According to mythology Cyprus is the birthplace of the goddess of love and beauty,
Aphrodite. The island is both an ancient land, with an eleven thousand year-old
history and civilization as well as a young independent Republic since 1960, and
a full member of the European Union since 2004.
Cyprus is situated in the eastern Mediterranean and is the third-largest island
in the Mediterranean. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in
the Mediterranean, attracting over 2.4 million tourists per year.
As of January 1st, 2008, the Cyprus unit of currency is the Euro.
Information about visas is available at the following website:
For any further information, please contact your local embasy or consulate.
Electricity in Cyprus is 240V. British-styled power plugs are in use (please see
the picture named "BRITISH STANDARD (240VAC/50Hz)"
here to get an idea how the
plugs look like in Cyprus. Availability of adaptors in the hotels might be limited,
so if you have an appropriate adaptor (i.e. for your laptop) it's suggested that
you bring it along.
All major credit cards are accepted widely, but not everywhere. If in doubt, ask
in advance. Banks are open on week days between 8:30 and 13:00.
A former British colony, Cyprus provides roads that were built for driving on the
left side of the road. If you are renting a car please remember this important detail.