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Travel Information

Travel Information

Potential conference participants should apply for a visa in good time, in case of any delays during processing.

If you require an invitation letter or accommodation confirmation letter, please email us at info@easyconferences.eu.

Important note: Invitation letters (for visa application purposes) can only be sent out, once the conference registration is paid. In addition to this letter, a supplementary confirmation of accommodation letter may be required for visa application. In case that accommodation has been booked and paid for through the conference registration system, please contact us directly at info@easyconferences.eu instead of the hotel.

Cyprus is served by two International Airports; Larnaca International Airport, (LCA) and Paphos International Airport, (PFO). More than 50 International Airlines connect Cyprus to the whole world; for more details regarding flights to/from Cyprus, please visit the official website of both airports at www.hermesairports.com. Furthermore, domestic communication between both airports and all the major cities on the island is very quick and easy via an extensive highway system.

Sponsoring Airline

Book your flights to the “8th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems & Applications” online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares!

 

To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking-engine, or click here to have it pre-filled:

 

Code: IISA17

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Conditions:

  • Booking period: now until September 1st, 2017
  • Valid for flights to Larnaca via Vienna and return as of August 24th, 2017 until September 8th, 2017 (final date for return flight) on OS operated flights.

BOOK YOUR FLIGHT

Detailed Information

Airports

Cyprus has two (2) airports:

 

  • The Larnaca International Airport, which is located about 5km (3 miles) from Larnaca and 142 km (88 miles) from Paphos. For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Larnaca).

 

  • The Paphos International Airport, which is located about 15km (9 miles) from Paphos and 142 km (88 miles) from Larnaca. For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Paphos).

 

Airport Transfers

Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from /to the airport:

Private Taxi Transfers

Arrange for transfers by taxi through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences. These transfers are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org. These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist, and the service is guaranteed.

Note: There will be a person waiting for you after Customs Formalities with a sign stating the conference name. You simply need to tell your name to the taxi driver, so that he can escort you to your taxi for you trip to your hotel.

Airport Taxis

Get an airport taxi on arrival to the airport. Service is quite good, but at times one may have to wait and prices may vary depending on the time of arrival.

Car rentals

Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers. Cars may be reserved through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences at special conference rates and are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org.

 

Note: On arrival please proceed to the booth of ‘Astra Car Rental’ company and the staff there (present 24/7) will be able to assist you. You do not need a voucher. Simply mention your name and provide them with your driving license.

 

The booth of ‘Astra Car Rental’ Company is located at:

 

i. Larnaca Airport: after the exit Custom Formalities, opposite you, slightly to the left.

 

ii. Paphos Airport: opposite you as soon as you exit Custom Formalities

 

Please note that the Car Hire Daily Rates are valid for 24 hours. Each daily rental period starts from the moment that the car is picked up and is valid for 24 hours after that. In case that a car is kept for a period exceeding 24 hours then the renter will be charged for an additional day.

 

Cars picked up from either Larnaca or Paphos airports in Cyprus are subject to an Airport Charge of 20 Euro to be paid locally.

Visa Requirements

Important note for travelers

As Cyprus is a candidate country bound to join the Schengen Area, Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid multiple-entry Schengen visas must first pass through a full Schengen member territory in order to utilize the visa in Cyprus.

The Schengen Visa holder is allowed to travel to Cyprus directly from a Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

The above arrangements do not apply for persons holding a Turkish or Azerbaijani passport. If you are affected, please visit the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on how to apply for a Cyprus Visa.

For further information, please check the European Commission website regarding Schengen Visas.

Schengen Area as of 1/7/2013

Where Visas are being issued

Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries:

ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, BAHREIN, HONG KONG, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KUWAIT, OMAN, SWITZERLAND, SUDAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI) and UZBEKISTAN.

For the latest information please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Public Transportation

Please note that Cyprus has a comprehensive public bus network, with extensive inner-city routes and also major city and airport connections. You can find more information at Cyprusbybus.com. If you require specific information, please click here and select your desired city.

Larnaca Airport to Venue

Use the Larnaca public bus Route 425 (view the map and the route) which passes by the Venue and all the other accommodation hotels. Alternatively, you can use one of the public bus route 417/418/419 to get to Larnaca City Centre (Central Bus Station) and afterwards hop on another bus to reach your accommodation hotel. Please visit ‘Zinonas Buses’ webpage at www.zinonasbuses.com for routes, timetables and maps for all buses in Larnaca.

Paphos Airport to Venue

Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can take the direct service to Limassol (Ag. Georgios Havouzas bus stop); handled by Limassol Airport Express coaches. You may visit limassolairportexpress.eu to check the timetable that matches your flight. Alternatively, you can use the Intercity Buses (Green Buses) to get to Limassol city (New Limassol Port Station – last stop).


Step 2: From New Limassol Port Station take the Public Bus Company ‘Intercity Buses’: www.intercity-buses.com to get to Larnaca (Finikoudes Bus Stop).


Step 3: Afterwards, use Larnaca public ‘Zinonas buses to reach the hotel of your preference. Please visit their webpage at www.zinonasbuses.com for routes and timetables.

General Info
  • The voltage on the island is 240 volts, socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type (UK).
  • English is the second language and is understood by almost everyone on the island. French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian are also widely spoken.
  • The currency of the Republic is the Euro.
  • Banks in Cyprus open for the public from 08:30 to 13:30 midday, Monday to Friday. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
  • All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
  • Telephone: Country code is +357. Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.
  • There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaca and Pafos.
  • The two main ports are in Limassol (Lemesos) and Larnaca.
  • Cyprus is a full member of the European Union.
Distances
From To Distance in km/miles Distance in minutes
Larnaca Airport (LCA) Nicosia City 52 km (32.4mi) 35 min
Limassol City 67 km (41.7mi) 45 min
Larnaca City 6.5 km (4mi) 10 min
Paphos City 133 km (82.5mi) 1h 20min
Protaras Town 67 km (41.9mi) 45 min
Agia Napa Town 58 km (36.1mi) 40 min
Coral Bay Area 142km (88.1mi) 1h 35min
Troodos Square 110km (68.6mi) 1h 25min
Paphos Airport (PFO) Nicosia City 145 km (90.3mi) 1h 40 min
Limassol City 62 km (38.7mi) 45 min
Larnaca City 131 km (81.7mi) 1h 30min
  Paphos City 10 km (6 mi) 20 min
Protaras Town 182 km (113.5mi) 2h
Agia Napa Town 173 km (139 mi) 1h 50min
Coral Bay Area 24 km (14.6 mi) 30 min
Troodos Square 61 km (37.4 mi) 1h 15min