General Information

Overseas Mail and Telephone Communications

There are daily airmail services to all countries. Cyprus has an automatic telephone dialing system connecting more than 86 countries and telex service operating to many more.

Telephone kiosks have instructions for usage and most cafes and bars will let you use their phones for local calls. Telegrams by phone can be placed from 7 am to 7 pm except Sundays (Tel. 196)

Banks - Currency

All major banks are represented in Agia Napa. Banking hours from 8:30 to 12:00 am with special afternoon facilities for tourists from 15:30 to 17:30. Travellers' cheques can be cashed at any bank.

Car-Hire Service

Some of the major international firms operate from Agia Napa but there are also a number of reputable local firms offering the same service.

While driving in Cyprus the following should be kept in mind:

Traffic moves on the LEFT-HAND side of the road, NOT on the right.

International road traffic signs are in use and are placed along the roads and highways on the left-hand side.

Motor fuel may be bought in unlimited quantities. Petrol stations are open from 6 am to 6 pm (Saturdays only until 4 pm). Most of the stations are closed on Sundays and public holidays. The names of the stations open on such days are published in the local press.

According to the Cyprus Law 174/86 the following will come into effect:

The compulsory use of seat belts for front seat passengers.

Children younger than 12 years old must not sit in the front passenger seat.

Infants may occupy the front passenger seat only if special precautionary devices (children's seat belt) have been fitted.

You are advised to keep away from the centres of towns during rush hours in between 7:30-8:00, 13:00-13:30 and 17:00-18:00 (in winter), 18:00-19:00 (in summer).

International driving licenses are valid and visitors may also use their national driving license from the class of vehicle they wish to drive. Mopeds and bicycles are also available for hire.

Bus and Taxi Service

A comprehensive bus service connects all towns and villages at low cost. More than seven buses a day run between Agia Napa and Larnaca from 8:00 to 17:00 and Larnaca to Ayia Napa from 8:30 to 17:30. Efficient taxi services operate in Ayia Napa and Paralimni and it should be remembered that it is possible to book a seat on a shuttle service taxi to and from all towns.

Tours and Excursions

Most Travel Agencies organise conducted tours in luxury air-conditioned coaches. Daily sea excursions from Ayia Napa to Fig Tree Bay at Protaras are also available.

During the winter we also organise with Cyprus Tourism Organisation Walks in and around Agia Napa. In an effort to give Agia Napa's story from the inside and make visitors feel at home.

Intensity of Electricity

240 volts throughout Cyprus

Press, Broadcasting and television services.

English newspapers are on sale usually one day after issue. There is one daily newspaper and one weekly newspaper published locally in English. Many other European papers are also available.

There are various radio programmes including two by the British Forces Network.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Town Dialing codes

Ayia Napa 23
Paralimni-Protaras 23
Nicosia 22
Larnaca 24
Paphos 26
Limassol 25

Emergency Services

Fire, Ambulance, Police 199
Ayia Napa Police Station 721553
Paralimni Police Station 803030

General Hospitals

Paralimni 821211
Larnaca 630300
Nicosia 801400
Limassol 305333
Paphos 240111

Airports

Larnaca 643000
Paphos 422833
Cyprus Airways - Larnaca 692700

Cyprus Tourism Organisation

Agia Napa 721796
Nicosia (main office) 443374

Pharmacies

For all-night pharmacies ring up 1403

Other Local Municipalities (Famagusta area)

Paralimni Municipality 821323
Dherynia Municipality 821452

 
 
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