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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

Astypalaia Island

JTY Greece

Athens

ATH Greece

Barcelona

BCN Spain

Birmingham

BHX United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Bruxelles

BRU Belgium

Bucharest

OTP Romania

Catania

CTA Italy

Chios Island

JKH Greece

Cluj

CLJ Romania

Cologne

CGN Germany

Copenhagen

CPH Denmark

Corfu

CFU Greece

Dublin

DUB Ireland

Florence

FLR Italy

Glasgow

GLA United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Hamburg

HAM Germany

Helsinki-Vantaa

HEL Finland

Heraklion

HER Greece

Lisabona

LIS Portugal

Liverpool

LPL United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

London

LTN United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Lyon

LYS France

Malaga

AGP Spain

Milan Linate

LIN Italy

Naples

NAP Italy

Naxos Island

JNX Greece

Nice

NCE France

Oslo

OSL Norway

Paris

BVA France

Rome

FCO Italy

Samos Island

SMI Greece

Stockholm

ARN Sweden

Stuttgart

STR Germany

Tel Aviv

TLV Israel

Thessaloniki

SKG Greece

Torino

TRN Italy

Valencia

VLC Spain

Zakynthos

ZTH Greece
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