Arriving by plane
According to youremailverifier, there are several direct flights to Cyprus from several German and Austrian airports, including from Munich with Lufthansa (LH) and from Vienna with Austrian Airlines (OS). In addition, several international airlines offer daily connections to Cyprus via Athens and London.
For Austria there are direct flights from Vienna several times a week with Austrian Airlines (OS).
Charter companies fly non-stop to Larnaka and Pafos from other cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland during the holiday season.
Frankfurt – Larnaca: 3 hours 40 minutes; Vienna – Larnaca: 3 hours 5 minutes; Zurich – Larnaca: 3 hours 35 minutes.
Arrival by ship
In the summer there are regular ferry connections with Italy and Greece (Piraeus, Rhodes, Irakleion etc.) as well as with the neighboring countries Egypt (Port Said), Israel (Haifa) and Lebanon (Beirut). Ferries run from Girne and Famagusta in Northern Cyprus to Mersin and Antalya (Turkey). Some ferries also operate – at reduced prices – in winter.
Cyprus is also used for cruises. Several cruise lines call at Cyprus, including Cunard Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Swan Hellenic Cruises and Louis Cruise Lines (Internet: www.louiscruises.com). Further information from the Cyprus Tourist Board (see addresses).
ON THE GO
On the way by car / bus
An ADAC international emergency call station has been set up in Athens. It offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC international health and accident insurance assistance with hotels, rental cars, vehicle or patient repatriation. The emergency call station in Athens is manned Mon-Fri 8.30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tel: (0030) 21 09 60 12 66. Internet: www.adac.de). Four-lane highways connect Lefkosia with Larnaka, Pafos and Lemesos. Use of the motorways is free of charge. The gas stations
in the coastal regions and in the larger cities have automatic fuel pumps. They offer 24 hour service and accept credit cards. In rural areas, not all petrol stations are open on Sundays and public holidays. Buses run all over the island and are a great way to get to know the more remote locations. The bus network is good and inexpensive. Bus companies that offer city connections include Lefkosia Interurban Co Ltd., Intercity Buses Co Ltd. and Nea Amoroza Transport Co Ltd. Country buses run to almost all villages once or twice a day. There are three types of taxis in Cyprus
. Fares are fixed, city taxis have a meter, country taxis do not. It is advisable to negotiate the price before taking a country taxi. Land taxis can usually only be rented at the taxi station. Shared taxis – also called line taxis or service taxis – run according to the schedule between the larger cities, but not between airports and cities and also not between cities and villages. They are comfortable, inexpensive and can carry up to eight people. The service taxis (shared taxis) connect all major cities from Mon-Fri 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat and Sun 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. every 30 minutes. They pick up the passengers and stop on request. Seats in the collective tax can be ordered by telephone (Tel: 77 77 74 74), preferably via the hotel reception.
Rental cars are available from the airport and business centers. In summer they should be ordered in advance. A discount is granted for rental periods of over a week. The prices are reduced in winter. The renter / driver must be at least 21 years old and have a national or international driver’s license that is valid for at least two years. The car is usually handed over with a full tank of fuel, whereby the tank content must be paid for immediately.
Documentation: National driver’s license. The European driving license is also recognized. Non-EU citizens can use their national driving license for up to 30 days. For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the car registration number is used as proof of insurance. However, EU and EFTA citizens are recommended to useTake your international green insurance card with you so that you can enjoy full insurance cover in the event of any damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance cover applies. The green card can also make it easier to record accidents. Traffic regulations: – Left-hand traffic. – Blood alcohol limit: 0.5â?? °. – The roundabout has right of way. – The international traffic signs apply. The street signs are written in Greek and English and are placed on the left side of the street. – Horn should be honored before bends with restricted visibility. – Children under 5 are never allowed to sit in the front. Speed restrictions:
Within built-up areas: 50 km / h
Country roads: 80 km / h
Motorways: 100 km / h
(unless otherwise indicated).
Traveling in the city
In Lefkosia, Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos, Paralimni, Ayia Napa and in Polis there is a good private bus network with unit fares (yellow buses). The buses run regularly during the day. In some tourist areas, the bus service is available until midnight. Further information is available from Nicosia Urban Bus Company Limited (Tel: 22 77 88 41; Internet: www.nicosiabuses.com.cy).
Taxisare also available and are equipped with taximeters; Tariff 1 applies between January 6th and 8.30pm and tariff II between 8.31pm and 6am. Tips are expected.
On the way by ship
There are several ports for private boats and yachts on the island. The two marinas in Larnaka and Lemesos have repair and supply systems for petrol, diesel, electricity, drinking water, showers and cleaning.