Cyprus is located in the eastern Mediterranean, it is a member of the European Union and its currency is euro.
Population: 918.100 (end 2021). The island is demographically diverse, with 78.9% of the population Cypriots and 21.1% foreign residents. Cyprus, an independent sovereign Republic, has a presidential system of democratic government.
With just a 3,5-4 hours flight from the main European hubs, you will experience an island with many surprises.
The three and a half hour flight is actually the time that you need to cross/drive the island from east to west and the modern road network makes your journey a pleasant experience.
At approximately the size of a large metropolis, Cyprus can offer so many diverse landscapes and image changes, a unique advantage of Cyprus.
Statistics from the Cyprus’ Meteorology Service indicate that we have 360 days ranging from 5,5 to 12,5 hours of sunshine per day.
Actually, the feedback that we receive from our business guests is that the weather and the blue clean sky of Cyprus provide them with a great energy for their meetings or for any kind of team-building activities outdoors.
It is not accidental that scientific studies have demonstrated that Cyprus has a comparative advantage in healing people who are suffering from seasonal depression, which is exacerbated by lack of sunshine.
Due to the nice weather conditions, you will enjoy fresh local products.
Cyprus is also famous for its gastronomy which again creates wonderful opportunities for activities or for the social programme, such as cooking classes, barbecues by the beach or in the forest. Your groups may even experience demonstrations of traditional products or they can even participate in the whole making procedure of local products, such as olives picking and oil preparation.
In Cyprus we have a lot of traditions that are related to gastronomy, which is considered an integral part of our culture and our way to demonstrate our hospitality.
Greek is the main language, but English is widely spoken.
You must have a valid passport, the appropriate visa documentation (where applicable) and an internationally recognised driver’s license.
EU citizens are entitled to travel without any special formalities, you will simply have to possess and carry a valid passport or ID card.
You will not need to get any vaccinations prior to arrival. In exceptional circumstances (global pandemics and the like), any new updates will be clearly available on the government’s travel advice pages.
Larnaka & Pafos International Airports - www.hermesairports.com
Limassol Port - www.dpworld.com/limassol
Larnaka Port & Marina - www.kitionoceanholdings.com
Latchi & Pafos Anchorage - www.cpa.gov.cy
All major credit cards are accepted at most places. Commercial banks in Cyprus offer a wide range of banking services, in Euro as well as in foreign currencies. They are also full members of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). Commercial banking is fully compliant with EU banking law. Currency exchange services and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are available at Larnaka and Pafos International Airports. There are ATMs outside most branches of all banks in all towns and in the main tourist resorts.
230 volts (AC) 50 Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square - pin.
In case of an emergency, dial 112 for police, fire service and ambulance.
Emergency Service - Information Centre for drugs and poisong: 90901401
Night pharmacies: 11892
Tipping is at the discretion of the customer and it is a gesture which is appreciated by hotel and catering establishment employees, with 10% of the bill considered to be a customary sum. Taxi-drivers, porters, hairdressers etc., always appreciate a small tip too.