Travel Guide

Travel Information:

Cyprus is easily accessible as it is linked with numerous direct and connecting flights with all the main European cities, Middle East, Africa and Asian countries.
The legal ports of entry into the Republic of Cyprus are the airports of Larnaka (Larnaca) and Pafos (Paphos) and the ports of Larnaka (Larnaca), Lemesos (Limassol), Latsi and Pafos (Paphos), which are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.


 Legal Ports of Entry:

The legal ports of entry into the Republic of Cyprus are the airports of Larnaka and Pafos and the ports of Larnaka, Limassol, Latsi and Pafos, which are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.  Entry into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus via any other port or airport in which the Government of the Republic does not exercise effective control (Turkish occupied areas) is illegal.


 Travelling Documents

EU countries, Commonwealth countries and the USA do NOT need a visa.

Schengen Visa holders are allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus
The Schengen Visa has made traveling between 25 member countries (22 European Union states and 3 non-EU members) much easier and less bureaucratic. Traveling on a Schengen Visa means that the visa holder can travel to any (or all) member countries using one single visa, thus avoiding the hassle and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country. A Schengen visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen countries for a maximum stay of up to 90 days in a 6 month period. For further information click here

For a list of countries whose citizens do NOT need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, provided they are bona fide visitors  click here


 Letter of Invitation:

Participants requiring a letter of invitation in order to attend the conference may write to the Conference Secretariat synedrio@topkinisis.com specifying the necessary details. Please note that this procedure aims at assisting the participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the conference. It is not an official invitation covering fees and other expenses and does not imply any financial support.


Flying to Cyprus

The legal ports of entry into the Republic of Cyprus are the airports of Larnaka (Larnaca) and Pafos (Paphos).The main airlines that fly to Cyprus are:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Emirates
  • British Airways
  • Air Malta
  • Gulf Air
  • Air France
  • Swiss
  • Alitalia
  • Etihad Airways
  • Ryanair
  • Easyjet
  • Monarch
  • Jet2
  • Cobalt 
  • Blue Air
  • Cyprus Airways 

 Climate:
Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long dry summers from mid-May to mid-October and with mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.
See Cyprus Weather (www.Cyprus-Weather.com) for more details.

 Language:

Greek is the official language. English is widely spoken. French and German are also spoken within the Tourism Industry.


 Currency / Banking Hours / Credit Cards:

The currency of the Republic of Cyprus is the Euro (€). Banking hours for the public: Monday-Friday 08:00 – 13:30. There are many Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) outside most branches of banks in all towns and in the main tourist resorts. Hotels, large shops and restaurants normally accept credit cards and travelers’ cheques. Bank notes of major foreign currencies are also acceptable.


Electric Current – Voltage

The supply in Cyprus is 240 volts, a.c. 50Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square pin in most buildings. Many hotels provide adaptors upon request from the reception.


General Shopping Hours

The summer period runs from April 1 to October 31; Shop opening times vary depending on their type and location, though shops normally open between 07:00 and 09:00. For the period April 1st – October 31st shops close at 20:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 15:00 on Wednesday and, at 19:30 on Saturday.
Chemist Pharmacies / Drug Stores
They stay open during shopping hours. Late night chemists are listed in the daily papers.