General Information

Population: 850 000 (est 2011).

Religion: Orthodox Christians.

Languages: Greek, English.

TimeZone: GMT +2.

Currency: Euro.

Exchange Rate: X-Rates

General Information
Paphos Nicosia Limassol Larnaca Kerynia

Cost of living (Average)

Restaurant

Restaurant / Cafe / Bar

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

Big Mac Meal at McDonalds

Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught)

Popular Beer (0.33 litre bottle)

Cappuccino (regular)

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)

Water (0.33 litre bottle

€10.00

€6.00

€3.00

€4.00

€3.00

€1.50

€0.70

Markets

Markets

Milk (1 litre)

Water (1.5 litre bottle)

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

Rice (1kg)

Eggs (12)

Chicken Breast (2 Pieces)

Tomato 1kg (Movable)

Potato 1kg (Movable)

Pack of Cigarettes

€1.40

€0.80

€1.45

€1.90

€2.90

€8.20

€1.35

€0.80

€4.00

fuel

Fuels

Gasoline (1 litre)

Diesel (1 litre)

€1.42

€1.43

On Average all prices above were valued on 14/10/2014.

Smoking in public places

Since 1 January 2010, smoking has been prohibited in enclosed public spaces in Cyprus.

This ban extends to all bars, restaurants, nightclubs workplace, public transport, healthcare establishments, laboratories and pharmacies, indoor sports facilities, shops selling food and drink, hotels etc...

smoking
Wifi

Free Wireless internet access

In Cyprus you can easily enjoy free internet access using your phone, Laptop or other device, as there are many wireless internet spots such as hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants, just ask for the password.

Plugs in Cyprus

Cyprus Plug Type

The plug type of Cyprus is similar with this in UK. It is the “G” type with residential voltage of 240V (Volts) and frequency of 50Hz (Hertz).

Public Holidays

Date Celebration
1st January New Year's Day
6th January Epiphany Monday
Green Monday (Monday of Lent) movable, for 2015 it is on Monday 23rd February
25th March Greek Independence Day
1st April Greek Cypriot National Day
Easter Friday movable, for 2015 it is on 10th April
Easter Saturday movable, for 2015 it is on 11th April
Easter Monday movable, for 2015 it is on 13th April
1st May Labour Day
Monday of Holly Spirit Pentecost/Kataklysmos movable, for 2015 it is on 1st of June
15th August Assumption Day
1st October Cyprus' Independence Day
28th October Greek National Day
25th December Christmas Day
26th December Boxing Day
Taxi in Cyprus

Transport: Taxi

There are many taxi companies in Cyprus and as they work freely and independantly the prices below may vary. However, on average these are the correct prices.

Taxi Start Taxi 1Km Taxi Waiting
Average Price €3.50 €1 €15

Useful Telephone Codes

Local: 22 Nicosia - 24 Larnaca - 25 Limassol - 26 Paphos - 23 Paralimni.

International

Austria 00 43
Bahrain 00 973
Belgium 00 32
Canada 00 1
Denmark 00 45
Egypt 00 20
Finland 00 358
France 00 33
Germany 00 49
Greece 00 30
Holland 00 31
Ireland 00 353
Israel 00 972
Italy 00 39
Jordan 00 962
Kuwait 00 965
Lebanon 00 961
Russia 00 70
S. Arabia 00 966
Spain 00 34
Sweden 00 46
Switzerland 00 41
U.A. Emirates 00 971
U.K. 00 44
U.S.A. 00 1
Yugoslavia 00 381

Embassies - Cyprus

  • Russia

    Embassy of Russia

    Ayios Prokopios & Arch.Makarios III Str. Corner, Engomi, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 774 622.

  • United Kingdom

    British High Commission

    1 Al. Palli, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 861 100.

  • USA

    Embassy of United State of America

    Ploutarchou, Engomi, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 393 939.

  • China

    Embassy of China

    28 Archimidous, Engomi, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 352 182.

  • France

    Embassy of France

    14 - 16 Saktouri 2nd floor, Ayioi Omologites, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 585 300.

  • Germany

    Embassy of Germany

    10 Nikitaras Street, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 451 145.

  • Italy

    Embassy of Italy

    25th March Street, Engomi, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 357 635.

  • Israel

    Embassy of Israel

    4, Ioanni Gripari, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 369 500.

