For individuals living outside the European Union, the ability to get an EU passport and eliminate those pesky travel regulations is quite appealing. There are three ways in which you can become a citizen of Cyprus.
Snakes in Cyprus – What Travelers Need to Know
You might encounter a snake during your journey to Cyprus. Here are some facts about the snakes found in Cyprus and how dangerous they might be.
Table of Contents Cyprus Roads and Highways Traffic Fatalaties in Cyprus Obtaining a Drivers License in Cyprus Cyprus Driving Laws Vehicle Taxes Vehicle Tags and Decals Major Roadways in Cyprus Road Signs and Cameras Mountain Roads Renting Cars and Taxis Cyprus Driver Safety Rules Hiring a Car Gas and Petrol Stations Taxi Cabs Bike-Sharing Buses […]
Cyprus Airports Live Flight Status
Check the status of flights coming into Paphos or Larnaka airports with this app. Track Flight Status & more at www.flightstats.com To search by airport enter PFO for Pafos Airport or LCA for Larnaka Airport.
Money and Currency in Cyprus
Since the 1st January 2008, the official Cyprus currency is the Euro €. Banks and retail establishments will no longer accept the old Cyprus pounds currency as legal tender. However, the Central Bank of Cyprus will exchange Cyprus coins for Euros up until 31st December 2009, and Pound notes for Euros until 31 December 2017. […]
Cyprus Postal System
The first recorded letter was sent from Famagusta to Constantinople in 1353, during the Venetian occupation. Cyprus Post The Department of Postal Services comes under the Ministry of Communications and Works and operates under The Postal Laws Cap.303 and The Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services Law 2004, which is harmonized with the relevant […]
Internet in Cyprus There is good news and bad news about Cyprus Internet. The good news is there are some outstanding Internet Service Providers. The bad news is that even now in 2018, many parts of Cyprus still do not have appropriate coverage, and the cost of Internet services is still amongst the highest in […]
Business and Industry in Cyprus
This article should provide you with an overview of the major businesses and industries in Cyprus. Also covers work eligibility and prospects for finding a job when moving to Cyprus. Table of Contents The Cyprus Tourism Industry Agriculture and Fisheries Offshoring in Cyprus Incorporating in Cyprus Shipping is a Major Industry Cyprus Property and Construction […]
Troodos gained its name from the three roadways that run into it, ‘tria odos’ meaning three roads, which became Troodos. It is the most significant mountain range of Cyprus, covering most of the western and some of the southern parts of the island, and accounting for almost half of its area. The highest peak is […]
Limassol (Lemesos), until medieval times it was known as Nemesos, meaning ‘in between’ due to its position in between the two ancient cities of Kourion and Amathus. This area is a perfect place for anyone looking for a relaxing beach holiday combined with historic sightseeing. Beaches in Limassol include: Ladies Mile Beach Curium Beach Pissouri […]
Paphos is a great destination for those who want to relax on the beach with crystal blue waters and white sand beaches.
The area is rich in history with many ancient ruins and archaeological sites to explore. There are many good restaurants in the area, too!
Larnaca (Larnaka) has plenty to offer its visitors, with an existing marina for yacht owners, and a new 1000 berth marina planned in the future, as well as a lovely pier which is ideal for a stroll and take in the fresh air and scenery. Beaches are a big attraction in Larnaca, many having watersports […]
Asim Efendi Street in Historic Nicosia Nicosia (Lefkosia) is the capital city of Cyprus, and some would say it’s very heart and soul. If you have limited time to see Cyprus, then Nicosia should be at the top of your list. The old city, steeped in historical and archeological sites, is surrounded entirely by a […]
Cyprus Media and News
Cyprus has a good choice of TV and Radio stations available 24 hours a day. The Cyprus Radio-Television Authority regulates all TV and radio stations. As is to be expected, the majority of broadcasts are transmitted in the Greek language. The news is transmitted in the Greek language, except for the state-run public broadcasting service, […]
We thought it would be interesting to write about some of the traditions and customs that one may come across when visiting the Cypriot people.
There are six major districts in Cyprus, with each region having the same name as its capital: Famagusta Famagusta (Ammóchōstos) was the number one tourist destination in Cyprus during the early 1970’s. The increasing number of tourists caused the construction of many new high-rise buildings and hotels here. At this time, the Varosha quarter of […]
Situated in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea is the beautiful island of Cyprus. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, measuring 240 km in length, and 100 km in width. Where is Cyprus Located? Due to its geographic location, Cyprus can be included in the Middle East, Western Asia, or Europe. […]
The Cyprus Government
Cyprus took over The Presidency of the Council of the European Union from July to December 2012. A website was set up where you could follow the Presidency activities and get information. The International Conference Centre and the Philoxenia Hotel in Nicosia were renovated to form the heart of the EU Presidency. The Philoxenia Hotel […]
The Cyprus Problem
If you have been in Cyprus on 20th July since the events of 1974, then you will know the howling sound that wakes us up at 5.30am. The air raid sirens sound throughout the Government controlled areas of Cyprus as a reminder of the exact time when the Turks started their invasion around Kyrenia, initially […]
Demographics of Cyprus The total population of the island is 1,133,803 according to the 2011 census. The population (whole island) is broken down into the following ethnic groups: Greek Cypriot – 78% (884,366) Turkish Cypriot – 13% (152,000) Other – 9% (102,042) Population History of the Republic of Cyprus Yearly estimates of the population of […]
Citizen Services Centers
There are currently 8 Citizen Service Centers in Cyprus. In Greek, they are known as KEP – Κέντρο Εξυπηρέτησης του Πολίτη. The first was opened in Nicosia on 12th December 2005, and more opened in other areas over the next few years. The aim of these Citizen’s Service Centre’s is to improve the structure and […]
British Passport Applications From Cyprus
Please note the changes for British Passport Applications which take effect from 15th April 2013. All the information needed to complete the passport application process is available online at https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports.
Cyprus has mostly a dry and warm climate all year round, but it does also see snow on the Troodos mountains from around January to March. There are also rainy days usually during the winter months, which can sometimes bring very heavy rainfall in a short time. It can feel sweltering during July and August, […]
Time in Cyprus
Cyprus is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET) and it observes daylight saving time (DST) with the exception of the Turkish occupied north. This means that the time in Cyprus is always 2 hours ahead of the UK because the clocks go back 1 hour for winter, and forward 1 hour for summer the […]
A selection of different political, geographical, and historical maps for Cyprus.