Located in the northeastern area of the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. Known as both the Sunshine Island and the Island of Love Cyprus offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Mediterranean with its sandy beaches, rugged coastlines, forest covered mountains and undiscovered villages.
Paphos is a popular destination on Cyprus with its focal point centered on the old fishing harbour and medieval fort. Kato Paphos is well known for its abundance of open air cafes, ice cream parlors and tavernas directly on the sea front. A local waterpark, a game of mini golf or horse riding along the beach are also just a few of the popular activities in Paphos
The Akamas peninsular at the western tip of the island is a paradise for nature lovers, while the Troodos Mountains can offer a cool escape and a picturesque day out. Nicosia, the countries capital is only 2 hours away and is home to the countries racecourse. A modern city with a buzzing atmosphere, perfect for a days shopping!
Things to See & Do
* Regional vineyards and wineries
* Ancient ruins
* Golden sand beaches
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Cyprus pound (CY£)
Language - Greek, Turkish, English
Land Area - 9,240 sq km
Population - 784,350 approx
Electricity - 2 pin round pins European style
2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below
Time - GMT/UTC GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - 357
Port Location -The main harbors of the island are Limassol harbor, and Larnaca harbor, which service cargo, passenger, and cruise ships.
Transport Links - Airports are located at Larnaka and Pafos, with flights from most of Europe and the Middle East. The international airport at Ercan receives Turkish airlines only. From the port at Limassol you can get to Greece (Athens mainly, but sometimes Rhodes, Patmos or Crete) and Israel.
Ferries are available from North Cyprus to Turkey, but are restricted to passengers who entered from Turkey.