Cyprus is easily accessible as it is linked with numerous direct and connecting flights with all the main European cities, Middle East, Africa and Asian countries. The legal ports of entry into the Republic of Cyprus are the airports of Larnaka (Larnaca) and Pafos (Paphos) and the ports of Larnaka (Larnaca), Lemesos (Limassol), Latsi and Pafos (Paphos), which are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.
EU countries, Commonwealth countries and the USA do NOT need a visa.
Schengen Visa holders are allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus
The Schengen Visa has made traveling between 25 member countries (22 European Union states and 3 non-EU members) much easier and less bureaucratic. Traveling on a Schengen Visa means that the visa holder can travel to any (or all) member countries using one single visa, thus avoiding the hassle and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country. A Schengen visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen countries for a maximum stay of up to 90 days in a 6 month period. For further information click here
For a list of countries whose citizens do NOT need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, provided they are bona fide visitors click here
Flying to Cyprus
The legal ports of entry into the Republic of Cyprus are the airports of Larnaka (Larnaca) and Pafos (Paphos).The main airlines that fly to Cyprus are:
- Austrian Airlines
- Aegean Airlines
- British Airways
- Olympic Air
- Air Malta
- Gulf Air
- Air France
- Etihad Airways
Special offer: Discounted travel with
Lufthansa Group Airlines
Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.
To make a reservation, please click on www.lufthansa.com/event-booking_en and enter the access code CYZZWRG in the “Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
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- From Larnaca International Airport to Conference Venue (Limassol) – 56km (40’ drive)
- From Paphos International Airport to Conference Venue (Limassol) – 70km (50’ drive)
There are 3 options available for the participants’ airport transfers:
Option A: Airport Bus Shuttle Service (No reservation required, tickets purchased from bus driver)
With only €9 per adult and €4 per child (3-12 years) one way (including VAT and luggage), the Limassol Urban Buses Company transfers you from Larnaca or Paphos Airport to Limassol and return with daily schedules, including weekends and public holidays to serve the transportation needs of all travelers.
Reservations are not necessary.
Tickets are purchased from the bus driver.
The route from Limassol to Larnaca Airport takes about one hour.
The route from Limassol to Paphos airport takes about 45 minutes.
For further information please visit the official website of Limassol Urban Buses Company
Option B: Private Taxi (Booking and Payment in advance)
€70 per taxi per way, booking via the registration form
Option C: Public Taxis (Direct Payment to taxi driver)
Taxis are always available (24hrs) at both airports for your transfer to Limassol. The cost for a 4-seated taxi from Larnaca Airport to Limassol is approximately €60 per taxi per way and from Paphos Airport approximately €70 per taxi per way. Please note that the prices for taxis vary depending on the time of arrival.
Transfers to / from the Conference Venue (the Evagoras Lanitis Center):.
Transfers to and from the Conference Venue will be arranged for all participants given that they are residing at the hotels listed in the Registration Form. The time schedule of the shuttle service will be published nearer to the date of the conference
Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long dry summers from mid-May to mid-October and with mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. See Cyprus Weather for more details.
Greek and Turkish are the official languages. English is widely spoken. French and German are also spoken within the tourism Industry.
Currency / Banking Hours / Credit Cards
The currency of the Republic of Cyprus is the Euro (€). Banking hours for the public: Monday-Friday 08:00 – 13:30. There are many Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) outside most branches of banks in all towns and in the main tourist resorts. Hotels, large shops and restaurants normally accept credit cards and traveller’s cheques. Banknotes of major foreign currencies are also acceptable. Rates of exchange are published daily in the local press and are broadcasted via the media.
TippingBecause of the 10% service charge levied in hotels and restaurants, a tip is not obligatory, but small change is always welcome. Taxi-drivers, porters, hairdressers etc., always appreciate a small tip.
InsuranceIt is recommended that participants arrange insurance for medical expenses, loss and accidents occurring during the conference. The organizers cannot be held responsible for any losses, damages or injuries.
Electric Current – Voltage
The supply in Cyprus is 240 volts, a.c. 50Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square pin in most buildings. Many hotels provide adaptors upon request from the reception.
General Shopping Hours
Shop opening times vary depending on their type and location, though shops normally open between 07:00 and 09:00.During the period November 1st – March 31st shops close at 19:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 15:00 on Wednesday, and at 19:00 on Saturday. For the period April 1st – October 31st shops close at 20:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 15:00 on Wednesday and, at 19:30 on Saturday.
Chemist Pharmacies / Drug Stores
They stay open during shopping hours. Late night chemists are listed in the daily papers.
Getting to the City Center
Commuting to and from the City centre from the Hotel is easy, by using the public bus transportation.
The one way ticket costs €1,50, the daily ticket costs €5,00 and the weekly ticket costs €15,00. For further information on the public bus routes visit their official site please click here