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Cyprus Travel Information

There are regular direct flights from major UK airports to the main airports in Cyprus.

  • Currency: Euro
  • Time difference: (GMT+3)
  • Flight from UK: Between 4 & 5 hours
  • Visa: not required for UK passport holders
  • Language: Greek & Turkish
  • National drink: Brandy Sour, Ouzo
  • National dish: Halloumi
Most international flights land at Paphos or Larnaca. 

Travel Tips & Advice for Cyprus

Cyprus Activities

Water sports are a big deal in Cyprus these days, and whether you are an experience adrenaline junkie or first-timer, there is an activity for you to enjoy. Cyprus is one of the best spots for scuba diving in Europe, but if you prefer to stay above the surface, there is wind surfing, wake boarding and sailing. On land, the country's mountains offer the perfect terrain for walking and hiking, and even skiing in winter. And do not miss out on a trip to a Cypriot vineyard.

Cyprus Food & Drink

As with so many countries, the key to Cyprus's soul can be found in its food. The country's varied history is reflected in its cuisine, where Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern influences combine to make for truly delicious fare. Meze are classics that can be found across the country, featuring halloumi, hummus and grilled sausages. Cypriot desserts, which are made from almonds, figs, lemon, pistachios, rose water, syrups, and walnuts among other ingredients, are also very tasty.

Cyprus Attractions

Cyprus has so many captivating sites to visit you will almost certainly want to make another trip in order to see them all. From fascinating Paphos with its incredible and extensive archaeological site and museum, to the captivating Cyprus Wine Museum in Erimi, there is something to interest everyone. Visit the Leventis gallery, Hamam Omerye baths and Selimiye mosque in Nicosia and the Agios Lazaros church in Larnaca, a fine example of exquisite 9th century Byzantine architecture.

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