Travel Info

Sponsoring Airline

Austrian Airlines

Book your flights to the Theory and Practice Digital Libraries Conference online at www.austrian.com and save 15 % on all applicable fares!
To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher/Gutschein field on the Austrian homepage booking-engine:

Code: TPDL12

Conditions: Astrian

  • Booking period: now until September 29th, 2012
  • Valid for flights to Larnaca, via Vienna and return as of September 10th, 2012 until October 15th, 2012 (final date for return flight) on OS flight numbers.


Visa Requirements

Important note for travelers

Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid Schengen visas and who have already entered Schengen countries, as per the Schengen regulations, may now travel to Cyprus directly from that Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

Schengen zone (within red circle):

Please click this link for a list of countries whose citizens are required to have a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus.

--Click here to download the MFA Application for Visa--


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), UZBEKISTAN

The above information is based on information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at their website. Please visit their website for the latest information and further details by clicking here.


Airports and Airport Tranfers

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)

Click here to view the location map


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 quaranteed.

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.

Public Transportation

Cyprus By Bus webpage provides information about buses, bus routes and bus time tables in Cyprus.

From Larnaca International Airport
Please note that currently, there is no direct bus service from Larnaca Airport to Paphos. However, you may follow the next steps:
Step 1: Use the Limassol Airport Express coaches in order to reach Limassol city (Last bus stop "Saint George Havouzas" - shuttle bus stop). Please visit their webpage for more information and timetable: www.airportshuttlebus.eu.
Step 2: Use the Intercity Buses (Green Buses) to get to Paphos city (First bus stop "Pervola - Karavela"). Kindly note that intercity bus service does not operate frequently. Please visit their webpage for more information and drop off points: www.intercity-buses.com
Step 3: Use public bus to reach Harbour (Main Station). Use the public bus route 615 (Harbour: Main Station - Coral Bay) to reach Coral Beach Hotel - Venue. Please visit their webpage for more information and timetable: www.pafosbuses.com

From Paphos International Airport
Step 1: Use the public bus route 612 from Paphos Airport to reach Harbour (Main Station). Please visit their webpage for more information and timetable: www.pafosbuses.com
Step 2: Use the public bus route 615 (Harbour: Main Station - Coral Bay) to reach Coral Beach Hotel-Venue. Please visit their webpage for more information and timetable: www.pafosbuses.com


General Info

  • The voltage on the island is 240 Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type.
  • English is the second language and is widely spoken. A greater Knowledge of French and German is increasingly noticeable.
  • The currency of the Republic is the Euro.
  • Banks in Cyprus open for the, public from 08:30 to 13:30 midday. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
  • All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
  • Telephone : 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 Lemesos and Larnaca.
  • Around 30 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most European and Middle-East countries, which provide ongoing services to anywhere in the world.
  • As from May 2004 Cyprus is a full member of the European Community.