General Information

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The General Picture

 Population  1.141 Million (2013 estimation)
 Religion  Orthodox Christians
 Languages  Greek & English
 Time Zone  GMT +2
 Currency  Euro
 Exchange Rates  Click here



Smoking in Public Places
Since the 1.1.2010, smoking has been prohibited in enclosed public areas in Cyprus. This ban extends to all bars, restaurants, nightclubs, workplaces, public transport, healthcare establishments, laboratories, pharmacies, indoor sports facilities, hotels, stores selling food and drink, etc...

Cyprus Plug Type
We use British plugs so come prepared or buy adaptors from a local store. It is the “G” type with the recommended residential voltage of 240V (Volts) and frequency of 50Hz (Hertz).

Free Wireless Internet Access
Enjoy free internet access using your mobile phone, laptop or other device from one of the many wireless internet spots available at hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants. Remember to ask for the access code. Free wi-fi hotspots are also available in many of the towns public squares. 

Taxi: There are many private taxis operating in Cyprus. As they work freely and independently the prices may vary.
Buses: Cyprus offers a modern bus transportation system, follow the links attached to get the information you need according to the area you wish to visit: NicosiaLimassolLarnakaPafosAyiaNapaProtaras/ParalimniMountains.

Public Holidays

 New Years Day  1st January
 Epiphany Day  6th January
 Green Monday (Lent)  Varies
 1821 Greek National Revolution  25th March
 1955 Cypriot Revolution  1st April
 Easter Friday  Varies
 Easter Saturday  Varies
 Easter Sunday  Varies
 Labor Day  1st May
 'Kataklism' (Monday of Holy Spirit)  Varies
 Assumption Day  15th August
 Independence Day (Cyprus)  1st October
 'Ohi Day' Greek National Day  28th October
 Christmas Day  25th December










Local Prefix Codes

 Nicosia  00 357  22
 Limassol  00 357  25
 Larnaka  00 357  24
 Pafos  00 357  26
 Famagusta  00 357  23

International Prefix Codes

 Austria  00 43
 Bahrain  00 973
 Belgium  00 32
 Canada  00 1
 Denmark  00 45
 Egypt  00 20
 Finland  00 358
 France  00 33
 Germany  00 49
 Greece  00 30
 Holland  00 31
 Ireland  00 353
 Israel  00 972
 Italy  00 39
 Jordan  00 962
 Kuwait  00 965
 Lebanon  00 961
 Russia  00 70
 Saudi Arabia  00 966
 Spain  00 34
 Sweden  00 46
 Switzerland  00 41
 U.A. Emirates  00 971
 United Kingdom  00 44
 U.S.A.  00 1
 Yugoslavia  00 381




















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