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About Cyprus

With 300 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus is a hot touristic destination, and the island’s history is equally hot. Cyprus got its name 3,500 years ago when valuable copper (kypros) was found within the island, attracting hordes of Greeks and invaders. Ten different cultures have ruled the island over 27 centuries, which is easy to see in Cyprus' multi-coloured traditions and in its blend of cultures. And it's not only Cyprus' fascinating history that enchants travelers. From golden beaches and entertaining water-sports, through citrus trees, pines and the unspoiled Troodos mountains, to delightful urban areas, Cyprus is an exciting adventure. See Cyprus' vibrant villages, discover the food and culture and participate in the pulsating nightlife.

Fishing boats in Kokkari bay with colourful houses in background, Samos island, Greece
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Public Transport

There are many different bus routes in Cyprus, connecting both the towns to the airports and the towns one another. As the island has developed around tourism, there is a thick network of buses also available form town to rural areas.

Northern Cyprus features a transport system that is not as developed as the southern one - if you are planning on getting around from one town to another the best option is to rent a car.

From Larnaca Airport to Limassol and vice versa

www.limassolairportexpress.eu

From Larnaca Airport to Nicosia and vice versa

www.kapnosairportshuttle.com

From Pafos Airport to Pafos and Vice Versa

www.pafosbuses.com

From Pafos to other towns

www.intercity-buses.com

Electricity

240 volts.

Cyprus has triangular electric plugs

City connections

Atena

ATH Greece, Hellenic Republic

Barcelona

BCN Spain, Spanish State

Birmingham

BHX United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Bologna

BLQ Italy, Italian Republic

Bruxelles

BRU Belgium, Kingdom of

Bucharest Otopeni

OTP Romania

Catania

CTA Italy, Italian Republic

Cluj

CLJ Romania

Constanta

CND Romania

Copenhagen Airport

CPH Denmark, Kingdom of

Dublin

DUB Ireland

Florence

FLR Italy, Italian Republic

Glasgow

GLA United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Hamburg

HAM Germany

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

HEL Finland, Republic of

Heraklion

HER Greece, Hellenic Republic

Koln

CGN Germany

Lisabona

LIS Portugal, Portuguese Republic

Liverpool

LPL United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Londra-Luton

LTN United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Lyon

LYS France, French Republic

Madrid

MAD Spain, Spanish State

Malaga

AGP Spain, Spanish State

Milano - Linate

LIN Italy, Italian Republic

Napoli

NAP Italy, Italian Republic

Paris - Beauvais

BVA France, French Republic

Roma

FCO Italy, Italian Republic

Salonic - Thessaloniki

SKG Greece, Hellenic Republic

Stockholm-Arlanda

ARN Sweden, Kingdom of

Stuttgart

STR Germany

Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion

TLV Israel, State of

Torino - Caselle

TRN Italy, Italian Republic

Valencia

VLC Spain, Spanish State