandum and Articles of Association. The foreign investor is also required to submit satisfactory bank references from his own bankers abroad.

Applications concerning direct investments are considered by the Central Bank in consultation with the appropriate government departments. Normally, the administrative procedure is completed within 30 days by which time the applicant receives an official reply. Once the foreign investor has obtained the approval of the Central Bank, he is free to proceed with the implementation of his project. Permission for the repatriation of capital or capital appreciation, profits, dividends and interest arising from a foreign investment in Cyprus is freely granted. There is no prescribed maximum percentage of profits that may be repatriated each year, or minimum period before which the foreign investor may dispose of his equity.

Foreign investors may avail themselves of ready sites in industrial estates, training schemes for their labor force and other facilities offered by the authorities at low costs. Of particular relevance to foreign investors are: Cyprus' Customs Union with the EU, favorable treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences, and excellent relations with the region, all of which enhance export prospects. The general advantages offered by Cyprus are enhanced by considerable tax and other incentives enjoyed by resident and non- resident investors alike. 

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