🇨🇾 Welcome to Cyprus! 🌴
The official language of Cyprus is Greek, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas.
The currency used in Cyprus is the Euro (€). ATMs are easily accessible throughout the country.
Cyprus is known for its affordable prices, making it an ideal destination for budget travelers. From accommodation to dining, you’ll find a range of options to suit your budget.
The majority of Cypriots identify as Greek Orthodox, but the country is known for its religious diversity, with various other religious communities present.
Cyprus follows Eastern European Time (EET), which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2). During daylight saving time, it changes to Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), UTC+3.
Casual attire is generally acceptable in Cyprus, but when visiting religious sites, it’s recommended to dress modestly. Beachwear should be restricted to beach areas only.
Bargaining is not common in Cyprus, except in local markets. However, it’s always worth trying your luck for a better deal!
Tap water in Cyprus is safe to drink, but some people prefer bottled water for taste. Bottled water is widely available and affordable.
The standard voltage in Cyprus is 230V AC, with a frequency of 50Hz. Type G power plugs with three rectangular pins are commonly used. Adapters may be required for other plug types.
On Fridays, most businesses in Cyprus have shorter working hours, typically closing around 2:00 PM. Plan your activities accordingly.
Cyprus celebrates several official holidays throughout the year, including Greek Orthodox Easter, Christmas, and Independence Day. On these holidays, some businesses and services may be closed or have limited operating hours.
Cyprus is generally a safe country to visit. However, it’s always wise to take basic precautions, such as securing your belongings and being aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded tourist areas.
Smoking is prohibited in enclosed public spaces, including restaurants, cafes, and bars. Designated outdoor smoking areas are available in some establishments.
Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Summers (June to September) are hot and dry, with temperatures averaging around 30°C (86°F). Winters (December to February) are mild, with temperatures around 15°C (59°F).
Transport for tourists:
Cyprus has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses and taxis. Renting a car is also a popular option for exploring the island. Remember to drive on the left side of the road!