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Reading travel tips to Cyprus is very useful for better recognition of Cyprus, so read our travel tips to Cyprus carefully.

Cyprus  is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is inhabited with mountains on the north and south, the south coast is full with plains. The temperatures are really hot indicating Mediterranean climate while winters are cooler, so light jackets for the winter visit and cotton t-shirts for the summer visit. Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus. The currency of Cyprus is Cypriot Pound.

 

Travel tips to Cyprus – about its culture

 

Greek, English and Turkish are the languages which are common in Cyprus. There is a mixed culture of Greek and Middle East. The locals are very friendly and welcome outsiders with an open heart and make them feel at home by offering them with something to drink. To greet someone a handshake will do. It is customary to offer the guest a small gift when invited for dinner. One can dress casually but the swimsuits must be confined to the beaches only. Social functions call for formal dressing.

 

Travel tips to Cyprus – about places to visit

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Salamis, Famagusta

The country is full of vineyards, 12th-century buildings, orchards, and monasteries. Be careful when photographing outside because it is forbidden in military areas. For your knowledge, a special permission must be taken for taking pictures in places like museums and art galleries. Most of them do not allow flash photography. You can hire taxis to move around the big towns in Cyprus which charge according to the government regulated meters. Tipping the drivers is customary.

 

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Kykkos Monastery

 

 Travel tips to Cyprus – about getting there

Travel tips to Cyprus
Famagusta port

 

Port of Famagusta at  Ammochostos and Port of Kyrenia, and airport of Ercan are the illegal ‘ports of entry’, so check it out while planning to get there.

 

The national airline is Cyprus Airways, It connects most of the major cities of Europe. Other forty airlines too serve at the airport of Larnaca, which are 5 km away from Larnaka and 50 km away from Nicosia. Taxis are a good choice for transportation as there is lack of buses and trains services at the airport. The other services that you can find at this airport is duty-free shops, bank, tourism and hotels information, restaurants, car hire, post office, and reservation office so enjoy your waiting period at the airport. The other airport  Pafos is 15 km away from the city and it takes about 35 minutes to reach the city from the airport, it provides the same facilities like the Larnaca airport so enjoy waiting in the airport here too by buying souvenirs.

 

The major ports of Cyprus are the Limassol port and Larnaca port which connect other ports of the Middle East and Greek where you can find ferry services and also cruise services.

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Cyprus ferries

Cyprus Island is not connected by roads to other countries, but roads run across Cyprus connecting all the cities and villages. Buses run on roads except on Sunday but they run late in the mid-night during summers. Tourists can get on to rural buses to surf through the remote villages, but they are very slow. If planning to hire car, advanced booking is recommended, especially in summer as the booking is full most of the times. Do remember to carry a National driving license.

 

Travel tips to Cyprus – about duty-free items

Travel Tips to Cyprus
Travel Tips to Cyprus
  1. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
  2. 1 L of spirits (over 22 percent volume) or 2 L of fortified wine or sparkling wine
  3. 2 L of still wine, 50 gm of perfume and 250 ml of eau de toilette
  4. 800 cigarettes or 200 cigars or 1 kg of tobacco
  5. 10 L of spirits, 20 L of fortified wine, 90 L wine, 110 L beer

Most of the food items and items relating to agriculture are prohibited. Explosives and firearms are a strict no-no.