The beautiful island of Cyprus, third largest in the Mediterranean, has a rich turbulent history but is most famed for being the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love and beauty. And why not, for the island steeped in legend certainly lives up to the romanticism of its immortal being.

cyprusAt a glance

Full Name: Republic of Cyprus
Capital City: Nicosia
Area: 9,251 km
Population: 1,116,564
Time Zone: UTC +2
Languages: Greek, English and Turkish
Country Dialling Code: 357

 

must seeMust See’s and Must Do’s

Akamas Peninsula, Cyprus Museum, Kourion, Limassol, Kyrenia, Lefkara, Petra tou Romiou, Phoinikoudes, Larnaca, Tombs of the Kings, Troodos Painted Churches, Ayia Napa, Baths of Aphrodite, Hala Sultan Tekke, Kourion, Limassol, Kykkos Monastery, Nicosia, Paphos Harbour, Saint Hilarion Castle, Skiing, Troodos Mountains

 

 

MoneyMoney and Costs

The currency in the Republic of Cyprus is the Euro (EUR;symbol €) = 100 cents. The currency used in north Cyprus is the Turkish Lira. But Euros, Pound Sterling and US dollars are generally accepted in the north.

1 AED =0.23 

 

 fun_factsFun Facts

Commandaria is a sweet red wine produced in Cyprus. It is reputed to be the oldest wine in the world.
The country enjoys 340 days of sunshine.
Cyprus was also the mythical birthplace of one of the most famous Greek Gods – Aphrodite god of love and beauty. As a result it is nicknamed the isle of love.
Mark Antony gave Cyprus to his lover Cleopatra as a gift.
The locals very rarely walk anywhere but prefer to drive.

SeasonsBest time to go

Low Season (Nov–Feb)
Skiing in the Troödos. Can be wet and cool or pleasantly mild. Some hotels and restaurants in the main resorts are closed.

Shoulder (Mar–Jun & Sep–Oct)
Ideal time to travel; pleasant weather and fewer crowds. Perfect for outdoor activities, particularly hiking and cycling in the Troödos. April and May are a dazzle of wildflowers inland.

High Season (Jun–Aug, public holidays)
Accommodation books out; prices increase by up to 30%. Beach resorts are crowded, especially with families. Marked increase in local tourism. Temperatures can reach up to 40°C.

 

EventsMajor Events

Anthestiria Festivals throughout Cyprus (May)
Feast of Kataklysmos (June)
Troodos Mountain villages cultural festivals (August)
Ayia Napa Summer Cultural Events (August)
Limassol Wine Festival (September)

 

 

visaVisa Info

Citizens of United Arab Emirates holding a valid Schengen visa type “C” that has been used to enter the Schengen region at least once, can enter and stay in Cyprus within the validity of their Schengen visa. If holding a single entry visa, applicant must travel directly from the Schengen region to Cyprus.

 

Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Abu Dhabi :
Salam Street (8th St.), Al Nahyan Camp Area, Nashash St.

Villa No. 32, Tel: +971 2 6654480


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