  • Lebanon

    Embassy of Lebanon

    6, Chiou Street Ayios Dhometios, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 878 282.

  • Egypt

    Embassy of Egypt

    14, Ayios Prokopios Street, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 449 050.

  • Norway

    Embassy of Norway

    1 Constantinou Paleologou Street, Tryfon tower, 7th floor, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 349 414.

  • Finland

    Embassy of Finland

    9, Arch. Makarios Avenue, Severis Building, 2nd floor, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 458 020.

  • Sweden

    Embassy of Sweden

    Archbishop Makarios avenue 9, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 458 088.

  • Iceland

    Embassy of Iceland

    24, Arch. Makarios III Avenue, Kaimakli, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 028 420.

  • Greece

    Greek Embassy

    8-10 Byron Avenue, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 445 111.

  • Armenia

    Embassy of Armenia

    95 Konstantinou Paleologou Avenue, Khalandri, Athens, Greece.

    Tel.: +30 210 6831130.

  • Denmark

    Embassy of Denmark

    34 Demosthenis Severis Avenue, 1st floor.

    Tel.: +357 22 377 417.

  • Ukraine

    Embassy of Ukraine

    Andrea Miaouli 10, Egkomi, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 464 380.

  • Poland

    Embassy of Poland

    John Kennedy, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 753 517.

  • Ausria

    Embassy of Austria

    34, Dimosthenous Severi Avenue.

    Tel.: +357 22 41 01 51.

  • Netherlands

    Royal Netherlands Embassy

    Dimostheni Severi 34, Nicosia 1080

    Tel.: +357 22 873 666.

  • Bulgaria

    Bulgarian Embassy

    13, Constantinou Paleologou Street, Engomi, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 672 740.

  • Romania

    Romanian Embassy

    Pireos Street 27, Strovolos, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 495 333.

  • Spain

    Spanish Embassy

    5, Nikolaou Katalanou Street Ayios Andreas, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 450 410.

  • Portugal

    Portuguese Embassy

    9 Arch. Makarios Avenue, Severis Building, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 375 131.

  • Belgium

    Belgian Embassy

    The Riverside Forum 2A, Chilonos Street, Office 102, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 449 020.

  • Belarus

    Belarussian Consulate

    30 Karpenisiou Street, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 843 000.

  • Czech Republic

    Czech Embassy

    18 Kyriakou Matsi Street, Victory Tower, Ayioi Omologites, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 421 118.

  • Croatia

    Honorary Consulate of Croatia

    Eurosure, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 882 500.

  • Serbia and Montenegro

    Serbian Embassy

    2, Vasilissis Olgas Street, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 777 511.

  • Switzerland

    Embassy of Switzerland

    Medcon Tower, 6th floor 46, Themistocles Dervis Street, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 466 800.

  • Slovakia

    Embassy of Slovakia

    4, Kalamatas Street, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 879 681.

  • Slovenia

    Slovenian Consulate

    10 Lycourgou, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 312 907.

  • Estonia

    Estonian Consulate

    3 Temistocles Dervis Street, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 555 376.

  • Latvia

    Latvian Consulate General

    142, Franklin Roosvelt str., Limassol

    Tel.: +357 25 84 03 00.

  • Lithuania

    Lithuanian Consulate

    24 Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 360 300.

  • Hungary

    Embassy of Hungary

    Prodromou 43, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 459 130.

  • Albania

    Albanian Consulate

    4, Annis Komninis Street, Solea Building, Flat 701, Nicosia.

    Tel.: +357 22 76 74 00.

  • Georgia

    Georgian Embassy

    Voulgari street 7, 4th floor, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 592 233.

  • Malta

    Maltese Consulate

    12 Richardou and Veregarias street, Limassol

    Tel.: +357 99 638 335.

  • Ireland

    Embassy of Ireland

    7, Aiantos Street, St. Omoloyites, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 818 183.

  • Brazil

    Brazilian Embassy

    14 Acheon Street, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 592 300.

  • Serbia and montenegro

    Montenegrin Consulate

    Chytron 5, 4th Floor, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 699 109.

  • Australia

    Australian High Commission

    7th Floor, Block A, Alpha Business Centre, 27 Pindarou Street, Nicosia

    Tel.: +357 22 753 001.