About Cyprus

Language Greek is the official language. English is the second language and is widely spoken. A greater knowledge of French and German is increasingly noticeable.

Currency The currency of the Republic is Euro

Electric Current – Voltage The voltage on the island is 240 volts. Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type.

Which side of the road should I drive on while in Cyprus? While in Cyprus you must always remember to drive on the left hand side of the road. In Cyprus, we drive on the LEFT side of the road. NOT the right.

Pedestrians must remember that traffic moves on the LEFT side of the road. Therefore you must always walk on the pavement. In case there is no pavement, walk on the right side of the road (i.e. towards the oncoming traffic). Look both to your right and left before crossing any road.

General Shopping Hours Most shops during the summer period are open at the following times: • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09:00-13:00 and 16:00-20:30 • Wednesday: 09:00-14:00 • Friday: 09:00-13:00 and 14:30-21:30 • Saturday: 09:00-17:00 Note: During high summer from June 15 to August 31, shops in towns may close from 14:00-17:00.

Banks (hours open to the public) Monday to Friday: 08:15-13:00 Banks are closed weekends and public holidays. Many banks in central tourist areas are open in the afternoons specifically to provide services to tourists. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are available 24 hours a day outside most banks in larger towns and tourist centres.

Emergency In case of an accident, call 112  immediately. All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.

Telephone Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.

Weather Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long dry summers from mid-May to mid-October and with mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. See Cyprus Weather for more details

Public Transportation Cyprus By Bus provides information about buses, bus routes and bus time tables in Cyprus. Please click here for more information