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Travel information about Cyprus
Cyprus is an island country in the eastern Mediterranean region. The total area is 9,251 km2 (3,572 sq mi) and the population is approximately 1,170,125. The sub-tropical climate of Cyprus is the reason why tourists swarm in. Summers are warm not too hot, and winter not too cold.
Capital city of Cyprus: Nicosia
Best times to visit Cyprus: Between June and September if you want to go on summer and have fun on the beach. If you want to go hiking, you can travel by April and May or September and October which is spring and autumn.
How to get to Cyprus: There are no direct flights from the US to Cyprus. You will have to travel via London and other European hubs.
Visa requirements for Cyprus: US citizens, UK, Canada, and Australia don’t require visa upon entry to Cyprus although you must have a valid passport and a return ticket except British and EU nationalities.
Currency of Cyprus: Currencies of Cyprus are Euro and Cypriot Pound.
Official Language of Cyprus: The official languages of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cyprus
There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus and 11 on their tentative list.
- Choirokoitia (1998)
- Painted Churches in the Troodos Region (1985, 2001)
- Paphos (1980)
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.