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Airports – Distances

The Republic of Cyprus is the sole sovereign authority under International Law with exclusive jurisdiction to determine which of its airports on its territory...

Bus Service Facilities

There are four types of bus service in Cyprus: - Airport Transfer Buses:  linking all the towns to the island’s two airports of Larnaka (Larnaca) and...

Taxi Service Facilities

There are three types of taxi services available, covering the entire island: - Interurban: a shared service that provides a daily connection between all major towns...

Car Hire

Major self-drive car rental firms have offices in all towns, as well as at the Larnaka and Pafos International Airports. Self-drive cars are also known...

Petrol Stations

Petrol stations are numerous in all towns and tourist resorts but only few in mountainous areas and villages. So if you are planning such...

Parking Facilities

Parking places (both municipal and private) are found in town centres, charging approximately €2 - €3 for a half day’s parking. Parking in central city...

Own Vehicles

Aside from renting vehicles, visitors wishing to bring their own car to Cyprus can do so, providing they secure the relevant authorization by the...

Emergency Breakdown Service

Private companies offer 24-hour breakdown service all over the island. There are emergency phones placed all along the motorway. Any of the car breakdown...

Driving License

Visitors in Cyprus can drive using a valid International Driving Licence, or their National Driving Licence, provided it is valid for the class of...

Driving on the island

Please note the following for driving on the island: - Traffic moves on the LEFT hand-side of the road, NOT on the right. - International road...

Motorcycle Hire

Firms hiring motorcycles, mopeds and autocycles can be found in all towns and holiday resorts. If you are going to drive a motorcycle or moped...

Insurance Issues

Insurance is charged extra. Drivers under 25 years of age holding a driving license for less than three (3) years at the time of...

Vehicle Hire

Cars and motorcycles can be easily hired on the island, which is serviced by fairly good surfaced roads that comply with international traffic requirements,...

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Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...