The 15th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques

Travel Information

Sponsoring Airline - Airports - Airport Transfers - Visa Requirements - General Info - Distances

Cyprus is served by two International Airports; Larnaca International Airport, (LCA) and Paphos International Airport, (PFO). More than 50 International Airlines connect Cyprus to the whole world; for more details regarding flights to/from Cyprus, please visit the official website of both airports at Furthermore, domestic communication between both airports and all the major cities on the island is very quick and easy via an extensive highway system.

Sponsoring Airline

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  • Booking period: now until September15th, 2016
  • Valid for flights to Larnaca via Vienna and return as of September 5th, 2016 until September 22nd, 2016 (final date for return flight) on OS operated flights

Book your flights here!


Cyprus has two (2) airports:

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 are bookable online through 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

Participants may get an airport taxi on arrival at the airport. Service is generally very 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.

Public Transportation

Please note that Cyprus has a comprehensive public bus network, with extensive inner-city routes and also major city and airport connections. You can find more information at If you require specific information, please click here and select your desired city.

Larnaca Airport to Larnaca

Use the Larnaca public bus Route 425 (view the map and the route) which passes by Lordos Beach Hotel-Venue and all the other accommodation hotels. Alternatively, you can use one of the public bus route 417/418/419 to get to Larnaca City Centre (Central Bus Station) and afterwards hop on another bus to reach your accommodation hotel. Please visit 'Zinonas Buses' webpage at for routes, timetables and maps for all buses in Larnaca.

Paphos Airport to Larnaca
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 to find map and timetable.
Step 2: From New Limassol Port Station take the Public Bus Company 'Intercity Buses': to get to Larnaca (Finikoudes Bus Stop).
Step 3: Afterwards, use Larnaca public 'Zinonas buses to reach the hotel of your preference. Please visit their webpage at for routes and timetables.

Visa Requirements

Important note for travelers

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.

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.

General Info
  1. The voltage on the island is 240 Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type.
  2. English is the second language and is understood by almost everyone on the island. French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian are also widely spoken.
  3. The currency of the Republic is the Euro.
  4. Banks in Cyprus open for the, public from 08:30 to 13:30 midday. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
  5. All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
  6. Telephone: CCountry code is +357. Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.
  7. There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaca and Pafos.
  8. The two main ports are in Lemesos and Larnaca.
  9. Cyprus is a full member of the European Union.


From To Distance in km/miles Distance in minutes
Larnaca Airport (LCA) Nicosia City 52 km (32.4mi) 35 min
  Limassol City 67 km (41.7mi) 45 min
  Larnaca City 6.5 km (4mi) 10 min
  Paphos City 133 km (82.5mi) 1h 20min
  Protaras Town 67 km (41.9mi) 45 min
  Agia Napa Town 58 km (36.1mi) 40 min
  Coral Bay Area 142km (88.1mi) 1h 35min
  Troodos Square 110km (68.6mi) 1h 25min
Paphos Airport (PFO) Nicosia City 145 km (90.3mi) 1h 40 min
  Limassol City 62 km (38.7mi) 45 min
  Larnaca City 131 km (81.7mi) 1h 30min
  Paphos City 10 km (6 mi) 20 min
  Protaras Town 182 km (113.5mi) 2h

  Agia Napa Town 173 km (139 mi) 1h 50min
  Coral Bay Area 24 km (14.6 mi) 30 min
  Troodos Square 61 km (37.4 mi) 1h 15min




Quick Info

SOMET 2016

Larnaca, Cyprus
12 - 14 September, 2016
Lordos Beach Hotel


For academic matters:
Prof. George Angelos Papadopoulos
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus
P: +357-22892693
F: +357-22892701


Easy Conferences
P: +357 22 591 900
F: +357 22 591 700