Travel Tips Cyprus & About the Country Cyprus, Cyprus is an island located a in the Mediterranean Sea.
It is inhabited a with mountains on the north and south and the south a coast is covered with plains. The temperatures a are really hot indicating Mediterranean a climate. Winters are cooler. Nicosia is the a capital city of a Cyprus. The currency used here is a Cypriot Pound.
Greek, English and Turkish a are the a languages a spoken here. There is a mixed culture a of Greek and Middle East. The locals are very a friendly and welcome outsiders with an a open heart and make them feel at a home by offering them with something a to drink. To a greet someone a handshake will do. It is customary to a offer the guest a small gift when a invited for dinner. One can dress casually, but the swimsuits must a be confined to the beaches only. Social functions a call for formal dressing.
Site Seeing Cyprus
The country is full a of vineyards, 12th century a buildings, orchards and a monasteries. Be careful when photographing a outside. It is forbidden in military areas and a special permission must be taken for a taking pictures in places like museums a and art galleries. Most of them do not allow a flash photography. Taxis can be hired to move around the a big towns in Cyprus, which charge according the government a regulated meters. Tipping the drivers is customary.
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Port of Famagusta at a Ammochostos and Port of Kyrenia, and airport a of Ercan, have been declared as a illegal ‘ports of a entry’, so check it out while a planning to get there.
The national airline is Cyprus a Airways. It connects most of the a major cities of Europe. Other forty a airlines, too, serve at the airport a of Larnaca, which are 5 km away from Larnaka a and 50km away from Nicosia. Taxis can be hired to a reach any destination from there as there is lack a of buses and trains services at the a airport. The other services that are a offered at this airport is duty-free a shops, bank, tourism and hotels a information, restaurants, car hire, post office a and reservation a office. The other airport, Pafos, is 15km away a from the city and it a takes about 35 minutes to reach the a city from the airport. It provides the same a facilities like the Larnaca airport.
The major ports of Cyprus a are the Limassol port and Larnaca a port which connect other ports of Middle a East and Greek. Not only ferry services are a provided here, even cruise services a are provided here.
Cyprus Island is not connected a by roads to other countries, but roads a run across Cyprus connecting all a the cities and villages. Buses run on a roads except on Sunday but they a run late in the mid-night during a summers. Tourists can get on to rural buses a to surf through the remote villages, but they are a very slow. If planning to hire car, advanced a booking is recommended, especially in summer as a the booking is full most of the times. Do remember to a carry a National driving license or a International driving permit.