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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘Γειά σας ’
( ya-sas )
Greek
‘merhaba ’
( mer-ha-ba )
Turkish
Plug type g
Electricity
240V/50hz
Apr-May
Sep-Oct
Best time to go
Spring
Autumn

Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 24, 2018 6:51PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€60
  • Budget hotel room: €25–35
  • Street food (souvlaki, felafel pitta): €2.50–4
  • Bus ticket: €4
  • CTO guided city tours: free
Midrange
€60–120
  • Double room in midrange hotel: €60–70
  • Meze spread for dinner: €15–21
  • Car rental per day: €20–30
  • Admission to top museums and sights: €5
Top end (more than)
€120
  • Top-end hotel room: €120
  • Fine dining for dinner: €40–60
  • Bottle of wine at restaurant: €17–35
  • Zenobia wreck two-dive scuba package: €84

Visas

Generally no restrictions for stays up to three months in the Republic and in Northern Cyprus.

Get the latest visa advice for Cyprus from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
CYP
Famagusta (Gazimağusa)
Go Mar–JunSep–Nov
Mar – May
22127253
0.03
0.0
Jun – Aug
30208769
0.0
0.0
Sep – Nov
27178163
0.03
0.0
Dec – Feb
1786346
0.13
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Nicosia (Lefkosia)
Go Mar–JunSep–Nov
Mar – May
24117451
Jun – Aug
35209468
Sep – Nov
28158259
Dec – Feb
1776244
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Kyrenia (Girne)
Go Mar–JunSep–Oct
Mar – May
25117652
Jun – Aug
34209368
Sep – Nov
29158460
Dec – Feb
1666143
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Agia Napa
Go Apr–MaySep–Oct
Mar – May
21117152
0.03
0.0
Jun – Aug
32229072
0.0
0.0
Sep – Nov
27178163
0.03
0.0
Dec – Feb
1896548
0.13
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Pafos
Go Mar–JunSep–Oct
Mar – May
22137155
0.1
0.0
Jun – Aug
30218570
0.0
0.0
Sep – Nov
26177963
0.1
0.0
Dec – Feb
18106449
0.13
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
North Cyprus
Cyprus

Getting to Cyprus

Most visitors to Cyprus arrive by air. Many of them come on charter flights or inexpensive flights operated by budget airlines, particularly from the UK.

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Cyprus

The best price found from United States to Cyprus is on October 25th, 2018, travelling with Primera Air. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $315.00
LCA
Larnaca

Getting around Cyprus

Cyprus is small enough for you to get around easily. Roads are good and well-signposted, and traffic moves smoothly.

Public transport is limited to buses and service taxis (stretch taxis that run on predetermined routes). There is no train network and no domestic air services in either the North or the South. Four-lane motorways link Nicosia (Lefkosia) with Lemesos and Larnaka, expanding west to Pafos and east to Agia Napa. In Northern Cyprus there is only one motorway, which runs between North Nicosia and Famagusta.

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