Located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, the island country of Cyprus is an extremely popular tourist destination for Europeans and visitors from around the globe.  Visitors can expect to find an abundance of citrus fruits and fresh seafood as well as delicious nuts and sweet treats.  From the ancient structures of centuries ago to modern shopping areas and picturesque beaches, Cyprus really does have it all!

Tomb of the Kings, Paphos, Cyprus
Tomb of the Kings, Paphos, Cyprus

If you’re not sure about where to book your hotel in Cyprus or where the best sightseeing and lookout points are, just read a few posts in our Cyprus Travel Blog and you’ll be geared up for a superb getaway with all the information you need!

Cyprus Travel Blog and Tips

  • Safety:  Tourists are rarely targeted by criminals but you should be mindful of your surroundings and belongings all the same.  Make sure that you keep your passport and any other original documents safe.  Hotel safes have been targeted in the past.  You should also keep certified copies of the originals in a separate location.  When swimming, make sure that you keep an eye out for any warning flags posted by local lifeguards.  Watch out for rough seas and strong undertows.
  • Medical and health:  Depending on where you visiting from, you might be entitled to a free European Health Insurance Card.  This card allows you access to free government provided medical care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel and health insurance.  You should still take out proper insurance to cover you for your trip.  If you plan on taking part in any kind of extreme sports like diving, you need to specify this on your insurance policy to ensure coverage in the event of an accident.  8 weeks before departure, you should double check with your doctor regarding any necessary vaccines.
  • Local laws: Avoid photographing any buildings that have military or national security importance.
  • Money:  The local currency is the Euro and the main precaution that tourists should take is to take care not to exchange their currency for fake Euros.  There are signs that you can look for in order to ensure that your currency is authentic including watermarks and certain portions of raised print.  Make sure that you only exchange currency at an actual bank.