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Welcome to Cyprus

 

Welcome to the Cyprus - The Country of the Aphrodite's Island

Cyprus is known for its beaches and resorts as well as many other holiday resorts in the Mediterrenean. Cyprus is famed for being the birth place of Aphrodite, as well as having many Greek Orthodox Monasteries up in the mountains. It lies in the eastern Mediterranean and is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia.

Cyprus is located east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, north - west of Israel and north of Egypt.

 

 

 

Information and Facts

Transport

Cyprus provides transfer services by bus and minibus or coach. You can book an airport transfer, a day trip or just a single transfer from one place to another for any number of passengers.

Health

The healthcare in Cyprus is of a high standard and also is the most quick, trusted and efficient medical organization which is recognized by the World Health Organazation to be on a side with developed countries all over the world. Government hospitals are located in all the major cities. Medical services are provided by three sectors: 1) The govemment, 2) The private sector, 2) and several other schemes covering certain sections of the population. State hospitals offer free services while private health insurance is also popular.

Emergencies

Call 112 to reach emergency services - medical, fire or police - from anywhere in Europe. This Pan-European emergency number 112 can be called from any telephone (landlines, pay phone or mobile cellular phone). Calls are free. Operators in Cyprus speak English; if you do not know your location they are able to geo - locate you.

Money

The Republic's unit of currency is the Euro. Bank in Cyprus exchange all major currencies in either cash or travellers cheques. Most shops and hotels in Northern Cyprus accept Cyprus pounds, and hard currencies such as UK pounds, US dollars and Euros.

Passport / Visa

Required except for holders of: a) Laissez - Passer issued by the United Nations b) Document issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees. c) Further to the above, citizens of the European Union countries, as well as for Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, may enter Cyprus with their national identification card provided there is a photo.

Law and Issues

According to Article 1 of the Consitution 'The State of Cyprus is an independent and sovereign Republic with a presidential regime', based on the principles of legality, the division of authority (executive, legislature and judiciary), the impartiality of the judiciary and respect for and protection of human right and fundamental freedoms.

 

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