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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
Monday
HRS
16
16
MINS
18
18
Current Time
GMT +2

Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated July 04, 2019 10:47AM 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

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CYP
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.

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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