|The following table lists some useful phone numbers:|
|Police H.Q||22 80 20 20||25 80 50 50||24 80 40 40||26 80 60 60||23 72 15 53|
|Hospitals||22 80 14 00||25 30 57 77||24 63 03 00||26 80 31 00||23 82 12 11|
|Airports||24 65 43 89||26 422 833|
|Post Offices||22 80 57 45||25 30 51 90||24 80 24 50||26 94 02 23||23 82 14 44|
|Tourist Informations||22 67 42 64||25 32 32 11||24 65 43 22||26 93 28 41||23 72 17 96|
|St. Mary's Clinic||25 37 75 04/
25 36 23 25
|Royal Medical Polyclinic||26 96 16 00/
26 96 13 00
|Santa Marina Polyclinic||23 811 999|
|Area Codes (do not apply to 199 & Pharmacies||22||25||24||26||23|
BanksBanks are open to the public on weekdays, Monday to Friday between 0:30am and 12:30pm. Some banks in central and tourist locations offer afternoon service for tourists. Banks also offer ATMs facility, and at Larnaka and Paphos Airports are open whenever there is a flight.
Banking And CurrencyBased on the british system, Cyprus offers a complete range of banking services for business and individuals alike. These include the transfer of pensions, salaries and investment income from abroad.
The official currency is the Cypus Pound (CYP or CY£) wich is divided in 100 cents.
The notes and coins in circulation are:
All major Credit Cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, are widely accepted.
Public Service Hours
LangugagesGreek and English are widely spoken and understood. Street and shop signs are usually in both languages. German is also spoken in some places.
TimezoneThe Cyprus time is GMT/UTC + 2 hours.
Voltage240 Volts AC. No adapters are required for appliabces from the UK, as the plugs are the same.
PetsBrining your pets with you to Cyprus is a straightforward procedure. Once you have obtained a pet passport from your home country, all that remains is the simple formality of obtaining a licence from the department of veterinary services in Paphos. This will be granted if your pet has had the necessary vaccinations. To ease the transizion, pets may be kept in "home quarantine" for a period of 6 monthts.
Medical ServicesPublic and private health care in Cyprus is of a high standard and available to everybody. All Cypriot doctors have qualified abroad, the majority in the UK, USA or Germany, and speak fluent English.
CommunicationsCyprus enjoys modern and reasonably priced postal, telecommunications, internet and attelite TV services. Almost 250 countries and more than 95% of the world's telephones can be reached via the direct calling network. Other telecommunication services include mobile phones, text messaging (SMS), pay-as-you-go mobiles, phone cards, paging, datel, fax, radiotelegraph, telex, ISDN and ADSL services.
Wine and SpiritsCyprus' wines and spirits are of excellent quality and very reasonably priced. Commandria, a sweet dessert wine, is one of the island's specialities. Cyprus sherry, the aperitif ouzo, locally produced brandy and beers are also widely available.
Sporting FacilitiesCyprus has a vast array of sporting facilities to offer including deep sea fishing, angling in reservoirs, archery, aviation sports, badminton, bowling, car rallies, cycling, scuba diving, golf, mini golf, handball, hang gliding, horse raving, horse riding, paragliding, sailing / yachting, shooting, downhill and cross-country skiing, squash, swimming, tennis and numerous water sports.
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