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Destination Cyprus
- Republic of Cyprus -

Detail maps are on the airport pages
map of cyprus with main cities villages

Conventional long form:
Republic of Cyprus
conventional short form:

Note: the Turkish Cypriot area refers to itself as the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC)

Enter another world, where idols and temples, graves and goddesses make up the fabric of everyday life.

Independence from the UK was approved in 1960, with constitutional guarantees by the Greek Cypriot majority to the Turkish Cypriot minority. In 1974, a Greek-sponsored attempt to seize the government was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled almost 40% of the island. In 1983, the Turkish-held area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," but it is recognized only by Turkey. UN-led direct talks between the two sides to reach a comprehensive settlement to the division of the island began in January 2002. For a quick brief check The CIA Factbook

Border countries:

Coast line: 648 km

Airports and maps
(greek side):

Paphos (PFO)
Larnaca (LCA)

There are no direct flights to the "Turkish" side

Ercan (ECN)


total: 9,250 sq km
(of which 3,355 sq km are in the Turkish Cypriot area)
water: 10 sq km
land: 9,240 sq km

771,657 (July 2003 est.)

Greek, Turkish, English

temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters

A very good source for general information is the official Cyprus tourist board's Internet site. Please don't forget that they have offices in nearly all major cities across Europe.
Our tip:
For a truely independent visit to Cyprus and to make the most out of it we advise to rent a villa with or without pool and rent a car for the whole time or just some days. Have a look at the villas at this site and Ian will also look after you and arrange transport.
cilla rental
villa at sunset
beach at the front door
swimming pool

Typical private villa with a choice of beach, pool or just a shady terrace
For more just click

or stay self catering near Larnaca

self catering apartments larnacaStay self catering at Antonis G Hotel Apartments. Which is a small but charming family run complex of 28 self catering apartments where the ultimate luxury is excellent service, personal touch and attention to every visitor. Quiet litle village and sea views.

and simply

Book your Cyprus Taxi online

world wide lounge accessCheck who flies to and from Cyprus - low cost- and if waiting in a crowded airport doesn't appeal to you, check the Priority Pass for lounge access World-wide.who flies where - low cost
If you are travelling to or from the UK please don't forget to check our great offers in parking at the airport with up to 50% discount, or Hotel and Park as well as Meet and Greet. Great rates for city hotels all over the UK and London. We also have complete guides in how to get to and from UK airports by public transport.


Pls note there are only very limited direct flights to northern Cyprus.
Most of these flight go via Istanbul (Turkey).


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