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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

Tourism occupies a dominant position in the economy of Cyprus. With over 2 million tourist arrivals per year, it is the 40th most popular destination in the world.

Visas

EU citizens have no work or stay restrictions in the South, but can stay in the North for up to three months.

In both the Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus, nationals of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore can enter and stay for up to three months without a visa.

For more information visit www.cyprusvisa.eu

Major cities

Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos

Top tourist attractions

  • Paphos Harbour & Castle
  • Courion / Kolossi Castle
  • Larnaca Salt Lake& Hala SultanTekke
  • Ayia Napaand Protaras
  • Nicosia "within the walls" and the House of Hadigeorgakis Kornesios
  • Cedar Valley
  • Panayiatou Araka
  • Choirokitia
  • Lefkara
  • The Paphos mosaics

Activities

There are a number activities that can be enjoyed in Cyprus, mostly tourists enjoy a variety of shorefront and water activities.

Surface

The island is dominated by two mountain ranges, the Troodos Mountains and the Kyrenia Mountains, and the central plain, the Mesaoria, which is between them. The TroodosMountainscover most of the southern and western portions of the island and account for roughly half its area. The narrow KyreniaRange, extends along the northern coastline.

Climate

The Mediterranean climate, warm and rather dry, with rainfall mainly between November and March. In general, the island experiences mild wet winters and dry hot summers. Average daily summer temperatures in Lefkosia/North Nicosia are between 22°C and 37°C but often reach 40°C or more. From December to March the night temperature in the Troödos Massif is often below freezing.

Taxes

Standard Rate 15%. Reduced Rate 5%, 8%.

Public holidays

  • 1 January – New Year's Day
  • 6 January – EpiphanyDay
  • 2 March – Ash Monday– Green Monday (variable – 50 days before Easter Sunday each year)
  • 25 March – Greek Revolution Day– Mary's Immaculate Conception Day
  • 1 April – Cyprus Revolution 1955–59 Day
  • 2–5 April – Greek Orthodox Easter
  • 1 May – Labour Day
  • 50 days after Easter Sunday each year – Holy Spirit Monday
  • 15 August – Assumption of Mary Day
  • 1 October – Independence Day
  • 28 October – Ohi Day
  • 24 December – Christmas Eve
  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 26 December – Boxing Day
  • 31 December – New Year's Eve

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Source: www.wikipedia.org