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Tourist Offices

There are Cyprus Tourism Organisations (CTOs) in most of the main towns in  Cyprus. You can find contact details in the Destination Guides in the Essential Information section

Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus Tourism Organisation

  PO Box 24535, CY 1390 Nicosia
  2269 1100  

North Cyprus

    Nicosia 95, Mehmet Akif Caddesi.

2075051/2/3

Embassies and Consulates

UK  

  22861100 ( Republic of Cyprus )

  228 3861 ( North Cyprus )

USA 

  2239 3939 ( republic of Cyprus ) 

  227 8295 ( North Cyprus )


Communications

Cyprus has excellent communications services, particularly in the south. You’ll find plenty of public telephone kiosks throughout the island. The same applies to internet cafes, though most of the larger hotels have internet access. The postal service is good and there is a wide selection of newspapers, radio and television stations.

Telephones

Public phones accept 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins as well as phone cards, which can be bought at newsagents, post offices and banks. Instructions for using the phone are in both Greek and English.

There are fewer public phones in the North and these only accept phonecards. They cost 1, 1.5 and 2 Turkish lira.

The country code for Cyprus is 357. 
 Local Area Codes
   North Cyprus Codes
 
 Nicosia  22  Nicosia  272
 Limassol  25  Kyrenia  815
 Paphos & Polis  26  Famagusta  336
 Ayia Napa  23  Morphou  714
 Larnaca  24  Lefka  7

 International Dialling Codes From Cyprus to:  code
 UK  00 44
 USA  00 1
 Germany  00 49
 Spain  00 34
 Ireland  353
 Australia  61
 New Zealand  64

 
 Other Useful Numbers  2222
 Police  
 The Republic
 112
 Northern Cyprus
 155
 Fire  
 The Republic  112
 Northern Cyprus  119
 Ambulance  
 The Republic & Northern Cyprus  112
   
 Directory enquiries  192
 International directory enquiries  194
 Speaking clock  1895
 Infoline  132

Postal Services

Most post offices in the south are open from 7.30am -1.30pm Monday to Friday and on Thursday 3pm-6pm. Main post offices are also open on Saturday mornings

In the North the opening hours are 8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday, and Saturdays 8.30am till noon.

Letterboxes throughout the island are painted yellow. Letters sent to European destinations usually take about 4 or 5 days to arrive. Mail posted in the North may take considerably longer as it has to travel via Turkey.

Radio and television

In the south there is a wide choice of TV channels, including many free channels, both national and local. Greek national TV is relayed to the south and Turkish TV to the North.

BFBS is an English language radio station aimed at the British Forces but listened to by English speakers all over the island. It has two channels, one of which transmits programmes from radio 4 and Radio Five Live. Cyprus has its own National station CyBC.

Newspapers

There are various English language newspapers available in Cyprus including the Cyprus Mail (daily) and the Cyprus Weekly. The Cyprus Times is available in the North. Most of the popular British tabloids can be bought on the day of publication.

Several local papers are published on the island with lots of information on the latest events and activities. Some are published in English.


THE PAPHOS POST - YOUR LOCAL FREE PAPER - OVER 20,000 READERSHIP. FILLED WITH WHATS ON INFORMATION, 100'S OF FREE ADS - GIVING YOU LOADS OF BARGAINS WITH PRIVATE ITEMS FOR SALE FROM SATELLITE DISHES TO 3 PIECE SUITES! ALSO VACANCIES, PROPERTY FOR SALE OR RENT, CARS, PUZZLE PAGE, SHORT HUMOROUS STORIES, LOCAL SERVICES GUIDE, WOMENS PAGE WITH BEAUTY TIPS, FASHION ETC.

Email: paphospost@hotmail.com or Telephone:(357) 26 63 25 64


Electricity

The power supply is 220/240V with the standard British three square pin plugs. Mot hotels have adapted their supply sockets to suit European plugs.

Etiquette

When visiting monasteries, churches and mosques please be sympathetic to local customs and dress accordingly. Shirts should be worn to cover your back and shoulders, and long trousers and skirts to cover legs.

Please remove your shoes before entering mosques.

Photography

It is forbidden to photograph near military camps in both the north and south. This also applies in churches and museums where flashlight is required.

The more popular brands and types of film can be bought in tourist shops and photo laboratories


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