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Cyprus Holidays

Language of Cyprus: Greek is the official language, however English is widely spoken

Time Difference in Cyprus: GMT + 2 hours

Currency in Cyprus: Euro

Flights to Cyprus: Approximately 4 ½ hours flying time. We offer scheduled flights with British Airways as well as low cost and charter flights from many regional airports around the UK to Larnaca and Paphos.

Typical Costs in Cyprus: Prices in Cyprus are generally a little cheaper than they are in the UK, especially when eating and drinking in local restaurants and bars.
Expect to pay around €30 for a meal for 2 in a mid-range restaurant; about €3.50 for an imported beer; €2 for a Coke/Pepsi; €3.50 for a Coffee; €1.50 for a small bottle of water.

Eating & Drinking in Cyprus: Cyprus has a reputation for good food with delicious, traditional dishes making your visit not only a holiday but a culinary adventure. Influenced by Greek, Turkish & Middle Eastern cuisine, the diverse dining experiences available in Cyprus are varied enough to satisfy all tastes. One of the best ways to sample Cypriot food is to order the meze, a selection of tasters to share with family or friends, from a range of local dishes including dips, vegetables, fish and meat. Specialities including Olives, grilled Haloumi Cheese, Kebabs and Loukoumi (Cyprus Delight) are some firm favourites and not to be missed.

Tipping in Cyprus: A service charge is usually added to a restaurant or hotel bill; if not, then a tip of a similar percentage is expected. Taxi drivers, hotel porters and tour guides always appreciate a small tip.

Shopping in Cyprus: Shops in Cyprus are usually open - November - March until 19:00 Monday – Saturday but closed Wednesday afternoons. April –October they are open until 20:30 Monday – Saturday but closed Wednesday afternoons. Between 15 June - 31 August closed between 1400-1700.

Banks in Cyprus: Banks are usually open from 08:15 to 13:30 Monday – Friday (May – August); 8:30 to 13:00 & 15:15-16:45 Monday, 08:30 – 13:00 Tuesday – Friday (September – April).

Clothing in Cyprus: During the summer (June–September) T-shirts, light fabric trousers and skirts are the norm. However, during the cooler months (October – May) you should have a jumper/sweater or jacket. Be sure to bring hats and plenty of sunscreen to protect you from the intense Mediterranean climate.

Passports & Visas for Cyprus: For stays of up to three months your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Cyprus.
British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Cyprus. If you intend to stay for longer than three months, you should check entry requirements with the Republic of Cyprus High Commission in London or the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Vaccinations required for Cyprus: Please check with your GP to see what he/she advises.

Electricity in Cyprus: The electricity supply in Cyprus is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square pin (same as UK) in most buildings.

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General Information

Festivals and Holidays 2019

01 January 2019: New Year's Day
06 January 2019: Epiphany
11 March 2019: Greek Orthodox Ash Monday
25 March 2019: Greek Independence Day
01 April 2019: Greek Cypriot National Day
26 April 2019: Greek Orthodox Good Friday
28 April 2019: Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday
29 April 2019: Greek Orthodox Easter Monday
30 April 2019: Greek Orthodox Easter Tuesday
01 May 2019: Labour Day
17 June 2019: Orthodox Pentecost (Kataklysmos)
15 August 2019: Assumption
01 October 2019: Cyprus Independence Day
28 October 2019: Greek National Day
25 December 2019: Christmas Day

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