Useful Information

Information on entry visa to Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the European Union. EU citizens do not require a visa. For Non-European Nationals, details regarding visa requirements can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or at the Republic of Cyprus Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence.

Traveling to Cyprus

The legal ports of entry into the Republic of Cyprus are the airports of Larnaka (Larnaca) and Pafos (Paphos), which are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. Entry into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus via any other port or airport in which the Government of the Republic does not exercise effective control (Turkish occupied areas) is illegal.

Airport transfers

Upon your arrival, you have two options of transportation to your hotel.

  • Kapnos Airport Shuttle - The shuttle runs from Larnaca and Paphos airports to Nicosia on a regular basis throughout the day. Special arrangements have been made with Kapnos Airport Shuttle for our conference participants, providing transfer from the airport to any of the three recommended conference hotels. For further details regarding this service, please click here.

Kapnos Airport Shuttle special rates

Larnaca Airport to/from:

Cyprus Hilton - €13 per person one way
Semeli Hotel-€13 per person one way
Cleopatra Hotel - €16 per person one way

Paphos Airport to/from:

Cyprus Hilton - €20 per person one way
Semeli Hotel-€20 per person one way
Cleopatra Hotel - €23 per person one way
 
  • Taxi - there are many taxis to be found at the exit to the airport. Nicosia is approx. 40 minutes from Larnaca airport, and 1hour 30 minutes from Paphos airport. The approx. cost of a taxi is:
Larnaca airport to Nicosia - €50
Paphos airport to Nicosia - €130

Banking

The currency in Cyprus is the Euro. There is an ATM at the conference venue (Cyprus Hilton Hotel) and many ATM’s to be found around the island for withdrawal of cash. Bank opening hours in June are as follows:

Monday - Friday 08:30 - 13:30

Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Weather

June is the beginning of summer in Cyprus. By midday the temperature can climb to 28°C on the west coast, 30°C-31°C on the south-eastern coast and can reach 34°C inland. The evenings in June, especially in the beginning of the month could still be a little chilly with temperatures reaching 18°C on the west coast, 20°C on the south-eastern coast and 19°C inland. Rain in June is considered rather unusual. The sea is comfortable for swimming with sea temperatures of about 24°C.

Recommended clothes are light weight summer clothing and long sleeve linen top or shirt for evenings.

Electricity

The electricity supply in Cyprus is 240 volts. Sockets are 13 amp, square three pin (UK type). Participants are advised to have an adaptor with them. Plug adaptors will not be provided by the conference organizers.

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Sightseeing
Some tourist information and a map of Nicosia will be provided in your conference package. For further information about the island of Cyprus, visit the website of the Cyprus Tourism Organization

 

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