InfoMotion about Stpana
Population of the island – 700,000 people, 80 percent – Greek Cypriots living in the southern part of the country.
State language – Greek, in business and in everyday life can be freely use English.
Time in Cyprus lags behind Moscow for one hour.
Currency – Cyprus Pound, approximately 2.2 US dollars. 1 pound 100 cents.
Entry to Cyprus is possible through Larnaca and Paphos International Airports and through the seaports of Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos. Rosie citizens can enter Cyprus for up to three months without a visa, having a return ticket and money for accommodation (about $ 40 per day).
Main transport on the island – Cars and buses. The average cost of a trip by bus to the distance 25 miles – 55 cents. Road traffic – left-sided. International and foreign driver’s license are recognized. In Cyprus, a variety of car rental points. The car can be delivered or rejected by the company from the airport by prior arrangement with the customer. As a rule, cars are provided for a period of at least three days.
CONNECTION. Code of international telephone communication Cyprus – 357. To call Cyprus, you need to dial 357, and then the internal code of the city without a zero, from which it begins: Nicosia – 02, Limassol – 05, Larnaca – 04, Paphos – 06. To contact Russia, you should dial 007, then the city code and the number of the subscriber. You can call from any phone cabin on magnetic cards.
Work time of institutions and enterprises. Post offices are open from Monday to Saturday with 7.30 to 13.thirty. Shops traded with 7.30 to 13.thirty. The hours of their work in the afternoon depend on the time of year. On Wednesday and Saturday they work up to 13.00. Day off – Sunday. Museums are open daily from 7.30 (on Sundays from 10.00 to 13.00, and in the tourist season – in the afternoon). Banks serve customers from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 12.00, and some of them are open and in the afternoon. Branches of banks located at Larnaca International Airport, work around the clock. Petrol stations function on weekdays from 7.30 to 18.00, and on Saturday to 16.00. On Sunday there are duty gas stations.
NATIONAL CUISINE. In a rich Cypriot cuisine, you can especially allocate three dishes:
"Meze". Rich in seasoning and spices collection of snacks.
"Tava". Braised lamb with bow and tomatoes.
"Stifado". Stewed rabbit meat (or beef), cooked in wine, with bow and spices.
It should be noted the growing popularity of Cypriot wines in the international market. Bottle of wine with a volume of 0.75 l stands from 0.8 to 2.5 pounds. Especially famous local sweet fastener wine "Commandaria". It is worth trying a popular snack "Soulvlaki Stin Pitta" – Skewer wrapped in a cake. Interesting dish "HallouMi" – Cyprus cheese supplied in natural or fried.
Local features. From May to September from 13.00 to 16.00 in Cyprus Siesta – afternoon rest.
In restaurants, taxis, etc. It is customary to leave tips – 10 percent for service and 3 percent in favor of the Cyprus organization on tourism.
Visiting monasteries and churches, you should dress accordingly, in no case do not go there in shorts and open dresses.
Water water can be frozen drinkless.
Weight measure in Cyprus is drachma. 100 drachm = 320 grams.
The rise of values from the bottom of the sea off the coast of Cyprus is prohibited.
Thirty minutes after sunset on the island darkens.
The famous wine festival takes place in Limassol in mid-September. For tourists are organized free wine tastings.
In July-August, an ancient Greek drama festival is held on the island. Presentations are given in the ancient Amphitheater of the Curion (19 km from Limassol), in Paphos Odeon, in Fort Larnaca and on Monastery Square in Aya-Napa.
240 volt voltage. Flat three-stroke forks are used.
Useful phones and addresses
Ambulance Medical Assistance, Fire Protection, Police – 199. Pharmacy duty (at night) – 192. Emergency Service – 197. Embassy of Cyprus in Russia: 121069, Moscow, ul. Herzen, 51; tel. (095) 290-2154, fax (095) 200-1254 Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cyprus: Tel.: 2 46 46 22, 2 47 21 41, 2 14 21 42, fax (357) 2 46 48 54.
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS. Duty-free import are subject to: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, 0.75 l of strong alcoholic beverages and 0.3 liters of perfumery. There is no restrictions on the import of road checks and credit cards. For the importation of cats and dogs it is necessary to resolve the department of veterinary service, six-month quarantine is valid, the imports of the parrots are prohibited. It is impossible to export antiques without special permission. Foreign currency procurement in the amount of over $ 1000 should declare.
Average monthly temperature
Air water January 18 17 February 19 March 18 20 April 22 22 May 27 22 June 29 Jul 32 26 August 32 28 September 26 27 October 25 25 November 23 December 22 December 17 19