Learn all you need to know to help plan your stay and make it more enjoyable.
In general, and as a member of the European Union, Cyprus follows European norms and standards. English is widely spoken, as are other European languages, especially in the resort areas.
Travelling to Cyprus is very easy. The documentation required varies, depending on your nationality. A valid passport is required for a stay of up to 90 days for all bonafide tourists except citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland, Iceland , Liechtenstein and Norway who may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided it bears a photo. Some non-EU third country nationals require a visa. Further detailed information can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Legal Points of Entry
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) and Pafos (Paphos), 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.
How to get from Larnaca/Paphos Airport to Annabelle Hotel
The trip to Annabelle Hotel from Larnaca Airport takes about one and a half hour and from Paphos Airport takes about 15 minutes.
Direct transfer from Larnaca Airport to Annabelle Hotel can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify your flight number, arrival-departure day and time. The transfer will be arranged by sharing a taxi at a price approximately 30-40 Euro per person, if 3 -4 persons share a taxi. The grouping will be arranged by the above agent according to arrivals - departures. Arrivals and departures that are within 1-1.5 hours difference will be grouped together.
- Travel by taxi: In the airport area a private taxi can be hired to take you directly to the hotel. The taxi can take up to 4 persons and the price from Larnaca airport to Annabelle Hotel is approx. is 110 Euro (daytime) and 130 Euro (8pm-6am). The price from Paphos airport to Annabelle Hotel is approx. 35 Euro (the taxi can take up to 4 persons).
- Travel by Minibus: A minibus can be hired and can take up to 12 persons. The price from Larnaca airport to Annabelle Hotel is approx. 200 Euro.
- Travel by bus: Recently the direct line from Larnaca Airport to Paphos has been stopped. There is a direct link from Larnaca Airport to Limassol by Shuttle Bus (approximately 1 hour) and then a connection from Limassol to Paphos by a minibus service (approximately 1.5 hour). This service is not a direct line as it stops on its way to Paphos at various points to pick up passengers and it is not provided after 19:00. For reservations and timetable for Larnaca Airport to Limassol: www.pameaerodromio.eu (Price 8 Euro). For reservations from Limassol to Paphos www.travelexpress.com.cy (Price 9.5 Euro).
Transportation in Paphos Town
Public transportation in Paphos town during the summer is very efficient. Unfortunately during the low season period (including November) is not under full operation. Taxis are available but taxi services are very expensive.
Greek and Turkish are the main languages spoken by the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities respectively. English is widely spoken. French and German are also well spoken within the tourist industry.
Cyprus enjoys an exceedingly high level of freedom of worship. While the majority of Greek-Cypriots are Greek-Orthodox Christians, other denominations are represented on the island, including Armenians and Roman Catholics. The Turkish-Cypriot community is predominantly Muslim.
The currency of the Republic is Euro.
The electricity supply in Cyprus is 230 volts, 50 Hz. Sockets are usually 13 Amp, square pin in most buildings. More than one low current rating appliance may be operated from the same supply point by using an adaptor (i.e. radios, electric clocks etc.). The use of adaptors for operating high current rating appliances is not recommended (i.e. electric heaters, toasters, irons etc.). Many hotels provide adaptors upon request from the reception. Adaptors can be purchased from electricians, supermarkets, grocery shops, etc.
Water is safe to drink in Cyprus. Water pollution is negligible and every home has fresh running drinking water. Tap water in hotels, restaurants, public premises, etc., is also safe to drink.