European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (www.egrie.org)

About Cyprus

In addition to the general information that you see below in the text, you might be interested to do a virtual tour of Cyprus through the websites that are also listed below:

Cyprus from a drone.

http://www.heartcyprus.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HeartCyprus

Visit Cyprus!

 

Language
Greek and Turkish are the main languages in Cyprus even though English is widely spoken around the island.

Currency
The currency used in the Republic of Cyprus is Euro.

Voltage
The voltage on the island is 240 volts. Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type (same used in the U.K., Singapore e.t.c). Here is a picture.

Which side of the road should I drive on while in Cyprus?
In Cyprus, we drive on the LEFT side of the road.

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.