HOW TO GET THERE
Several airlines fly to Cyprus, so it's best to shop around. All flights land at Larnaka International Airport, a city on the south coast of Cyprus.
WHAT TO TAKE
It's very hot, so take a wide, tie-on sun hat, lots of sunscreen lotion
and dark glasses.
If staying in self-catering places, take a universal basin plug.
If motoring, take a steel vacuum flask, cups, coffee, milk powder, sugar.
If taking anything electrical, take an adaptor to fit the standard flat-pin
Even in summer, take a light, warm garment for the occasional chilly evening.
WHEN TO GO
Summer in Cyprus - June to August - is very hot and dry, but still a busy tourist time. Winter - November to March is the rain season but even then, averages only 8 or 9 rainy days per month. Also, winter is the very busy ski season in the Troodos.
Visitors may need a visa to go to Cyprus. It is obtainable from the
Cyprus High Commission.
Visiting motorists need an international driving licence, and the home-country licence.
The Cyprus pound (CY£) is divided into 100 cents. The lowest paper currency is CY£1, and coins are 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c and 1c. At the time of writing, the exchange rate was approximately CY£1 to US$2.
Cost of familiar commodities - double them for US$ prices. Petrol: 40c/l; diesel: 30c/l; Beer: CY£1.20/350ml; Cigarettes CY£1.40 a pack; Bread 60c.
Restaurant meal: From CY£2.50 up, depending on restaurant and
meal. At restaurants and hotels, a 10% service charge is included in
the bill, so a tip is not expected. Taxi drivers, porters etc. expect
All major credit cards are accepted. Cash can be drawn from the many
24-hr ATMs. If a credit card is lost, phone JCC Payment Systems: 228
The currency in the northern, Turkish occupied part of Cyprus is the Turkish lira (TL). The exchange rate at the time of writing was about TL2.8 million to CY£1.
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