Travel Information

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Cyprus has two (2) airports:

  • The Larnaca International Airport, which is located about 5km (3 miles) from Larnaca and 142 km (88 miles) from Paphos. For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Larnaca).
  • The Paphos International Airport, which is located about 15km (9 miles) from Paphos and 142 km (88 miles) from Larnaca. For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Paphos).

Airport Transfers

Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from / to the airport:

Private Taxi Transfers

Arrange for transfers by taxi through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist, and the service is guaranteed.

Note: There will be a person waiting for you after Customs Formalities with a sign stating the conference name. You simply need to tell your name to the taxi driver, so that he can escort you to your taxi for you trip to your hotel.

Airport Taxis

Get an airport taxi on arrival to the airport. Service is quite good, but at times one may have to wait and prices may vary depending on the time of arrival.

Car rentals

Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers. Cars may be reserved through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences at special conference rates and are bookable online through

Note: On arrival please proceed to the booth of 'Astra Car Rental' company and the staff there (present 24/7) will be able to assist you. You do not need a voucher. Simply mention your name and provide them with your driving license.

The booth of 'Astra Car Rental' Company is located at:
i. Larnaca Airport: after the exit Custom Formalities, opposite you, slightly to the left.
ii. Paphos Airport: opposite you as soon as you exit Custom Formalities

Please note that the Car Hire Daily Rates are valid for 24 hours. Each daily rental period starts from the moment that the car is picked up and is valid for 24 hours after that. In case that a car is kept for a period exceeding 24 hours then the renter will be charged for an additional day.

Cars picked up from either Larnaca or Paphos airports in Cyprus are subject to an Airport Charge of 20 Euro to be paid locally.

Larnaca Airport to Venue

Step 1: From Larnaca Airport use the Limassol Airport Express coaches in order to reach Limassol city (Last bus stop "Saint George Havouzas" - shuttle bus stop). Please visit their webpage for more information and timetable:
Step 2: Use public bus to reach the hotel venue. Please visit their webpage at: for routes and timetables. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.

To view a complete map of available routes, please click here (PDF).

Paphos Airport to Venue

Option 1:
Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can take the direct service to Limassol (Ag. Georgios Havouzas bus stop); handled by Limassol Airport Express coaches. You may visit to check the timetable that matches your flight.
Step 2: Afterwards, you can hop on 'EMEL Buses' to reach your hotel. Please visit 'EMEL Buses' website at to find a route to your hotel.

To view a complete map of available routes, please click here (PDF).

Option 2:
Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can use the public bus route 613 to reach Pervola-Karavela Station. Please visit 'OSYPA Buses' website at to find map and timetable.
Step 2: From Pervola-Karavela Station use the Public Bus Company 'Intercity Buses': to get to Limassol City (New Port Station).
Step 3: At the New Port Station in Limassol you can hop on 'EMEL Buses' to reach your hotel. Please visit 'EMEL Buses' routes and timetable at: Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.

To view a complete map of available routes, please click here (PDF).

Public Transportation

There are two bus routes connecting Amathus (Conference Hotel Venue area) with the city centre, via the Limassol seafront avenue. Both bus lines circulate from Monday to Sunday, from 06:00 until after midnight, at an average frequency of 15 minutes, depending on each route's departure time. The price for a single route is €1.50 (day bus) and €2.50 (night bus: 23:00 onwards). A daily ticket for unlimited journeys costs €5.

Also, a detailed map of all Limassol Buses routes, ready to download for your perusal, can be found at the following address:

A list of all buses around Cyprus including night buses, rural buses and intercity buses can be found on "Cyprus by Bus" website at The buses are separated by city while route details, timetables and maps are available for each route.

Please visit the official website of "EMEL Buses" to view all routes within Limassol centre and suburbs.

General Info

  • The voltage on the island is 240 Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type.
  • English is the second language and is widely spoken. A greater Knowledge of French and German is increasingly noticeable.
  • The currency of the Republic is the Euro.
  • Banks in Cyprus open for the, public from 08:30 to 13:30 midday. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
  • All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
  • Telephone: Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.
  • There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaca and Pafos.
  • The two main ports are in Lemesos and Larnaca.
  • Around 30 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most European and Middle-East countries, which provide ongoing services to anywhere in the world.
  • As from May 2004 Cyprus is a full member of the European Community.

Visa Requirements

Important notes for travelers

If you require an invitation letter for the purpose of getting a visa, please complete the registration process and then email with the following details: Affiliation, Passport Number, Nationality and Title of paper

As Cyprus is a candidate country bound to join the Schengen Area, Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid multiple-entry Schengen visas must first pass through a full Schengen member territory in order to utilize the visa in Cyprus. The Schengen Visa holder is allowed to travel to Cyprus directly from a Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

The above arrangements do not apply for persons holding a Turkish or Azerbaijani passport. If you are affected, please visit the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on how to apply for a Cyprus Visa.

For further information, please check the European Commission website regarding Schengen Visas. Below you may find a map of the current Schengen and Candidate States.

Schengen zone

Schengen Area as of 1/7/2013

Where Visas are being issued

Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries:


The above information is based on information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.