Travel Tips to European Countries: Cyprus
Cyprus is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is inhabited with mountains on the north and south and the south coast is covered with plains. The temperatures are really hot indicating Mediterranean climate. Winters are cooler. Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus. The currency used here is Cypriot Pound.
Greek, English and Turkish are the languages uttered here. There is a mixed society of Greek and Middle East. The locals are very friendly and welcome outsiders with an open heart and make them feel at home by offering them with something to drink. To accost someone a acknowledgment will do. It is customary to offer the guest a small heritage when invited for dinner. One can dress casually, but the swimsuits staleness be confined to the beaches only. Social functions call for formal dressing.
The country is full of vineyards, 12th century buildings, orchards and monasteries. Be careful when photographing outside. It is forbidden in military areas and special permission staleness be taken for taking pictures in places like museums and art galleries. Most of them do not allow flash photography. Taxis can be hired to move around the big towns in Cyprus, which charge according the government regulated meters. Tipping the drivers is customary.
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Port of Famagusta at Ammochostos and Port of Kyrenia, and airfield of Ercan, have been declared as illegal ‘ports of entry’, so check it out while thinking to get there.
Larnaca flights and Paphos flights are both widely available from other European cities, including many routes offered by low cost airlines. These budget airlines can often provide you a nice cost saving, money which can be much better spent on entertainment and food once you arrive in Cyprus.
The domestic airline is state Airways. It connects most of the major cities of Europe. Other forty airlines, too, serve at the airfield of Larnaca, which are 5 km away from Larnaka and 50km away from Nicosia. Taxis can be hired to reach any destination from there as there is lack of buses and trains services at the airport. The another services that are offered at this airfield is duty-free shops, bank, tourism and hotels information, restaurants, automobile hire, post office and reservation office. The another airport, Pafos, is 15km away from the city and it takes about 35 minutes to reach the city from the airport. It provides the same facilities like the Larnaca airport.
The major ports of state are the Limassol port and Larnaca port which connect another ports of Middle East and Greek. Not only ferry services are provided here, even cruise services are provided here.
Cyprus Island is not connected by roads to another countries, but roads run across state conjunctive all the cities and villages. Buses run on roads except on Sunday but they run late in the mid-night during summers. Tourists can get on to rural buses to surf through the remote villages, but they are very slow. If thinking to lease car, advanced engagement is recommended, especially in season as the engagement is full most of the times. Do advert to carry a National driving license or International driving permit.